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Foel-goch
831m (2727ft)

The Glyders (or Glyderau), Snowdonia, Gwynedd, Wales


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Foel-goch means 'Red Bare Hill' in Welsh and is pronounced 'foil-g-och'.


Record Foel-goch as Bagged, Climbed & Conquered


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Welsh Mountain
28th highest in Wales,
59th in England & Wales

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Welsh Nuttall
32nd highest in Wales,
68th in England & Wales

You can find Foel-goch & all the walks that climb it on these unique free-to-access Interactive Walk Planning Maps: (click/TAP to select)

Snowdonia National Park


1:25,000 scale OS Explorer Map (the ones with orange/yellow covers):

OL17 Snowdon/Yr Wyddfa and Conwy Valley/Dyffryn Conwy


1:50,000 scale OS Landranger Map (the ones with pink/magenta covers):

115 Snowdon & Caernarfon


See Foel-goch and the surrounding tops on our free-to-access 'Google Style' Peak Bagging Maps:

See Foel-goch and the surrounding tops on our downloadable PDF Peak Bagging Map:


You can walk to the top of Foel-goch by using either of these 2 easy to follow route maps:

Other walkers who hiked, climbed, bagged and summited Foel-goch Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Foel-goch

Melfyn Parry walked up on August 7th, 2022 [from/via/route] Started walk from car park at Idwal Cottage, headed up left side of Llyn Idwal to ascend to ridge through Devils Kitchen. Path is straight forward & brings you out at Llyn Cwn. Turn right & ascend to summit of Y Garn, then drop over & down to the left to follow ridge to Foel Goch. Cross over style & continue down to Bwlch y Brecan, cross over fence & follow path which basically follows the route of the A5 going through the Mushroom Gardens before joining path that comes down from Y Garn, then follow this back down to car park [with] PRC [weather] A sunny day & very warm at times, especially along path through Mushroom Gardens as well sheltered here. - An really enjoyable walk with stunning views. Straight forward route, relatively easy walking.

Sion Britton climbed on July 9th, 2022 [from/via/route] O Deiniolen via Carnedd y Filiast a Mynydd Perfedd [with] Solo [weather] Braf

Stephanie Doyle bagged on March 19th, 2022 [with] Friend [weather] Windy

Adrian Haywood hiked on April 11th, 2021 [from/via/route] Via devil's kitchen over Y Garn [with] Friends [weather] Nice day, a couple of snow showers at the top

Andy Buxton summited during August, 1965 [with] Dad

Angela Moroney conquered during 2011 - 2017 3PEAKS

Bleddyn Rhys scaled on October 24th, 2010 [from/via/route] Dyffryn Ogwen - cerdded lawr y lon o Ogwen Cottage, fynnu ar y ridge ac yn ol i'r Dwyrain ar hyd y copaon. [with] Gyda Kev [weather] Braf a chymylog. Golygfeudd gwych! - Diwrnod hir a da. Ymweld a goreuon Cymru.

Kevin Williams walked up on March 20th, 2018 [from/via/route] Marchlyn Mawr reservoir road [with] Solo [weather] Sunny, some snow

David Wand climbed on May 28th, 1989 [with] Gayle [weather] Rained in the night but dry for the walk & a light breeze

Rachael Tyler bagged on August 30th, 2017 [from/via/route] Y Garn from Nant Peris on the way to Elidir Fawr [with] Husband [weather] Cloudy, cold & wet up top

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More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of Foel-goch

Foel-goch (Glyderau) and Mynydd Perfedd from Llyn Ogwen

Foel-goch (Glyderau) and Mynydd Perfedd from Llyn Ogwen

Photo: Chris Player (5)

Elidir Fawr and Cwm Dudodyn from Foel-goch

Elidir Fawr and Cwm Dudodyn from Foel-goch

Photo: Peter Scholes (8)

Tryfan, Glyder Fach and Glyder Fawr from Foel-goch summit cairn

Tryfan, Glyder Fach and Glyder Fawr from Foel-goch summit cairn

Photo: Peter Scholes (11)

My husband and baby girl on top of Foel-goch

My husband and baby girl on top of Foel-goch

Photo: Elizabeth Barker (1)

Foel-goch, Elidir Fawr, Mynydd Perfedd and Carnedd y Filiast from Drosgl

Foel-goch, Elidir Fawr, Mynydd Perfedd and Carnedd y Filiast from Drosgl

Photo: Alun Lawrence (11)

Y Garn (Glyderau) (far left), Foel-goch (Glyderau) and Carnedd y Filliast from Llyn Idwal

Y Garn (Glyderau) (far left), Foel-goch (Glyderau) and Carnedd y Filliast from Llyn Idwal

Photo: Chris Player (7)

Foel-goch, Elidir Fawr, Mynydd Perfedd and Carnedd y Filiast from Carnedd Gwenllian (Carnedd Uchaf)

Foel-goch, Elidir Fawr, Mynydd Perfedd and Carnedd y Filiast from Carnedd Gwenllian (Carnedd Uchaf)

Photo: Alun Lawrence (16)

Llyn Ogwen and Tryfan from Foel-goch

Llyn Ogwen and Tryfan from Foel-goch

Photo: Peter Scholes (10)

Pen yr Ole Wen across Nant Ffrancon from Foel-goch

Pen yr Ole Wen across Nant Ffrancon from Foel-goch

Photo: Peter Scholes (9)

Y Garn (Glyderau), Elidir Fawr (centre) and Foel-goch from near Y Foel Goch

Y Garn (Glyderau), Elidir Fawr (centre) and Foel-goch from near Y Foel Goch

Photo: Don Williams (19)

Mynydd Perfedd and Foel-goch from Y Garn (Glyderau)

Mynydd Perfedd and Foel-goch from Y Garn (Glyderau)

Photo: Peter Scholes (3)

Y Garn (Glyderau) (far left), Foel-goch (Glyderau), Carnedd y Filliast, Ogwen Cottage, Nant Ffrancon and the shoulder of Pen yr Ole Wen (right) from Llyn Idwal

Y Garn (Glyderau) (far left), Foel-goch (Glyderau), Carnedd y Filliast, Ogwen Cottage, Nant Ffrancon and the shoulder of Pen yr Ole Wen (right) from Llyn Idwal

Photo: Chris Player (9)

*360 degree panorama featuring Carnedd Dafydd, Foel-Goch (foreground), Tryfan and Glyder Fach, Y Garn (foreground), Crib Goch and Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) from the summit of Elidir Fawr

*360 degree panorama featuring Carnedd Dafydd, Foel-Goch (foreground), Tryfan and Glyder Fach, Y Garn (foreground), Crib Goch and Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) from the summit of Elidir Fawr

Photo: David Hands (3)

The shoulder of Elidir Fawr, Carnedd y Filiast (Glyderau), Mernedd Perfedd and Foel-goch from Y Garn (Glyderau)

The shoulder of Elidir Fawr, Carnedd y Filiast (Glyderau), Mernedd Perfedd and Foel-goch from Y Garn (Glyderau)

Photo: Gerard Molloy (12)

*Carnedd Gwenllian (Carnedd Uchaf), Foel Grach, Carnedd Llewelyn, Carnedd Dafydd, Yr Elen, Foel-goch, Elidir Fawr, Mynydd Perfedd and Carnedd y Filiast from Drosgl

*Carnedd Gwenllian (Carnedd Uchaf), Foel Grach, Carnedd Llewelyn, Carnedd Dafydd, Yr Elen, Foel-goch, Elidir Fawr, Mynydd Perfedd and Carnedd y Filiast from Drosgl

Photo: Alun Lawrence (13)

*Y Garn (Glyderau) (far left), Elidir Fawr, Foel-goch, Mynydd Perfedd and Carnedd y Filiast (Glyderau) from Tryfan

*Y Garn (Glyderau) (far left), Elidir Fawr, Foel-goch, Mynydd Perfedd and Carnedd y Filiast (Glyderau) from Tryfan

Photo: David Hands (4)

Foel-goch from Bwlch y Brecan

Foel-goch from Bwlch y Brecan

Photo: Peter Scholes (12)

Y Garn (Glyderau), Foel-goch (Glyderau), Mynydd Perfedd and the shoulder of Pen yr Ole Wen from Llyn Ogwen

Y Garn (Glyderau), Foel-goch (Glyderau), Mynydd Perfedd and the shoulder of Pen yr Ole Wen from Llyn Ogwen

Photo: Chris Player (6)

Glyder Fach and Y Garn (Glyderau) from Foel-goch summit

Glyder Fach and Y Garn (Glyderau) from Foel-goch summit

Photo: Peter Scholes (7)


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