Foel Cwmcerwyn from Bwlch-gwynt
Foel Cwmcerwyn


Estimated net time 1-2 hours
Difficulty No difficulties.
Drinking water No stable access to running water.
GSM coverage Unknown, but coverage at trail head and probably throughout the route (October 2013).
Parking Room for many cars at trail head car park.
Start height 405 metres
Vertical metres 160 metres for the roundtrip.
Trip distance 5.8 km
GPS-file X


Route photo

  Foel Cwmcerwyn trail head by Bwlch-gwynt.
  Route towards Foel Cwmcerwyn.


Drive road M4 in southern Wales west and then north-west. Where M4 ends continue on A48 and then onto A40 west from outside Carmarthen. Follow M40 32.0 km (19.9 mi) and turn right towards Bethesda on road B4313 (1.3 km after A478 goes off to the right). Start measuring from here.

- At 4.1 km (2.5 mi) turn left in the T-junction, signed for "Abergwaun" and road B4313.

- At 14.2 km (8.8 mi) turn right in the T-junction, continuing towards Abergwaum on B4313.

- At 18.0 km (11.2 mi) turn right in the four-way junction, signed for "Aberteifi" and B4329.

- At 20.6 km (12.8 mi) park on the car park at the right hand side of the road.

Start your hike by following the path east along the left hand side of the forest. Continue a little right when you get past the forest and aim for the left side of the fence on the left (north) side of the small hill in front of you. Follow the path along the fence and turn right (south) when you get past the fence. Continue south on the path, which will take you to the concrete cairn at the summit.

Descend by reversing your ascent route.



12. October 2013

The last hike of this Saturday, and I had driven quite a distance in order to hike this most south-westerly of the 50 most prominent Welsh mountains. I messed up a little on the navigation while driving, but thanks to some locals out herding their sheep I was soon put on the right course and could start my hike to a popular area for hiking.

The wind had reduced a little through the afternoon, and I avoided rain on this hike, but the mist was still there and limiting the views. But I was definitely enjoying the hike, and knowing that this was far more enjoyable than what was next on the agenda; to drive north and to find somewhere to stay for the night.

Photos 12.10.2013