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Foel Grach
976m (3203ft)

The Carneddau, Snowdonia, Conwy, Wales

Foel Grach means 'Scabby Bare Hill' in Welsh and is pronounced 'foil grach'.

The summit of Foel Grach is marked by a cairn & a bothy.


Record Foel Grach as Bagged, Climbed & Conquered


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8th highest in Wales,
9th in England & Wales

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8th highest in Wales,
9th in England & Wales

Walk Foel Grach walking UK Mountains in The Carneddau Snowdonia National Park Conwy Gwynedd   Wales

Foel Grach Summit

Photo: Alun Lawrence

You can find Foel Grach & 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


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

Melfyn Parry walked up on June 2nd, 2022 [from/via/route] Start point was a car park in Bethesda. Set off through Gerlan to the pumping station & then followed path past sheepfolds to ascend along the banks of Afon Wen to the ridge. Turned right to gain the summit of Foel Grach. After lunch descended to Carnedd Gwenllian & then followed path passed the Bera's to Gyrn Wigau before descending back to start point. [with] Gareth [weather] Great day, mostly warm, cool on summits. No rain.

Neall Garrad climbed 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 bagged on January 31st, 2021 [from/via/route] From Llanfaerfechan over foel Fras [with] Solo [weather] Cold & cloudy

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

Angela Moroney summited during 2017 - 2017 3PEAKS

Wynne Roberts conquered on June 22nd, 2019 [from/via/route] From Aber Falls to Llyn Ogwen over the Carneddau [with] Gareth [weather] Sunny, warm, no wind & very clear - Took us 8 hours to do 8 peaks over 2000ft

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

Bleddyn Rhys walked up on September 1st, 2018 [from/via/route] Cerdded fynnu o Bethesda [with] Gyda Siwan a Caradog [weather] Eithaf braf -haul gwan a chydig o wynt - 4 air copa diwrnod yma, route dau gyda'r plant, gally cadw'i traed yn sych!

David Wand climbed on July 30th, 2015 [weather] Hot - Wales 3000 14 peaks in 24hrs peak two

Mark Davidson bagged on August 6th, 2002 [with] Alone [weather] Warm with high cloud but a bit hazy - Route directions for this walk are excellent

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More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of Foel Grach

*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)

Me (right) and my mate Kevin and Cally on Foel Grach

Me (right) and my mate Kevin and Cally on Foel Grach

Photo: Gareth Pierce (2)


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