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Name:Foel Ddu
Hill number:5190
Height:448m / 1470ft
Parent (Ma):2137  Cadair Idris - Penygadair
RHB Section:30F: Dolgellau to Machynlleth
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Cadair Idris
County/UA:Gwynedd (CoU)
Catchment:Dysynni
Class:Hump, Tump (400-499m), Clem
(Hu,Tu,4,Cm)
Grid ref:SH 69740 09555
Summit feature:no feature
Drop:130m
Col:318m  SH705101  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 124
(1:25k) OL23W
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 33 users)ByDate of Ascent
Parking at Castell y Bere car park, Foel Cae'rberllan first then here on near enough direct route. Spotted the obvious track when coming down from Foel Cae - NW side of the gulley Nant-yr-Eira.jonglew05/10/2018
From LyP chapel via Nant y Eira ruin. Picked up the zigzag track which made life easy. Beyond the marked end there is quadbike tracks to the marked wall.. from there onwards it gets bloody miserable. Rough long grass, holes etc. Its a swine. I'd also strongly suggest not continuing to C.I. from here either. The other side of the hill is even worse. Very decent view given C.I. was in cloudstig_nest26/09/2018
From accommodation at Maes-y-pandy Farm. Solo. Used track, which is a public right of way, from SH698086 to ascend gradually through forest. Then on grassy track for part of the way to the summit of Foel Ddu. Sole of one walking shoe broke away completely from the rest of the shoe at one point on ascent. Tied the two parts together with the shoe lace for the rest of the ascent. Returned same way and abandoned attempt on other summits.pwbellarby05/04/2018
1/6 (Foel Ddu/Mynydd Tri Anglwydd/Fedw-Lwyd/Mynydd Cwmcelli/Graig Goch/Gamallt)Fergalh14/10/2017
From Mary Jones Chapel some tracks then cross country up to Craig Y Llyn, path to Tyrrau Mawr, then cross country and use track SW to Mynydd Pencoed acroos river to Mynydd Tyn Y Fach and Foel Ddu no paths hard going now down to Nant Eira and back to the Chapel visit Chapel is worthwhileunderhill29/01/2017
With Mark, from Mari Jones church car park. En route to Cader. Pretty rough long grass and when, with a few fence crossings. My very first Welsh hill.niallp25/09/2016
Parked (free) by the church in Llanfihangel y pennant at SH 67198 08874. Took RoW up the valley of Nant yr Eira, then NNE by and over a tricky fence and wall, then over rough ground to the summit. Walk continued to Mynydd Pencoed. With NP.marktrengove25/09/2016
Linear walk from Abergynolwyn to Minfordd taking in Gamallt as well. 400th HuMP total reached on a 400m hill, nice.Alex C25/08/2015
From Pont Cedris (good parking for 4 cars) up footpath through field and woods onto track to its highest point and then straight up ridge. Used part of zig zag path on way down.Campbell Singer06/07/2015
From Pont Cedris.Chris Peart21/06/2015
From Pont Cedris with Chris PeartColin Crawford21/06/2015
Delightful walk up from Pont Cedris on superb green sheep zig zags and a final 3/4 mile on tussock to the surprising rocky tops.arranc09/04/2014
From Car Park opposite Mary Jones' Chapel, direct ascent of Foel Cae'rberllan, then dencended to track at col and followed landrover track onto Foel Ddu.rhalstead20/03/2014
Easy parking at bridge near Cedris Farm. Excellent path then track to just over 1km from top. Then make a beeline - no paths apart from sheep paths. Grass mainly some long but no heather. If lose track 68802 08566 could be helpful.destaylor06/09/2012
petey03/10/2011
Started from rhywogof farm and followed the ridge to the summit.Awful tussocky thick ankle breaking ground all the way.Not at all enjoyable to climb but tremendous views at the top.DARRENG23/08/2011
Started from SH698086 - GPS said 860 metres to summit - a quick grab then! Not quite - tried beeline back though in hot sun - brutal and 'interesting'Martin R27/06/2011
SH6974109553Anton12/09/2009
pleasant ascent from SW, fine hill & view, NB N top is higher. park 688082 (rough tk)SW ridge to (N) summit RHW06/04/2002
GaryJones11/03/2019
TK29/07/2017
mae27/09/2015
MM11/08/2015
KM11/08/2015
Alan Whatley26/01/2015
iaindbrown04/08/2014
chalky195323/08/2013
andrew brown16/12/2012
AndyS03/12/2011
David Purchase05/05/2011
carole engel12/09/2009
PeteF11/02/2009
andrew.allum01/01/2000