Rhinog Fach

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Rhinog Fach
Rhinog Fach.jpg
Rhinog Fach and Llyn Hywel from Y Llethr with Rhinog Fawr in the distance
Highest point
Elevation712 m (2,336 ft)
Prominence147 m (482 ft)
Listingsub Marilyn, Hewitt, Nuttall
PronunciationWelsh: [ˈr̥ɪnɔɡ ˈvaːx]
LocationGwynedd, Wales
Parent rangeSnowdonia
OS gridSH664270
Topo mapOS Landranger 124

Rhinog Fach is a mountain in Snowdonia, North Wales and forms part of the Rhinogydd. Technically, Rhinog Fach is a subsidiary summit of Y Llethr, missing Marilyn status by 3m, thus making it a sub Marilyn along with Diffwys. To the north lies its higher cousin Rhinog Fawr, separated by the shapely pass of Blwch Drws Ardudwy.

Although shorter than the highest mountain in the Rhinog range, Y Llethr, it is often regarded as the true 'king of the Rhinogydd' due to its spectacular rocky peak. Unlike Fach, Y Llethr's peak is grassy and unremarkable.[1]


  1. ^ Nuttall, John & Anne (1999). The Mountains of England & Wales - Volume 1: Wales (2nd edition ed.). Milnthorpe, Cumbria: Cicerone. ISBN 1-85284-304-7.

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Coordinates: 52°49′26″N 3°59′03″W / 52.82392°N 3.98418°W / 52.82392; -3.98418