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Name:Foel Goch
Hill number:2079
Height:611m / 2005ft
Section:30D: Barmouth to Betws-y-Coed and Bala
Area:The Arenigs
County/UA:Conwy (CoU), Gwynedd (CoU)
Catchment:Dee (Flint)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Hewitt, Nuttall,
Buxton & Lewis, Bridge
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,Hew,N,BL,Bg)
Grid ref:SH 95382 42295
Summit feature:ground 1m N of trig point
Drop:274m
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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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: http://gayleybird.blogspot.co.uk/2016/08/mynydd-rhyd-ddu-foel-goch-and-mwdwl.htmlGayle13/08/2016
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
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.marktrengove23/11/2013
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
FIRST DAY OF SUMMER 2013 WELSH NUTTALLS EXPEDITION. SET UP CAMP AT BALA AND WEATHER SO GOOD THAT WE NIPPED UP THIS ONE IN THE EVENING, OUT AND BACK FROM THE LANE END RATHER THAN IN THE NUTTALLS' BOOKBURGESS01/08/2013
In a word, forgettable.denisB5217/06/2013
i did this as a solos mountain bag but it looks like a great horseshoe from llangwmAristotle Chip09/06/2013
From the South with Ordduisabelle28/05/2013
Parked at 964439 by gate (could have gone further) (10:00). Took path up ridge through fields. Beyond these, faint vehicle track led up ridge crest to summit. Fine day, fine views. Back to car 11:30.dbb26/05/2013
Out and back the same way by the farm,geoffreybbb05/05/2013
Hills to myself all day, lovely.Alex C04/05/2013
Parked at 963395, up the road then Nant Cwm-da to the coll, then onto Orddu then to Foel Goch-nice top, long but easy to Garnedd Fawr, down Foel Fach & Nant Cefn-coch 'very boggy', found track at 945407 back to road. sunny with a cold breeze, pleanty large snow fields.apricorum03/04/2013
From Llangwm with Phil HardwareM0YDH12/10/2012
On own.Crib Goch14/07/2012
An easy afternoon stroll from Cefn ddwysarn.bolton12/05/2012
trigpoint on the summit, low cloud for half the walk, Afew babies heads.Just a short walk 4 miles done with Aly & Mutts.Mc Tango31/03/2012
Actually climbed this twice due to including Garnedd Fawr into the walk.JohnStoneham13/11/2011
Minor road NW of Cefn-ddwysarn which is 3 miles NE of Bala Pentre-tai-yn-y-cwm Follow track beside Nant Cwm Da Saddle at top of valley Foel Goch Follow fence and boundary stones west and then head SE to pick up track and then road back to car. On descent saw 4 red kites. (JL)gerrybowes15/09/2011
Rarely visited lesser top. Good views, 1/2 day walk. With G. BowesJohn L15/09/2011
Traversed from Orddu, then descended via Moel Darren and Nant Cefn-cochdavidpettit8429/07/2011
Straight forward walk from top of Orddu, though did roll under an electric fence not wanting to find out if it was live or not ! http://www.heavyhorses.co.uk/humpsheavyhorses23/06/2011
Approached from Tyddyn Eli to the North. Glorious views of most of Snowdonia. Easy to fit in to a journey, took 70 minutes.huwthomas28/04/2011
started at llangwm,taking on the hill by way of green lanes and farm tracks, a nice route up pen y cerrig serth and on over the hewitt to garnedd fawr. wide open spaces, short brush grass, splendid isolationstig_nest29/03/2011