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Hill number:2151
Height:634m / 2080ft
RHB Section:30F: Dolgellau to Machynlleth
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Cadair Idris
County/UA:Gwynedd (CoU)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Hewitt, Nuttall,
Buxton & Lewis, Bridge, Clem
Grid ref:SH 68283 04155
Summit feature:cairn on peat hag
Col:431m  SH703046  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 135
(1:25k) OL23W
Comments:B&L gives GR of cairn SH683039
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 372 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Tough day out bagging the 2 Marilyns taking longer than I thought. Difficult traverse through forest. Interesting road leading up to start point at 680058.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
From Tarren y Gesail via ridge path. Stunning sunset and quick escape flirts to track then boggy path through woods and interesting zigzag through quarry workings in the dark, glad of track judging back the cavernous holes. 4/4 MarilynN.Morters18/01/2020
1/4. 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. Followed Gill route over TG as far as TH, then descended to foot of tump and down the map marked RoW. It hardly exists at the top, then at top of forest it is blocked by strew, diversion via new track. Lower down it is locally muddy and overgrown.Topographer5726/08/2019
Found OS Buried Block about 200m from high point.Dusty30/07/2019
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
Dragon's Back Reccedc9622/03/2019
Wet and windyroddyp08/05/2018
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
From car park at Abergynolwyn. Solo. To Mynydd Rhyd-galed. Along path to summit of Tarrenhendre, first to ancient cairn and then to the cairn on peat hag at the highest point. Returned to NH696040 and followed right of way NNW to track and road to Abergynolwyn. Nice weather.pwbellarby01/04/2018
#639 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
As Nuttall,s walk 10:4 The Tarren Hills.dgresty25/07/2017
7/8 (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
DBR plus recceshaydnw24/05/2017
With Val. From Dolgoch. Up past waterfalls then steep pull up onto track which was followed to south of summit. Path to summit, which is NNW of cairn. Weather fine and sunny.mike.hoult02/05/2017
Nuttalls walk 10.4 from AbergynolwynTony J22/10/2016
From Abergynolwyn Village car park SH 678 069 Via Tarren y Gesail.Westdenewalker10/10/2016
Did 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
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
From Dolgoch, opposite Ty Gwyn just before village, track over railway all the way to crest of mountain, the fence to summit. A slog, all uphill and steep, from practically sea level (valley floor) to 2080ft. Good sweatout!Dewi Prysor08/08/2016
With Cabe, Ollie and Iansimon and co25/07/2016
The day just got wetter. Probably a good walk. In finer conditions, though the path we took back down to the quarry area is likely never to be dry.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
11.5 mile circular walk from Abergynolwyn, walked up lane to end then then track to forest and final pull onto Tarren Y Gesail, followed path down and gained ridge at Foel y Geifr, then carried on to Mynydd Rhyd-Galed East Top and Mynydd Rhyd-Galed, then onto Tarrenhendre. bit too warm for us all. From summit followed poles along path back into the forest where the trees have taken over the path, followed forest lanes back to Abergynolwyn, good walk. Hamish and Huey the spaniels finished with a good swim in the river.Saggers04/06/2016
Nuttall walk 10.4: Tarrenhendre - Mynydd Rhyd-galed - Foel y Geifr - Tarren y Gesailronaldo33323/04/2016
Round of the two Tarrennau from Pennaltweed23/03/2016
From the east top. Almost missed it as visited the ancient cairn nearby. On a two night backpack.mick19/03/2016
Nuttall walk in reverseRuth23/01/2016
12.5 mile circular walk from Abergynolwyn in perfect weather, walked up lane to forest, went out and back to Foel Pandy, continued following lane to end then final pull onto Tarren Y Gesail, followed path down and gained ridge at Foel y Geifr, then carried on to Mynydd Rhyd-Galed East Top and Mynydd Rhyd-Galed, then onto Tarrenhendre from summit followed poles along path back into the forest where the trees have taken over the path, followed forest lanes back to Abergynolwyn, very nice walk with views of Cadair Idris, Diffwys and even Plynlimon.DanTrig27/09/2015
Climbed solo as a repeat, with poignant memories of the Clem Clements memorial walk.Twice Shy23/09/2015
Nuttalls walk from Abergolwyn in drizzle and mist, just went straight up the cliff, not pleasantThearlaichdubh14/09/2015
Nutall walk with Mynydd Rhyd Galed good views, good dayunderhill07/09/2015
Walked up from Dolgoch. Clear sky and great views.Neolith12/08/2015
With jontallblond02/08/2015
From Dolgoch past the falls then on to Mynydd Tan-coed and Tarrenhendre before dropping south and round to Tarren Cwm-ffernol and Pen Trum-gwr. Steeply back down to track and out in breezy bright conditions.SS18/07/2015
From Abergynolwyn village we climb through Nant Gwernol (native oak woodland) to Bryn Eglwys Quarry (disused - but now a Tal-y-llyn railway marked route) Off piste we slowly rise through the conifers to the Foel-Y-Geifr ridge above then follow the ride path to Tarrenhendre above.briandavies27/06/2015
Dragon's BackDinoF24/06/2015
Continuation of walk from Mynydd Tan-y-coed. Continued east to bwlch, then steeply up to summit plateau. Visited the little cairn on the peat hag as well as the main cairn further east. Walk continued to Tarren Cwm-ffernol. With DM.Man of Kernow115/03/2015
nuttall walk 10.4 on a day of four seasons.The cafe in Abergynolwyn is superb for after walk refreshment.Lou01/03/2015
With Lindsay from Abergynolwyn visiting Tallenhendre, also East Top, Foel Y Geifr and Tarren Y Gesail.knarf01/03/2015
Round from Pennal, first climbing Tarren y Gesailjim pererin05/01/2015
Did the walk up from Abergynolwyn and on to Tarren y Gesail. Rather too much forestry for my tastes but a rare clear day in this wet week and lovely views throughout.Herbert Anchovy31/10/2014
From Dolgoch Falls Car Park - Mynydd Tan-y-coed - Tarrenhendre.david23020107/07/2014
from Dolgoch Falls car park [£4 for the day], I ascended on farm access tracks almost the whole way to the summit ridge as far as SH681033. Easier going with a heavy radio rucksack. Short walk to ridge fence and ascend to summit cairn along fence line. The barbed wire is in a bad state and I found a sheep completely ensnared in two strands, each still fastened to the fence. It ran away, got suddenly checked and flew back to the fence. It was only a yearling so not heavy and it took 10 minutes to free it. That's why you carry a Swiss Army knife!M0YDH25/04/2014