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Name:Foel Fenlli
Hill number:2045
Height:510.9m / 1676ft
RHB Section:30C: Llandudno to Wrexham
County/UA:Denbighshire [Sir Ddinbych] (CoU)
Hill area:Clwydian Hills
Catchment:Clwyd, Catchment Boundaries, Dee (Flint)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Dodd (500-599m), Dewey, Clem
(Ma,Hu,Tu,5,Dew,Cm)
Grid ref:SJ 16485 60081
Summit feature:cairn
Drop:152.4m
Col:358.5m  SJ 16156 60567  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 116
(1:25k) 265
Survey:Leica 530
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 362 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Started from Pen Barras car park, fine sunny day, climbed up main path with directional arrows. Superb views of Moel Famau and Clwydd range. Could see the Berwyn mountains through the haze. Well preserved remains of a hill fort on the summit.giant_hiker19/04/2019
From Bwlch PenbarrasJamesD197226/03/2019
On Open to OffasMichaelF22/09/2018
From Bwlch Penbarras. Directly up the west path then down the more gentle east path.Topographer5710/09/2018
6.1 mile walk from Coed Moel Famau car park, followed good path through woods onto Moel Famau (2nd time, bagged in 2006), then followed big ridge path down to Moel Penbarra (25m prominence), down to Bwlch Penbarra, climbed up steeply onto Foel Fenlli and then south to Moel Eithinen, followed Offas Dyke path back north contouring Foel Fenlli back to bwlch and followed road to car park. Then drove round to our second walk of the day (Moel Gyw and co). Changeable weather; from cloud to showers to sun, few people about, amazing views to Snowdonia and over to Liverpool.DanTrig25/08/2018
Parked at Bwlch Penbarra (£1.50 all day) with Elizyanne. After Moel Famau.GmacT23/07/2018
Parked at Bwlch Penbarres £1.50. Straight up. Company: Soloiandesbottes01/01/2018
3/7 Marilyn. From the Famau/Fenlli car park. Short sharp pull to summit and backN.Morters24/12/2017
Up and down from the same car park used for Moel famau. £1.50 all day and is on the minor road off the A494 between Ruthin and Mold.WAYNE ROWLETT24/08/2017
From Bwlch Penbarras. Foel Fenlli, Moel Y Waun, Moel Gyw and Bryn Alyn.Alunrees3321/08/2017
Windy sunday afternoon, crumb is a pest.Sihuws06/08/2017
A bit of Offa's Dyke, Clwyd ForestMountain Goat25/06/2017
Up and down from the car park in 30 mins. 3rd of 5 Marilyns today.NormanW11/06/2017
Mel Famau - Moel Dywyll - Foel FenlliStormcrow15/04/2017
With Val. From Bwlch Penbarras, continued walking after returning from Moel Fammau. Followed Offa's Dyke then minor path to summit. Wet and muddy after heavy overnight rain. Found a better descent from summit to Offa's Dyke path by heading south from summit.mike.hoult08/03/2017
A494 hotel car park, Foel Fenlli, Moel Eithenen, Moel y Waun,Moel y Plas, Moel Llanfair, Moel Gyw. With Mart and Daisy. Strong winds and snow flurries.John Eley12/02/2017
Had walked 14 miles from Betws Gwerfil Goch to the Bwlch for Christian Aid's Escape to Egypt walk across Wales. Added this as an extra bonus - up and down in 18 minutes!huwthomas14/12/2016
A jog along in the mist and drizzle from the expensive carpark on the collShutterlag28/10/2016
The no. 76 bus from Llanbedr to Llangwyfan allows a fabulous linear walk taking in 4 Marilyns: Penycloddiau, Moel Famau, Foel Fenlli and Moel Gyw. Mainly easy going on the Offa's Dyke path, with a few steep deviations onto the summits. Penycloddiau can be accessed via a steep, faint path off the Clywdian Way above Fron-gelyn, just past a massive iron tank. (The paths marked on the OS map do not exist). The direct route up and over Foel Fenlli is steep but very easy.Gill14/10/2016
Straightforward from top of passtrimarc212/07/2016
Nice to be back. Best way up from the car park is through the gate at the back, zigzag through the woods, then a stile and steep path with steps to the hill fort, and round to the left to the top.jenx25/06/2016
2nd ascent up the short side on way to visit Rosie and Ade. Nice summit.nordicstar25/06/2016
Marilyn 4 of 4. Solo. Nice wee hill to finish the evening's bagging.assynt_bob31/05/2016
Visited whilst walking Offa's Dyke Path.Gayle23/04/2016
From Bwlch Penbaras. Moel Famau and Foel FenlliAlunRees3104/04/2016
From cp at Bwlch Penbarras (free at this time of year) straight uphill from rear of car park. Steep and slippery in places but some very fine steps aswell. Down the far side and along ODP to foot of Moel Eithinen. Summit reached across sheep pastures. Searched summit and nearby alterative but no sign of RHW`s cairn. No views as awful weather and low cloud.mart079720/02/2016
2mFM Radio Activation. NW-051. Lovely day.Petem0hqo10/01/2016
SOTAmike.hartley20/12/2015
Part of the beer/mountain challenge from CP to N. Short journey, minging weatherPepandJen07/11/2015
From Clwyd gate. Along the ODP which soon became a peaceful walk once away from the road. The pull up Foel Fenlli is pretty sharp but is fairly short. Cairned top with good all round views despite todays haze. Returned along ridge to Gyrn.stig_nest04/11/2015
Parked at the Bwlch Penbarras car park and just followed the track up a short way to the summit. I didn't realise the carpark was pay and display, got away with it luckily.Peterb23/10/2015
On ODP, with Wombourne & Pat.steve hudson06/08/2015
Wet and windy (wet feet :(dentalchimp24/05/2015
Weather was poor but it was still worth plodding up here straight after Moel Eithinen.Twice Shy02/05/2015
7/12 Climbed from car park north of the summit. Stiff climb up and some clever stone pathwork done near summitFergalh18/04/2015
after Moel Famau. high winds. last of week's bagging in WalesThearlaichdubh28/03/2015
KeithByTheC28/12/2014
with PeterM0YDH19/12/2014
A solo walk of just over half an hour from the pay and display car park.bolton07/10/2014
From Bwlch Penbarras up the steep front facing the car park and down via Offas Dyke Path. Beautuful day with views as far as Cader Idris.climbingkershaw07/09/2014
Parked in the top car park and summited this via the small trail path to the left hand side before descending via the path that runs down the back of the fell (facing away from Moel Famau) before heading back around to the front and summiting Moel Famau.Chris92003/08/2014
Up from forest car park on hot day.Round trip via Moel Famau .Would be good views but hazy in distance.With Bridget and Oscar.catman26/07/2014
With Catman and Oscar.rosiebridge26/07/2014
With Catman and Bridget.oscarrosie26/07/2014
Walked up from Loggerheads Country Park on a lovely midsummer day. Didn't see a single other walker. Carried on to walk up Moel Famau afterwards.Lazylizzie21/06/2014
Left Peter R on ODP and visited top. Foul weather.iredale25/05/2014
Done solo kill time on the way home from Snowdonia.Aimless Rambler21/04/2014
Start of a good circuit from Bwlch Penbarrass with SuePhreerunner01/03/2014
lovely view of Moel famauAristotle Chip21/01/2014
Late start from lower car park, then up Moel Famau (great viewpoint) then on to Foel Fenlli before returning via ROW and forest track.SS19/01/2014