Norman Clacher on Emperor's New Toes (VS  Simdde Ddu, Arennig Fawr) Photo Terry Taylor

Norman Clacher on Emperor’s New Toes (VS Simdde Ddu, Arennig
Fawr) Photo Terry Taylor

A guide, covering the area of the 1988 Mid Wales guide – Yr Aran (with Cwm Cywarch), Y Berwynion, and Cadair Idris – along with Y Moelwynion (including Cwm Lledr and Betws-y-coed crags), and the recent intensive development of Arennig Fawr and Y Rhinogau.

Downloads: New Routes document for the Rhinog Area (PDF) is available thanks to Terry Taylor.

Note: There is a definitive coverage of the climbing at Pen Bilis/Lochtyn in Pembroke North.

  • Meirionnydd by Martin Crocker, John Sumner, Terry Taylor, Elfyn Jones, with contributions from Mike Rosser, Mike Lewis and Dave Wrennall (2002)
  • 500+ pages of text, and 100 pages of photographs, drawings & maps by Phil Gibson, Simon Cardy, Don Sargeant

ISBN 0-901601-63-2

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This vast and diverse area embraces not only the traditional mountain climbs on Cywarch and Cadair, but the more friendly classics of the Moelwyns, a variety of small crags and quarries (some roadside, some bolted), and the piéce de resistance, ‘a whole new Peak District of gritstone outcrops in the most beautiful and quiet mountain environment (The Rhinogs) imaginable’. New developments in the area can be seen at