The south eastern prominence of Rhinog Fawr

Rhinog Fawr

Introduction

720m - 2363ft

Rhinog Fawr (2363ft - 720m) is part of the Rhinogydd range. It is the third highest summit of the Rhinogydd, losing out to Y Llethr and Diffwys respectively. Its smaller cousin Rhinog Fach lies to the south, while its other neighbour, Moel Ysgyfarnogod lies to the north.

In common with most of the range, the terrain is characterised by hard sedimentary rock covered with heather, making progress on foot difficult. At 510m, nestled in crags, lies Llyn Du, a small tarn beneath the summit. The ascent is most easily made from the north-east or north-west, via the Roman Steps pass.

Last Updated: 28 Apr 2015