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