Name:Rhobell Fawr
Hill number:2059
Height:734m / 2408ft
Section:30D: Barmouth to Betws-y-Coed and Bala
Col:425m  SH823286  
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Entry no.Date recordedGrid Ref.Feature / Observations / SurveyRecorded byStatusSubpointLatest review
1243428/02/2016SH 78683 25666  F: trig pointPDC
1252428/02/2016SH 78683 25668  F: Trig pointLR
1541624/08/2016SH 78685 25668  F: ground by trig
S: obvious summit
David Gradwell
1634528/02/2016SH 78683 25668  F: Trig pointP&EH
-8185SH 78682 25667  F: trig point
S: obvious summit
-818609/09/2009SH 78683 25666  F: trig point
S: obvious summit
-818704/08/2009SH 78685 25670  F: trig point
S: obvious summit
-818822/06/2009SH 78683 25666  F: trig point
S: obvious summit
Aye Jimmy
-818908/04/2012SH 78682 25671  F: trig point
S: obvious summit
-819010/03/2012SH 78683 25665  F: trig point
S: obvious summit
Ian Baines

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Pont Fronwydd - Dduallt - Rhobell Fawr - Cerniau - Cerniau W Top - Moel y Llan - Foel Offrwm - Dolgellau.Mark Jackson30/08/2019
Verge P at end of public road to SW of Hill. Good track to the bwlch, then followed wall, mainly on a path (evidence of many sheep). Summit in mist - some partial weather windows. Nice hill - visited a few sub-summits.ger18/07/2019
From Cwm yr Allt Lwyd. Extremely windy on summitJamesD197215/04/2019
Cwm yr Allt-Lwyd, Rhyd y Re, Dduallt, Ty-newydd-y-mynydd, Rhobell Fawr, Nant yr Helyg, Cwm yr Allt-Lwyd.Winterfloodian29/03/2019
Park at Cwm allt y lwyd bend 788282,Rhobell y big, Rhobell ganol, Rhobell Fawr, Rhobell fawr west top descend down faint path near wall east to plantation track, down track 600m 797249 then use ride which has easy path SE to to ride going SE to Moel Caer defaid west top, Craig y Benglog. then straight walk to Ddualt cross stream at 80702 25400 ground surprisingly dry. decent from Ddualt N fenceline to ford. Old posts and mesh scattered causing trip hazardunderhill17/11/2018
13.2 mile walk from gated road south, parked in unfenced field at the side of road walked west to Ffridd Carmel farm and along grassy footpath to road north of Llanfachreth followed road to end ascending Bwlch Goriwared, short heathery climb onto Cerniau then followed nice gradual path onto Rhobell Fawr, arrived 3 minutes before the cloud did so got a quick glimpse of the view. We left summit quickly and took wrong path north when we wanted to head east, after a 20 min diversion including climbing down a rockface we descended to the forest below Dduallt, followed the clear firebreaks through to opposite side of forest and made our own rough route up to Dduallt, descended the same way but via a swamp this time back past forest (a lot has been felled) and followed good lane SW back to where we parked. Apart from the cloud coming down on Rhobell Fawr, the rest of the day was fine with high cloud, great views, saw 3 people all day, all on Rhobell Fawr.DanTrig29/09/2018
From Car Park next to Llanfachreth School - Lane to Bryn y blew - Turn left uphill and followed lane to Bwlch Goriwared then styal takes onto the open mountain. followed wall to summit and trig. Returned the same way. After a break for tea and cake in Dolgellau we returned to Pinnacle walk car park but turned the other way to explore the tracks and lanes towards Bryn y blew and Llanfachreth. An impressive quiet area.briandavies23/09/2018
With RH & PJRob Pen y Garn08/04/2018
5/7 (Carnedd lago/Cerniau/Moel Cors-y-Garnedd/Cynefin Bryn Blew(Rhobell Fawr West Top)/Rhobell Fawr/Rhobell Ganol/Rhobell-y-Big)Fergalh10/03/2018
From North crossing frozen bog in bright sunshine.willias24/02/2018
Rhobell Fawr Fell Race 1:07 up and downrhif704/11/2017
With Val. Heavy showers. From Llanfachreth.Lanes then bridleway. Wall to East of path was followed to summit. Returned same route.mike.hoult08/09/2017
past the Aran Hall school to the sheepfold, follow the track to the right until a fingerpost y ddualt, through the gate on the left and follow the atv tracks, no signs to say you can't drive into the forestbardolph18/08/2017
Followed the route in the Nuttalls book from Cwm yr Allt-lwyd. Maybe I'm getting to be a scaredy cat in my old age but I didn't fancy the ford, even though there hadn't been any rain recently. I walked upstream a little to where the stream splits and that was much easier to do and I kept my shoes dry. The other obstacle of the day, the forest, was pretty easy. Weather was glorious so good views all around.tsharp04/06/2017
from the track follow the fence to the style and trig. on descent near rhobell y big the maps show a path. that path DOES not exisit . go back to track or as per book to descend the hillAristotle Chip26/05/2017
walk up from RhydmainNozzer30/04/2017
Exactly as David Gradwell --thanks for tip re forest.Crib Goch10/04/2017
Walked up from minor road to the north. Paths don't seem to exist much on the ground. Returned via forest track. Very wet!wozzat10/03/2017
From Llanfachreth taking row, track and path to Rhobell Fawr after diversion to Cerniau, then descended and climbed Rhobell Ganol. From there it was over rough wet ground to Rhobell-y-big before dropping down to Afon Ceirw which was crossed at the wall which neatly took that out of play. The forest tracks to outward route.SS26/12/2016
A very easy and pleasant stroll from Llanfachreth school on a nice grassy bridleway, then on the old road to Ffynnon Shon, and over various lumps and bumps to the summit. Amazingly dry going on grassy paths, with wonderful views.Gill27/11/2016
Nuttall route + two Deweys. Parked on rough grassy area at SH 78827 29232 beside track that leaves road at sharp bend. Ddaullt > Rhobell Fawr > Cynefin Bryn Blew [Rhobell Fawr West Top] > Rhobell Ganol > Rhobell-y-big. Went through forest using straight firebreak that starts at SH 80385 25697. Make sure you keep going directly west through this firebreak and don't drift off south. The terrain is difficult at first but gets a lot better as long as you keep heading west.David Gradwell24/08/2016
From LlanfachrethRuth25/03/2016
From Duallt on Nutall routeMark Sims25/03/2016
A dry window in the weather. Boggy approach.jonathanwilliam07/02/2016
Quickly up and down from forest road in twilight and mist. Recent felling, but all quiet today.jenx30/12/2015
With Jenx. Drove up into forest to SE of summit. Three gates, no signs indicating access prohibited so continued. Logging operations suspended for festive period. Road not good. Ascended in end of day gloom direct through broken craggy steep ground without difficulty. Two walls to negotiate both with ladder stiles. On descent followed wall line all the way to road at GR 7981525501 where room to park off the road, at the moment anyway.nordicstar30/12/2015
From Cwm-Hasgen a round of Rhobell-y-big, Rhobell Ganol, Rhobell Fawr, Moel Cae'r-defaid West Top, Craig y Benglog, Dduallt and Ffridd yr Allt-llwyd.rhalstead22/11/2015
Very wet day and extremely wet underfoot!Hammy06/11/2015
With Steve and Frank on a bright but chilly day. nuttall route 6.3 with a few minor tops added. All the Arenig Nuttalls now summitted.Lou27/09/2015
With Steve and Lindsay on a fine day visiting Dduallt, Rhobell Fawr, Rhobell Fawr West Top, Rhobell Ganol and Rhobell-y-big.knarf27/09/2015
Parked the car at the junction at 797249. Gated road up past Aran Hall School. Nice day but when I got to the top it was windy and cloud intermittently covering it Then went back to the car to have lunch and then went on to climb Ddualltjohnjennison10/09/2015
Start from Buchesydd, easy ascent in good weather up the track around to the eastern flank along the recently felled forest. Route from the forest road is steep but straightforward. Descended the same way.PeteEdwards17/08/2015
quick walk in mist and rain from OL23 798255Dewi Prysor05/06/2015
Superb circular from Llanfachreth.Neolith24/05/2015
Nuttall walk 6.3: Dduallt - Rhobell Fawr - Cynefin Bryn Blew - Rhobell Ganol - Rhobell y bigronaldo33326/04/2015
From Llanfachreth car park (next to the school at SH756225). Leaving the byway on the Bwlch Goriwared (SH7646324584) a trodden line took us up to summit. Route and write-up at: http://gayleybird.blogspot.co.uk/2014/12/rhobell-fawr-and-craig-y-castell.htmlGayle31/12/2014
/from ddualt tried a different forestry approach through fire break, so many trees down had to find way out of forest by following some yellow orienteering tape, poor view from top walk out a bit boggygeoffreybbb06/12/2014
With Caroline and Barrynickywood109/10/2014
From Cwm Hasgen via Dduallt. Worth having a clear day for the Mignient, a magical and wild part of Wales. Plenty of trees down in forestry between two peaks, so a fair bit of ducking and diving.MattM21/09/2014
From Rhydymain. Great walk with excellent views all round Blackberry picking as well Lakesgirl14/09/2014
Together with Dduallt,hard going on pathless terrain. Luckily it was quite dry. Started from Pont Fronwydd on the A494.Emlyno12/09/2014
With Phil. From the south - no problems. A fine rocky hill (from the S) with great viewsclimbingkershaw02/09/2014
Continuation of walk from Rhobell Ganol. Walked down to boggy bwlch (better going on west side of fence), then up to join wall heading along summit ridge. Then over ladder stile to summit. To descend, headed north-east to forest edge, then over fence onto forest road. Took this north. At a yellow marker post indicating route of bridleway I decided to continue on the forest road, reckoning it would be easier going. This was a bad mistake. After about a kilometre I found the route totally blocked be a huge tree-fall, which necessitated a wide diversion round through a bog and stream. Yet more tree-falls blocked the route further on. Near Cwm yr Allt-lwyd the forest road petered out, and I was forced to descend through a felled tree area and a difficult crossing of the Nant y Helyg in a little gorge to reach the track in the cwm. Not a route I'd recommend!Man of Kernow124/08/2014
Family walked, met only 1 person on route. Fabulous views across mid & north Wales!simonjallen20/08/2014
Good, lonely walk from Dduallt.bolton07/07/2013
Extended version of Nuttalls' route, with Ruth. Cwm yr Allt-lwyd - Ffridd yr Allt-lwyd - Dduallt - Rhobell Fawr - Rhobell Ganol - Rhobell-y-big - Cwm yr Allt-lwyddavidpettit8406/05/2013
From Ddualt. Follow Nuttall's instructions and walk up to the path through rather than trying to penetrate the forest directly.clivevilla25/10/2012