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Name:Foel Lwyd
Hill number:2036
Height:600.2m / 1969ft
Parent (Ma):2031  Tal y Fan
RHB Section:30B: Snowdonia
Nuttall/Wainwright area:The Carneddau
County/UA:Conwy (CoU)
Class:Simm, Dewey
Grid ref:SH 72040 72326
Summit feature:flat rock by tiny cairn
Col:546.8m  SH 7265 7231  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 115
(1:25k) OL17E
Observations:ground by wall 30m NW at SH 72013 72339 is 0.2m lower
Survey:Leica Disto D510/Leica NA730/Leica GS15/Leica RX1250
Survey of Foel Lwyd.pdf
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On the way up Tal y Fan. Detours around high stone walls took me so close to the summit that I decided to bag it.Topographer5713/09/2018
From RowenTyldesley Paul08/07/2018
I drove up the single track road from Tal-y-Bont through Llanbedr-y-cennin. I was unfortunately trapped between a tractor towing a trailer in front and another farmer's vehicle behind. We very slowly ascended without the opportunity to stop and check where we were going. Found myself at Bwlch-y-gaer, backtracked and on to the car park at road-end at Bwlch y Ddeufaen. Walked along the roman road past the two standing stones and on the NW and N sides of walls to Foel Lwyd. Actual highest point is on S side of wall but not far from wall where is ground is only very slightly lower. On to Tal y Fan.pwbellarby14/04/2018
Start from Three streams car park in Llanfairfechanderrymark12/02/2018
From lane end. Grand views of the sea.Eddie07/01/2018
Foel Lwyd and Tal y Fan from the little road head car park near the col. Plenty of stiles near the col to gain access to the better track on the seaward side of the wall. A collapsed wall section gives access to the summit of Foel Lwyd via a slight doubling back. A stile leads to the summit of Tal y Fan. This is the better viewpoint, looking over the Great Orme, Menai Strait, Puffin Island and Anglesey.Nick Down110/06/2017
After Tal y Fan. Surprisingly good path all the way from the col on N side of wall.Minto09/06/2017
PYG TRACK RUNS CLOSE BY.Deedubr06/06/2017
Dragon's Back Racedc9627/05/2017
From bwlch y ddeuffan. Foel Lwyd and Tal y Fan. Very cold day!!Alunrees3325/04/2017
Parked at small car park at head of valley. Foel Lwyd, Tal y Fan, Carnedd y Ddelw, Drum, Pen y Castell then Penygadair (east and west tops).BobHancock12/04/2017
A nice walk from Nant-y-Coed Nature reserve, with a disgracefully late start. Good path then off piste ASAP direct to Foel Lwyd up a nice grassy cwm, and a good path along the wall to Tal y Fan, with little rock steps here and there. Very wet and very windy, with a bit of horizontal sleet for good measure. Back to the col, and an instruments only descent across the moor. Good path to the path junction (cairn), ATV tracks for a while, then pathless to the crash site below Moelfre. The fog cleared to a glorious sunset and fine sea views. This was very welcome, as there was no need to slavishly follow the bearing through the middle of the bogs. North Wales path back to the start.Gill16/03/2017
Drove to car park with top portion of road covered in pools of water and slush. Raining at car park. Walked back down road and then left over stile. Followed path gradually getting more indistinct as snow increased with height to the bwlch between Foel Lwyd and Tal y Fan. Turned left . Snow now knee deep and only odd places were path was visible. Eventually over wall (easy, snow almost to top of wall) to top. Back to wall (Not as easy this side no snow). Turned left and continued to stile over wall. Should have turned down hand railing the wall. Didn't, over wall and down before realising. Straight down then and eventually hand railed on left side down wall I should have done earlier. Back to track and car park. Not a nice day. In cloud for much of time. Knee deep show for a lot of the way. Very tiring, snow wouldn't support weight.MikeM23/11/2016
Me and Alf.jrj07/11/2016
With Tal y Fan. Beautiful views of the Carneddau and Conway bay on a mostly clear and sunny day.Lazylizzie18/06/2016
After Tal y Fan from roadside parking at start of PFmart079728/05/2016
10/12 Tenth of peak bagging day (Great Orme/Little Orme (Creigiau Rhiwledyn)/Bryn Euryn/Bryn Pyden/Mynydd Marian/Mynydd Ellian/Bwrdd Arthur/Moel Rhiwen/Clip Y Orsedd/Foel Lwyd/Tal Y Fan/Moel y Gaer)Fergalh28/02/2016
Foel Lwyd - Yr Orsedd - Foel-ganol from parking area S of Foel Lwyd.RobertP20/12/2015
Parked on grass verge at SH 732714. With Tal y Fan.webmaster17/10/2015
Parked at GR 731 715, room for several cars. A good path leads to a col where we turned NE to Tal y Fan then returned to the col and followed the wall to top of Foel Lwyd then continued down to Bwlch y Ddeufaen and on to Carnedd y Ddelw. With SH.wombourne30/09/2015
Start ~ Roadside near Cae Coch. Climbed direct to the col and went Right to Tal y Fan. Then headed West to Foel Lwyd and in to Bwlch y Ddeufaen, climbing out the otherside to do Carnedd y Ddelw. Returned via Bwlch y Ddeufaen. With Wombourne.steve hudson30/09/2015
With Mrs G on Nuttall's 1.3 walk. Damp day, but rain only intermittent.jonglew14/09/2015
Nuttall walk 1.3: Tal y Fan - Foel Lwyd - Carnedd y Ddelw NW Top - Carnedd y Ddelw - Drum - Pen y Castell - Penygadairronaldo33327/06/2015
Dragon's Back day 1Jim T22/06/2015
Nuttall walk 1.3 plus others with Martin, Frank ,Steve and BrianLou24/04/2015
Parked at the car park to the south (721715) Up path alongside wall to summit area The actual summit is in the heather on the other side of the wall (south side) & can be reached by crossing the wall where it has collapsed. (S)gerrybowes13/04/2015
Climbed after Tal y Fan. Collapsed dry stone wall gave access to summit.Wheelsy24/08/2014
Parked at bwlch y Ddeufaen. Bagged on the way to Tal Y FanAlunRees3110/02/2014
From car park above Cae Coch, a round of Tal y Fan, Foel Lwyd, Carnedd y Ddelw, Drum and Pen y Castell. Drizzle all dayrhalstead06/11/2013
From Tal y Fan. Alone.Saggers18/08/2013
From car park at road end - en route to Tal y fan.Crib Goch13/07/2013
l y Fan, Foel Lwyd, Foel Ganol, Yr Orsedd, Pen Bryn-du, Carnedd y Ddelw, Drum, Pen y Castellijpowell06/06/2013
Tal Y Fan circuitSleefi102/02/2013
from Tal y Fantim74702/02/2013
With Meds from Tal Y Fan going over the top towards Carnedd y Ddelw.bolton09/01/2013
From road-end below Bwlch y Ddeufaen. Climbed with John K for his final Hewitt event, before Tal y Fan. Splendid late-autumn sunshine.marktrengove20/10/2012
Parked at bwlch y Ddeufaen. Bagged on the way to Tal Y FanHillboBaggings07/08/2012
with Tony & DevonStuart Hyde06/08/2012
From car park to S. Cross stile then immediately on right is a small path that goes all the way to the top - bar 10m.destaylor01/01/2012
Tal y Fan - Foel Lwyd - Carnedd y Ddelw - Drum - Pen y Castell.Herbert Anchovy12/12/2011
Walked after night in Dulyn bothy. up fras, Drum and straight up this one from Drum, over to Tal-y-fan. walked w Alan BellisRekrab02/12/2011
On return from Tal y Fan to Cae Coch.davidpettit8412/11/2011
Second walk of the day with MJ & DP on CUHWC Caseg Fraith Trip. Up to Tal y Fan from road and then along to Foel Lwyd. Nice evening weather. Efficient bagging!AGWilliamson12/11/2011
Same as David and Andrew - another triple log from the Cambridge trio! After lots of Carneddau earlier in the day, we drove round to Cae Coch road corner and did a short T-shaped walk to Tal y Fan and Foel Lwyd. Nice hills with great sea views.Mark Jackson12/11/2011
From car park at Bwlch y Ddaefan on the way to Tal Y Fan.Angelfon02/08/2011
From car park at Bwlch y Ddaefan on the way to Tal Y Fan. Did some owling on the way up :)Chloster02/08/2011
From Rowen onto Foel Lwyd, Tal y Fan, back to Rowen.spooksthehorse16/01/2011
Part of Nuttall's 1.3.clivevilla15/10/2010
Miserable conditions but worked well with getting Catriona to football in the afternoon.SS11/09/2010