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Name:Foel-fras
Hill number:3365
Height:586m / 1923ft
Parent (Ma):2068  Manod Mawr
RHB Section:30D: Barmouth to Betws-y-Coed and Bala
Nuttall/Wainwright area:The Moelwyns
County/UA:Conwy (CoU), Gwynedd (CoU)
Catchment:Conwy, Glaslyn
Watershed:Cardigan Bay
Class:Dodd (500-599m), Dewey
(Tu,5,Dew)
Grid ref:SH 72803 48165
Summit feature:no feature: ground by thick fence post
Drop:32m
Col:554m  SH722482  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 115
(1:25k) OL18E
Observations:ground for radius of 5m is as high; ground 85m W at SH 72716 48145 is 0.5m lower
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 115 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
follow the path via the book and it is a simple bagAristotle Chip12/01/2018
From the car park at Crimea Pass. Moel Farlwyd, Moel Penamnen, Foel-Fras and Y Ro Wen. Beautiful winter day, very cold but clear and sunny.Alunrees3324/11/2017
586mThe Grouse14/06/2017
From Foel Fras took the path south of Moel Penamnen to this summit above the forest. Solo. Headed to Y Ro Wen.bolton09/06/2017
Nuttalls walk 5.4 with Frank.Crib Goch09/04/2017
Me Alf and James.jrj05/01/2017
From Cwm Penamnen. With Dad and AlfieJamesD197205/01/2017
1.6 mile hike from Manod Mawr North Top. Took direct route across heather/grass moorland rather than following fence. A bit boggy with a coupe of good sizes hags and groughs to be negotiated round. Plumped for summit near think post on slight bend in fence though wandered around area to east in case 3 or 4 small grassy hillocks were higher. Also raised area to west looked higher from fence but looking back probably not. Went over that ground to Moel Penamnen anyway.SteveSmith11/10/2016
Continuation from Moel Penamnen. A bagger's path goes from Moel Penamnen, making this an easy ascent. Traversed below Foel-fras, Moel Penamnen and Moel Farlwyd back to the car park at the Crimea Pass.Sprog09/10/2016
Dolwyddelan Station car park (738522) - Forest roadway & then excellent track to Y Ro Wen - Followed fence line to edge of forest & then faint boggy path above edge of forest to fence post/small rock summit - N. for about 300m & then steep descent into Cwm Penamnen. (S)gerrybowes24/08/2016
From the car park at the Crimea Pass. Moel Farlwyd, Moel Penamnen, Foel Fras, Y Rowen and Clogwyn Dolwyddelan.AlunRees3106/07/2016
Nuttall walk 5.4: Moel Penamnen - Foel-fras - Manod Mawr North Top - Manod Mawr subsidiary top - Manod Mawrronaldo33320/02/2016
Solo. Wet and very windy. From Moel Penamnen. With worse weather due in shortly I followed the boundary fence to the track south of Llyn Bowydd and then went down. Storm Gutrude had arrived. Half a day of bog-trotting done. (it is very hard for the wind to blow you off course when you are hanging onto the fence to get round the bogs. The things we do for fun!)Aimless Rambler28/01/2016
added to Nuttall wlk 5.4, dry bright day, summit on fence.Lou07/09/2014
Parked on the main road just above Llechwedd were the path starts. Lost path after a while as GPS acting up which made for a bog slog.destaylor15/04/2014
From Blaenau Ffestiniog, a round of Manod Bach, Manod Mawr, NT, Foel-fras, Moel Penamnen, Moel Farlwyd and Moel Dyrnogydd.rhalstead21/03/2014
Walk from Dolwyddelan to Blaenau. Very boggy walk from Y Ro Wen then the cloud had the audacity to come down. Lost the path a bit but trudged around the highest ground before heading over to Moel Penamnen.Jake99402/01/2014
Clockwise circular round from Blaenau Ffestiniog. Garreg Ddu - Moel Farlwyd - Moel Penamnen - Foel Fras - Manod Mawr North Top - Manod Mawr - Manod Bach. The extremely large building in Maen-offeren Quarries is well worth a peek inside. It's like an industrial museum. The descent off Manod Mawr to the northern tip of Llyn y Manod is fairly ghastly!David Gradwell11/08/2013
As part of a circular walk of Moel Farlwyd, Moel Penamnen, Foel Fras. Manod Mawr North Top, Manod Mawr and Manod Bach.JohnStoneham04/06/2013
From dolwyddelan, y ro wen, foel Fras, moel penmaenspooksthehorse04/05/2013
Penmachno - Dolwyddelan. Occasional vistas opened up between showers.Smudge23/11/2012
Between Moel Pananmen and Manod Mawr.clivevilla26/08/2012
3rd hill of 6. From Moel Penamnen heading for the Manods.Herbert Anchovy29/05/2012
train station in Dolwyddellan. once on Y Ro Wen we headed S Skirting around the forrest before turning W and Heading up Foel-Fras, the continued to Moel Penamnen. Descended NNE to clearing then headed E.Rekrab15/02/2012
Blaenau Ffestiniog skyline from Manod Bach to Craig Nyth-y-Gigfran.davidpettit8413/11/2011
Second day of CUHWC Caseg Fraith Trip. With DP. Entire Blaneau skyline from Manod Bach to Craig Nyth-y-Gigfran. Fantastic and interesting walk in excellent weather!AGWilliamson13/11/2011
Wild camp day 2 - Yr Arddu, Moel Meirchfellowsa08/05/2011
In mist until coming off Moel Penamnen getting round in 4 hrs 35 min. Navigation was very strange and Google Earth revealed the extent to which the quarry has grown since the maps were surveyed. Good day - shame about the weather. Anti-clockwise circuit.SS10/10/2010
Parked at GR 732 493. Walked to end of track then up through gap in trees then steeply up open grassland to summit. Continued to Ro-wen. With SH/RO.wombourne13/07/2010
Start ~ 736507, Car park. Followed old path up from Ty'n-y-Cwm, very overgrown with conifers. With Wombourne & Ron.steve hudson13/07/2010
Not real date - no log kept. Moel Penamnen, Foel Fras, Manod Mawr (and north top)ijpowell10/07/2009
I took this one in whist doing the Nutall route. It looks like fence runds through the summit to me.Father Ted28/06/2009
From Moel Penamen. Last peak (really only a rise on a plateau) of a two day walk.alwaysinshorts10/02/2008
Mainly cloudy, little sun, occasional showers. Quite windy on the tops. Bogs and also high heather at some sections slowed us down with Manods * Moel Penamnenjoseph mitchell25/09/2007
Welsh Nuttall walk 5.4David Evans20/01/2004
Snuck off from pre-exp w/e for a 5 hour outing around 500m tops around Blaenau Ffestiniog. Back through main quarry to west of road -some nasty unfenced holes! felt exhausted by end - Ecuador trip virus lingering?Chris Pearson30/08/2003
Start~ Car park. 702459. Climbed en route between Moel Penamnen and Manod Mawr. With Ron.steve hudson16/02/2001
with Moel Penamnen(qv)pwheeler24/01/1998
GGIdris25/05/1997
Small rise on route over Nutall topsRhayader_wander03/08/1991
On traverse between Penamnen and ManodauJohnIvor11/11/1990
petey01/01/1990
Date unknown RHW01/01/1990
199? Circular from Blaenau Ffestiniog.summitsup01/01/1952
chalky195303/09/2018
arjh04/06/2018
wainwrighteer01/04/2018
softsquare11/09/2017
iaindbrown14/06/2017
alda13/06/2017