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Name:Foel Grach
Hill number:1970
Height:975.4m / 3200ft
Parent (Ma):1965  Carnedd Llewelyn
RHB Section:30B: Snowdonia
Nuttall/Wainwright area:The Carneddau
County/UA:Conwy (CoU), Gwynedd (CoU)
Catchment:Conwy, Catchment Boundaries, Ogwen
Class:Simm, Furth, Hewitt, Nuttall, Buxton & Lewis,
Bridge
(Tu,Sim,F,Hew,N,BL,Bg)
Grid ref:SH 68881 65909
Summit feature:cairn
Drop:41.7m
Col:933.8m  SH 6889 6532  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 115
(1:25k) OL17E OL17W
Observations:rock outcrop 25m SSE at SH 68891 65885 is about 50cm lower
Survey:Abney level/Leica RX1250
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 727 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From Gerlan, via Yr Elen and Carnedd Llewelynderrymark14/09/2019
Fourth hill of the day & still hot, hot, hot. Hd to break out the 'emergency' can of coke!DanMaisieBex24/08/2019
Route: A5 opposite Gwern Gof Isaf – Bwlch Eryl Farchog – Penywaun-wen – Carnedd Llewelyn – Foel Grach – Carnedd Gwenllian – Foel-fras – Carnedd Gwenllian – Foel Grach – Carnedd Llewelyn – Bwlch Cyfryw-drum – Creigiau Hirion – A5. Stats: 6hrs15, 21.4km, 1,340m ascent. Weather: glorious sunshine for most of day, although clagg on tops. Notes: initial walk in a bit of a slog.millionmts01/07/2019
Traverse of the Carneddau from Conwy to Ogwen ValleyClaireb 05/05/2019
Carneddau traverse, Llandudno Jt to Ogwen CottageS4m49805/05/2019
Carneddau one-way walk north to south with Dave. Parked Dave's car at Glan Dena on the A5 (SH 669 604) then in my car to Abergwyngregyn and the small carpark at SH 675 716. A day of two halves: before lunch it was sunny and breezy with clear views; but in the afternoon low cloud and squally rain blew in and the wind increased to 40mph gusting up to 50mph - arduous walking into the wind. Route was Drum, Foel Fras, Carnedd Gwenllian, Foel Grach, Carnedd Llewelyn, Carnedd Dafydd and Pen Y Ole Wen. Started about 10.15; finished about 6pm, slowed by the wind.Skip16/02/2019
From small CP in Bwlch Y Ddeufaen - past the standing stones then followed wall up to ridge - Drum (Penyforth Coch) - Bwlch-Y-Gwrd - Foel Fras (& Trig) - Garnedd Uchaf - Foel Grach - Gwaun-Y-Garnedd - Carnedd Llewelyn - with a similar return route - Cold and clear start but the cloud came in later. At top of Carnedd Llewelyn icey the sun veiled in white wispy cloud.briandavies04/01/2019
Welsh 3000s Bagging dayjmistry8606/10/2018
Waen Bryn-gwenith, Craig Eigiau, Foel Grach, Carnedd Llewelyn, Pen yr Helgi Du, Clogwyn Llech Lefnkeithouk16/09/2018
Craig Eigiau, Foel Grach, Carnedd Llewelyn, Yr Elen, Pen Yr Helgi Du, Pen Llithrig y Wrach circular route, starting at Llyn Eigiau car park.noxibis15/09/2018
HF starting from aberChasejet27/06/2018
Ninth of Welsh 3000s week.PeakyPete27/06/2018
From the parking at Llyn Eigiau reservoirAlan Caine10/06/2018
WELSH 3000's Started 03:30 in the Pen-y-Pass CP with GAVIN SIMPSON and DAVE FOWLER > Craig Fach > Crib Goch (3028) > Crib y Ddysgl (3495) > Snowdon - Yr Wyddfa (3560) > (Nant Peris) > Elidir Fawr (3031) > Y Garn (3107) > Glyder Fawr (3284) > Castell y Gwynt (3189) > Glyder Fach (3262) > Tryfan Far South Peak > Tryfan (3010) > (Llyn Ogwen) > Pen yr Ole Wen (3209) > Carnedd Dafydd (3425) > Carnedd Llewelyn (3491) > Yr Elen (3156) > Foel Grach (3200) > Garnedd Uchaf [Carnedd Gwenllian] (3035) > Foel-fras (3097) > finished 22:30 SH73164 66324 29 miles - 14300 ft ascent (19 hours)Mark A Hartry02/06/2018
Llaberis to Abergwyngregyn climbing all the 3000s in the Glyderau and Carneddau (plus a few extra Nuttalls).tomd430/04/2018
Climbed on Stuarts Trans Cambrian TrekBannor08/04/2018
With MS and GM. From Dulyn bothy to Bethesda through hail storm!robertgn12/11/2017
Llwytmor, Foel-fras, Carnedd Gwenllian, Foel Grach, Yr Elen, Carnedd Llewelyn, Carnedd Dafydd, Pen Yr Ole Wenkeithouk24/09/2017
Craig Eigiau, Foel Grach, Garnedd Uchaf from car park near Lyn Eigiau.lenman16/09/2017
From the cp approaching Llyn Eigiau, finished the round on Drumbardolph02/09/2017
pen yr ole wen, carnedd dafydd, yr elen, foel grach, foel fras, garnedd uchaf, carnedd Llewelyn,pen yr helgi du, from pont pen y benglog.robertphillips07/08/2017
A circular walk from Ogwen Cottage. Pen yr Ole Wen, Carnedd Dafydd, Carnedd Llewelyn, Yr Elen, Foel Grach, Garnedd Uchaf, Foel-Fras, Llwytmor, Bera Mawr, Bera Bach, Drosgl, Gyrn Wigau and down into Bethesda finished off by a long walk back along the A5. Lovely day with clear weather and not many other walkers out on the hills.tobywharne18/07/2017
Parked at Aber falls. Llwytmor, Foel Fras, Garnedd Uchaf, Foel Grach, Bera Bach and Bera Mawr. Grey and cloudy but at least it stayed dry!!Alunrees3330/05/2017
From the small car park above Llanbedr y Cennin Carnedd Uchaff (Carnedd Gwenllian) , Foel Grach, Dulyn and Melynllyn reservoirs.Lazylizzie13/05/2017
Ascend from and descend towards Carnedd Gwenllian.Dan Baddeley23/04/2017
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. (Did this one first time 23 years ago ... didn't see the shelter this time, has it gone?)jamessteel10025/03/2017
Foel-Grach & Carnedd Llewelyn from Gerlan (Bethesda) along the Afon Gaseg valley and re-visiting Gyrn Wigau.knarf01/02/2017
With Cabe, Marcus and Cheryl.simon and co18/09/2016
3000 walkunderhill06/08/2016
out and back fron Garnedd uchafcolinfielding19/07/2016
With K from Carnedd LlewellynAshley13/07/2016
Vegan Welsh 3000s V3K Ultra race CraigW18/06/2016
Welsh 3000s tripaucuparia16/06/2016
From Aber falls CP. Up road and on track all way to summit of Drum, then onto Foel-Fras, out to Llwytmor, back to Carnedd Uchaf & Foel Grach. Then over Yr Aryg to Drosgyl,Gyrn Wigau, Gyrn & Moel Winion before descent down past Aber Falls. Great views & sunshine all daymart079702/06/2016
At nightJohn Eley29/05/2016
5/11 Fifth of epic day in snow and ice at height (Pen Yr Ole Wen/Carnedd Dafydd/Carnedd Llewelyn/Yr Elen/Foel Grach/Garnedd Uchaf (Carnedd Gweenllian/Foel Fras/Drum/Carnedd Y Ddelw/Yr Orsed/Foel-Gandl)Fergalh27/02/2016
With Hamish the springer spaniel. From Bethesda to Yr Elen - Carnedd Llewelyn, Foel Grach, Garnedd Uchaf. Overcast day. Into a strong headwind for most of the way. Fantastic scenery.Saggers10/10/2015
From parking area near Llyn Eigiau (SH 73159 66296) - Craig Eigiau - Foel Grach - Carnedd Llewelyn - Pen yr Helgi Du - Clogwyn Llech Lefn [Bwlch y Tri Marchog Top] - Pen Llithrig y Wrach - Craig Ffynnon.david23020130/08/2015
Carneddau wild camp 22 milesTaz3829/07/2015
As part of the Welsh 3000s challengehillexplorer19/07/2015
Welsh 3000-ers from the road-end near Rowen (0200 hrs) to Snowdon (1700 hrs) and Llanberis Youth Hostel (1945 hrs). 47km, +/-3800m, 17 hours 45.PGCE16/07/2015
From Aber FallsMiles6911/07/2015
Walked in the Thunder storm coming off Carnedd Llewllyn during the Welsh 3000sspare.tyres05/07/2015
Parked at CP north of Llyn Eigiau, went NW, N then SW along track towards Melynllyn. After nosing about in the old hone quarry I climbed steeply to the ESE to reach the top of Cefn Tal-llyn Eigiau to find the summit of 'Craig Eigiau'. From there I walked SW before following the wide 'ridge' turning NW to Foel Grach summit. From there continued NW to Garnedd Uchaf-Carnedd Gwenllian, then turned NE to Foel Fras summit. From there I deviated NW to bag Llwytmor before returning to the ridge to reach Drum and the impressive cairn Carnedd Penyborth Goch. I followed the ridge N to the even more impressive cairn on Carnedd y Ddelw. From there I re-traced my steps S to y Drum, turned SE along Foel Lwyd, bagged Pen y Castell before heading S through rough and boggy terrain, followed Afon Ddu SE, finally reaching a path back to the track leading to the Llyn Eigiau car park.Dewi Prysor23/06/2015
Dragon's Back day 1Jim T22/06/2015
Dragon's BackDinoF22/06/2015
976mThe Grouse20/06/2015
Nuttall walk 1.2: Foel-fras - Garnedd Uchaf - Foel Grach - Yr Aryg - Bera Mawr - Bera Bach - Drosgl - Gyrn Wigauronaldo33330/05/2015
Nuttalls walk 1.2 with Lindsay, Steve and Brian. Lovely sunny day.Crib Goch21/04/2015
Nuttall walk with Martin, Steve and Brian. Bright sunny day.Lou21/04/2015