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Foel Goch

Foel Goch


Postby Broggy1 » Mon Mar 06, 2017 1:47 pm

Hewitts included on this walk: Foel Goch (Arenigs)

Date walked: 05/03/2017

Time taken: 2

Distance: 6.47 km

Ascent: 367m

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Sunday was forecast awful and true to form it was chucking it down in the morning and this had obviously resulted in a huge dump of snow on the hills.

We were only looking for something to break up the journey home anyway and Foel Goch near Bala seemed a good option.

Perfectly easy walking made a bit more time consuming by trail breaking through the snow underfoot. Tougher in it's lower reaches when underneath the snow was bog but much more pleasant higher up.

Rain/hail kept off for the afternoon and all in all a perfectly pleasant couple of hours playing in the snow.

1 snowy roads.JPG
The road over to Bala was snowy


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Starting out


3 Nearing the top.JPG
Nearing the top with the snow depth increasing


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Trig point


5 trig 2.JPG
Trig again


6 on descent.JPG
Descending
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