Name:Foel Wen
Hill number:2095
Height:690.6m / 2266ft
Parent (Ma):2087  Cadair Berwyn
RHB Section:30E: Bala to Welshpool
Nuttall/Wainwright area:The Berwyns
County/UA:Wrexham, Powys
Catchment:Catchment Boundaries, Dee (Flint), Severn
Watershed:Severn Estuary, Cardiff to Cape Wrath, Liverpool Bay
Class:Simm, Hewitt, Nuttall, Buxton & Lewis, Bridge
(Tu,Sim,Hew,N,BL,Bg)
Grid ref:SJ 09936 33412
Summit feature:small wooden stake
Drop:58.9m
Col:631.7m  SJ 0938 3362  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 125
(1:25k) 255
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Survey of Foel Wen and Foel Wen South Top.pdf
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17.6 miles 3710ft walk, start at B4391 lay-by OS018/305 to Moel Sych, Cadair Berwyn, Craig Berwyn, Tomle, Foel Wen, Mynydd Tawr down to Tyn-y-Ffrid in valey and back up to Gador, Moel Yr Ewig back up to Moel Sych then down west ridge back to lay-by.stephenbuda05/05/2024
Monster horse shoe of 15 tops, starting at the 2-space pull in at SJ11870. Beginning anti clockwise with Garneddwen, diverting to hit Cadair Brownwen, finnishing with Godor. Approached by curious farmer as descending through his fields, as I was 30 foot off the public footpath. Friendly and pointed me to where I should of been and then authorised me to continue on course, April is a stressful time of year for our farmers so understandbale.Alfa1M28/04/2024
7th top of 12 on a 28km circular from Llanarmon D.C continuing from Tomle, fairly straightforward following fenceline. Nice to see patches of snow still lying at various points. Continuation to the South top...Dazingdale09/03/2024
A clockwise round of hills from usual parking by the bridge. First hill Craig Berwyn boundary, there and back to Cadair Bronwen then followed the ridge finishing on Mynydd Tarw.Alan Caine01/06/2023
Walk 7.2KatyT09/05/2023
12.1 mile circular from the old chapel at Pentre in the Ceiriog Valley. Just about space for one car there. We followed the valley road then took the path up to Pentre Pant farm. Just before the farm we forded the stream into access land and climbed up a track which double backs on itself, then follows the fenceline steeply up to Foel Goch. From here it is a easy but pathless walk across the moors to the deleted top Rhos. We then followed the easy trail over Mynydd Tarw, Foel Wen South Top, Foel Wen, Tomle and took the contouring path around to Cadair Bronwen (first bagged in 2007) following the boggy path north to the memorial and up to Pen Bwlch Llandrillo, back to the memorial, then the Bwlch Llandrillo track and road back to the car at Pentre. Surprisingly an easy walk considering no one has ascended this way before! Glorious warm weather with wide views of the whole of North Wales. As it was Easter Saturday we must have seen about 10 people today. Amazingly busy for the Berwyns!DanTrig08/04/2023
with YFabioski05/02/2023
Cwm Maen Gwynedd - Godor - Godor N Top - Moel yr Ewig - Cadair Berwyn - Cadair Berwyn N Top - Craig Berwyn - Tomle - Foel Wen - Foel Wen S Top - Mynydd Tarw - Cwm Maen Gwynedd.Mark Jackson26/11/2022
Low Cloud and boggy with StevePoppyhillwalker12/11/2022
Followed Nuttall's route from parking by the bridge at 11858 30633 (No other parking is really available in the area), A Ten and half mile walk taking in the summits of Mynydd Tarw, Foel Wen south top, Foel Wen, Tomle, Cadaie Bronwen, Cadair Berwyn, Cadair Berwyn new top, Moel Sych, Moel yr Ewig, Godor north top and Godor. Just over 3000ft of ascent and taking Five hours.WAYNE ROWLETT24/07/2022
Nuttall walk 7.2: Parked in a small lay-by that could fit two cars by the stream on the minor road before the telephone box: Mynydd Tarw - Foel Wen south top - Foel Wen - Tomle - Cadair Bronwen - Craig Berwyn - Cadair Berwyn - Cadair Berwyn new top - Moel Sych - Moel yr Ewig west top - Moel yr Ewig - Moel Poethion - Godor north top - Godor. Very windy, cold day- one of the coldest June days on record. Good visibility.Lazylizzie12/06/2022
Along the ridge.Minto02/06/2022
Anti clockwise circuit of the 600m summits surrounding the eastern Valley starting with the northerly one, returning down the southerlyvegibagger02/06/2022
Nuttall walk 7.2 with R.Dan Baddeley14/05/2022
With client Jason. www.exploringmidwales.co.ukRob Rees18/04/2022
This is probably the best circular walk to be had in the Berwyns completing the 10 peaks on this hike. Parked in a small lay-by that could fit two cars by the stream on the minor road before the telephone box, its a 180 degree bend that you struggle to make the turn. I used the post code SY10 0DE to get to the start of the walk and this gets you into the correct location in the valley and very close to the start. Walk up to the phone box, take the lane up behind it, go through Maes farmyard and up to the bend in the road. The public right of way up to the left across the fields is clearly waymarked. Good views away towards minor hills on the left. From here its very straight forward to follow the route, we went right before the climb up onto the ridge to Cadiar Bronwen which had great views from the top. You have to retrace your footsteps up onto Cadair Berwyn and then onto Moel Sych. Then back again and cut across the front of Cadair Berwyn onto Moel Yr Ewig / Godor. From hBuckleymon07/03/2022
Parked at Tin y Ffridd, up to Mynnydd Tarw, on to Foel Wen, next to Tomle, down to saddle bridle way to Bwlch Mean Gwynedd. Nip up Cadair Bronwen, back to Cadair Berwyn, descent to mines at SJ074326. Contoured south and east to saddle Moel yr Ewig, up to and Godor tops. Descent due east to footpath north of Bryn Gwyn.andrew.morel07/11/2021
Bagging four nuttalls along this ridge, lots of ups n downs, some bog, just follow the fence, great views.Taz3801/06/2021
Nuttall route 7.2, parking by the bridge and taking in the summits of Mynydd Tarw, Foel Wen south top, Foel Wen, Tomle, Cadair Berwyn, Cadair Berwyn new top, Moel Sych, Moel yr Ewig, Godor north top and Godor. Showers & cloud. With Harriet and Gillian. First outing after lockdown 3.richard6911/05/2021
CK SheilaS15/04/2021
A round of the Maen Gwynedd valley from parking spot near stream. With B and R.jenx15/12/2020
anti clockwise to Cadair Berwyn.NormanW23/08/2020
Parked by bridge over stream near Tyn-y-ffridd. Round of Mynydd Tarw, Foel Wen South, Foel Wen, Tomle, Craig Berwyn, Cadair Berwyn North, Cadair Berwyn, Moel yr Ewig, Godor North and Godor.PGCE23/08/2020
From Cadair Bronwen and Tomle. Easier going than the bog of earlier in day.Campbell Singer23/10/2019
nuttall round, mynydd tarw, foel wen south top, foel wen, tomle, cadair bronwen (also did rhos)noxibis12/10/2019
3/11 As Nuttall book. Mynydd Tarw, Foel Wen South Top, Foel Wen, Tomle, Craig Berwyn, Cadair Berwyn, Cadair Berwyn New Top, Moel Sych, Moel yr Ewig, Godor North Top and Godor. Great round A rush as late start due to rain. 4.5 hours.nickywood124/09/2019
Parking space for a few cars at SJ 118 306. Round of Mynydd Tarw, Foel Wen, Cadair Bronwen, Moel yr Henfaes, Cadair Berwyn, Moel Sych, Post Gwyn, Moel Poethion, Godor. Descended through fields to track at SJ 110 302. Couple of farmers by the sheepfold didn't seem unduly concerned by our presence.Geoff Briggs01/09/2019
TD & C 2 of 5This Dog23/08/2019
from stream south tan y fridd anti clockwise horseshoe nattalls and deleted tops and minor tops 10 hrsunderhill25/05/2019
Fifth peak on the Berwyn Horseshoe, clouds gather & then seem to drift away, keeping us dry. Windy cold though.DanMaisieBex06/05/2019
From Tyn-y-ffridd SJ 11883 30812,via Rhos, Mynydd Taw, Foel Wen South Top, then onto Tomle, Cadair Berwyn North Top, Cadair Berwyn, Moel Sych, Moel yr Ewig, Moel Poethion, Godor North Top and GodorWestdenewalker30/04/2019
With CathyS. Bday weekend. From Tyn-y-ffridd.masmith06/10/2018
Pulled a stuck sheep out of a bog, contacted the farmer. Hopefully he/she came up and took it back for some TLC.simocity04/08/2018
From Tyn-y-Ffridd; part of Berwyn Horseshoe. Sunny.Winterfloodian25/07/2018
10 mile circular running Mynydd Tarw, Foel Wen South, Foel Wen, Tomle, Cadair Bronwen, Cadair Berwyn North, Cadair Berwyn, Moel Sych, Moel yr Ewig, Gondor North and Gondor. The 11 summits taking past one hundred 2000ft Nuttals in Wales. Time 1 hour 54 minutes.rhif714/06/2018
From the SE Top. Small wooden post on E side of fence.Aye Jimmy07/05/2018
691mThe Grouse02/09/2017
solo 4th top of 15colinfielding03/07/2017
Berwyn Round from Pistyll RhaederMountain Goat23/06/2017
With Cary on a clockwise circuit from Tan-y-pistyll on a lovely summer's day - 24 km, 8 hours.Phreerunner01/06/2017
Nuttall Walk WN 7.2 Cadair Berwyn from Cwm Maen Gwynedd. Mynydd Tarw, Foel Wen South Top, Foel Wen, Tomle, Cadair Bronwen, Cadair Berwyn North Top, Cadair Berwyn, Moel Sych, Moel yr Ewig, Godor North Top and Godor. 17km with 900m ascent in 6h30m (S)silveracorn_alan13/04/2017
Hell on earth, a nightmare in the rain. Third top on foolish tomorrow from Oswestry to milltir cerrigtumpawumpa12/04/2017
thers not alot of parking for this walk as anne and john say in there book THE MOUNTAINS OF ENGLAND AND WALES very hard under foot as it was cold and had been snowing this is a boggy walk so my advise is do it in the hight of winter or summer as you will get wetDarren-44310/02/2017
Solo walk. Start/finish in Tyn-y-Ffridd. Climbed Mynydd Tarw, Foel Wen, Tomle, Cadair Berwyn (both tops), Moel Sych, Moel yr Ewig and Godor ... basically Nuttall route minus Cadair Bronwen. 5 hours. Weather horrendous at times ... squally showers, gales, cold, but sunny spells in afternoon. A good walk; few paths and boggy in places but the escarpment of the main ridge is impressive, especially view of Llyn Lluncaws. Cadair Berwyn is really a forgotten mountain of Wales, despite its height ... saw nobody all day!jamessteel10022/12/2016
Solo walk during a weekend trip to Llangollen for a friend's Birthday. Tyn-y-ffridd - Godor - along Nuttalls to Cadair Berwyn - north as far as Moel yr Henfaes - back to Cadair Bronwen - over Tomle ridge - back to Tyn-y-ffridd. Amazing weather with a cloud inversion.AGWilliamson17/12/2016
With Minnie, from small parking area by bridge 119 307, along road-Cwm Maen Gwynedd, up slope to Tomle col, up onto Craig Berwyn great cloud inversion & warm sunshine above cloud, back down into cloud over Tomle, Foel Wen 'tops', Mynydd Tarw & Rhos. Down to track & road to car.apricorum30/10/2016
Continuing from Tomle, boggy in places, views not as good as elsewhere in the area.muzza225/09/2016
On a clockwise circuit from Llandrillo on a perfect summer's day. Solo, met 5 people all day.Phreerunner16/08/2016
Climbed with Chris on route from Carrog to Llangynog.dhbond15/07/2016
5 of 14 on the Cadair Berwyn round.BobHancock25/06/2016