Name:Foel Goch
Hill number:2123
Height:612.7m / 2010ft
Parent (Ma):2104  Esgeiriau Gwynion [Foel Rhudd]
SMC/RHB Section:30E: Bala to Welshpool
Nuttall/Wainwright area:The Berwyns
County/UA:Gwynedd
Topographical area:WN10 Aran-idris
Catchment:Dee (Flint)
Class:Simm, Hewitt, Nuttall, Buxton & Lewis, Bridge
(Tu,Sim,Hew,N,BL,Bg)
Grid ref:SH 94341 29084
Summit feature:no feature
Drop:47m
Col:566m  SH943287  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 125
(1:25k) OL23E
Observations:ground 9m N of pile of stones
Survey:Abney level/Leica 530
Survey of Trum Y Gwrgedd and Foel Goch (Final).doc
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 359 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
FP from Foel y Geifr. Continued NNE then steeply down fenceline ENE, one fence to cross, to roadIsbjorn26/06/2024
Parked at SH946273 and jumped up on to the ridge to nab the three Nuttalls on this side. Easy walking, even with it being wet under foot, distinct tracks all the way there and back.simocity29/12/2023
See Foel y GeifrPeterb28/08/2023
Walk 7.5KatyT12/05/2023
Start of a round of Cwm Hirnant with dad. Very wet day following a boggy route.cumbria mammoth29/10/2022
With: solo; Nuttalls walk 7.5. Good dry day with light wind and high cloudIan Baines09/10/2022
Updated Nuttall 7.5 from Bwlch yr Hwch: Foel Goch, Trum y Gwragedd (Trum y Gwrgedd), Foel y Geifr, Pen y Cerrig Duon, Pen y Boncyn Trefeilw, Stac Rhos, Cefn Gwyntog North Top, Cefn Gwyntog, Cefn Gwyntog Far North Top, Foel Cedig and Y Groes Fagl. Haxy, dull day, so there weren't even good views to distract from the relentless trudge through heather.Lazylizzie03/09/2022
Parked at the start of the Hirnant path, the path I took was basically across the road and headed for the edge of the forest, it was a tough 240m ascent to the top. Great views from the top.Buckleymon15/08/2022
19miles 4053ft walk. Foel Goch, Trum-Y-Gwrgedd and Foel-Y-Geifr.stephenbuda29/05/2022
https://www.strava.com/activities/6570272158rhif723/01/2022
From road/track junction at pass. West to Foel y Geifr then north over 612m top and on to Foel Goch and return to pass. Then east along good track to Pen y Boncyn Treifeilw use fence to locate) and on to Foel Cedig which took a little bit of searching to find the small cairn.dickscroop03/11/2021
Cwm Hirnant road - Foel Goch - Trum y Gwragedd - Foel y Geifr - Pen y Boncyn Trefeilw - Stac Rhos - Cefn Gwyntog - Cefn Gwyntog N Top - Cefn Gwyntog Far N Top - Foel Cedig - Y Groes Fagl - Cwm Hirnant road.Mark Jackson24/10/2021
From top of pass, Foel Geifr, Trum y Gwragedd, Foel Goch. Bit boggy but not too much heather.Chris Williams10/07/2021
Circular 13.7 mile route of serious heather bashing from Aber-Hirnant Picnic area. Foel Goch, Trum y Gwregedd, Foel y Geifr, Pen Cerrig Duon Pen y Boncyn Trefeilw, Stac Rhos, Foel Cedig, Bwlch y Groes-fagl and Foel-y-ddinas. The intial very steep ascent to Foel Goch from the road should not be underestimated!Gwastadros12/06/2021
TD & CThis Dog19/09/2020
Parked by road and straight lined to Foel y Geifr. Due north to Foel Goch, descent to road back to car. Up and along track to Pen y Boncyn and the Devil's Mountain 666 (Foel Cedig)andrew.morel11/08/2020
Foel y Geifr, Trum y Gwrgedd & Foel Goch from the summit of the Hirnant road with Rufus. Parking opposite track entrance, over gate and a rough/boggy atv track most of the way to the trig point of Foel y Geifr then track along ridge to other 2 summits, returned same way. Flies were awful, must be something to do with the location. Great view of Crib yr Aran.jacobrichmond11/08/2020
Nuttall 7.5Neil Midgley17/09/2019
Continuation of our circular route. Through the forest easily to pick up forest track, and 4km back towards stream coming off Foel Goch. Up through felled forest, then bilberry and heather to the top. With R and B.jenx27/06/2019
https://www.strava.com/activities/4195078697Sleepwa1ker01/06/2019
From Bala to Lake Vyrnwy Road, SH95237 29981. Via, Pen y Cerrig Duon, Foel Geifr & Trum y Gwrgedd.Westdenewalker01/05/2019
parked in old quarry stiff climb from the start solocolinfielding28/02/2019
G,G,JIdris26/12/2018
From Trum y Gwragedd. Easy ridge walking. Cloud clearing off hills to the west but still too gloomy for fine views. Not the most scenic area anyway but enjoyed the tranquillity. Returned same route. 1 hour.Wycombe Wanderer26/11/2018
From Hirnault Valley ascended the ridge to the west and summited Foel Goch, Trum y Gwrgedd and Foel y Geifr.knarf30/10/2018
With my dog. Parked by bridge at SH952 300. Climbed straight up to forest then up fence side to summit. Overcast with good views. Lots of flies. MY first Nutall (of the modern era). Onward!HH30/08/2018
From Trum y Gwragedd. Bagged the stones, ground 9m N (got to be higher) then lump 150M N (but got to be lower).Eddie21/08/2018
From summit of Bala road: Pen y Boncyn Trefeilw / Stac Rhos / Y Groes Fagl / Cyrniau Nod / Cefn Gwyntog. Then: Foel y Geifr / Trum y Gwragedd / Foel Goch. Sunny.Winterfloodian26/07/2018
From top of Hirnant passDewi Prysor24/07/2018
Followed the Nuttall's route. Lovely sunny day with a nice cool breeze. These first three hills were pretty decent, the last five less so.Herbert Anchovy23/06/2018
third ascentthenomad10/04/2018
4/9 (Foel Cwm(Sian Llwyn)/Foel y Geifir/Trum y Gwragedd(Trum y Gwredd)/Foel Goch/Mynydd Nodol/Boncyn Foel Bacg/Cefn Ddu/Llysy Frenhwes/Foel Gasnach)Fergalh20/08/2017
Walked the route in section 7.5 of the Nuttalls book. Foel Goch, Trum y Gwragedd, Foel y Geifr , Pen y Boncyn Trefeilw, Stac Rhos, Cefn Gwyntog, Cyrniau Nod, Y Groes Fagl. People call these the boring Berwyns but I don't agree. How many of the hundreds of thousands who climb Snowdon and Cader Idris each year would persevere with this walk. It's a real challenge and there are some good views if the weather holds. A very steep descent to Foel Goch reminded me how unfit I've become. Great views at the top, could see Arenig Fawr, Aran Fawddy and Snowdon in the distance inbetween the snow showers. The summit of Trum y Gwragedd was tantalisingly 40 foot on the other side of a barb wire fence. I decided not to be a purist but as I walked on the guilt gnawed at me and, 200 metres later at a corner post, I decided to leave my backpack, cross over and go back to the summit. My gloves and trousers already had holes in them and I'm not sure I'd have risked it if I had been wearing new exptsharp21/03/2017
finished the year with solo ascent of Foel Goch, Trum y Gwragedd and Foel y Geifr on a dull windy day.Lou31/12/2016
Solo walk during a weekend trip to Llangollen for a friend's Birthday. Aber Hirnant - Foel Cwm-Sian Llwyd - along ridge via all Nuttalls to Pen y Cerrig Duon - road - Foel y Geifr - north along ridge - steep descent by forest to road - road back to Aber Hirnant. A rather dull and heathery set of hills!AGWilliamson18/12/2016
With G. Mostly Nuttalls' Route from cattle grid at Bwlch yr Hwch > Foel Goch > Trum y Gwrgedd > Foel y Geifr > Pen y Cerrig Duon > Pen y Boncyn Trefeilw > Stac Rhos > Cefn Gwyntog (faint path from gate near Cefn Gwyntog N Top) > Cefn Gwyntog North Top > Cyrniau Nod > Y Groes Fagl > start via Cwm GwynRT197017/08/2016
KeithByTheC30/07/2016
Solo. From the road and heading along the ridge towards Foel y GeifrAimless Rambler29/05/2016
Nuttalls walk 7.5. Highest point is actually on the faint path - cairn a few metres away.Crib Goch13/04/2016
with roger and kelly weather wasnt to bad views were goodDarren-44310/04/2016
Nuttall Walk WN 7.5 The Western Berwyns from the foot of Hirnant Pass (952300), visiting Foel Goch, Trum y Gwragedd, Foel y Geifr, Pen y Boncyn Trefeilw, Stac Rhos, Cefn Gwyntog, Cyrniau Nod and Y Groes Fagl. 18.4km with 850m asecnt in 6H30m. (S)silveracorn_alan30/03/2016
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
Nuttall Walk 7.5: Foel Goch [The Berwyns] - Trum y Gwragedd - Foel y Geifr - Pen y Cerrig Duon - Pen y Boncyn Trefeilw SW Top - Pen y Boncyn Trefeilw - Stac Rhos - Cefn Gwyntog North Top - Cefn Gwyntog - Cyrniau Nod - Y Groes Faglronaldo33314/06/2015
From trig pointemily24/05/2015
steep ascent from the roadAristotle Chip11/04/2015
Nuttall walkRuth09/09/2014
My last three Berwyns: - a delightful evening walk along the ridge west of the Hirnant valley, having parked at the top of the Bwlch.ruthatlast18/07/2014
Followed the Nuttalls route apart from Stac Rhos, Cefn Gwyntog, Cyrniau Nod all done as out and back from the track. Each with a handy cairn to indicate where to leave the track. Latter part of the day it poured with rain and cloud came down.axe.stephen28/05/2014
When I looked down upon this hill from the slopes of Pen Y Cerrig Duon, I thought omg look how steep that is. This was one of my longest days hillwalking, starting at Llangynog having already climbed the very steep Moel Dimoel and then track and bog to Cyrniau Nod, Cefn Gwyntog, Stac Rhos, Pen Y Boncyn Trefeilw, I took the Fp heading north branching off at the 550m mark to drop down the steep sides to the minor road running through the Hirnant pass. I walked up to the cattle grid and then took a direct line up using Sheep paths and then slate. Every 30 metres i needed a short break to get my breath back. I would say this was more of a scramble than a walk, using heather and hauling myself up little by little, eventually gaining the top of the ridge!The relief at the top was palpable. Walked west along the ridge to the summit. This hill really tested my stamina!!Dazingdale06/05/2014
Followed Nuttalls Western Berwyns walk with a few additions.rhalstead16/03/2014