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May 4, 2010

The rough tough Rhinogs

by backpackingbongos

My knees hurt, my boots are ripped and I have a hole in the bum of a brand new pair of trousers.  That is what happens after spending a wonderful bank holiday in the company of the Rhinogs!  Three of us set off from Llanelltyd starting the three days in the gentle company of the New Precipice walk.  The main course soon moved onto the southerly peak of Diffwys before traversing our way through each and every summit to the northerly peak of Foel Penolau.  In between is some of the roughest ground that you will come across in the UK, especially the canyonlands between the Roman steps and Clip.  The terrain was so rough that on the second day we spent ten hours crossing little more than six miles.  That day was concluded by me being swallowed up by a man sized hole in between the heather and knackering up my leg.

A trip report in the near future once I have finished writing up all my recent forays into the hills.  In the meantime a panorama taken just before we ascended Rhinog Fach, with Graham finishing a scramble on the slabs above the jewel that is Llyn Hewel.