Wilderness Wales



The Rhinogs are a fascinating area comprised of pre-cambrian rocks, some of the oldest rocks in Britain. This area is the most rugged in Wales, consisting of complex craggy rocks and endless swathes of heather, making the going very tough away from the main paths. There aren't too many paths in this area, but it's generally okay if you stick to the ridges. Having said that, it's mainly the northern area which is that rugged, the southern part less so.

It's not a very popular range so it's quite easy to get away from the crowds here. This is probably because the summits are of modest height compared to their higher neighbours to the north and south. Yet the Rhinogs have a special appeal found nowhere else in Wales, a rugged wildness that's hard to describe.