Rhinog Fawr

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Rhinog Fawr
Rhinog Fawr.jpg
The southeast shoulder of Rhinog Fawr above Bwlch Drws-Ardudwy
Highest point
Elevation720 m (2,360 ft)
Prominence363 m (1,191 ft)
Parent peakY Llethr
ListingMarilyn, Hewitt, Nuttall
PronunciationWelsh: [ˈr̥ɪnɔɡ ˈvaur]
LocationGwynedd, Wales
Parent rangeRhinogydd, Snowdonia
OS gridSH656290
Topo mapOS Landranger 124
View looking north west from the summit of Rhinog Fawr
Llyn Du and Rhinog Fawr
The ascent of Rhinog Fawr from Llyn Du

Rhinog Fawr is a mountain in Snowdonia, North Wales and forms 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, separated by the pass of Bwlch Drws Ardudwy, 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.[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°50′30″N 3°59′49″W / 52.84169°N 3.99687°W / 52.84169; -3.99687