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Name:Foel Fadian
Hill number:3448
Height:563.8m / 1850ft
Parent (Ma):2161  Pumlumon Fawr [Plynlimon]
RHB Section:31A: Aberystwyth to Welshpool
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Central Wales - Pumlumon
County/UA:Powys
Catchment:Dovey
Class:Dodd (500-599m), Dewey, Clem
(Tu,5,Dew,Cm)
Grid ref:SN 82836 95366
Summit feature:ground 2m SE of trig point
Drop:89m
Col:475m  SN828921  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 135 136
(1:25k) 215W
Observations:ground 2m NW of trig point is just lower
Survey:KR 2x Hand Level/Trimble GeoXH 6000
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 95 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
10.9 miles 1477ft walk, start at Gaslyn Dylife, to Bryn-Y-Fedwen, Foel Fadian and Clipyn Du.stephenbuda30/03/2024
Up the track then sheep paths from the viewing point.summitter30/08/2023
From Glaslyn access track.Tisteln11/05/2023
Bryn y Fedwen > Foel Fadian [S8517] > Esgair Greolen > Banc Bugeilyn > Clipyn Du (Tarren Bwlch - gwyn) (Siambr Trawsfynydd) from GR: SN 83722 95257ronaldo33315/04/2023
10/11 I roughly followed GB's route from the cattle grid at 837952 bagging 7 Deweys and small detours to get 4 nearby minor peaks. Visited Clipyn Du, Mawnog, Carn Hyddgen, Foel Uchaf, Foel Isaf, Llechwedd Crin, Banc Bugeilyn, Esgair Greolen, Bryn yr Wyn, Foel Fadian, and finishing with Bryn y Fedwen. Some tough pathless sections, but also some quick bits with cart and quad bike tracks. Splendid views! A total distance of 27.5km with 980m ascent in 8.5 hours.silveracorn_alan09/04/2022
Parked at the start of the track to Glaslyn. Straight forward climb to the summit ridge. Fine views.DanMaisieBex22/12/2021
Parked at the start of the track to Glaslyn. Quick out and back. Impressive views.PGCE12/08/2021
easy park 837952 tracks then over top of Graig Fach back to track near dam then Clipyn du from highest point of track return to track and ATV where can to Ochr LLygnant acros moor some faint paths to Carn Hyddgen walk then as stright as can to Foel uchaf, Foel Isaf Llecwedd Crin then back to track and Bugeilyn farm. Then to Bugeilyn numerous ring contours and flat top point 551 on os map appears high point down SE to esgir grolen and Bryn y wyn return east of Banc bugeilyn using drainage ditch on 470m contour easy walking live badger sett 8334 9290 then across old mine working to track on to Foel Fadian easy tracks and then lastly Bryn Fedwen about 600 metres from car, 8 hrs total best top of day Carn Hyddgen with cairns and iviews of Pumlumon and numerous Marilynsunderhill17/03/2021
6/7 - cold wet and strong wind (and now very dark)- route back from Clipyn Du is easy on a good track, until last 300m off pathwychwood13/12/2019
From Bryn y Fedwyn. Returned to the road, then faint path west to the summit. Continued to Banc Bugeilyn. With AW.Man of Kernow128/04/2019
From the road / track junctionMoorponder18/10/2018
First of six Dewey's on a walk that was just over 15mile in length starting from the memorial on the minor road NE of top. Also taking in Clipyn du, Carn Hyddgen, Foel Uchaf, Banc Bugeilyn and Esgair Greolen.WAYNE ROWLETT30/03/2018
from 509m spot on road Galltywenallt22/02/2018
Parked in minor road layby for round of Bryn y Fedwen, Foel Fadian, Banc Bugeilyn and Esgair Greolen.rhalstead23/12/2017
Parked up at the entrance to the track to Glaslyn then walked up to Foel Fadian and back down, over the road and up to Bryn y Fedwen.Neolith22/07/2017
Easy parking by track SW of Bryn y Fedwen. Bryn y Fedwen, Foel Fadian, Banc Bugeilyn, Cribyn Du, Carn Hyddgen, Foel Uchaf, Foel Isaf, Llechwedd Crin.ijpowell07/07/2017
Included in a Dewey bagging trip from the parking space next to the cattle grid at 837952. Started with Clipyn Du & continued to Carn Hyddgen, Foel Uchaf, Banc Bugeilyn, Esgair Greolen, Foel Fadian & Bryn y Fedwen. From bend in Glyndwrs Way, a narrow path leads up to the trig point. (PM)gerrybowes26/04/2017
From Esgair Greolen. On Glyndwr's Way close to the summit for our 6th Dewey of the day. With GB.bolton26/04/2017
2/7 Second of seven on wet cold misty day (Cwm y Derw/Foel Fadian/Bryn-y-Brain/Fron Goch/Ffrid pen-y-Graig/Cefn Coch/)Pfridd Esgair-yr-Owen)Brynn Crugog)Fergalh15/01/2017
Park at memorial/viewpoint on an atmospheric afternoon.Ramblingpaul10/08/2016
Pleasant evening stroll from memorial to NETony J30/07/2016
Parked on minor road to NE and did Foel Fadian, Bryn Yr Wyn and Banc Bugeilyn before returning to the car, crossing the road and a quick stroll up Bryn Y Fedwen. Just over seven miles.clivevilla16/02/2016
Foel Fadian, Clipyn Du, Banc Bugeilyn, Bryn yr Wyn, Bryn y Fedwen from start of track at SN837952. Some heavy showers and mist but tops were clear for much of the time.RobertP23/08/2015
Easy parking to NE. Mainly good path - no problems. Great views.destaylor30/03/2015
From nature reserve, taking in seven Deweys. Saved a lamb from a mud hole near summit of Banc Bugeilyn and had fifty tractors for company on last mile back down track.SS03/05/2014
Climbed from the top of the Dylife road via the track to Bugeilyn and Glyndwr's Wayjim pererin24/04/2014
What a truly wonderful hill. I parked next to the memorial and followed an easy path to the summit. It was late evening and skylarks were singing before they finally turned in for the night. The sun was setting over the great Plynlimon Massif throwing the hills into a black relief against the red sky. it was one of those moments that stay with you no matter how many hills you climb or how many sunsets you see from their summit. i walked back in the gathering gloom of dusk but there was no gloom in my heart only elation.thenomad24/09/2013
Fading year, fading light, Fadian hill.Martin R29/12/2012
An easy walk up from the Wynford Vaughan-Thomas memorial on a cloudy rainy day.mad max04/07/2012
Start ~ 837952, by cattle grid. Faint path from cattle grid to summit. Great views from the top. With Wombourne and Ron.steve hudson15/02/2012
Detoured from Glyndwrs Way, ascended from Glaslyn end. Bitterly cold and top in thin cloud. With LP.wombourne11/12/2010
From Cribin Du, via Glaslyn. Then took Glyndwr's Way back down to the car. Solo.Man of Kernow121/03/2009
Nice views over to Plumlumon massif.simocity27/07/2008
Trig revisit. Compact grass/bilberry summit, albeit in cloud. Easy climb from SE. Rainy start, precursor to a fine day.RHW25/05/2007
a quick out and back from the road.. parking close by.stig_nest15/07/2006
N_S on range, heather top easy as out and back first visit ca Feb 1988, Trig pointRhayader_wander10/02/2003
Plynlimon Dewey bagging, walk 2/4; Foel Fadian from driveable track 833947 RHW14/02/1998
On an outstanding walk, full of interest, from Dylife. We went via Penycrobren where the roman fortlet is very clear, then Glaslyn and returned by a quiet road. The flood (glacial melt)-cut valleys are spectacular in this area. We had 50 mile views today and took Mom and Dad to the nearby, splendid and evocative Vaughn Williams memorial. Walk with brother, Petepwheeler06/05/1996
petey01/01/1990
Rob5005/08/2022
asbown23/05/2022
TREBORK20/06/2019
Man of Kernow228/04/2019
AlanD30/03/2019
chalky195308/09/2018
Alex C25/05/2018
TK23/02/2018
PeterAH22/02/2018
LizH22/02/2018
johnbarnard2522/02/2018