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Name:Foel Benddin
Hill number:3419
Height:541.9m / 1778ft
Parent (Ma):2091  Glasgwm
RHB Section:30E: Bala to Welshpool
Nuttall/Wainwright area:The Arans
County/UA:Gwynedd (CoU)
Catchment:Dovey
Class:Dodd (500-599m), Dewey, Subhump, Clem
(Tu,5,Dew,sHu,Cm)
Grid ref:SH 85364 16508
Summit feature:no feature
Drop:98.8m
Col:443.1m  SH 8530 1711  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 124 125
(1:25k) OL23E
Survey:obvious summit/Leica RX1250
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Along fence from Y Gribin. Steep descent to 850160 to pick up good track and ROW to return to the car.Moorponder21/10/2018
Walked up the steep track from Gesail where we are staying. Up to Y Gribin, Foel Benddin and back. Then through the forestry to Pen y Bryn Fforchog, then round the forest block and up to Glasgwm, past some amazing quartz bedrock. Good paths all round with ladder styles in the right places.Neolith29/09/2018
10.2 mile walk from Cwm Cywarch car park followed nice footpath to bottom of Glasgwm, turned right onto boggy track to Nuttall Waun Camddwr then followed trails across stream onto Gwaun Y Llwyni. Returned the same way then onto Glasgwm, after followed easy ridge towards Y Gribin. Descended to col up to Foel Benddin then slogged back onto Y Gribin, followed old miners lane back to road then car park, lovely sunny day with high cloud, great views north and west towards Aran Fawddwy and the rest of Snowdonia and south to Plynlimon. Saw 5 people all day!DanTrig14/04/2018
1/6 (Foel Benddin/Y Gribbin/Glasgwm/Pen Y Brynfforchog/Pen Ochr y Bwlch(Camlan)/Mynydd Copog)Fergalh20/01/2018
I dont think there is an easy route up from Dinas Mawddwy. The Wood north west of Dinas Mawddwy now extends almost to the western edge of the access land. Just really steep and rough this way. Excellent ridge to Y Gribin and good track down to the north east. Took the low path south below Pen yr Allt Isaf then north up the valley to Creigiau Dwyfron. Don't do it. Horrible route. Descent south via Tarren Fach is easy and no access issues to Tarren Fach although not access land. First part of river walk back to Dinas Mawddwy had fantastic bluebells. Among the best I've seen.ijpowell11/05/2017
from car park bwlch yr Oerddrws, Pen yrochr Y Bwlch, Pen Y Brynfforchog, Pen yr Brynfforchog north top, Glasgwm, Y Cribin, Foel Benddin then back west over plantation track back to Pen yr Brynfforchog and return to Bwlchunderhill04/03/2017
From telephone box lay-by on A470 at Pentrewern (SH 82133 16402) - Y Gribin - Foel Benddin. Easy ascent via forestry track to col at SH 84169 17843 then followed fenceline to both summits. On return traversed from Bwlch yr Anges to forestry road at 482m spot height to avoid re-ascent of Y Gribin.david23020108/01/2017
From Cwm Cywarch bagging Y Gribin,Foel Benddin and Glasgwm before descending via the waterfall path.mad max15/09/2016
As for destaylor. (deserves to be a HuMP Alan!)arranc07/08/2016
From Y Gribin with GB on easy grass slopes. Dropped SW along the fence from Craig Dunant and followed the track back to 821164 at the layby.bolton12/04/2016
Parked in layby by phone box at SH82108 16412 Up forest road to gate on saddle & then SE for about 250m to Y Gribin Along ridge to Foel Benddin - Continued SE along ridge for about 400m & then followed fence line SW & then W to corner of track Followed track (PRW) back to car. (PM)gerrybowes12/04/2016
From Rhydymain up through Coed-y-Brenin to col, steep up fenceline to Glasgwm, south to col over Y Gribin, down then up Foel Benddin then follow wall v steeply down to road to Dinas Mawddwy, cool but dry with sunny spells-bonus few patches of snow.apricorum13/03/2016
Climbed from Pentrewern via Y Gribin.Chris Peart20/06/2015
Tacked onto Y Gribin from Pentrewern. With Chris PeartColin Crawford20/06/2015
From Blaencrywarch, a round of Glasgwm, Pen y Brynfforchog, Y Gribin and Foel Benddin.rhalstead23/05/2015
petey26/04/2015
Ochr y Bwlch to Dinas Mawddwy. Direct descent of access land SW to Y Pentre is not to be recommended in the lower fields.Smudge21/03/2015
Possibly done earlier. Parked at Llanymawddwy at SH 90284 19004. Doing a round of several hills.Alan Moore16/08/2014
A steep down, up, down & up from Y Gribin at the end of the day.JohnStoneham23/03/2014
Easy parking by telephone box Pentrewern. Excellent track to almost to top Y Gribin. Grass to Foel Benddin. Continued on until met newish fence descending fairly steeply but OK. Then met another at 90 degrees then picked up corner of black track on 1:50. Very good walk.destaylor06/09/2012
From Dinas Mawddwy.Wheelsy23/07/2012
Circuit from Dinas Mawddwy. Foel Benddin - Y Gribin - Glasgwym - Pen y Brynfforchog - Ochr y Bwlch - valley.davidpettit8429/01/2012
With David P, Ruth, Andrew, Jo and Matt from CUHWC: Bryn Golau bunkhouse above Dinas Mawddwy - Foel Benddin (v steep) - Y Gribin - Glasgwm - Pen y Brynfforchog - Pen Ochr y Bwlch - back down valley (muddy farm tracks).Mark Jackson29/01/2012
CUHWC Bryn Golau Trip. With MJ, DP, RP, JS & MG. Directly from bunkhouse - Foel Benddin, along ridge to Glasgwm, down via Pen y Bryn Ff and Dewey to west. Weather good to start, but gradually deteriorated.AGWilliamson29/01/2012
Hailstones that hit your ears at a certain velocity - hurt. Enjoyed the electrical storm, though. Pity the NT don't ban the use of barbed wireMartin R08/05/2011
Climbed from Pentrewern on A470 via Y Gribin and the forest road. Descent by downward traverse of steep west face to Nant Coll and to the A470 via Ysgubor. Hill is on access land.Man of Kernow121/11/2010
Parked in layby at 826164. Took forestry track passed Pentrewern and climbed to 2nd zig zag at 482 spot height, then contoured round to the col, and then a quick climb to the summit. Returned same. 3hrs. With Wombourne.steve hudson11/11/2008
devised a fabulous linear route through the arans starting at Talardd south of bala lake and ending in cwm cywarch. no issues with access, some very steep ground though. but all in all one of the best routes ive ever devised.stig_nest07/07/2008
I walked over from Y Gribin at the end of a long day and found the climb tough to say the least. Must loose weight. Garassy top.Father Ted08/09/2007
A quiet peak but we realised too late that it is very difficult to descend to Dinas Mawddwy from this point. Made it eventually.rbayfield30/01/2005
After traverse of Arans from the north & Glasgwmsignyred11/10/1998
excellent steep grassy hill, good view. pentrewern, A470 (yt merionedd round) RHW09/05/1998
A hot day in February. 5th top of a superb 5 hour bagging run in shorts around Cwm Cywarch horseshoe of peaks (superb long steep slopes plummet down from the corrie edge). With Rob Small and John Mawr (w/e staying at Corris YH) doing Deweys and previously missed Nuttalls which were not published when I was doing the Bridges here. UChris Pearson15/02/1998
Climbed on a southern ascent of Glascwm, open ridge top by fenceRhayader_wander15/12/1997
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