GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Rhinog Fawr

4 miles (7 km)

Visit the Rhinogs range of mountains in the Snowdonia National Park and climb Rhinog Fawr on this challenging walk. You'll pass heatheryslopes, little streams, rocky outcrops and two small lakes on your way to the top.
The walk begins from the Lake Cwm Bychan car park a couple of miles north of Rhinog Fawr. You then follow the footpaths through a woodland area before climbing the Roman Steps. You'll pass the two pretty lakes of Llyn Morwynion and Llyn Du before coming to the 720m (2,360ft) summit of Rhinog Fawr. From here there are fabulous views over the surrounding peaks and lakes. The area is also a National Nature Reserve so look out for interesting flora and fauna including purple heather and wild goats.

Rhinog Fawr OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Rhinog Fawr Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


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Llyn Cwm Bychan-route start

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Approaching the Roman Steps

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Ascending the Roman Steps

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Heather on the ascent

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The view from the top of the Roman Steps at Cwm Bychan

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Llyn Du

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View from the summit 1

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View from the summit 2

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Elevation Profile

GPS Files

GPX File

Rhinog Fawr.gpx (right click - 'Save As')

Memory Map Route

Rhinog Fawr.mmo (right click - 'Save As')