Foel Grach

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Foel Grach
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Foel Grach from Garnedd Uchaf in November 2008.
Highest point
Elevation975 m (3,199 ft)
Prominence42 m (138 ft)
Parent peakCarnedd Llewelyn
ListingHewitt, Welsh 3000s, Nuttall, Furth
Coordinates53°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
Naming
Translationscabby hill (Welsh)
PronunciationWelsh: [ˈvɔil ˈɡɾɑːx]
Geography
LocationConwy / Gwynedd, Wales
Parent rangeSnowdonia
OS gridSH689659
Topo mapOS Landranger 115
Listed summits of Foel Grach
Name Grid ref Height Status
Craig Eigiau 735 metres (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 included in the Welsh 3000s.

It is located on a broad ridge extending northwards from Carnedd Llewelyn to Carnedd Gwenllian (formerly 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 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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