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5 Rhinogs, only 2 horns, and a very tough skin

5 Rhinogs, only 2 horns, and a very tough skin


by Alteknacker » Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:59 pm

Hewitts included on this walk: Diffwys, Moel Ysgyfarnogod, Rhinog Fach, Rhinog Fawr, Y Llethr

Date walked: 26/03/2017

Distance: 21.4 km

Ascent: 1752m

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Re: 5 Rhinogs, only 2 horns, and a very tough skin

Postby jacob » Fri Apr 07, 2017 6:13 am

I can't recommend them highly enough; and they're more or less on your doorstep, right!?!?


If only that were true :(
They're a 3,5 hour drive to France, a 2 hour Ferry to Dover and the drive from Dover away. I'd call that a pretty large doorstep :lol:
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Re: 5 Rhinogs, only 2 horns, and a very tough skin

Postby mattcymru » Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:29 am

amazing ... that anyone can pronounce moel ysgyfarnogod? did you not see any feral goats? also, if you made it to y garn you may find gold as theres an abondoned mine
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Re: 5 Rhinogs, only 2 horns, and a very tough skin

Postby huwthomas » Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:02 pm

A great walk, in what is a really underrated part of our island (and long may it be so!). :clap:

I'm a bit confused by your comments about Diffwys though, calling the summit unmarked - it's got a lovely solid trig point on top, as seen here - http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1238630

For future reference, the simplest way down to Cwm Mynach from the summit is to return NE 500 metres (to the col before point 688), then follow a steep path south to some quarry workings, and then follow an incredible tramway SE, which sits about 1m above the bog and heather, and takes you seiftly down to the edge of the forest where a path leads to the track.

There is also a great continuation of the Rhinog traverse along the western ridge of Diffwys, down to Barmouth - for next time :wink:
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Re: 5 Rhinogs, only 2 horns, and a very tough skin

Postby Alteknacker » Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:03 pm

mattcymru wrote:amazing ... that anyone can pronounce moel ysgyfarnogod? did you not see any feral goats? also, if you made it to y garn you may find gold as theres an abondoned mine


No, didn't see any feral goats. Yes, think we can pronounce Ysgyfarnogod :D .

We didn't make it to Y Garn because my mate got a severe attack of cramp (at least that's his story!!)

huwthomas wrote:A great walk, in what is a really underrated part of our island (and long may it be so!). :clap:

I'm a bit confused by your comments about Diffwys though, calling the summit unmarked - it's got a lovely solid trig point on top, as seen here - <span class="skimlinks-unlinked">http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1238630</span>

For future reference, the simplest way down to Cwm Mynach from the summit is to return NE 500 metres (to the col before point 688), then follow a steep path south to some quarry workings, and then follow an incredible tramway SE, which sits about 1m above the bog and heather, and takes you seiftly down to the edge of the forest where a path leads to the track.

There is also a great continuation of the Rhinog traverse along the western ridge of Diffwys, down to Barmouth - for next time :wink:


It sure is one of the finest walks on our island!

Ref Diffwys, I can't imagine how we missed the trig point - the only thing I can think is that we walked on the other side of the wall and somehow didn't see it on the other side ... In which case my WHR is incorrectly titled.. :(
Duuuh!.jpg

Duuuuhhh!

Thanks for the path tip - I see it on the map, and it looks like one can almost clear the forestry on the way to Y Garn. There will certainly be a next time, so this was very useful.

Ref the ridge down the Barmouth, I realised this after we'd done the walk from reading others' WHRs - it looks like it would be a superb end to the day. Though it would mean missing Y Garn.... :D
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Re: 5 Rhinogs, only 2 horns, and a very tough skin

Postby mattcymru » Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:13 pm

Da iawn.
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Re: 5 Rhinogs, only 2 horns, and a very tough skin

Postby mattcymru » Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:16 pm

mattcymru wrote:Da iawn.
well, they have been culling the goats, maybe thats why?
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