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Name:Cefn Coch
Hill number:3406
Height:592.9m / 1945ft
Parent (Ma):2104  Esgeiriau Gwynion [Foel Rhudd]
RHB Section:30E: Bala to Welshpool
Nuttall/Wainwright area:The Berwyns
County/UA:Gwynedd
Catchment:Catchment Boundaries, Dee (Flint), Severn
Watershed:Severn Estuary, Cardiff to Cape Wrath, Liverpool Bay
Class:Dodd (500-599m), Dewey
(Tu,5,Dew)
Grid ref:SH 92319 26671
Summit feature:no feature: thick tussock grass
Drop:31.3m
Col:561.7m  SH 9250 2692  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 125
(1:25k) OL23E
Observations:ground 20m S at SH 92322 26648 is of similar height
Survey:Abney level/Leica RX1250
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From the col easier going than the last one with some nice grassy sections. Peat moorland summit, grass/moss/heather and a small pool. High point unmarked. OS spot height very similar height.RichardM06/05/2024
Parked at road end at 913 303 and followed route as per GB &AS for Lledwyn Mawr, Foel Figenau, Cefn Coch and to Foel Tyn-y-fron. Much quicker on return leg aided by short route through trees to forest road. Hard going beyond Cefn Coch.PeterD20/04/2024
Foel y Geifr [S8545] > Cefn Coch > Foel Figenau > Moel Cerigduon > Lledwyn Mawr from GR: SH 94613 27319ronaldo33325/02/2024
Very tough hack from Foel Tyn-y-fron. Vaguely considered continuing to the inviting looking Foel Figenau but sufering from a cold and running out of water wisely turned back, hitting the road south of Craig yr Ogof and back to Bwlch y Groes. 8.8km, 332m, 2:10.Wycombe Wanderer10/10/2023
Parked at Bwlch y Groes. Up fence to begin then trod and Heather to M Eunant. Cross country to fence near Carreg Clap. East to stream and Heather bash to Cefn Coch. More Heather and bilberry bashing to Foel TyF. Down fence to Carreg clap then found succession of thin trods to the summit of M y Cerrig. Down fence to the car.Moorponder06/07/2023
Parked at the end of the public road at SH 913 303. Followed GB's splendid route up the forest road, then a short ascent by the old fence posts at up ride/stream from SH 908 292 to the open ridge. Then nice walk along the ridge visiting Lledwyn Mawr, Foel Figenau to Cefn Coch; then a tough section through the heather to Foel Tyn-y-fron. Return retraced route, skirting Foel Figenau on south side, and then into the wood at the kink NE of Moel Cerigduon, along a channel between two rows of trees to the forest road. 16km with 660m ascent, taking me 5h 30m.silveracorn_alan08/04/2023
From Llanuwchllyn for a round of Foel Tyn-y-fron, Cefn Coch, Foel Figenau and Lledwyn Mawr.rhalstead08/01/2023
14.25 miles 2332ft walk. Foel-Y-Groes, Moel-Y-Cerrig Duon, Foel Tyn-Y-Fron and Cefn Coch.stephenbuda03/06/2022
easy park leaving passing room for others at 91192503 use drainage leet and fence line to Tyn y fron hard heather bash bee line to Cefn Coch return NW of Tyn Y fron using old drainage leet on 500m contour which is not on map then tracks down to road and short walk up road to car 2 hrs 5kunderhill05/08/2021
From 545 car park over Moel y Cerrig Duon and Foel Tynedale y Fon. Rough going after Moel. Returned by dropping down onto road and walking back up to car. Good decision for once.Campbell Singer22/06/2021
From the side of the track (91230 30341) near Fedw and used the tracks to reach the fire break which leads onto open hillside, Lledwyn Mawr, round to foel Figenau and then a rather tedious heather bash to Cefn Coch and Foel Tyn y fron. Had to retrace my steps all the way back as I could not locate a forest track that would have made a loop of the walk. Five and a quarter hours for Nine and three quarter mile.WAYNE ROWLETT19/06/2021
From parking near Bwlch. Over the tops the back on road. With B and Rjenx14/12/2020
From the west: parked by waterfall just north of zigzag track. Up track then grass and tussock to Foel Tyn-y-fron, then rough ground to Cefn Coch. Used old track from Bwlch y Pawl around hillside: goes most of the way back to the corner in the zigzag track.PGCE13/08/2020
From Moel Maes y llech. Followed the fence down SE, then track through Coed Tyn y fedw. Then took RoW SE. It is obscured by trees, but follows a firebreak to open ground, beginning at SH 90491 27013. Then followed a bit of a path round and up to Bwlch y Pawl, and pathless NE to the summit above a peat hag. Returned much the same way, apart from taking the track down all the way to the road behind Ty'n y fedw. Solo.Man of Kernow117/12/2019
From Foel Tyn-y-fron descended to Bwlch y Pawl and then ascended the broad slopes to the summit. From the summit descended ESE to the fence and followed this to the Nant Eiddew Fawr. The ground was very boggy here and all the way beyond the col between Moel y Cerrig Duon and Foel Tyn-y-fron. In fact the vegetation was terrible; tussocks, thick heather and bog. We reached the road near Craig yr Ogof and followed it to the car park at Bwlch a Groes. With JT.Sprog05/05/2019
1/3 (Cefn Coch/Foel Tyn-Y-Fron(Moel y Pawl)/Foel Ddu)Fergalh11/02/2018
From Foel Figenau took the remains of the track and then direct to the summit. Returned to the car at 912302 via a short descent through the forest from 911286 north of Moel Cerigduon. 3.5 hours for the 3 Deweys. Solo.bolton06/09/2017
Started same as Gerry but continued on forwst track right through to the sheepfold NE of the mighty foel figenau. From there a climb up a gap in the trees. Easiest option is actually in the trees. Above the trees its pretty gnarly. Heathery squishy and a fair bit of peat hagging. Summit is one of 2 or 3 spots.stig_nest18/06/2016
Parked at end of minor road at 913303 (Space for 3 or 4 cars) - Forest road to ride/stream bed at 908292 - Followed old fence posts up ride to ridge - Lledwyn Mawr - Foel Figenau - Cefn Coch - On return, skirted to S. of Foel Figenau & crossed the BWF where it kinks NE of Moel Cerigduon - An easy walk through trees to small quarry in clearing at high point of forest road. (S)gerrybowes03/06/2016
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
Anti-clockwise round of the four Deweys. 8 miles and almost all off path including a lot of heather/bilberry bashing. 3 1/2 hours.clivevilla12/08/2015
Parking possible by Rhyd-y-bod farm. Lledwyn Mawr, Foel Figenau, Cefn Coch (plenty of rough pathless heather) Foel Tyn-y-fron (relentless pathless heather) Moel Maes-y-llech (right of way through forest is obliterated but was able to detour through new plantation to SW as far as track then over felled section to point where public right of way emerges from the forest).ijpowell16/07/2015
petey24/04/2015
A round of the four Aran Deweys east of the main ridge.chriswatson11/07/2014
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
With 2127. Parked to the west - this side of telephone box. Then attempted to gain the track. Lots of chest high ferns. Finally made the forest edge and found the track. Followed track - never found the path on 1:50. Took a straight line to summit - not too bad. Then took a bearing for 2127 hard going in the 2nd half. Mainly followed the fence all the way to the road - steep in wet conditions.destaylor18/10/2013
Hard through the heather to the summit of Foel Tyn-y-fron from Bwlch y Pawl. Over Cefn Coch, Foel Figenau (steep) and then Lledwyn Mawr. Dropped down to Bryn melyn and back to Coed Tyn-y-fedw to the start point at SH 90249 26527.MikeM04/05/2012
start~ 946274. Climbed Foel y Geifr first then cut across the tops to Cefn Coch and Cefn Goch. Not recomended, death by heather!steve hudson11/06/2008
grass/bog summit; fine Pumlumon/Arans views. parked Ty'n-y-Fedw, forest tk then NW to col; Figenau; Cefn Coch RHW08/10/2000
2/4 - continued north along ridgewychwoodblank
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