GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Foel Fras

9 miles (15 km)

Climb to the summit of Foel Fras on this challenging climb in theCarneddaumountain range in the Snowdonia National Park.
The walk starts from the pretty seaside town of Llanfairfechan and climbs towards Garreg Fawr along the North Wales Coast Path. You continue to Pen Bryn Du before reaching the 770m (2,526ft) of Drum. From Drum you climb to Foel Fras with wonderful views down towards the pretty Llyn Anafon below. The summit of Foel Fras stands at 942m (3,091ft) making it one of the Welsh 3000s (mountains over 3000ft high). From the high pint there are wonderful views over Carneddauand the rest of Snowdonia.
This route descends straight back to LLanfairfechan but you have other options if you'd like to extend your walk. You could continue south and climb to Carneddau Llewellyn, thesecond highest peakin Wales after Snowdon. This would take you past Garnedd Uchaf and Foel Grach. You could also descend back to Drum and head east to visit Pen Y Castell.
As an alternative you can start the walk from the beautiful Aber Falls by heading left from the car park along the North Wales Coast Path towards Garreg Fawr. Then follow this route from there.

Foel Fras OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Foel Fras Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Foel Fras Pubs/Cafes

Back in LLanfairfechan head to the Virginia Inn for some well earned refreshments after your walk. There a good selection of ales and beer garden to relax in on fine days. You can find the pub in the town centre at postcode LL33 0TH for your sat navs.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The walk is accessible by public transport from Llanfairfechan railway station which is located on the Crewe to Holyhead North Wales Coast Line.
The circular Llanfairfechan Walk also starts from the town and heads along the Wales Coast Path before climbing to Conwy Mountain for more great views.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Snowdonia Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Llanfairfechan (26564594505)

Llanfairfechan

The southern slopes of Foel Fras - geograph.org.uk - 565343

The southern slopes of Foel Fras

The Graveyard Slope of Foel Fras - geograph.org.uk - 233189

The Graveyard Slope of Foel Fras. This, the eastern slope of Foel Fras, is dotted with WWII air crash sites. Such were the number of air accidents between here and Foel Grach that the area was dubbed 'The Graveyard' by RAF Llandwrog's MR team.

Foel-fras - geograph.org.uk - 1282053

Looking across Cwm Penamnen and the Southern end of the plantation at Foel-fras.

Llwytmor from Foel Fras Summit - geograph.org.uk - 223127

Llwytmor from Foel Fras Summit. The summit of Foel Fras looking Northwest to Llwytmor beyond

Northeast ridge, Foel Fras. - geograph.org.uk - 116045

View north, down the north slopes of Foel Fras to Llyn Anafon and Ynys Seiriol.

The Western flank of Foel-fras - geograph.org.uk - 835283

The Western flank of Foel-fras, with Bera Bach and Bera Mawr beyond.

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Trig-point and summit shelter

Elevation Profile

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

Foel Fras.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)