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Name:Foel Goch
Hill number:2079
Height:611m / 2005ft
RHB Section:30D: Barmouth to Betws-y-Coed and Bala
Nuttall/Wainwright area:The Arenigs
County/UA:Conwy (CoU), Gwynedd (CoU)
Catchment:Dee (Flint)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Hewitt, Nuttall,
Buxton & Lewis, Bridge, Clem
Grid ref:SH 95382 42295
Summit feature:ground 1m N of trig point
Col:337m  SH917439  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 125
(1:25k) OL18E
Survey:obvious summit
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Pen y Cerrig-Serth, Orddu, Foel Goch, Garnedd Fawr & Cerrig y Gordref running with Rufus. Started in Llangwm and went across the ridge east to west. Excellent crisp morning with snow above 550m. Fantastic views of y Berwyn, Arenig, Cader Idris and all of the 3000ft peaks.jacobrichmond19/01/2020
From LlangwmGwastadros23/08/2019
Bryn Bras, Orddu, Foel Goch, Garnedd Fawr, Pen y Bwlch Gwyn, Moel Emoel and Garw Fynydd from SH 961 396. Fairly wet for most of the walk after starting out OK and a couple of the higher hills were in cloud. Few paths but only moderately rough going. Had a very quick lunch by the trig - too cold to hang around. 12.45km in 3hr15m.Herbert Anchovy28/07/2019
from orddu good path viewws of arenigsunderhill16/06/2019
From end of public road above Llangwm limited parking on grass near gate. Easy short walk up grassy fields/track, quick 70min round trip. Good viewsN.Morters14/04/2019
34 years ago I visited this top in mist, wind and rain. I return to find nothing has changed! Very wet approach path from south. With TJBtrimarc220/02/2019
Revisit. 3 P20s, 2 P30s plus Foel Goch from 1mi W of Llangwm village. The boundary stones along the ridge all have old benchmarks. Chilly breezy grey mostly dry pm.RHW16/12/2018
Foel Goch from Llangwn. Walk included Orddu.knarf10/12/2018
From the north.Winterfloodian03/09/2018
From campsite at SH962389 via ROW and Moel Darren with ElizyanneGmacT24/07/2018
With CathyS. Honeymoon. From Llangwm.masmith03/07/2018
Pen Y Cerrig-Serth, Orddu, Bryn Bras, Foel Goch, Garw Fynydd, Moel Emoel, Pen Y Bwlch Gwyn, Garnedd Fawr and Pen Bwlch Y Greigwen. From Llangwm.Alunrees3315/05/2018
Nice comfortable NE ridge from end of public road.Topographer5706/05/2018
Clear dry day with little wind, excellent visibility.PeteEdwards08/04/2018
4/10 (Y Gesail/Pen Bwlch y Greigwen/Garnedd Fawr/Foel Goch/Orddu/Pen Y Cerrig/-Serth/Bryn Bras/Garw Fynydd/Moel Emoel/Pen y Bwlch Gwyn)Fergalh02/12/2017
Taken as part of a 6 mile run from Bala Caravan and Camping Club Clubsite at Sarnau Route Pen Coed-y-Bedo, BrynBras, Orddu, Pen-y-cerrig-searth back to Orddu then Foel Goch - a run down the old drovers way to the Farm at Pentre-tai-yn-y-cwm a lovely chat with the farmer Mr Owen about the history of this ancient village (a very interesting bloke!) and a mild rebuke for running up BryBras which is not allowed, apparently, which is a shame because there is an excellent and almost dry path all the way to the top!Shutterlag19/09/2017
9 mile walk from junction of minor roads south by Pandy farm, followed minor road then field footpath onto Pen Coed-Y-Bedo, then headed along grassy ridge to Bryn Bras, contoured round to Pen Y Cerrig-Serth then headed west onto Orddu and grassy trails onto Foel Goch, carried on along ridge to Garreg Fawr then across barbed wire fences onto Pen Y Bwlch Gwyn and up to conical Moel Emoel back down lane by Nant Cefn-Coch back to car, very showery and a lot of cloud on the bigger mountains surrounding, easy terrain under foot but quite wet. Drove to and bagged Craig Rhiwarth later on way home.DanTrig19/08/2017
With Val. Good weather. Parked at old chapel near Llangwm. Path to col then up to summit.mike.hoult07/08/2017
From Llangwm then onto Orddu.Alan Caine22/07/2017
Made up a horeshoe from Llangwm, parking at boarded up church , taking in Pen y Cerrig Serth and Orddu . Good views of Bala Lake and Lyn Celyn plus Arans and Arenigs. Very hot.Mark Sims20/06/2017
This would be a delightful short walk on nice grassy paths in good weather. It's still quite nice in torrential rain and a howling gale, but this makes it harder work than it ought to be, and makes a circuit of the hill distinctly unattractive. For that reason, I did an out and back from Llangwm, via Bron Llan and Orddu, and that was sufficient suffering for one day.Gill19/03/2017
Parked by Cockpit near Coed-Y-Bedo - Cwm Da (outward lost old Road & trek up West side of valley - Foel Goch (611 - Summit Cairn, Trig & Inscribed Stone)- Returned following old road via Waun Tafolog. Wild but with old signs of old habitation (and tracks), an beautiful intriguing landscape not to be rushed.briandavies10/03/2017
Pleasant solo walk up from Llangwm on a small round of 4 hills. On to Orddu, then a couple of sub-Deweys.jonglew06/11/2016
Last hill of the day and feeling it - lungs feeling dodgy. Too hazy for good view. 1 hour from Hafod-yr-Esgob - same back. Could murder a Snowdonia lager.Wycombe Wanderer14/09/2016
Parked outside boarded up church in Llangwm to N. Up lane then grassy track to boundary of access land, stepped over fence and about 20 yards uphill picked up faint ATV track, which continued (getting more obvious) to summit. Route and write-up:
Walked in fog and drizzle from Llangwm.Dewi Prysor01/08/2016
with kelly paths what paths as this is not a very well vistied summit its hard keeping to he paths as 90% look like sheep tracksDarren-44326/06/2016
With Kellymy-list26/06/2016
Parked to side of gate at SH96254 39482 (Space for 3 or 4 cars) – ROW up Cwm Da & then E. to Orddu – Foel Goch (Revisit) – Garnedd Fawr – Pen y Bwlch Gwyn – Moel Emoel – Down ENE slopes to rusty old gate at 945407 – Track & then road back to car. (S)gerrybowes11/06/2016
Nuttall route.crax7328/05/2016
Round of Orddu, Foel Goch, Garnedd Fawr, Pen y Bwlch Gwyn, Moel Emoel, Gawr Fynydd from SE. Bright day with good viewsRobertP13/03/2016
With Jenx from end of public road to north. Just over an hour including hills to East.nordicstar11/07/2015
Nuttall walk 6.4: Foel Goch [The Arenigs]ronaldo33313/06/2015
Extremely windy and falling temperatures. Not the best day, beat a hasty retreat once we made the summit.PeteEdwards01/06/2015
Rhos Dawel,Maes y Fedw,Garw Fynydd,Moel Emoel,Pen y Bwlch Gwyn,Garnedd Fawr,Foel Goch,Orddu,Pen y Cerrig-serth,Bryn Bras,Pen Coed-y-Bedo.ijpowell30/04/2015
Llandderfel to Bala. Revisit during partial eclipse.Smudge20/03/2015
Pen y Cerrig-Serth, Orddu, and Foel Goch with Calebsimon and co20/02/2015
Bike bagging my way all the way back to Betws-y-Coed train station and Llangwm's always a wonderfully quiet corner to return to. I'm pretty sure it'd be very few of us indeed that would ever think about coming here if it wasn't for Nuttalls and Marilyns.Twice Shy13/09/2014
Solo..from the farm as in The Nuttalls book, back the same way.Lou12/07/2014
Parked at 962434, track to bwlch, onto summit and took the direct route back.tim74705/06/2014
Parked on lane below pylons 961395. Up lane to Pentre-tai-yn-y-cwm NW up Cwm Da to BS in col east of Foel Goch. Followed fence and boundary stones to Garnwdd fawr. South to sheep fold 938421 SH 468, SH 461 Moel Emol. Very wet underfoot and bogs to avoid. Raining hard by this time. NE off Moel Emolto pick up track by Nant Cefn Coch. Track turned into a river due to rain. Back to car. Good route for a better day.axe.stephen24/05/2014
With G. From SH 961 396 > Orddu via path by Nant Cwm-da > Foel Goch > Garnedd Fawr > Pen y Bwlch Gwyn. Returned descending E then track at SH 945 407 back to start.RT197021/04/2014
Continuation of walk from Garnedd Fawr. Followed ATV tracks east beside the fence, then over 540m ring contour and on easily to the summit. A fine view point.Man of Kernow123/11/2013
From Llangwm, plenty of parking by the church. Followed the minor road and Byway then visited Foel Goch and Orddu From the col. Returned on path to west of Orddu, not too easy to follow.rhalstead01/11/2013
Parked at SH 962434, nice climb on grass to summit, 31 mins. Operated for SOTA with Geoff M6PYG. 19 contacts each made on VHF, radio conditions very good contacts made as far as Devon.G4OBK (Phil)03/09/2013
Am. From campsite with dog. 2.5 hours. Light rain later.Hammy17/08/2013
Started at 125-962397.Sunny with occasional showers. Took in Garnedd Fawr and Moel Emoel to make a decent circuit. 4 hours.Emlyno02/08/2013