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Name:Tarren y Gesail
Hill number:2148
Height:667m / 2188ft
RHB Section:30F: Dolgellau to Machynlleth
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Cadair Idris
County/UA:Gwynedd (CoU)
Catchment:Dysynni
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Hewitt, Nuttall,
Buxton & Lewis, Bridge, Clem
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,Hew,N,BL,Bg,Cm)
Grid ref:SH 71053 05893
Summit feature:no feature
Drop:463m
Col:204m  SH738093  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 124
(1:25k) OL23W
Observations:summit is 50m E of trig point
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 351 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
After Tarrenhendre. Took much longer than anticipated. Difficulty finding a path through the forest. Also bagged one Dodd and a Tump.NormanW14/03/2020
First of five tops following Nuttalls nine mile route from Abergynolwyn, Summiting Tarrrenhendre, Mynydd Rhyd-Galed, Foel y Giefr, Braich-Goch and Tarren y Gesail. A three mile extension is needed to reach Mynydd Braich-Goch.WAYNE ROWLETT01/03/2020
Took car up road then track higher up towards disused quarry. Track then as others Gill etc... through forest where there is considerable felling operations at present. Up steep grassy slope to summit. 3/4 Marilyn, onto TarrenhendreN.Morters18/01/2020
4/4. As Nuttall book. Tarrenhendre, Mynydd Rhyd-Galed, Foel y Geifr and Tarren y Gesail. Showers but a dry finish. Lovely waterfalls at start and enjoyable ridge. No time to divert to East Top on ridge as wild wind there.nickywood126/09/2019
Abergynolwyn > Nant Gwernol > Tarren Fach > Tarrenhendre > Foel y Geifr > Tarren y Gesail > Pont Llaeron > Bryn Eglwys Quarry > Abergynolwyn.Winterfloodian18/09/2019
Round of Tarren y Gesail and Tarren Hendre from end of public road up from Abergynolwyn. Road is steep and narrow, then after two gates it is no better than a typical estate track. Followed Gill route over TG as far as TH.Topographer5726/08/2019
acleafe06/08/2019
Robert Kemp07/07/2019
nigelcmason02/05/2019
Dovey Junction - Penmaendovey - Braich Ddu - Ffridd Esgairweddan - Tarrenhendre - Mynydd Rhyd-galed - Mynydd Rhyd-galed E Top - Foel y Geifr - Tarren y Gesail - Machynlleth - Gallt y Gog - MachynllethMark Jackson15/04/2019
Thorny09/03/2019
Crumblie209/03/2019
borderline30/09/2018
NickiW21/09/2018
Repeatchalky195307/09/2018
Susan Bidwell14/08/2018
Lionel Bidwell14/08/2018
arjh02/07/2018
boxblade19/05/2018
Parked by Bryn Eglwys quarry, on the grass verge. The farmer came past and advised that the normal baggers path is a quagmire, and gave permission to go up the forestry road contouring below Foel Pandy. This makes a dead easy and quick walk, despite apparent distance. Keep taking the right forks, always up hill, and then finally a long straight stretch which comes out high up on the SW ridge of Tarren y Gesail. Easy to the top, then a good path all the way to Tarrenhendre. At the summit, there's a line of posts leading down the NE ridge, and this leads to a good enough path through the trees onto the logging road. It might be possible to descend through the forest to the start, but it was sooo hot, I just pogged along the track, quite a long way but quick enough.Gill21/04/2018
Icarus2815/04/2018
Continuation of walk from Mynydd Braich-goch. Followed the forest edge on a faint path SW to the bwlch, then up, steeply at first, to the summit. Descended back to Corris Uchaf by using the forest roads. Solo.Man of Kernow120/03/2018
Man of Kernow220/03/2018
#638 As per Nordicstar, who forgot to mention the 'unsuitable for motor vehicles' sign and cones at the bottom of the hill and the three gates! However, Jen was spot on with her description, wet!tim74716/03/2018
JulieB30/12/2017
WokingMike30/12/2017
LizH19/10/2017
PeterAH19/10/2017
phowson13/09/2017
hbagger13/09/2017
m0jla15/08/2017
With Val. Rain for much of the walk and no views from summit. Parked at Abergynolwen and followed road up valley. A big zig-zag on a track took us up to the forest. Followed tracks through forest to open hillside. Up fence line on faint path to ridge which continued to summit. Returned same route having ascended Tarren Hendre previously.mike.hoult12/08/2017
Bag200001/08/2017
As Nuttall's walk 10:4 The Tarren Hillsdgresty25/07/2017
2/8 (Foel Pandy/Tarren y Gesail/Mynydd Braich-Goch/Foel y Geifir/Mynydd Rhyd-Galed East Top/Mynydd Rhyd Galed (Tarrenhendre East Top)/Tarrenhendre/Mynydd Tan-y-Coed)Fergalh01/07/2017
Nuttall Walk 10.4.martin_hall31/05/2017
Dragon's Backhaydnw24/05/2017
Papwilkinson24/05/2017
From car park south of Corris taking tracks and firebreaks to Mynydd Braich-goch. Along and down fence line through some felling to get to col above Coed Tyglas before taking track to close to Craig Goch (bwf to negotiate to get to summit). That bagged, came back to col then took track to high point and cut back to ridge and up to Tarren y Gesail. Returned by paths and tracks passing Cwn Cadian (owner pointed out path was not in use but was happy to let me push through - he wasn't joking - should take row at junction heading north east).SS14/05/2017
danpquinn29/11/2016
Nuttalls walk 10.4 from AbergynolwynTony J22/10/2016
Smog08/10/2016
Caspar29/08/2016
id the Nuttalls walk. Had no problem between the hills. A bit confused starting the walk in the forest but found the right track. Coming down of Tarren y Gesail did not go far enough down the hill in SE directions. Picked up a track part way down as it was on the edge of what is now the forest. Probably added a mile on doing this.johnjennison16/08/2016
paulsross16/08/2016
With G. Mainly Nuttalls' Route from Abergynolwyn > Tarrenhendre via forest tracks and NW > Mynydd Rhyd-galed > Foel y Geifr > Tarren y Gesail > Abergynolwyn via path/track starting at SH 705 051 (eroded quagmire due to cows in places)RT197013/08/2016
nicolajane06/07/2016
Took a pretty much direct line to get here from the minor road. 1:50000 map lacks details that would have helped with route finding. Pretty damp underfoot, but got worse once the rain set in.jenx26/06/2016
Drove up minor road south from Abergynolwyn. One gate then parking at large turning area @240m. Followed track to new barn on hillside then through gap in trees to make direct ascent of SW slopes of Tarren y Gesail. From top followed the used path to bealach then along ridge w tops to increasingly cloud bound Tarrehendre. The main cairn clear, small cairn suggested on the hag has gone, went to the GR and all other possible tops. Back to bealach below and weaved through paths not all on 1:50k (use 1:25k) to get back to car.nordicstar26/06/2016
Fabioski26/06/2016