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Foel-fras (Carneddau)
942m (3091ft)

The Carneddau, Snowdonia, Conwy, Wales

Foel-fras (Carneddau) means 'Prominent Bare Hill' in Welsh.

The summit of Foel-fras (Carneddau) is marked by an Ordnance Survey Trig Point.


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Welsh Mountain
11th highest in Wales,
14th in England & Wales

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Welsh Nuttall
12th highest in Wales,
16th in England & Wales

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Welsh Trig Point (Pillar)

Walk Foel-fras (Carneddau) walking UK Mountains in The Carneddau Snowdonia National Park ConwyGwynedd, Wales

Foel-fras (Carneddau) Summit

Photo: Paul Isherwood

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OL17 Snowdon/Yr Wyddfa and Conwy Valley/Dyffryn Conwy


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115 Snowdon & Caernarfon


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Fine views of the coast & Carneddau

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 9.75ml (15.5km)
Ascent:3,165ft (965m)
Time:6.75hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 7 Icon (Hard)

Other walkers who hiked, climbed, bagged and summited Foel-fras (Carneddau) Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Foel-fras (Carneddau)

Daniel Moran walked up Foel-fras (Carneddau) on February 10th, 2021 [from/via/route] drum [with] Wardy [weather] cold, snow - strong wind, cant remember the date, sure there was plane parts

Stephanie Doyle climbed Foel-fras (Carneddau) on June 9th, 2023 [with] Solo [weather] Beautiful

Donovan Suddell bagged Foel-fras (Carneddau) on July 29th, 2022 [from/via/route] Bont Newydd [with] Solo [weather] warm sunny day

Melfyn Parry hiked Foel-fras (Carneddau) on April 13th, 2022 [from/via/route] Started from the car park at the top of Aber, followed old roman road to summit of Drum. Continued along well defined path to summit of Foel Fras. Retraced steps to saddle & then dropped down to Llyn Anafon. Followed track & then path along the river to return to car park. [with] U3A [weather] Bright day, some sunshine. Cool at times & then after lunch mostly warm.

Neall Garrad summited Foel-fras (Carneddau) on June 22nd, 2007 [from/via/route] 15 peaks route from Nant Peris to Llanfairfechan [with] Andy, Chris, John and Warren [weather] Mixed

Adrian Haywood conquered Foel-fras (Carneddau) on January 31st, 2021 [from/via/route] From Llanfaerfechan [with] Solo [weather] Cold & cloudy

Andy Buxton scaled Foel-fras (Carneddau) on June 22nd, 1968 [from/via/route] 14 Peaks (but done before & since) [with] BVGS

Angela Moroney walked up Foel-fras (Carneddau) during 2017 - 2017 3PEAKS

Alan Pritchard climbed Foel-fras (Carneddau) on October 5th, 2014 [with] A group [weather] Good - Walked the 15 peaks in 24 hours challenge - enjoyed... πŸ˜ŽπŸšΆβ€β™‚οΈ

Christina Lander bagged Foel-fras (Carneddau) on September 29th, 2018 [from/via/route] Bont Newydd (Abergwyngregin) - Drum - Foel Fras - Carnedd Gwenllian - Bera Bach - Drosgl - Aber Falls - Bont Newydd [with] Dick & Meg [weather] A fine, dry day but very windy on the tops. Plenty of sunny spells. - We struggled to find our way between Drosgl & Aber Falls. Crossing the river at the top of the falls was challenging!

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