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Name:Diffwys West Top
Hill number:2072
Height:643.1m / 2110ft
Section:30D: Barmouth to Betws-y-Coed and Bala
Classification:N,sSim
Drop:21.7m
Col:621.4m  SH 6520 2299  
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Entry no.Date recordedGrid Ref.Feature / Observations / SurveyRecorded byStatusSubpointLatest review
823504/06/2015SH 64824 22932  F: a few stones c 40m N of fence
S: Leica NA730/Trimble GeoXH6000
jbarnard gvjackson mphillips
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1540321/08/2016SH 64823 22932  F: a few stones c40m N of fenceDavid Gradwell
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1577014/09/2016SH 64825 22930  F: Small pile of stonesK&AD
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-824110/09/2009SH 64820 22934  F: a few stones about 40m N of fence
S: Abney level
webmaster
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-824201/04/2014SH 64828 22922  F: no feature
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Cil-cychwyn > col > Y Llethyr > Crib-y-rhiw > Diffwys> Diffwys (West Top) > Llyn Bodlyn > col > Moelfre > col > Cil-cychwyn.Winterfloodian25/07/2019
A mid-week walk in the Rhinogs.Claireb 10/07/2019
21.4 miles, 3887ft Cambrian Way Walk.stephenbuda21/06/2019
park nantcol, craig llyn hywel, rginog fach, y llethr, crib y rhiwm diffwys point 688, diffwys, diffwys, diffwys west top down to llyn bodlyn, moelfre then back to nantcolunderhill13/05/2019
Talybont station - Moelfre - Y Llethr - Rhinog Fach - Y Llethr - Crib-y-rhiw - Diffwys - Diffwys W Top - Craig y Grut - Mynydd Egryn - Mynydd Egryn S Top - Garn - bunkhouse between Garn & Ffridd GorllwynMark Jackson17/04/2019
With Trefor. After climbing Moelfre headed SE to Pont Scethin Then followed footpath almost to the top of the ridge then straight to West Top. Descended to Llyn Bodlyn then NE to join footpath to lane where car was parked. Finished in the dark. Weather cold,some sunshine cloud base high enough for good views.mike.hoult20/11/2018
South Rhinogs from Cil-cychwyn farm (Cwm Nantcol). Walk to Lyn Hywel then climbed Y Leithr, Crib-y-rhiw, Diffwys West Top and Diffwys. On return included Moelfre (Marylin & Dewey).knarf25/09/2018
Last summit of a very hot day.Malcvolm30/06/2018
With Rob.Lynfa Penygarn29/04/2018
With LynfaRob Pen y Garn29/04/2018
6/7 (Craig y Lyn Hywel/Rhinog Fach/Y Leither/Crib-y-Rhiw/Diffyws/Diffwys West Top/Craig y Grut (Lawlech)Fergalh16/09/2017
From Tal-y-Bont anticlockwise to Diffwys and Y Llethr with Mark, Hamish and Huey (Springers). Dreich start through drizzle but sunny for the most part.Saggers09/07/2017
Rhinog Fawr, Rhinog Fach, Y Llethr, Crib-y-rhiw, Diffws, Diffws West Top. Followed route in Nuttall's book. Couldn't find anyone at the farm so I left £2 parking fee in the porch. Weather had closed in by the end and it was a long day, made the mistake of following the bridleway at GR634240 on the map instead of getting The Nuttalls book out of my rucksack! Should have turned off at GR 640242 and headed for the gate at GR637246.tsharp07/06/2017
Parked up at the end of the tarmac lane from Bontddu. We walked back down a bit then up Cwm Llechen and joined the miners path up to the top, then all along the ridge as far as Mynydd Egryn then back to the car. 17.5km in stunning sunshine and didn't see anyone!Neolith07/04/2017
Start at end of minor road off A496 in Cwm Mynach SH 683 219 via Crib-y-Rhiw and Y Llethr and Diffwys.Westdenewalker14/10/2016
Parked on grass verge by minor road in Cwm Nantcol at SH 62904 25783. Followed path over col then track down to footbridge over outflow of Llyn Bodlyn reservoir at SH 64617 23816. Then Diffwys West Top > Diffwys > Diffwys NE Top > Crib-y-rhiw > Y LLethr. From summit of Y Llethr returned to stile at SH 66047 25556 then followed path mostly beside wall back to col.David Gradwell21/08/2016
Walk from Bontddu campsite on the Afon Mawddachfellowsa15/05/2016
Nuttall walk on a sunny dayRuth14/05/2016
13.5 mile circular ridge walk from the car park east of Cors y Gedol Hall, walked up to the grassy dome of Moelfre then along the low ridge to Y Llethr, bagged Crib-y-Rhiw and onto Diffwys, then carried on along to Diffwys West Top, Craig y Grut and out and back to Mynydd Egyrn, followed bridleway back to the car park, a very pleasant walk with great views, good paths and not too much rough terrain.DanTrig26/09/2015
Nuttall walk 9.1 part: Rhinog Fach - Y Llethr - Crib-y-rhiw - Diffwys NE top - Diffwys - Diffwys W topronaldo33308/08/2015
Following Nuttalls route plus Moelfre.rhalstead25/05/2015
Low cloud visibility down to 30m rain on and off very strong winds. Parked in Cwm Nantcol near Pont Cerrig. Headed south on path ( not the marked bridle way shown on the OS map which is probably a Friday afternoon mistake) to Llyn Bodlyn up to cairn at 637224. Followed the wall over Diffwys S top, Diffwys, Crib-y-rhiw, Y Lethr and Rhinog Fach. Dropped down to Bwlch Drws-Ardudwy and back to the car. 19 km 1217m of ascent..didn't see a thing so will have to do it again in better weather.axe.stephen03/05/2015
Rhinogs run with Mark and Jack AgnewJim T02/04/2015
Tal-y-bont to Barmouth Epic..Caddy200011/08/2014
Continuation of walk from Craig y Grut. Followed ridge wall up, diverting north 50m to summit marked by a few small rocks.Man of Kernow126/05/2014
6th and last of the day of the 'Rhinog' round in glorious weather with Meds.bolton15/04/2014
CJM15/04/2014
KeithByTheC23/09/2013
HF HolidaySmelly Boots11/09/2013
GOOD THING I'D DONE RHINOG FAWR SEPARATELY AS THE REST OF NUTTALLS WALK 9.1 WAS EXHAUSTING. WENT UP TO THE BWLCH FROM CWM NANTCOL AND UP CLEAR BUT VERY STEEP PATH ONTO RHINLG FACH. STEEP DESCENT AND RE-ASCENT ONTO Y LLETHR, THEN EASY WALKING OVER CRIB-Y-RHYW, DIFFWYS AND DIFFWYS W. TOP. DOWN FAIRLY EASILY TO THE DAM AND BACK OVER LOW COL TO CWM NANTCOL. FETCHED CAR FOR JOYCE WHO DECIDED SHE'D HAD ENOUGH SO WOULD PROVIDE TRANSPORT FOR NEXT DAY ON THE NANTLLE RIDGE.BURGESS19/08/2013
NNick Caunt08/06/2013
Descended too far west before heading to Llyn Bodlyn in the clag, don't take monor road to Dyffryn Ardudwy from Cwm Nantcol (14 gates to open)geoffreybbb04/05/2013
Diffwys West Top>Diffwys>Crib-y-rhiw>Y Lethr>Rhinog Fach>Craig y Llyn Hywel Fantastic 18km horseshoe together with JC, Spoons and Molly Moo with splendid scenery and weather. Saw two others throughout. Fantasic part of Wales away from the crowds.RichieRambler20/04/2013
CUHWC Dolgellau (Torrent Bunk Barn) Trip. Long solo linear walk from Cwm Nantcol - Rhinog Fach - Y Llethr - Diffwys - Diffwys W Top - Diffwys - Y Garn - Blaen-y-cwm - Llanelltyd - Dolgellau - Bunkhouse. T-shirt weather! An epic day.AGWilliamson02/03/2013
wetskeletonjo28/08/2012
Rhinog Fawr, Rhinog Fach, Y Llethr, Crib-y-Rhiw, Diffwys (and west top)ijpowell17/08/2012
From Tyddyn campsite; circular walk; Bontddu, Braich, Diffwys West Top, Diffwys, Crib-rhiw. Returning via Llyn Bodlyn,Diffwys West Top, Braich and Bontddu. Great walk, sunny and windyfellowsa11/08/2012
With Ray on HF Holidays harder walk. Filthy day, no views.Crib Goch16/07/2012
I climbed Maoelfre first and then across to the resevoir and up from there. A bit of a steep climb and a dissapointing top at the end of it. The other tops on the ridge are much better.Father Ted01/07/2012
Bontddu - Mynydd Egryn - Craig-y-Grut - Diffwys West Top - Diffwys - Y Garn - Bontddu.davidpettit8406/05/2012
From Grid Ref. SH656202.Marshsand24/04/2012
Long easy plod over grass following a wall to get to this point. Didn't linger and headed straight back to Cwm Nantcol.Herbert Anchovy12/04/2012
I was north of the fence at the highest point in a hailstorm so did not obsessively stomp about but I'm counting it.clivevilla27/01/2012
From Dyffryn Ardudwy, small parking area at SH 60226 23076 - Y Llethr - Crib-y-rhiw - Diffwys - Diffwys West Top. Returned via Pont-Scethin.david23020123/10/2011
A bit of a non event, but a good walk with excellent views.heavyhorses31/08/2011
Car Park (£2) by farm in Cwm Nantcol – Nantcol – Ruined barn – Head for col and then make way up ridge to Rhinog Fawr – Rhinog Fach – Y Llethr – Crib-y-rhiw – Diffwys – Diffwys West Top – Llyn Bodlyn – Cross ridge back into Cwm Nantcol – Road walk of 1 mile back to car. (JL)gerrybowes14/06/2011
The last one I did on a 2-day traverse of the range. Flagging a bit by now!Dave10022/04/2011
petey20/10/2010
NW from Gors y Gedol over Moelyblithcwm to Llethr, then S over Crib y Rhiw to Diffwys, then W to Gors y Gedol.Dewi Prysor23/05/2010
About 40m N of wall/fence on flat top, marked with a few stones - checked using Abney Levelwebmaster10/09/2009
A bit of a non hill. Drop down to the reservoir and back to the start - was getting rather late.johnjennison09/09/2009
looked further away than i thought and was the last one except I had to go all the way back down the ridge with all that rough ground to get back to my cargreendave09/08/2009
From Gelli-bant via Pont-Scethin.Wheelsy05/08/2009
With Chris and TonyStuart Hyde24/07/2009
Approached from East. Took a while to confirm I'd reached the summit, as wasn't continuing along the ridge, but heading back toward Diffwyshuwthomas08/11/2008
Part on N to S traverse of full rangeMountain_Mad08/06/2008
Solo, S.Rhinogs Wild Camp richardsun05/05/2008
Raining hard and another missed top apparently its unmarked. Continued down ridge in dense mist to wall 639225 followed unmarked route to Pont-Scethin then followed gps back to car. Wet cold. With Ken.SteveClay04/05/2008
Together with Dyfnant and Lethyrpowyswalker23/09/2006
Brilliant round of hills: Rhinogs round from Rhinog Fawr to Moelfre.Eddie11/06/2006
part of a loop from cors y gedolstig_nest29/04/2006
From Diffwys.peter4lc12/07/2005
From Barmouth on a long walk to Diffwys and back. I recall it was heavy rain and boggy underfoot and still remember how miserable I was.Jake99401/07/2005
With: solo; From Diffwys I descended the W ridge a little before leaving my pack and walking out to the West Top. This was worth doing. Picking up my sack I then descended N to follow Crib y rhiw on to Y Llethr. This was excellent walking in good weather.Ian Baines21/09/2002
completed as part of a two day expedition acrose the rhinogsdianepick04/05/2002
petey07/04/2002
Galltywenallt25/03/2000
from Moelfre. Back down on grass to track to find WDP down to bridge. Swampy section made worse by m/cycles. Up climbing steadily to stone wall on crest. Followed sheep trod on N side of wall to west top. Not on Buxton and Lewis' list. 12.40.arranc17/05/1999
Walk: 9.1. With: Eric Murray & Zoe Gordon. Notes: dchill0103/04/1999
Solo walk. Last of six peaks. Tough, enjoyable hills.mikejacobs17/10/1998
Bagged on a north to south walk over Central and Southern Rhinogydd with IB.Man of Kernow103/07/1998
with helenmike killick24/05/1998
on way up Diffwys(qv)pwheeler13/09/1997
topgigglejon12/08/1996
K Cambrian Waycrazy23/06/1996
GMGMTIdris01/04/1996
W. Lesley.Big walk around Rhinog tops from west. Felt like a forgoton world. pat up to old mine workings up Rhinog Fach then ridge to Y Llethr- Diffwys -west top plus Moelfre (marilyn)Chris Pearson22/05/1994
Cambrian Way, with Daveruthatlast13/06/1993
Hard.Ian Davies26/04/1993
Outlier by a wire fenceRhayader_wander27/09/1990
Date unknown. rounded grassy summit amidst damp moorland. RHW01/01/1990
2 day trip Llandecywn Station to Barmouth along the Rhinog spine. 1995?summitsupblank
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