Foel-fras and Drum from Aber


18 July 2021

No dogs


Do not walk if you are feeling unwell. Carry your own hand sanitiser. In case of an emergency ensure you have with you a face mask and first aid pack.
Inevitably, the route will go through gates and over stiles that other people will have touched. It may have narrow sections that mean you will be passing close to other people.

This is a circular walk starting with an ascent by the dramatic Aber Falls. Then with a fairly continuous ascent over a further four kilometres we reach Foel-fras, our high point of the day, before taking a gradually descending ridge back to the start.

We start heading south on the east bank of the Afon Rhaeadr-fawr. A good path over rough stony ground, sometimes very narrow and with occasional easy scrambling sections takes us high above the Aber Falls with dramatic views. As the gradient eases we enjoy a respite by the early reaches of the Falls.

We now ascend east over steep ground picking fine grassy tracks through heather and bilberry to reach Llwytmor Bach then climb south-east to Llwytmor. Hopefully the views will help our final push to Foel-fras, our highest point of the day at 942m.


View of the landscape

From here we gradually descend north-east on the high level ridge with easy walking terrain to Drum. The ridge curves north then north-west still descending to Pen Bryn-du. From here we drop down to the old Roman Road which takes us back to our cars.

Meeting Time:
Meeting Place:
At walk start point
Walk Starts:
Walk Finishes:
Duration (incl stops):
Highest Point:
Foel-Fras 942m
Uneven stony paths with short easy scrambling sections, steep ground over grassy, heather moorland, some boggy sections, good paths to start and finish.
Explorer OL17 Snowdonia
Starting Point:
Aber Falls car park, Abergwyngregyn, LL33 0LP (likely cahrge) at GR SH663720


Let the walk leader know of any relevant medical conditions

Refer to the Handbook for walk related information and specifically for recommended walking equipment and safety information

Remember you are responsible for being properly equipped

Ensure you have the walk leader’s phone number in case of an emergency

If you become detached from the group STOP, call out; try contacting group by phone or text. If no contact return to the last place you were with the group. Wait 30 mins repeatedly trying to make contact. After 30 mins seek help and/or make your own way safely.

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