Another trip into one of our favourite parts of Snowdonia today - the wild landscape of the Rhinogs. You need some basic navigation skills, and be prepared for vague/non-existent paths at times. The going can also be tough - rocky and boggy under foot, but you are rewarded with a real wilderness feel to your walk, away from the crowds in the tourist hotspots further north. Today, we did not see a soul all day. We parked on the minor road off the A470 south of Trawsfynydd, below the farm at Cefn Clawadd. We then walked along the rather boggy path alongside Afon Crawcwellt towards the dramatic cliff faces on the northern peaks of the Rhinogs. The path leads to the delightful setting of Cwm Bychan, but before reaching the Cwm, at Bwlch Gwylim, we left the main path to scramble up the rock gully to the plateau at the southern end of the north Rhinog range, to reach the summit of Clip (about 600 metres) . This has got to be one of the best viewpoints in Snowdonia - there are views south to the Rhinogs and Cader Idris, to the west is Cardigan bay and the Llyn Peninsula, whilst to the north Snowdon and Moelwyn/Cnicht ranges are clearly visible. We certainly recommend a trip to this lesser known peak in North Wales - it is well worth the effort of getting there !
Peter and Lorraine, owners of Ty Uchaf since 2011. We will post occasionally items that may be of interest to our guests, past, present and future !