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Welsh Rhino


31 km / 19 miles
The Welsh Rhino is a challenge walk that traverses the southern part of the remote and rugged Rhinogyd range in Snowdonia, North Wales, taking in the peaks of Diffwys, Y Llethyr, Rhinog Fach and Rhinog Fawr, to descend westwards towards the coast. The starting point for the walk is Barmouth station and it ends at The Victoria Inn, Llanbedr.

On successful completion of the walk within 12 hours, meeting certain restrictions on routing and other items, certificates and badges are available.

Although under 20 miles, this walk can be a strenuous undertaking, the terrain is rugged and the ascents and descents of each mountain require care and mountain experience on untracked, rough and rocky ground, as well as good navigation skills, especially in adverse weather conditions. There are no forms of shelter or sources of refreshment on the walk. Mobile phone connection is intermittent.

Information is on the website below and track files may be downloaded below.


Path Type: Anytime Challenges
Attributes: Anytime Challenges
Very Challenging
National Park
Start: SH612158 - Barmouth Station, Gwynedd View on StreetMap
Finish: SH585269 - Victoria Inn, Llanbedr, Gwynedd View on StreetMap
Open Date: 2016
Web Sites: Welsh Rhino Welsh Rhino Route Description

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Badge & Certificate Badge and Certificate  (Mark Pearson  - 2016 )


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Bunk House

Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:
OS Landranger 124
OS Landranger Active 124
OS Explorer 18, 23
OS Explorer Active 18, 23

Accommodation within 5 km of this Path:

Bunk House
< 1 km
4 km
Bunk House
3 km
26 km

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GPX Route File
Welsh Rhino GPX Exchange Format Route File
Last Updated 10/07/2016 10:54:14 - minor adjustments
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MemoryMap Route File
Welsh Rhino Memory Map Route File
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Tracklogs Route File
Welsh Rhino Tracklogs Route File
Last Updated 10/07/2016 10:54:15 - minor adjustments
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Route Profile:

29.5 km (18.3 miles)
1,651 m (5,417 ft) ascent
750 m (2,461 ft)  maximum height

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