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Name:Foel Grafiau
Hill number:3455
Height:528.3m / 1733ft
Parent (Ma):2166  Banc Llechwedd-mawr
RHB Section:31A: Aberystwyth to Welshpool
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Central Wales - Pumlumon
County/UA:Powys
Catchment:Rheidol
Class:Dodd (500-599m), Dewey
(Tu,5,Dew)
Grid ref:SN 76546 92036
Summit feature:no feature
Drop:30.2m
Col:498.1m  SN 7675 9252  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 135
(1:25k) OL23W 215W
Survey:Abney level/Trimble GeoXH 6000
Comments:De-twinned from hills 3454 and 3456, September 2014
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 63 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Pen y Darren (Moel Hyddgen) > Foel Las > Foel Grafiau West Top > Foel Grafiau > Foel Uchaf > Foel Fra > Creigiau Bwlch Hyddgen West Top > Creigiau Bwlch Hyddgen West Top frim GR: SN 77726 95826. Parking is really difficult where Glyndwr's Way hits the road but with Permission. parking in the farm yard of Talbontdrain which is a B&B (the husband is a member of the local MRT)ronaldo33325/11/2023
Pen y Darren (Moel Hyddgen) > Foel Las > Foel Grafiau West Top > Foel Grafiau > Foel Uchaf > Foel Fra > Creigiau Bwlch Hyddgen West Top > Creigiau Bwlch Hyddgen West Top frim GR: SN 77726 95826. Parking is really difficult where Glyndwr's Way hits the road but with Permission. parking in the farm yard of Talbontdrain which is a B&B (the husband is a member of the local MRT)Hippster25/11/2023
Talbontdrain (parking:778954)- Pen yr Allt-fawr- Glyndwr's Way- old drovers' road- 767942 (S. of stream)- Pen y Darren- Foel Fras, then back onto moorland section of forest road, bridleway W at gate and up S side- pleasant despite signs of motorbike scrambling. The N ridge looked an even nicer approach but getting to its base would have been harder work. We agreed, this is the best hill and viewpoint of the three we visited on this side of the valley, even the Preseli hills in view. I had decided to take the easiest way back to the start from here, and it was clearly the forest road which has a Mach 3 ATB signpost and gives forest truck access all the way over the gap E of Banc yr Wyn, down Cwm Hengwm, to the tarmac road. We had it to ourselves today- with Petepwheeler13/09/2023
From parking area near memorial above Nant y Moch, followed track round to Nant y Baracs farm buildings and atv track almost to Drosgol summit. Descended NE to FB now shown on 1:25k map, and picked up another atv track shortly after starting to ascend Banc Llechwedd-mawr just before isolated house with solar panels. Circuit continued with N descent on obvious path through bog to Hyddgen, then to Bryn Moel, Foel Fras and Foel Grafiau. Picked up empty beer/pop cans on latter, perhaps left by those who created the wide, scarring biker tracks on the west side of the hill? Returned to car SW through woods.richard6920/10/2022
An anticlockwise circuit of 8 Deweys from 723909, generally following GB's detailed guidance, but with deviations onto an additional 7 nearby minor peaks. Mostly easy going on grass and forest tracks in a nice remote area, but some tussocky areas. Visited summits in the following order: Banc yr Wyn, Foel Grafiau West Top, Foel Grafiau, Foel Uchaf, Foel Fras, Creigiau Bwlch Hyddgen, Pen y Darren, Pen Creigiau'r Llan North Top, Pen Creigiau'r Llan, Esgair Fraith, Banc Bwlchygarreg East Top, Banc Bwlchygarreg, Moel y llyn, Banc Bwlchygarreg West Top, and Bryn Maw (after dropping the rucksack in the car). A total distance of 24 km, with 1050m ascent, taking 8 hours.silveracorn_alan10/04/2022
Parked at 779954 for a circuit of 10 Tumps. Tracks and sheep paths, plus a fair amount of pathless terrain. 7/10PGCE13/08/2021
Short diversion from grassy quad track over wild sheep pasture under low cloud. Onto Foel Fras.Denise 15/05/2021
5th summit on clockwise round of 7 Tumps starting with Clipyn Du and ending on Pen y Darren. An excellent walk in wild and remote country. Terrain generally OK with some good tracks to help one along. A pleasingly smooth grassy outline of a hill.RichardM15/05/2021
from banc y wyn via west top on to foel uchafunderhill01/03/2021
From Cwmyrhaiadr along track to join Glyndwr's Way, picking up the two intermediate Deweys and the two Subdodds. Galltywenallt05/03/2020
Car at 778951. Forestry trails and BW.Moorponder19/10/2018
Third of seven Dewey's on a walk of around 20 miles from the memorial west of Drosgol taking seven and a half hours. Route first took in Drosgol and Banc Llechwedd mawr then after this top went onto Foel Fras, Pen y Darren, Pen Creigiau'r Llan and Banc yr Wyn.WAYNE ROWLETT26/05/2018
The 2nd top of an anticlockwise circuit of 8 Deweys, starting with Banc yr Wyn & finishing on Moel y Llyn. From Banc yr Wyn, back to junction at 739911, along road & track to footbridge over Afon Llechwedd-mawr at 751915 & then straightforward ascent to unmarked summit. Continued to Foel Fras. (PM?gerrybowes04/07/2017
From the west top to meet GB.bolton04/07/2017
5/13 (Banc Bwlchygarreg/Banc Yrwyn/Esgair Fraith/Foel Grafiau West Top/Foel Grafiau/Bryn Moel/Mynydd Bychan/Foel Uchaf/Foel Fras/Creigiau Bwlch Hyddgen/Pen Y Darren (Moel Hydden)/Pen Creigiau'r Llan North Top/Pen Creigiau'r Llan)Fergalh13/05/2017
Nice walk round from the forest south to Drosgol via an almost impassible ROW which is an old leat. Then up the slope on better ground. Dropped down to the ruin of Drosgol Farm, then over the bridge and up Banc Llechwedd Fawr, then north past Hyddgen, Bryn Moel, Foel Graffiau and Foel Fras before dropping down onto a heavily eroded bridleway back to the car.Neolith11/05/2017
Parking to west at SN 72323 90960. Track (drivable for a lot of the way) to bridge over the Afon Llechwedd-mawr then grass to the top. Alan Moore08/04/2017
Parked in passing place/layby near to where Glyndwr's Way leaves the no through road at 775960. Round of Pen y Darren, Creigiau Bwlch Hyddgen, Foel Fras, Foel Uchaf, Foel Grafiau, FG W.Top, Bryn Moel and Mynydd Bychan.clivevilla24/03/2017
Parked at old mines then off in a counter clockwise loop through Ban yr Wyn (out and back), Foel Grafiau, Foel Fras, Moel Hyddgen, Pen Creigiau'r Llan, Banc Bwlchygarreg, West Top (Or East Top of next), Moel y Llyn then returned past old level after missing higher row. Note new footbridge just north of ford before Lluest-y-rhos (noticed after fording it). Open ground to south of Pen Creigiau'r Llan (shown as forest) but need to negotiate barbed wire. Overcast all day.SS17/05/2015
A little more shape than Foel Fras next door.arranc05/08/2014
Continuation of walk from Foel Fras. Followed track south to bwlch, then west over fence (not barbed) to summit. Best hill of the three 529m ones for shapeliness and views. Descended west to 493m top, then descended down to Llyn Penrhaeadr. Then narrow cliff path besides falls and down into fine remote cwm. Then north by boggy RoW back to Cwmyrhaiadr.Man of Kernow118/05/2014
from track that runs N to S at area around 768 922. Easy ones apart from odd fence.dicky13/07/2013
On round with 3454.destaylor09/08/2012
From B&B at SN 777 958.summitsup23/07/2011
Start ~ 775962. From Foel Fras.steve hudson20/10/2010
petey27/09/2008
Plynlimon Dewey bagging, walk 3/4; Glaslyn track 826936 - Clipyn Du - Foel Grafiau - Foel Fras - Moel Hyddgen - Pen Creigiau'r Llan - Moel y Llyn - Banc Bwlchygarreg - Banc yr Wyn - Banc Llechwedd-mawr - Carn Hyddgen - Foel Uchaf - Banc Bugeilyn - car. RHW14/02/1998
Dusty07/08/2023
Derek_Snaith04/07/2023
Liz_N04/07/2023
johnbarnard2505/03/2020
TK27/10/2017
MM02/10/2015
KM02/10/2015
Steve Q01/08/2015
Alex C01/08/2015
Alan Whatley27/12/2014
mae26/07/2014
stevent080926/05/2014
wychwood05/05/2014
chalky195325/08/2013
iaindbrown08/04/2013
kanderson05/03/2013
Andy West26/07/2012
MikeM25/11/2011
Martin R30/08/2011
DARRENG14/06/2011
wombourne20/10/2010
Rob Pen y Garn27/06/2010
bogdodger17/04/2010