GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Foel Drygarn Walk

1 miles (1.7 km)

This walk climbs to the Iron Age Hill Fort on the top of Foel Drygarn in the Preseli Hills in Pembrokeshire.
You can start the walk from the public car park which lies just to the south east of the hill. From here you can pick up a trail heading north west to the hill summit which stands at a height of 363 metres. Here you will find a trig point, rocky outcrops and some splendid views over the surrounding hills to the coast at Dinas Head. There's also the three ancient stone cairns, regarded as Bronze Age burial mounds.
To continue your walking in the area you could head west along the Preseli Hills Golden Road and visit the nearby peaks of Foel Cwmcerwyn and Foel Eryr.

Postcode

SA41 3SG - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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

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

Pubs/Cafes

Head east into Crymych village and you can enjoy some post walk refreshments at the Crymych Arms Inn. You can find them at postcode SA41 3RJ.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Corrugated moorland on the lower slopes of Foeldrygarn, Eglwyswrw - geograph.org.uk - 5192465

Corrugated moorland on the lower slopes of Foeldrygarn, Eglwyswrw

Track down from Foel Drygarn (geograph 7177369)

Track down from Foel Drygarn

Foeldrygarn from Carn Ddafad-las - geograph.org.uk - 1347755

Foeldrygarn from Carn Ddafad-las

Rocky outcrops on Foel Drygarn - geograph.org.uk - 4973466

Rocky outcrops on Foel Drygarn

View from Foel Drygarn towards Dinas Head - geograph.org.uk - 889520

View from Foel Drygarn towards Dinas Head. I am standing on one of the three cairns, surrounded by the acidic grassland of the Iron Age hilltop fort. In the middle distance there is the bleak open moorland of the Preseli mountains to the left and lush enclosed farmland to the right. The sea is just visible in the dip on the horizon.

Rocky outcrops on Foel Drygarn - geograph.org.uk - 4973467

Rocky outcrops

Trigpoint, Foeldrygarn, Preseli Hills - geograph.org.uk - 4815892

Trigpoint

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The fort from above with the three cairns. The remains represent a long period of occupation of the fort, and it is supposed that not all the dwellings were in use at the same time. Sabine Baring-Gould, excavating the site in 1899, found Iron Age and Roman pottery, glass beads and manyslingstones

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

Foel Drygarn.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)