Name:Foel y Geifr
Hill number:3436
Height:515.6m / 1692ft
Parent (Ma):2148  Tarren y Gesail
RHB Section:30F: Dolgellau to Machynlleth
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Cadair Idris
Catchment:Dovey, Catchment Boundaries, Dysynni
Grid ref:SH 71637 05098
Summit feature:single stone in grass
Col:486.8m  SH 7172 0540  
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18.6 miles 4140ft walk, start at Tan-Y-Coed Forest carpark, to Tarren Y Gesail, Tarrenhendre, Mynydd Braich-Goch, Foel Y Geifr and Mynydd Rhyd-Galed.stephenbuda29/03/2024
Nuttall walk 10.4 with a little diversion to see the waterfall. With R+R.Dan Baddeley27/01/2024
Day three of Dragons Back Raceemily06/09/2023
A splendid tour of the four Deweys (and other peaks) attached to Tarrenhendre. Parked in the car park (£4) at Dolgoch falls. Visited Mynedd Tan-y-Coed, Tarrenhendre, Mynydd Rhyd-galed, Foel y Geif, Mynydd Rhydd-galed (East Top), Tarren Cwm-ffernol, and Pen Trum-gwr. Altogether a 23.5km hike with 1240m ascent taking 7h 30 minsilveracorn_alan05/08/2022
Well worth the very, very short detour between the Tarrens.lordtonult21/09/2021
On ridge between Tarren Hendre and Tarren Gesail, stone marks high point.richardrosser19/06/2021
Parked at entrance to forest at 074014. Forest tracks to Mynydd Rhyd-galed, then along ridge to Foel y Geifr.PGCE10/02/2021
Reached whilst summiting Nuttalls Tarrenhendre and Tarren y Gesail following the nine mile Tarren hills route from Abergynolwyn also reaching Mynydd Rhyd-Galed and with a three mile extension Mynydd Braich-Goch.WAYNE ROWLETT01/03/2020
3/4 As Nuttall book. Tarrenhendre, Mynydd Rhyd-Galed, Foel y Geifr and Tarren y Gesail. Showers but a dry finish. Lovely waterfalls at start and enjoyable ridge. No time to divert to East Top on ridge as wild wind there.nickywood126/09/2019
Between the TarrensTopographer5726/08/2019
Dovey Junction - Penmaendovey - Braich Ddu - Ffridd Esgairweddan - Tarrenhendre - Mynydd Rhyd-galed - Mynydd Rhyd-galed E Top - Foel y Geifr - Tarren y Gesail - Machynlleth - Gallt y Gog - MachynllethMark Jackson15/04/2019
Dragon's Back Reccedc9622/03/2019
DB Race day 3milejunkie02/03/2019
On the way to Tarrenhendre. It got in the way.Gill21/04/2018
On Nuttall's walk 10:4 The Tarren Hills.dgresty25/07/2017
4/8 (Foel Pandy/Tarren y Gesail/Mynydd Braich-Goch/Foel y Geifir/Mynydd Rhyd-Galed East Top/Mynydd Rhyd Galed (Tarrenhendre East Top)/Tarrenhendre/Mynydd Tan-y-Coed)Fergalh01/07/2017
Good f/p up from the quarry.Deedubr28/04/2017
Nuttalls walk 10.4 from AbergynolwynTony J22/10/2016
With G. Mainly Nuttalls' Route from Abergynolwyn > Tarrenhendre via forest tracks and NW > Mynydd Rhyd-galed > Foel y Geifr > Tarren y Gesail > Abergynolwyn via path/track starting at SH 705 051 (eroded quagmire due to cows in places)RT197013/08/2016
Between the Marilyns.jenx26/06/2016
On the Marilyn circuit.nordicstar26/06/2016
Nuttall walk 10.4: Tarrenhendre - Mynydd Rhyd-galed - Foel y Geifr - Tarren y Gesailronaldo33323/04/2016
Round of the two Tarrennau from Pennaltweed23/03/2016
From Tarren y Gesail after camping. Crossed Nant Gwernol teen up short steep heather covered slope to fence.mick19/03/2016
12.5 mile circular walk from Abergynolwyn in perfect weather, walked up lane to forest, went out and back to Foel Pandy, continued following lane to end then final pull onto Tarren Y Gesail, followed path down and gained ridge at Foel y Geifr, then carried on to Mynydd Rhyd-Galed East Top and Mynydd Rhyd-Galed, then onto Tarrenhendre from summit followed poles along path back into the forest where the trees have taken over the path, followed forest lanes back to Abergynolwyn, very nice walk with views of Cadair Idris, Diffwys and even Plynlimon.DanTrig27/09/2015
Nutall walk good dayunderhill07/09/2015
Easy from 3442. Took RW advice and returned to car to walk 3432. Sound advice as was a good track. See log.destaylor01/05/2015
nuttall walk 10.4 on a day of four seasons.The cafe in Abergynolwyn is superb for after walk refreshment. With Frank.Lou01/03/2015
With Lindsay from Abergynolwyn visiting Tallenhendre, also East Top, Foel Y Geifr and Tarren Y Gesail.knarf01/03/2015
Part of Tarrennau round from Pennaljim pererin05/01/2015
Walked over here on way to Tarren Y Gesail from Mynydd Rhyd-galed. A path in the corner of the plantation takes you through the trees to the col and the long slog up to TYG.Herbert Anchovy31/10/2014
Climbed after Tarren Y Gesail by aiming towards it on a bearing. I lost my compass on the way down. Climbed over a fence and found the summit on the ridge. Descending down the edge of forestry plantation, cutting in to access one of the forestry paths. Very confusing following the fp signs as there were so many trees that were blocking the path. In the end I had to backtrack as I was walking South west instead of the correct track towards Machynlleth. Corrected and eventually arrived late in Machynlleth, having finished a whole week of Walking in Wales, starting in Llangollen, over the Berwyns to Llandrillo, over the Berwyns to llangynog, the berwyns to Llanuwchllyn, the Arans to Dolgellau, Cader Idris to Minffordd hotel and the Final route from there to Machynlleth.Dazingdale09/05/2014
From Tarren y Gesail, picking up water on the way, and then overnighting a little further along the ridge. A lovely warm evening.milimana08/09/2012
With Ray on HF Tarren Hills walkCrib Goch15/07/2012
Tarrenhendre, East top of Tarrenhendre then hard to follow track through forest as I headed to Tarren y Gesail. Solo in awful weather.bolton29/06/2012
Followed the Nuttalls' recommended route from Abergynolwyn, with a minor detour to this top.davidpettit8407/05/2012
On an ascent of the two Tarrenau Nuttalls from Machynlleth station. A very ill-advised route through the forestry after Tarren y Gesail. By the time I emerged here I was sweating buckets and covered in little bits of broken twigs. Yuck. Delighted to regain the open hill!thesweetcheat23/07/2011
Car Park in Abergynolwyn - Path up through woodland/bluebells of Nant Gwernol - Crossed upper footbridge (station footbridge being replaced) - Through forest and up NW ridge to Tarrenhendre - ENE alongside fence, over Mynydd Rhyd-galed & Foel y Geifr, & then headed up to Tarren y Gesail - Returned via Bryn-Eglwys Quarry (JL)gerrybowes11/05/2011
Closeness of forest spoils this top.signyred11/02/2011
Top on reversal of Nuttall's route. Dry warm but greying over in Afternoon. Lovely walk in GR8 weather.Dugswell218/04/2010
From Abergynolwyn via Tarren y Gesail.Wheelsy16/04/2010
One flat stone marks the summit. Slight deviation from Nuttall's route.clivevilla27/08/2009
Start ~ 678069, Car park, Aberynolwyn. Out via Bryn-Eglwys Quarry and Pont Llaeron. Return over Tarren Gesail.steve hudson26/08/2009
Must have passed over without realising en route between the Tarrens. Too wet to care.huwthomas11/07/2009
On way to Tarren y Gesail from Tarrenhendre.Aye Jimmy21/06/2009
Must have passed over it without realising it had any significance. Not sure whether I got to the highest bit or not, I did eat my lunch at a spot just before going through the plantation en route to Tarren y Gesailisabelle18/05/2009
Visited as part of the Nuttall's Tarren Hills route.rhalstead29/07/2008
exact date unknown, from campsite between pennal and mach. we set off on a grand loop of 5 tarren tops. the road section to cwrt was straight forward as was the climb up the green lane. the cairns up here were massive, a super route only spoilt by a downpstig_nest17/08/2007