Foel y Geifr

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Foel y Geifr
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Foel y Geifr from Bwlch Cwm Hirnant
Highest point
Elevation626 m (2,054 ft)
Prominence110 m (360 ft)
Parent peakEsgeiriau Gwynion
ListingHewitt, Nuttall, HuMP
LocationGwynedd, Wales
Parent rangeSnowdonia
Topo mapOS Landranger 115
Listed summits of Foel y Geifr
Name Grid ref Height Status
Trum y Gwragedd 612 m (2,008 ft) sub Hewitt, Nuttall

Foel y Geifr is a subsidiary summit of Esgeiriau Gwynion, and included in a group of hills known as the Hirnantau. These hills rise from the south east shores of Llyn Tegid. Confusion arises when trying to establish to which mountain range these belong to. Since, Foel y Geifr forms part of the Hirnant horseshoe, many consider it to be a Berwyn peak. However, geographically it belong to the Aran Fawddwy group, its parent peak being Esgeiriau Gwynion. It is the eastern outpost of the Arans.[1]

The summit is grassy and has a trig point, while the terrain surrounding the summit is heathery and boggy. The summit is the highest in a ridge that forms the western backwall of Cwm Hirnant. Two other summit lie along the ridge: Trum y Gwragedd and the Hewitt Foel Goch (Hirnant). To the south-west lies Moel y Cerrig Duon, to the east lies Pen y Boncyn Trefeilw and Cyrniau Nod.[2]


  1. ^ Crocker, Chris; Graham Jackson. "Mountaineering & Rock Climbing in the UK: Foel y Geifr". Database of British Hills. Mountain Archived from the original on 2011-07-19. Retrieved 2008-04-08.
  2. ^ Nuttall, John & Anne (1999). The Mountains of England & Wales - Volume 1: Wales (2nd edition ed.). Milnthorpe, Cumbria: Cicerone. ISBN 1-85284-304-7.

Coordinates: 52°59′N 3°41′W / 52.983°N 3.683°W / 52.983; -3.683