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Name:Foel y Geifr
Hill number:3436
Height:515m / 1690ft
Parent (Ma):2148  Tarren y Gesail
RHB Section:30F: Dolgellau to Machynlleth
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Cadair Idris
County/UA:Gwynedd (CoU)
Catchment:Dovey, Catchment Boundaries, Dysynni
Class:Dodd (500-599m), Dewey
(Tu,5,Dew)
Grid ref:SH 71636 05099
Summit feature:no feature
Drop:32m
Col:483m  SH717053  
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 137 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Reached whilst summiting Nuttalls Tarrenhendre and Tarren y Gesail following the nine mile Tarren hills route from Abergynolwyn also reaching Mynydd Rhyd-Galed and with a three mile extension Mynydd Braich-Goch.WAYNE ROWLETT01/03/2020
3/4 As Nuttall book. Tarrenhendre, Mynydd Rhyd-Galed, Foel y Geifr and Tarren y Gesail. Showers but a dry finish. Lovely waterfalls at start and enjoyable ridge. No time to divert to East Top on ridge as wild wind there.nickywood126/09/2019
Between the TarrensTopographer5726/08/2019
Dovey Junction - Penmaendovey - Braich Ddu - Ffridd Esgairweddan - Tarrenhendre - Mynydd Rhyd-galed - Mynydd Rhyd-galed E Top - Foel y Geifr - Tarren y Gesail - Machynlleth - Gallt y Gog - MachynllethMark Jackson15/04/2019
Dragon's Back Reccedc9622/03/2019
On the way to Tarrenhendre. It got in the way.Gill21/04/2018
On Nuttall's walk 10:4 The Tarren Hills.dgresty25/07/2017
4/8 (Foel Pandy/Tarren y Gesail/Mynydd Braich-Goch/Foel y Geifir/Mynydd Rhyd-Galed East Top/Mynydd Rhyd Galed (Tarrenhendre East Top)/Tarrenhendre/Mynydd Tan-y-Coed)Fergalh01/07/2017
Good f/p up from the quarry.Deedubr28/04/2017
Nuttalls walk 10.4 from AbergynolwynTony J22/10/2016
With G. Mainly Nuttalls' Route from Abergynolwyn > Tarrenhendre via forest tracks and NW > Mynydd Rhyd-galed > Foel y Geifr > Tarren y Gesail > Abergynolwyn via path/track starting at SH 705 051 (eroded quagmire due to cows in places)RT197013/08/2016
Between the Marilyns.jenx26/06/2016
On the Marilyn circuit.nordicstar26/06/2016
Nuttall walk 10.4: Tarrenhendre - Mynydd Rhyd-galed - Foel y Geifr - Tarren y Gesailronaldo33323/04/2016
Round of the two Tarrennau from Pennaltweed23/03/2016
From Tarren y Gesail after camping. Crossed Nant Gwernol teen up short steep heather covered slope to fence.mick19/03/2016
12.5 mile circular walk from Abergynolwyn in perfect weather, walked up lane to forest, went out and back to Foel Pandy, continued following lane to end then final pull onto Tarren Y Gesail, followed path down and gained ridge at Foel y Geifr, then carried on to Mynydd Rhyd-Galed East Top and Mynydd Rhyd-Galed, then onto Tarrenhendre from summit followed poles along path back into the forest where the trees have taken over the path, followed forest lanes back to Abergynolwyn, very nice walk with views of Cadair Idris, Diffwys and even Plynlimon.DanTrig27/09/2015
Nutall walk good dayunderhill07/09/2015
Easy from 3442. Took RW advice and returned to car to walk 3432. Sound advice as was a good track. See log.destaylor01/05/2015
nuttall walk 10.4 on a day of four seasons.The cafe in Abergynolwyn is superb for after walk refreshment. With Frank.Lou01/03/2015
With Lindsay from Abergynolwyn visiting Tallenhendre, also East Top, Foel Y Geifr and Tarren Y Gesail.knarf01/03/2015
Part of Tarrennau round from Pennaljim pererin05/01/2015
Walked over here on way to Tarren Y Gesail from Mynydd Rhyd-galed. A path in the corner of the plantation takes you through the trees to the col and the long slog up to TYG.Herbert Anchovy31/10/2014
Climbed after Tarren Y Gesail by aiming towards it on a bearing. I lost my compass on the way down. Climbed over a fence and found the summit on the ridge. Descending down the edge of forestry plantation, cutting in to access one of the forestry paths. Very confusing following the fp signs as there were so many trees that were blocking the path. In the end I had to backtrack as I was walking South west instead of the correct track towards Machynlleth. Corrected and eventually arrived late in Machynlleth, having finished a whole week of Walking in Wales, starting in Llangollen, over the Berwyns to Llandrillo, over the Berwyns to llangynog, the berwyns to Llanuwchllyn, the Arans to Dolgellau, Cader Idris to Minffordd hotel and the Final route from there to Machynlleth.Dazingdale09/05/2014
With Ray on HF Tarren Hills walkCrib Goch15/07/2012
Tarrenhendre, East top of Tarrenhendre then hard to follow track through forest as I headed to Tarren y Gesail. Solo in awful weather.bolton29/06/2012
Followed the Nuttalls' recommended route from Abergynolwyn, with a minor detour to this top.davidpettit8407/05/2012
KeithByTheC05/08/2011
Car Park in Abergynolwyn - Path up through woodland/bluebells of Nant Gwernol - Crossed upper footbridge (station footbridge being replaced) - Through forest and up NW ridge to Tarrenhendre - ENE alongside fence, over Mynydd Rhyd-galed & Foel y Geifr, & then headed up to Tarren y Gesail - Returned via Bryn-Eglwys Quarry (JL)gerrybowes11/05/2011
Closeness of forest spoils this top.signyred11/02/2011
Top on reversal of Nuttall's route. Dry warm but greying over in Afternoon. Lovely walk in GR8 weather.Dugswell218/04/2010
From Abergynolwyn via Tarren y Gesail.Wheelsy16/04/2010
One flat stone marks the summit. Slight deviation from Nuttall's route.clivevilla27/08/2009
Start ~ 678069, Car park, Aberynolwyn. Out via Bryn-Eglwys Quarry and Pont Llaeron. Return over Tarren Gesail.steve hudson26/08/2009
Must have passed over without realising en route between the Tarrens. Too wet to care.huwthomas11/07/2009
On way to Tarren y Gesail from Tarrenhendre.Aye Jimmy21/06/2009
Must have passed over it without realising it had any significance. Not sure whether I got to the highest bit or not, I did eat my lunch at a spot just before going through the plantation en route to Tarren y Gesailisabelle18/05/2009
Visited as part of the Nuttall's Tarren Hills route.rhalstead29/07/2008
exact date unknown, from campsite between pennal and mach. we set off on a grand loop of 5 tarren tops. the road section to cwrt was straight forward as was the climb up the green lane. the cairns up here were massive, a super route only spoilt by a downpstig_nest17/08/2007
I think the summit is the grassy knoll with just one rock marking it.Father Ted05/05/2007
On circuit of main Tarren tops rocky knollRhayader_wander03/03/2006
petey02/04/2005
Passed over this one from Tarrenhendre to Tarren y Gesailgaryhoney23/03/2003
With: solo; Parked in Abergynolwyn. Followed the forest tracks though forest to SH679049 where I headed straight up through forest to the ridge and Tarrenhendre summit. Descended SE then NE to Mynydd Rhyd-galed then Foel y Geifr.Ian Baines19/09/2002
Continuation of walk from Mynydd Rhyd-galed.Man of Kernow106/01/2002
RHW28/11/1998
Solo. Done quickly before a storm moved in.mikejacobs20/06/1998
From Pantperthog to AberdoveyAlan Moore07/09/1997
on Tarrens walk- see Tarrenhendre for logpwheeler01/09/1996
top - camped just below summitgigglejon11/08/1996