Ascent of Foel Boeth on 2020-02-03

Climber: David Howells

Date:Monday, February 3, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Foel Boeth
    Elevation:2018 ft / 615 m

Ascent Trip Report

3.2.2020 - Gallt Y Daren 619m and Fel Boeth 615m
Both of these Nuttalls are close together and in the Arenig mountain range in Southern Snowdonia. I parked on an unclassified road that was very narrow with few passing places coming in from the Bronaber direction. There is a large piece of rough ground at the start point (a bridge) that can easily take 3-4 cars.
The route is simple enough. Head NE along the road until it runs out after that things get a tad boggy, well a bloody swamp really. Just head for the obvious gate on the fence line ahead and pick up a wide track and keep on this track that goes steadily uphill in a right hand loop until you hit the fence line. After this pick you own way up through a boggy water table and up quite steeple to the obvious col just below Moel Yr Wden.
From here you can go up Wden or simply head south along the ridge for 1.5kms until you get to the summit of Gallt Y Daren, Not long after that you get to Foel Boeth. Both of these summits are quite unremarkable but the views are pretty decent all around.
After Foel Boeth you head generally south and head in the basic direction of the road over rough pathless terrain. Once at the road you hang a right and head off on a longish 3.5 kms trudge through the forest back to the start point.
Nothing spectacular about this hike but it’s an easy two Nuttalls and you get some solitude. I saw nobody all day.

Parking and Access: There is not much here apart from where I parked which is ample enough even for a van (mine is a MWB Sprinter) but this is not a popular walk so there should be no problems.
Route Summary: Road, wide tracks, feint tracks, boggy water tables and some rough terrain.
Route Statistics: 11.7km with 455m of height gain done in 3 hours.

For fuller details, photographs and other parking information of these walks and others see my blog or wikiloc account.
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Summary Total Data
    Grade/Class:Moderate hike
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Cool winter day.
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by David Howells
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