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Name:Foel Offrwm
Hill number:2082
Height:405m / 1329ft
RHB Section:30D: Barmouth to Betws-y-Coed and Bala
Nuttall/Wainwright area:The Arenigs
County/UA:Gwynedd (CoU)
Catchment:Mawddach
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (400-499m), Clem
(Ma,Hu,Tu,4,Cm)
Grid ref:SH 74987 20992
Summit feature:square cairn
Drop:236m
Col:169m  SH760220  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 124
(1:25k) OL18W
Observations:knoll 10m W at SH 74976 20994 may be as high
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 175 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Pont Fronwydd - Dduallt - Rhobell Fawr - Cerniau - Cerniau W Top - Moel y Llan - Foel Offrwm - Dolgellau.Mark Jackson30/08/2019
From car park NE along path which contours around the hill to the foot of the north ridge. Then up zig-zag path to the summit. Return by same route. Excellent views.Winterfloodian31/03/2019
From the Precipice Walk carpark (SH 7457 2114). Took the permissive path south for 150m then straight up steep grassy, heathery, dead-brackeny slope to over-sized square cairn at top.jonglew07/10/2018
From Precipice CP turning R along good path - at the first opportunity I made a direct ascent weaving through bracken (on grass), then some incipient animal/people paths through heather & gorse. Fine little hill. An embedded rock with about a 0.6m projection from ground, on SE side of large cuboid cairn, may well mark the summit. Good summit views.ger29/09/2018
Route as described by Gill, though we varied it a bit by keeping nearer the wall on the way up and descending a bit further W. Paths all the way. We also enjoyed fine views on an afternoon of improving weather. With brother, Pete- his second ascent!pwheeler09/09/2018
Found the OS Surface Block whilst on top.Dusty11/05/2018
From Precipice car park, around to north ridge. Steep and short.Topographer5709/05/2018
A sneaky last Marilyn on the way home. Parked at the Precipice walk car park (free), over the road, through the gate and S up the new path until a decent grassy path heads NNE through the dead bracken, and contours ever upwards round to the N side of the hill to pick up a good path, grassy, and then mown heather all the way to the top. An easy and pleasant walk, sadly with views curtailed by mist at the top.Gill18/02/2018
From Precipice walk cp. Excellent views.ngthack15/02/2018
6/6 (Moel Heulen/Mynydd Cwmeidden/Godre Fynydd/Mynydd Fron-Fraith/Ceiswyn/Foel Offrwm)Fergalh04/11/2017
Parked in the Precipice Car Park as others describe. A new path has been constructed up this hill by the NT. In fact when we came back down we met the man who was doing the work and described the tools used to cut a path through the heather. Another good Marilyn giving good views for not too much effort.Father Ted06/10/2017
From Precipice car park with RW on way to bridge opening in Dinas Mawddwy. Fine hill with good all round views to higher surrounding hills.JohnIvor04/08/2017
Parked at Precipice Car Park - cross the road through the gate and the slopes of Foel Offrwm rise steeply above. We zig - zag our way to the ancient summit fort and square cairn just as the mist clears to give a stunning view. Pick up the second lower ancient fort as we return, then down very steep slopes following the wall back to the car. A quiet hill everybody goes the other way.briandavies12/03/2017
From Precipice Walk car park: Foel Offrwm - Foel Cynwch - Foel Faner - Fedw Felen.Tony J04/03/2017
With Trefor. From car park. North along track then straight up to summitmike.hoult29/11/2016
From Precipice walk car park along track then up, returned same way.Rob5023/11/2016
Got up ok to superb views from massive square solid cairn at top but could not find what are only sketchy paths back down and ended up scrambling down very steep slopes covered in bracken and gorse- not pleasantMark Sims16/06/2016
From Precipice Walk car park out track and path to wall then up north ridge to summit. Returned same way.SS30/04/2016
Final marilyn of 5 today. From Precipice carpark. Pretty much a straight up assault. Hard work this late in the day but well worth it for the stunning vista. Sun setting behind the end of the Rhinog ridge.Snowy Cad Idris lit up in reds and purples.. A real corker of a hill and a great place to test your hill i.d. skills. Whoever built the cairn...fair play!stig_nest28/02/2016
Revisited for Lorna Smith's HoF entry.Smudge15/11/2015
With Lorna on her 600th MarilynSteveG15/11/2015
A repeat to help Lorna Smith enter the Marilyn Hall of Fame. Too windy to feel the champagne tickling my nose.Martin R15/11/2015
Lorna Smith's 600th Marilyn partyDenise 15/11/2015
Lorna Smith's 600th Marilyn group of twelve of us.Surprisingly after a short squall as we parked it then stayed dry for the walk although very strong winds on top.vegibagger15/11/2015
Everything a Marilyn should be - short, sharp steep and stunning views. Climbed at dusk on return from work trip to N Wales. Take faint path immediately after gate on the track to North, for quickest route up.huwthomas20/10/2015
from big CP with bog to S. Head E for 250m. Immediately after you leave the trees, there is a path through the bracken and gorse to a lovely summit.Thearlaichdubh18/09/2015
From Precipice Walk car park follow track across road and ascend hill when you can. Sketchy path becomes obvious marked by small wooden stakes.climbingkershaw07/09/2015
From PW CP up just past gate then up sheep paths very nice topunderhill04/09/2015
Stunning late summer day walking out from Dolgellau and I managed to get some outstanding pics of Cader to use for my Endless Forms Most Beautiful video clip which I was busy working on putting together then. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5PuUZ50-NYTwice Shy18/08/2015
From Dolgellau. Track opposite Precipice Walk car park to house (Pen y Ffridd). Sheep tracks aid progress through bracken and gorse. Square cairn on top.jim pererin10/07/2015
With Jenx from precipice walk CP. Along track at top of park over the road. To gate then direct up hill following best grassy line to gain ridge and then summit.nordicstar03/04/2015
From Precipice Walk car park. Outward per gerrybowes route. Back along wall slightly further east. Not much to choose between the two lines. Route and write-up at: http://gayleybird.blogspot.co.uk/2014/12/y-garn-rhinogau-and-foel-offrwm.htmlGayle30/12/2014
Headed NNE from the Precipice car park along a good track. Headed for the summit from behind the first house with GB.bolton02/10/2014
Precipice Walk car park (free) Headed NNE & then NE along track for about 600m to white house Up N. slopes to summit. (PM)gerrybowes02/10/2014
Bagged after Precipice Walk. Used track for c200m then up onto path on right above track (bracken waist high along path in places in high summer). Once in open veered right to reach wall then steep ascent to summit on faint path.David Gradwell24/08/2014
From Precipice Walk car park,track NW then S up easier ground to top.tim74730/01/2014
Took route from car park straight up w. Flank. 30 mins. To the top. Descended on Northern side and followed wall down to white cottage and followed track back to car park.Kirijay29/09/2013
KeithByTheC21/09/2013
From the car park. Didn't both with the precipice walk as too many people.mindlessflogger25/08/2013
WITH JON ABOUT 1 HOUR, HAD WHITE THISTLES.tallblond28/07/2013
SH74975 20994Anton21/06/2013
Made a brief detour up here on my way to Cadair Idris.Alex C31/08/2012
very hot up a steep slope but lovely viewsgigglejon26/03/2012
Easy track from Precipice Walk car park, then steeply uphill on zig zag grassy path before a bit of steep heather bashing to top. Summit 'shelter' a bit too solid for my liking!signyred04/12/2011
From car park at road junction (9:45) took track NE till gate then directly uphill through bracken along faint path to clearer upper slopes and summit. Return by same route; finished 10:45 dbb04/08/2009
Parked as for Precipse Walk then direct steep climb on west flank, dry, with clear views but cloudy.Dugswell219/06/2009
Steep - saw nothing. (Fort presumably good, just saw the remains of the tower at the top)destaylor30/03/2009
I walked up by the wall from the car park for the Precipice Walkclivevilla20/08/2008
Glorious afternnon on the first day of a week in Dolgellau, didn't manage to find much of path, so it was mainly cross country.rhalstead26/07/2008
From National Park carpark to W. Quick evening bag after a day on Cader Idris. Ancient fort or the like on top.Aye Jimmy07/05/2008