Foel Grach

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Foel Grach
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Foel Grach from Garnedd Uchaf in May 2010
Elevation 977 m (3,205 ft)
Prominence 40 m (130 ft)
Parent peak Carnedd Llewelyn
Listing Hewitt, Welsh 3000s, Nuttall
Translation scabby hill (Welsh)
Pronunciation Welsh: [ˈvɔil ˈɡɾɑːx]
Location
Location Conwy / Gwynedd, Wales
Range Snowdonia
OS grid SH689659
Coordinates 53°10′27″N 3°57′48″W / 53.17417°N 3.96333°W / 53.17417; -3.96333Coordinates: 53°10′27″N 3°57′48″W / 53.17417°N 3.96333°W / 53.17417; -3.96333
Topo map OS Landranger 115
Listed summits of Foel Grach
Name Grid ref Height Status
Craig Eigiau 735 m (2,411 ft) sub Hewitt, Nuttall

Foel Grach is a mountain in the Carneddau range, is the eighth highest summit in Snowdonia as well as Wales, and therefore included the Welsh 3000s.

It is located on a broad ridge extending northwards from Carnedd Llewelyn to Garnedd Uchaf and Foel-fras. An emergency refuge has been built beneath the summit. Compared to the surrounding mountains much deeper snow takes place due to its rather broad summit and high grassy slopes. On clear days the Isle of Man and even the Mourne Mountains in Northern Ireland can be seen Northwards from the summit. [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nuttall, John & Anne (1999). The Mountains of England & Wales - Volume 1: Wales (2nd edition ed.). Milnthorpe, Cumbria: Cicerone. ISBN 1-85284-304-7.

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