3 Moel­wynion

Here’s a short but en­tirely re­ward­ing jour­ney over the north­ern Moel­wynion peaks, de­scribed by Kate Wor­thing­ton.

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If you’re short on time but big on ‘quiet hills’ then pack some gaiters to help with this wild lit­tle jour­ney, and its ac­com­pa­ny­ing heath­ery and boul­dery ter­rain. This is a won­der­ful mini march over Moel Meirch and Cer­rig Co­chion, giv­ing you just enough of a taste of this glo­ri­ously quiet up­land area to keep you com­ing back for more – but putting you back in the val­ley in time for tea and cake.

Pick a clear-weather day and you’ll be im­pressed with some sel­dom seen views of Moel He­bog and the Snow­don mas­sif. Or use the trip as a good test of nav­i­ga­tion when the vis­i­bil­ity is low, as this path­less and re­mote-feel­ing up­land ter­rain will re­mind you of the wilder Rhino­gau or smaller, heather-clad hills in Scot­land’s Western Isles. It’s a chance for you to re­ally go ef­fi­ciently ex­plor­ing with your map, com­pass and sense of con­tour ad­ven­ture!

Ju­niper, with Llyn Di­nas and Moel He­bog be­hind. The Snow­don mas­sif from Cer­rig Co­chion.

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