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Name:Foel Rhudd
Hill number:2108
Height:659m / 2162ft
Parent (Ma):2104  Esgeiriau Gwynion [Foel Rhudd]
RHB Section:30E: Bala to Welshpool
Nuttall/Wainwright area:The Arans
County/UA:Gwynedd (CoU)
Catchment:Dee (Flint)
Class:Nuttall, Bridge
(N,Bg)
Grid ref:SH 89566 23952
Summit feature:three sunken white quartz stones
Drop:15m
Col:644m  SH893238  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 124 125
(1:25k) OL23E
Survey:Abney level
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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The five eastern Arans from Bwlch y Groes. Started with Moel y Cerrig Duan then back to the Bwlch and on to Llechwedd Du, Esgeiriau Gwynian, Foel Rhudd and finishing on the best of these tops, Foel Hafod-Fynydd.knarf14/12/2018
2/4 (Llechwedd Du/Foel Rhudd/Esgeriau Gwynion/Foel Hafod-Fynydd)Fergalh04/02/2018
SoloAimless Rambler14/10/2017
As part of Nuttall walk 8.2, with Penda. 4.75 hrs, cool with spots of rain. Shepherds were gathering all sheep off these hills with their collies, very impressive.beorwulf07/07/2017
More or less did section 8.2 from the Nuttalls book with the exception of the North face of Foel Hafod-fynydd which had a lot of snow on it so I skirted East and went up the Western ridge which was relatively snow free and not as steep. Started off from Bwlch y Groes which is apparently the highest pass in North Wales and it's worth coming up here just for the drive! It was very wet and swampy with lots of groughs and wetness on the way up to Llechwedd Du. After that it was a short hop up to Foel Rhudd and an even shorter hop to Esgeiriau Gwynion. Tied the backpack to a fence on the way up to Foel Hafod-fynydd and picked it up on the way back down. The views at the top were absolutely superb: Aran Fawddwy was sprinkled with snow and looked gorgeous with Creiglyn Dyfi at the bottom. The grassy track (presumably there used to be a quarry up here) was a delightful route down as I no longer had to watch my feet and could admire the delightful waterfalls below instead. The only downside otsharp23/03/2017
From Llanuwchllyn. Pen-aran, Aran Benllyn, Erw Y Ddafad-Ddu, Aran Fawddwy, Gwaun Lydan, Foel Hafodd-Fynydd, Esgeiriau Gwynion, Llechwedd Du, Foel Rhudd and Llechwedd Llyfn.Alunrees3321/07/2016
With the Marilyn topnordicstar12/07/2016
Nuttall walk with extension over Aran Fawddwy as it looked so tempting from Foel Hafod-fynyddRuth17/04/2016
Another of those Nuttall tops that I had missed.. and now found myself compelled to pick it up. From ByG. Wet, heathery and full of groughs. Cut corner to Foel Rhudd no worse than following the fence. Digger blocking off ditches..opperator looked amazed that someone was visiting such an insignificant top. Returned more or less same way except stayed further left away from the fence. More pathless but much less boggy.stig_nest04/04/2016
Nuttall walk 8.2 part: Llechwedd Du - Foel Rhudd - Esgeiriau Gwynionronaldo33331/07/2015
Cerdded o Fwlch y Groes Walked from Bwlch y GroesDewi Prysor26/06/2015
37stod196204/03/2015
Beautiful day followed Nuttall's route from Bwlch y Groesjim pererin02/12/2014
Based on the Nuttalls' walk from car park at summit of pass but did away with the steep road walk as we had two cars and parked one at the hairpin bend.David Gradwell27/08/2014
On return from Esgeiriau Gwyniontim74717/07/2014
Nuttalls chapter 8.2 with Lindsay.Crib Goch20/04/2014
Eastern Nuttalls walk, 8.2, with Martin on a cloudy dayLou20/04/2014
Followed the Nuttalls Eastern Arans route but returned over Llechwedd Du rather than dropping to the road.rhalstead19/03/2014
From Llechwedd Du. Regular hail showers, didn't loiter to look for a view.JohnStoneham09/11/2013
ANOTHER FINE DAY AT BALA. DROVE TO BWLCH Y GROES AND DID NUTTALLS WALK 8.2. BOGGY BUT EASY WALK OUT TO LLECHWEDD DU AND ON TO FOEL RHUDD AND ESGEIRIAU GWYNION. JOYCE FOLLOWED THE PATH DOWN FROM THE COL TO THE ROAD AND WALKED UP TO FETCH THE CAR WHILE I DID FOEL HAFOD-FYNYDD - GREAT VIEWS OF THE CLIFFS OF THE ARANS. WALKED DOWN TO THE ROAD AND JOYCE DROVE ME UP TO A POINT BEYOND BWLCH Y GROES FOR A SHORT BUT ROUGH AND PATHLESS ASCENT AND DESCENT OF MOEL Y CERRIG DUON.BURGESS07/08/2013
Another beautiful day in the Arans - with no one else in sight until I neared the top of the pass on the return, to meet a couple of Dutch cyclists struggling valiantly up the other side. The aptly named Llaethnant, and views down into the Dyfi valley were amazing.ruthatlast06/08/2013
3rd of 5 tops in the day.bolton17/07/2013
On Nuttalls 8.2 walkmick15/07/2012
From Bwlch y Groes.Marshsand11/06/2012
Llechwedd Ddu, Foel Rhudd, Esgeiriau Gwynion, Foel Hafod-fynydd, Moel y Cerrig Duonijpowell18/05/2012
Solo walk from Pennant. Along track on the north side of the Afon Dyfi, first Foel Hafod-fynydd then onto Esgeiriau Gwynion round the fences to Foel Rhudd cut across the moor to Llechwedd Du and back along the aformentioned track.Glenelg12/03/2012
Linear walk from Cwm Cywarch to Bwlch y Groes via eleven Nuttalls. Short walk from Esgeriau Gwynion.davidpettit8428/01/2012
Fantastic linear walk in snow with David P, Ruth, Andrew and Jo from CUHWC: Allt Uchaf - Gwaun Lydan - Gwaun y Llwyni - Camddwr - Aran Fawddwy - Erw y Ddafad-ddu - Benllyn - Hafod-fynydd - Esgeiriau Gwynion - Foel Rhudd - Llechwedd Du - car at Bwlch y GrMark Jackson28/01/2012
CUHWC Bryn Golau Trip. With MJ, DP, RP & JS. Linear walk in lots of snow and good weather from Cwm Cywarch to Bwlch y Groes.AGWilliamson28/01/2012
Just a pole marks the topjohnjennison20/09/2011
Nuttall walk 8.2 A bit damp under foot ! http://www.heavyhorses.co.uk/humpsheavyhorses11/05/2011
Car Park at Bwlch y Groes – Llechwedd Du – Foel Rhudd – Esgeiriau Gwynion – Foel Hafod-fynydd – Moel y Cerrig Duon – back to Car Park. (JL)gerrybowes20/04/2011
Drab summit, two or three stones and stake, about 20m from fence. On way from Llechwedd Du to Esgeiriau Gwynion.Aye Jimmy14/04/2010
Bagged after Esgeirau Gwynion before returning to car park to east.Dugswell209/04/2010
As part of the Nuttall route. Perfect day for this - frozen ground meant there was no bog trotting and there were great views of the snow-covered Aran ridge all the way. Could see up to the Arenigs as well from here.woodse13/02/2010
From Arans Ridge, started at Lake Bala. Continued across to Bwlch y Groes. Preferred scrambling Arans to bog trotting.emily26/09/2009
Followed the fence from Llechwedd Du, then cut off North- North West. Nice views of the Berwyn.huwthomas01/08/2009
with Jimbo from Solihull MC hutgeoffreybbb25/04/2009
Aran Ridge wild camp with Richard richardsun11/04/2009
Nuttall's 8.2.clivevilla06/03/2009
Not a lot to write home about. Snow and bog and cloud made even a flattish top energy sapping to get to.Father Ted06/12/2008
KeithByTheC28/02/2008
awful bog trot topDARRENG02/01/2008
Exact date unknown, 1 of 5 on the day.Emlyno01/06/2007
2nd hill of the day after Llechwedd Du. Small cain by post, nice and sunny still and getting warmer.SteveClay29/04/2007
With TonyStuart Hyde22/04/2006
A stroll across to this top from Esgeiriau Gwynion whose name used to be used for that of the nearby Marilyn. Once reached it was then a final trudge over two miles of peat hags to he car.garyhoney22/03/2003
completed as part of walk 8.2 in the guidebookdianepick27/02/2002
BogtrotPeteF27/01/2002
petey30/09/2000