Foel Penolau

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Foel Penolau
Foel Penolau from the summit of Moel Ysgyfarnogod
Highest point
Elevation 614 m (2,014 ft)
Prominence 26 m (85 ft)
Parent peak Moel Ysgyfarnogod
Listing sub Hewitt, Nuttall
Translation bare hill with light top (Welsh)
Location Gwynedd, Wales
Parent range Rhinogydd
OS grid SH661348
Topo map OS Landranger 124

Foel Penolau is a top of Moel Ysgyfarnogod in Snowdonia, North Wales and is the northernmost summit of the Rhinogydd. It overlooks Llyn Trawsfynydd, and from the summit it is possible to see the towns of Porthmadog and Blaenau Ffestiniog.

The top is reputed to be one of the most rocky defended summits in Snowdonia, where hands must be used to attain the summit. The summit is on a large smooth slab of rock which is the surface of the outcrop which the top is made up of.[1]


  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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Coordinates: 52°53′37″N 3°59′28″W / 52.89373°N 3.99118°W / 52.89373; -3.99118