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Name:Foel y Geifr
Hill number:2115
Height:626m / 2054ft
Parent (Ma):2104  Esgeiriau Gwynion [Foel Rhudd]
RHB Section:30E: Bala to Welshpool
Nuttall/Wainwright area:The Berwyns
County/UA:Gwynedd (CoU)
Catchment:Catchment Boundaries, Dee (Flint), Severn
Watershed:Severn Estuary, Cardiff to Cape Wrath, Liverpool Bay
Class:Hump, Simm, Hewitt, Nuttall, Buxton & Lewis,
Bridge, Clem
(Hu,Tu,Sim,Hew,N,BL,Bg,Cm)
Grid ref:SH 93712 27529
Summit feature:rock 1.5m from trig point
Drop:110m
Col:516m  SH918246  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 125
(1:25k) OL23E
Survey:obvious summit
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 285 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From high point on road to the east. Wet in the first little dip down but useful trail to the top.With R and B.jenx27/06/2019
from quarry hirnant then nutall route inc foel cedig and deleted nutalls and other minor tops back through penllyn forest 9 hrsunderhill24/05/2019
From Bala to Lake Vyrnwy Road, SH95237 29981. Via, Pen y Cerrig Duon, Then onto Trum y Gwrgedd & Foel Goch.Westdenewalker01/05/2019
solo tough walking over heathercolinfielding28/02/2019
Form the road after Foel Cedigtim74726/02/2019
G,G,JIdris26/12/2018
From Hirnault Valley ascended the ridge to the west and summited Foel Goch, Trum y Gwrgedd and Foel y Geifr.knarf30/10/2018
Parked at the Hirnant Pass and took in in Pen y Boncyn Trefeilw and Foel Cedig,before returning to the car and climbing Foel y Geifr.Sprog29/09/2018
From Foel Goch and Trum y Gwragedd with my dog. Ate a pork, black pudding and quail egg pie bought from Roberts butchers in Bala. Well I had half and the dog the other half. Missed the path on the way down to road, so waded through heather and bog. Poor dog!HH30/08/2018
From road summit then on to Trum y Gwragedd by decent trod.Eddie21/08/2018
From summit of Bala road: Pen y Boncyn Trefeilw / Stac Rhos / Y Groes Fagl / Cyrniau Nod / Cefn Gwyntog. Then: Foel y Geifr / Trum y Gwragedd / Foel Goch. Sunny.Winterfloodian26/07/2018
From top of Hirnant passDewi Prysor24/07/2018
Followed the Nuttall's route. Lovely sunny day with a nice cool breeze. There was some chap sitting on a stool near the summit with a large radio mast, apparently broadcasting to the nation. He was the only person I saw on the walk apart from a couple of farmers replacing a fence.Herbert Anchovy23/06/2018
2/9 (Foel Cwm(Sian Llwyn)/Foel y Geifir/Trum y Gwragedd(Trum y Gwredd)/Foel Goch/Mynydd Nodol/Boncyn Foel Bacg/Cefn Ddu/Llysy Frenhwes/Foel Gasnach)Fergalh20/08/2017
Walked the route in section 7.5 of the Nuttalls book. Foel Goch, Trum y Gwragedd, Foel y Geifr , Pen y Boncyn Trefeilw, Stac Rhos, Cefn Gwyntog, Cyrniau Nod, Y Groes Fagl. People call these the boring Berwyns but I don't agree. How many of the hundreds of thousands who climb Snowdon and Cader Idris each year would persevere with this walk. It's a real challenge and there are some good views if the weather holds. A very steep descent to Foel Goch reminded me how unfit I've become. Great views at the top, could see Arenig Fawr, Aran Fawddy and Snowdon in the distance inbetween the snow showers. The summit of Trum y Gwragedd was tantalisingly 40 foot on the other side of a barb wire fence. I decided not to be a purist but as I walked on the guilt gnawed at me and, 200 metres later at a corner post, I decided to leave my backpack, cross over and go back to the summit. My gloves and trousers already had holes in them and I'm not sure I'd have risked it if I had been wearing new exptsharp21/03/2017
finished the year with solo ascent of Foel Goch, Trum y Gwragedd and Foel y Geifr on a dull windy day.Lou31/12/2016
Solo walk during a weekend trip to Llangollen for a friend's Birthday. Aber Hirnant - Foel Cwm-Sian Llwyd - along ridge via all Nuttalls to Pen y Cerrig Duon - road - Foel y Geifr - north along ridge - steep descent by forest to road - road back to Aber Hirnant. A rather dull and heathery set of hills!AGWilliamson18/12/2016
With G. Mostly Nuttalls' Route from cattle grid at Bwlch yr Hwch > Foel Goch > Trum y Gwrgedd > Foel y Geifr > Pen y Cerrig Duon > Pen y Boncyn Trefeilw > Stac Rhos > Cefn Gwyntog (faint path from gate near Cefn Gwyntog N Top) > Cefn Gwyntog North Top > Cyrniau Nod > Y Groes Fagl > start via Cwm GwynRT197017/08/2016
KeithByTheC30/07/2016
Solo. From Foel Goch and on to Pen Y Cerrig DuonAimless Rambler29/05/2016
With K. RM slept in car. Had planned to add hump to W but terrain rough. Followed ATV tracks.Ashley28/05/2016
Nuttalls walk 7.5Crib Goch13/04/2016
with roger and kelly weather wasnt to bad views were goodDarren-44310/04/2016
14 mile hard circular walk from the cattle grid at the bottom of the pass, used ill-defined footpaths up onto Pen Y Boncyn Trefeilw, then along lane to Stac Rhos up the lane to Foel Cedig and Cyrniau Nod, back down taking the pretty much pathless ridge to Cefn Gwyntog, descended and forded the stream west above the waterfall, followed lane to road, then followed lane through forest up onto the moors, struggled through hideous pathless heather up onto Cefn Coch, then across more heather to Foel Y Geifr, then down little path onto Trum Y Gwrgedd and Foel Goch back down to car with half an hour of daylight left.DanTrig13/03/2016
Nuttall Walk 7.5: Foel Goch [The Berwyns] - Trum y Gwragedd - Foel y Geifr - Pen y Cerrig Duon - Pen y Boncyn Trefeilw SW Top - Pen y Boncyn Trefeilw - Stac Rhos - Cefn Gwyntog North Top - Cefn Gwyntog - Cyrniau Nod - Y Groes Faglronaldo33314/06/2015
From top of passemily24/05/2015
great trig point great viewsAristotle Chip11/04/2015
Nuttall walkRuth09/09/2014
My last three Berwyns: - a delightful evening walk along the ridge west of the Hirnant valley, having parked at the top of the Bwlch.ruthatlast18/07/2014
Followed the Nuttalls route apart from Stac Rhos, Cefn Gwyntog, Cyrniau Nod all done as out and back from the track. Each with a handy cairn to indicate where to leave the track. Latter part of the day it poured with rain and cloud came down.axe.stephen28/05/2014
A relatively easy walk from the Ridgeline on a very long day starting from Llangynog, having already bagged Moel Dimoel, Cyrnaiu Nod, Cefn Gwyntog, Pen Y Cerrig Duon, up the very steel hillside to Foel Goch,along the ridgeline to Trum Y Gwragedd. The view over to the Arans is good and the orange lichen is still there on the Trig point!! I walked around the trig exploring any high spots and then went off on a bearing heading towards Foel Figenau.Dazingdale06/05/2014
Followed Nuttalls Western Berwyns walk with a few additions.rhalstead16/03/2014
From Llanuwchllyn over Lledwyn Mawr and Fowl Figenau before hitting the Berwyn heather! Then out to Foel y Geifr before trudging back over Cefn Coch to Foel Tyn-y-fron. The descent was more pleasant!SS08/03/2014
MAINLY FOLLOWED NUTTALLS WALK 7.5 FOR THE WESTERN BERWYNS. PARKED AT THE FOOT OF THE HIRNANT PASS AND WENT STRAIGHT UP VERY STEEP FOEL GOCH, THEN EASY WALK ALONG THE RIDGE TO TRUM Y GWRAGEDD AND FOEL Y GEIFR. STEEP HEATHER DOWN TO TOP OF PASS THEN ALONG THE TRACK, POPPING OFF IT TO DO PEN Y BONCYN TREFEILW AND STAC RHOS. RETURNED TO TRACK BETWEEN ALL TOPS AND FOUND FAINT PATH OUT TO CEFN GWYNTOG. FOLLOWED FENCE TO CIRNIAU NOD AND FINISHED WITH THE EASY GROES FAGL. BACK THROUGH FOREST TO CAR - ANOTHER WARM SUNNY DAY OUT FROM BALA.BURGESS08/08/2013
Visit was also notable for completing the trig pillars in Gwynedd.Alex C06/08/2013
see entry for foel goch 2123dicky22/06/2013
Nine-Nuttall circuit clockwise from Aber Hirnant, with Ruthdavidpettit8405/05/2013
6th of 8 for the day.bolton08/11/2012
CJM08/11/2012
Parked in an old quarry at the foot of the Hirnant Pass - From the quarry followed fence up to the plateau - Foel Goch - Trum y Gwragedd - Foel y Geifr - E. across heather and then grass to the minor road close to the summit of the Hirnant Pass - Walked down road back to car. (JL)gerrybowes10/10/2012
Couldn't find a path up this hilljohnjennison05/09/2012
Third peak of the day. Good view of the Arans, Arenigs and surrounding hills. So far only problem had been the thick swarms of flies (not used to seeing much human flesh?). Walking on along the ridge from Foel Goch is pleasant on a fine day, but hard bitwoodse02/07/2011
As Nuttall's 7.5Westdenewalker07/06/2011
Northern Hirnants 2 days / 22 miles. Start Finish Bala Wild camp in heather, very windy Rhiwaedog-uwch-afon, Foel Goch, Foel y Geifr, Pen y Cerrig Duon, Pen y Boncyn Trefeilw, Foel Cedig, Bwich y Gross-fagl, Foel Cwn-Sian,fellowsa20/05/2011
8th Nuttall today. When I was 9, went on a residential course to Glanllyn, and climbed the lower slopes of this hill from Llyn Tegid. Nice to come back 16 years later and finish it off!huwthomas14/05/2011
Bit of a scramble up from SH946273 but easy walking along the ridge. http://www.heavyhorses.co.uk/humpsheavyhorses27/04/2011
Part of Nuttall 7.5 route - easy walking from Trum y Gwragedd. Splendid trig pillar on summit. Check out the bright orange lichen!David Gradwell25/09/2010
With Pendabeorwulf03/07/2010
A circle around the Hirnant pass, 4 miles north of Lake Vrynwy. Started at 125-952300, climbed steeply up to the top of Foel Goch, where you have accomplished most of the height, then along the ridge following a great little sheep track that avoids the heather. Dropped off Foel Y Geifr through the heather and then joined the forest track around Penllyn foerest, ran out of time to do Cefn Gwyntog and Cyrniau Nod so just bagged the easy ones just off the path! The forest bit would make for a great MTB ride circuit with the option of walking a few of the peaks ... may go back and try it someday!RutheH13/03/2010
catch upkevroberts01/01/2010