Name:Rhobell Ganol
Hill number:3390
Height:521m / 1709ft
Parent (Ma):2059  Rhobell Fawr
SMC/RHB Section:30D: Barmouth to Betws-y-Coed and Bala
Nuttall/Wainwright area:The Arenigs
Topographical area:WN05 Siabod-arenig
Class:Dodd (500-599m), Dewey
Grid ref:SH 78581 27412
Summit feature:rocky outcrop on S top
Col:486m  SH785269  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 124
(1:25k) OL23E
Observations:outcrop is 0.45m higher than top 120m N at SH 78610 27527; prominent outcrop 170m NW at SH 78492 27560 and cairned top 230m N at SH 78586 27646 are both >2m lower
Survey:Leica NA730
Survey of Rhobell Ganol.pdf
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From Lllanfachreth car park. Nice path by school then rough ground to Cerniau West Top, Moel y Llan (also visited top of similar height), Cerniau (also visited top of similar height). Headed roughly NE contouring and then over to Rhobell Ganol and Rhobell-big and back to climb Rhobell Fawr and Cynefin Bryn Blew [Rhobell Fawr West Top], down ridge to rejoin outward route. Warm and sunny.RobertP26/05/2023
From the Afon Mawddach Road Bridge via the bridleway and rough ground.Moorponder16/10/2022
Left the car at the end of the minor road north of Rhobell y big 78802 29243,and followed the ROW to east of summit and then the fun began mostly pathless over Rhobell y big, Rhobell Ganol, Rhobell fawr, Moel Cae'r defaid west & east top and Dduallt. A note of warning the return to the car after dropping off the last summit due north to ford the river, if this is in spate the crossing can be a difficult wide crossing with slippery stones, I got caught out and tried using the south bank to return, This is not advised instead it would probably be best to try and return through the forest near Foel Gron although this could be also be tricky. Nine and half miles in Seven and half hours(GPS suggested Five hours).WAYNE ROWLETT04/06/2022
Up from Rhobell y BigAdrian230/05/2022
With Rhobell-y-big from Cwm yr Allt-Lwyd.Chris Peart14/09/2021
Parked at end of the road in Cwm yr Allt-Lwyd. A (rough and boggy) round of Rhobell-y-big, Rhobell Ganol, Dduallt and Ffridd yr Allt-llwyd.PGCE12/11/2020
4/4 Deweys from the end of the road in Cwm yr Allt-Lwyd at SH 788 292. Followed cart track easily past house and up to edge of moor, then across ridge which was tough going in the heather to Mynydd Bryn-llech, returned by edge of forest (slightly easier-ATV track) to cart track and then took a bee line to Ffridd yr Allt-Lwyd and back down to the car (all easy goingover this one). Then up south side of the valley, following indistinct track to where RoW crosses fence at SH 786 285 and on towards Rhobell Ganol, branching off before the marshy depression to go the splendid summit of Rhobell-y-big. Then sheep tracks across the depression and up to Rhobell Ganol. Finally back to the car using the indistinct RoW. (13km with 800m ascent in about 4h. (S)silveracorn_alan19/09/2020
Rhobell-y-big and Rhobell Ganol from Cwm yr Allt Lwyd with Rufus. Parked on grass on outside of sharp bend and followed the farm track E for 100m, vague atv track heads S to a stile roughly following ROW on map. Deep heather and bilberry lead to the striking summit of Rhobell-y-big. SE to slightly boggy ground but straightforward to Rhobell Ganol. Weather turned pretty nasty here so picked up sheep tracks under E face of Rhobell Ganol which lead easily back to the ROW. Will be back for the rest of the hills as it’s a great area.jacobrichmond04/08/2020
From Cwm yr Allt LwydJamesD197215/04/2019
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
From Rhobell y Big with CM. Weather overcast but ideal as clear. Back to car at 788293. Under 2 hours.bolton08/06/2018
With RH & PJRob Pen y Garn08/04/2018
6/7 (Carnedd lago/Cerniau/Moel Cors-y-Garnedd/Cynefin Bryn Blew(Rhobell Fawr West Top)/Rhobell Fawr/Rhobell Ganol/Rhobell-y-Big)Fergalh10/03/2018
Parked on hardstanding by track/road junction at 788292 (Space for 2-3 cars) – Up RoW/ATV track to stile at 786285 – SW up side of stream to col & then a climb through the heather to the most southerly of the prominent outcrops. (S)gerrybowes29/04/2017
Exactly as David Gradwell --thanks for tip re forest.Crib Goch10/04/2017
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
Included in Nuttall route.David Gradwell24/08/2016
Nuttall Walk WN 6.3 Dduallt and Rhobell Fawr from the road end in Cwm yr Allt-lwyd (787293), also visiting Rhobell Ganol and Rhobell-y-big on the way down. 13.7km with 870m ascent in 5h30m. (S)silveracorn_alan14/05/2016
Bog fest on way down from Rhobell FawrMark Sims25/03/2016
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
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
Superb circular from Cwm yr Allt Lwyd across rough terrain with the heather in full bloom.Neolith30/08/2015
Nuttall walk 6.3: Dduallt - Rhobell Fawr - Cynefin Bryn Blew - Rhobell Ganol - Rhobell y bigronaldo33326/04/2015
Continuation of walk from Rhobell y big. Walked south down between crags to a wide boggy bwlch, then up by sheep-tracks, visiting both the north and south tops. Walk continued to Rhobell Fawr.Man of Kernow124/08/2014
3400 and 3390 together. Parked as others to NE. Good path then gets worse after about half way to 3400 - a fine hill - approach seems less rocky from the SW. Some bog to 3390 but not too bad. Tried to find the path to NE so that I could follow it S to 2 other Deweys but the path is a fiction. Spent a good half hour trying to find it in heather and bog. Have 1:50 map on GPS and was standing on the 'path' up to ankles in bog. Clear weather no path anywhere. Nightmare. Gave up and returned to car.destaylor27/03/2014
surveyed with Grahan Jackson and John Barnard Galltywenallt22/02/2014
Climbed from Rhobell y Big.chriswatson07/05/2013
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
There are several contenders for the highest point including one with a cairn on it at the northern end. I went up them all anyway so was glad I had when I got home and read that the S.Top is the highest.clivevilla25/10/2012
S rocky knoll marginally higher according to Abney Levelwebmaster09/09/2009
Start ~ 788293. Climbed en route between Rhobell-y-big and Rhobell Fawr. With Wombourne.steve hudson24/02/2009
Came up from Rhobell Fawr to the south over some pretty boggy sections. The northern crag is the summit.Father Ted13/09/2008
a wild camp on the banks of the infant afon mawddach then a loop over dduallt and rhobell fawr, some squelchy bits underfoot but a fabulous walk all the samestig_nest10/04/2007
Meirionydd Dewey bagging, walk 1/3; Bryn-pig, Moel y Feidiog, Mynydd Bryn-llech, Craig Dolfudr N Top, Craig Dolfudr, Ffridd yr Allt-lwyd, Rhobell Ganol, Rhobell-y-big. RHW26/12/1997
Solo ascent.thenomad26/06/1997
A wonderful rough 4 hour solo run circuit of Rhobell Fawr and Ddualt and Deweys 500m tops- from south having dropped L off at Chester for a lacrosse match and collected her later then up to Kendal.Chris Pearson05/10/1996
Ascended on the way to Rhobell Fawr.JohnW29/10/1985
Wycombe Wanderer08/10/2023
Nick Canute08/08/2020
A Peckish18/04/2019