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 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

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


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The town of LLanfairfechan, route start

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Llyn Anafon and Foel-Ganol from the eastern slopes of Foel Fras

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Looking to llwytmor

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Slope of Drum

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On Drum

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Foel Fras from Drum

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Creigiau Gleision and Pen Llithrig-Y-Wrach

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Drum and Tal Y Fan from the eastern slopes of Foel Fras.

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Elevation Profile


GPS Files

GPX File

Foel Fras.gpx (right click - 'Save As')

Memory Map Route

Foel Fras.mmo (right click - 'Save As')