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Name:Foel Meirch
Hill number:1990
Height:800m / 2625ft
Parent (Ma):1965  Carnedd Llewelyn
RHB Section:30B: Snowdonia
Nuttall/Wainwright area:The Carneddau
County/UA:Gwynedd (CoU)
Catchment:Ogwen
Class:Nuttall
(N)
Grid ref:SH 65878 63744
Summit feature:spike of rock
Drop:15m
Col:785m  SH658636  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 115
(1:25k) OL17W
Observations:spike of rock 8m N at SH 65876 63753 is 5cm lower; pile of loose stones 10m NW at SH 65870 63754 is 20cm lower
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 269 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Didn't bag this when doing the main ridge of the Carneddau a few years ago so bagged this on it's own whilst camping in Anglesey with the family. Fantastic views and an ascent/descent of this ridge twinned with Yr Elen would make a great day walk.simocity27/07/2018
Pen Yr Ole Wen, Foel Meirch, Carnedd Dafydd, Carnedd Llewelyn and Pen Yr Helgi Du.Dan Baddeley28/06/2018
Llaberis to Abergwyngregyn climbing all the 3000s in the Glyderau and Carneddau (plus a few extra Nuttalls).tomd430/04/2018
by passed summit of Carnedd Daffyd to pick this one off then an 800 ft climb back up solocolinfielding19/09/2017
Pen Yr Ole Wen, Foel Meirch, Carnedd Dafydd, Carnedd Llewelyn and Pen Yr Helgi Du.crax7319/09/2017
From Dafydd in clag, visibility restored before getting down this far. Tough terrain at the start, but the top itself is easy and the walk down the ridge is lovely, with great views either side.thesweetcheat26/08/2017
From Tal y Llyn Ogwen straight up to ridge between Carnedd Dafydd and Carnedd Llewelyn, Dafydd then the dreaded 800m descent to Foel Meirch and back up again. Decided not to go to Llewelyn as the cloud descended and it rained so returned to car . With LP.wombourne01/06/2017
800mThe Grouse09/05/2017
From Gerlan. Foel Meirch, Carnedd Dafydd, Carnedd Llewelyn and Yr Elen. Wonderful views in great weather!Alunrees3302/05/2017
With Frank and Lindsay from Gorlan. My Nuttall completion.Crib Goch14/04/2017
With Martin and Frank as Martin completed The Nuttall list. Cake and Aberlour on a memorable day.Lou14/04/2017
With Lindsay and Martin from Gerlan on Martin's completion of all the English and Welsh Nuttalls. Congratulations Martin.knarf14/04/2017
From Carnedd Dafydd, steep descent and re-ascent.mart079708/04/2017
Started near disused post office in Gerlan. Multiple round ... Gyrn Wigau, Drosgl, Bera Bach, Bera Mawr, Carnedd Uchaf, Foel Grach, Carnedd Llewelyn, Carnedd Dafydd, Foel Meirch. Return to start. Time 6h 40min. Beautiful day amongst majestic mountains. Clear and sunny - breezy on tops. Some snow on tops. Views extending to Lake District, Wicklow mountains in Ireland, Mourne mountains in NI. Scrambling on the Bera's fun. Walked solo. No nav difficulties but paths indistinct when not on main Carneddau ridge. (Foel Meirch bit of a pointless lump but great views of Carnedd Dafydd's northern cliffs! A herd of wild (?) ponies were grazing nearby)jamessteel10025/03/2017
From Llyn Ogwen (SH 65946 60189) - Glan Dena - Ffynnon Lloer - Pen yr Ole Wen - Carnedd Fach - Foel Meirch - Carnedd Dafydd - Carnedd Llewelyn - Bwlch Eryl Farchog - Ffynnon Llugwy. Long descent to Foel Meirch and re-ascent to Carnedd Dafydd.david23020102/10/2016
Thought this was just to far with only 4hrs on parking ticket. Jogging required but back with 5min to go.Dusty27/09/2016
Clearing up 'new' Nuttalls so this one was done on its own from BethesdaColin Crawford06/09/2016
Pen yr Ole Wen, Foel Meirch, Carnedd Daffyd, Carnedd Llewlyn, Yr Elen Pen yr Helgi Du. Exhausting walk that took 9 hours, but perfect conditions. No cloud and cool sunny day. Fantastic meal at the Vaynol Arms in Pentir afterwardsLazylizzie03/07/2016
So there I was on Wigiau and on a whim decided to go direct to Meirch from there. Had been raining and both rivers were unpleasantly fast and deep. The climb up to Meirch felt neverending.. perhaps because I was soaked from the knee down.. eventually arrived at top. Lovely view of Elen but its a daft summit.. with Daffyd towering over as he does.stig_nest01/07/2016
Pen yr Ole Wen, Carnedd Dafydd, Carnedd LLewelyn, Yr Elen, back to Carnedd Dafydd, Foel Meirch, back to Pen yr Ole Wen then back to Ogwenunderhill06/06/2016
From Gerlan via Crib Lem with Dan.Wheelsy26/09/2015
Nuttall 1.1 with Mrs G. A fine weather day.jonglew19/09/2015
Followed Nuttalls route.rhalstead06/06/2015
Nuttall walk 1.1: Pen yr Ole Wen - Foel Meirch - Carnedd Dafydd - Cefn Ysgolion W top - Cefn Ysgolion E top - Yr Elen - Carnedd Llewelyn - Pen yr Helgi Duronaldo33318/04/2015
My direct ascent of Carnedd Dafydd via the Llech Ddu spur (grade 1 scramble) returning to Bethesda over Foel Meirch.knarf08/04/2015
From top of road in Bethesda. Lovely November day with just a sprinkling of snow on Carnedd Llewellyn. My last Welsh Nuttall.clivevilla05/11/2014
Parked in Bethesda, with Daniel, then headed up Yr Ellen, onto Llewelyn, then Dafydd, then Foel Meirch - which we decided shouldn't be classed as a mountain. It is basically 'a route up Carnedd Dafydd'. Anyway, a good horseshoe walk and excellent weather. WDT.jamestryfan12/10/2014
AN ATTRACTIVE WALK UP PATH AND RIDGE FROM ABOVE BETHESDA BUT TERRIBLE CONDITION. BLOWN OVER TWICE AND LITERALLY SOAKED TO THE SKIN BUT GOOD TO FINISN THE CARNEDDAU.BURGESS04/07/2014
Nuttall walk 1.1 As the book says - it's a long way down.Ruth05/04/2014
From Ogwen Valley. Pen Yr Ole Wen, Carnedd Dafydd and Foel Meirch.AlunRees3117/03/2014
Parbat Tiger Training Weekendmertw95504/11/2013
Difficult parking but found space at Ciltwillan and dropped down to river - not recommended. A lone mountain today.bolton04/11/2013
CJM04/11/2013
dropped down from carnedd dafydd then continued descent via mynydd dduHillboBaggings26/08/2013
Ascended Carnedd Dafydd via the Crib Lem spur after a long walk in from Gerlan. Continued on to Foel Meirch then down Mynydd Ddu.Angelfon2326/08/2013
Dropped down from Carnedd Dafydd, found it much harder rejoining the ridgeline for the rest of the round as the wind was directly against me.JohnStoneham14/06/2013
Solo walk from Bethesda. Carnedd Dafydd - Pen yr Ole Wen - Idwal Cottage - Y Garn - Elidir Fawrdavidpettit8408/06/2013
Cold day but decent visibility saw me trudge up from Bethesda. Decided against the full horseshoe as still recovering from man flu!SS27/04/2013
Parked at Ciltwillan. Last top on a round of Foel Grach (via Cwm Caseg), Carnedd Llewelyn and Carnedd Dafydd on a beautiful sunny day. Descent back to car down Mynydd Du ridge to Cwm Llafar.marktrengove07/09/2012
Layby at the E. end of Llyn Ogwen – Path through woods past Glan Dena – East ridge above Ffynnon Lloer – Pen yr ole Wen – Foel Meirch – Carnedd Dafydd – Yr Elen – Carnedd Llewelyn – Pen yr Helgi Du – S. down path – Across leat – Path to derelict farm – Track to A5 – Old road to layby. (JL)gerrybowes19/06/2012
Descended Carnedd Dafydd in wrong direction in mist!BobHancock03/06/2012
CUHWC Deiniolen Trip. Walked with MJ, HP, TA et al. Bethesda - Foel M - Carnedd D - Carnedd L - Yr Elen - Foel G - Garnedd U - Bera B & M - Drosgl - Gyrn W - Bethesda. Most summits in cloud, but generally dry. Have bagged Carneddau efficiently!AGWilliamson19/05/2012
With Andrew, Helen, Tom, Gareth and Artur on CUHWC Deiniolen trip in thick mist; Bethesda - Foel Meirch - Carnedd Dafydd - Carnedd Llewelyn - Yr Elen - Foel Grach - Bera Bach - Bera Mawr - Drosgl - Gyrn Wigau - Bethesda.Mark Jackson19/05/2012
Long descent and ascent from/to Carnedd Dafydd!tsharp03/03/2012
Quite a nice little top on descent from Dafydd after doing the Grib Lem arete. Awesome views of the cwm.Jake99411/01/2012
eyenose19/11/2011
After doing the Llech ddu scramble with members of the BHMC, though only Brian came with me. Glorious dayalwaysinshorts15/10/2011
My last Carneddau Nuttal. Up from Gerlan via the awesome Crib Lem scramble which tops out on Car Daf. Dropped down to bag this, then back up to Daf, and around to Car LL and Yr Elen. Lovely day.huwthomas09/07/2011
Hot spring weather. Pen yr Ole Wen round to Pen yr Helgi Du via the Carnedds and Yr Elen. Seemed a bit bonkers to make the diversion off the main ridge to visit this peak but views were good and lots of ring ouzels among the boulder fields.Herbert Anchovy20/04/2011
Pen yr Ole Wen, Carnedd Dafydd, Foel Meirch, Ye Elen, Carnedd Llewellyn, Pen yr Helgi Duijpowell30/04/2010