Home   Glossary

Foel-fras

English/Welsh

Quick Facts
This is the height of the mountain above sea level. However, on the climb, it is the ascent that matters, i.e. the sum of all the uphill parts of the route.
Altitude
942 m (3090 ft)

This is the standard notation used on Ordnance Survey Landranger maps.

Each reference consists of two letters identifying a 100,000 metre square block then three digits defining the Easting and finally the three digits defining the Northing with reference to the South West corner of the block.

NN166712 is the grid reference for the summit of Ben Nevis. Where you are given the map number ( For Ben Nevis = 41) it is acceptable to omit the two initial letters e.g. 166712. (Instructions on how to read the references are given on the OS maps).

Grid Ref.
SH69616810
An indication of this mountains height rank within its class. Where two mountains share the same height they are ordered alphabetically.
Stature
n/a
The number of ascent routes currently available on Munromagic.
Routes
1
Mountain names are usually in Gaelic, the native language of the Scottish Highlands, or have been derived from the old Scots and Norse languages. We give the most commonly accepted meaning, but accept that some of these are disputed.
Meaning
Possibly Bare Hill
 

The UK is covered by 204 Ordnance Survey Landranger 1:50,000 scale maps. Maps numbered 1 to 86 cover Scotland but for the highest mountains (Munros) only 23 maps are required. The name given roughly describes the area covered by the map.

You can click on the map name to purchase the map for £6.29 including postage which is one of the cheapest prices we have found.

OS Landranger Maps Required
  115   Snowdon & Caernarfon
Only £6.29  (£13.49 Laminated) from  

A description of the characteristics of the mountain including any hazards of which you should be aware.

 Description
Foel-fras (3000ft+) , the most northern 3000-footer in the Snowdonia National Park (Wales) is the least dramatic, being broadly rounded in all directions and crag-free above the 800m contour.

From Carnedd Llewelyn (3000ft+) the main northwards ridge of the Carneddau range becomes broad and gently undulating moorland, and passes over Foel Grach (976m) and Garnedd Uchaf (926m) to reach Foel-fras after a distance of 4km. The lowest point on this ridge, 884m, is the col between Foel Grach and Garnedd Uchaf, and so Garnedd Uchaf is ranked a subsidiary top of Foel-fras. Foel-fras has three main ridges. The largest runs SW to Garnedd Uchaf then WNW over Bera Bach (807m) to Drosgl (758m), seperating the Afon Goch to N and the Afon Caseg to S.

Another very broad ridge runs NW from Foel-fras over a col at 776m to Llwytmor (849m), the top of the moor separating the valleys of the Afon Anafon and Afon Goch. The third runs 2km ENE turning NNE over Bwlch y Gwryd to Drum (770m contour) where a vehicle track from the NW terminates.

Hazards you may encounter on Foel-fras include
 Relatively Remote Mountain navigate with care.
 Moorland Terrain, few distinct landmarks.
 
General Considerations
 Temperature decreases by 1degree C for every 100m of ascent.
 Wind usually increases with altitude.
 Visibility can change markedly with cloud level.
 River/Stream levels can increase markedly in one day.
A special thank you to David S Brown for his work on this and all of the England/Wales information.
Picture Gallery for Foel-fras

A selection of weather forecasts local to #GetMountain.Top_Name#.

Ordnance Survey digital maps are also available to members.

 Weather & OS Maps
Snowdonia
by MWIS (PDF format)
Snowdonia
by Met Office
Glyder Fawr
by Metcheck
Foel-fras Area Map
Legend  Munro  Corbett  Graham  English/Welsh Top  Accommodation

A selection of local accommodation options who advertise with Munromagic.com.

 Where to Stay
We currently have no
sponsored accommodation listings for this area.

The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Foel-fras.

Click on the route title to load the full content for that route.

 Routes that include Foel-fras
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 815 m 13.19 km 4.5 hrs Foel-fras  An easy day, mostly on vehicular tracks (up to 770m) and a very broad gentle ridge, but with a pathless descent to Llyn Anafon.  
 

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Foel-fras

 Baggers Gallery for Foel-fras

Me beside the trig point on top of Foel-fras. 5th June 2010.

© David S Brown

Image by David S Brown

Some of the Auchinleck Hillwalking club on our last summit from our weeks holiday in North Wales.13/05/08

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly
 
The logging section stores any entries for Foel-fras in your own log. From here you can
  1. Add a route log entry that includes this mountain
  2. Write a full account of your route including photos
  3. Edit an existing log entry including uploading a GPX file or add a photo
  4. Delete your log entry
 Logging
Your Route Log
You need to be a member to have a route log.
Recently Climbed By
None shared in the last 12 months

If a member has uploaded a tracklog as part of their personal route log and opted to share it then it will be presented here.

You can view a members route overlayed on an online map or download the KMZ file for use in Google Earth.

 Shared Members Track Logs
 
Foel-fras and Carnedd Llewelyn
by David McSporran

Post a few words about Foel-fras or read what others have had to say.

 Comments
 
There are currently no comments for this Mountain.
 

A full written account of a climb submitted by our members.

You can prepare your own write up by first making an entry in your route log and then visiting the logging section above.

 Route Write-Ups
There are no Route Write-Ups submitted for Foel-fras
 
Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Contact Us