Location: Wales, South
Summit Grid Reference
468 m / 1536 feet
hill of the eagle
536 m / 1759 feet
hill of the valley of the pool
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near Rosebush - SN 061300
Explorer OL35 (1:25,000). North Pembrokeshire
11.1 km / 6.9 miles
393 m / 1,289 feet
4 - 5 hours
Care required in poor visibility over Foel Cwmcerwyn
Moderate with steep initial descent off Foel Cwmcerwyn, boggy in places
Park your car near the junction of the B4329 and the B4313 near the village of Rosebush. If there is no room there is another spot alongside a wood on the edge of the village. There isn't much room at either spot but there isn't normally many vehicles there so early arrival isn't normally essential.
From the cross roads walk north along the B4329 towards Cardigan for about 400-500 metres until you see a gate on the left. Pass through the gate (recently the footpath sign has disappeared) and cross the field heading to the right of a small knoll. Pass round the back of the knoll and head toward a gate at the corner of 4 fields. Pass through to the far side of the fence and turn right to follow the fence toward a small wood. At the corner of the wood turn left and take any one of the small sheep paths up to Foel Eryr whose summit is marked by a viewfinder.
Turn right and take the obvious path that descends to the road. On reaching the road cross directly over and continue on the other side walking alongside the forest on your right hand side. At the corner of the forest you can either walk alongside the forest edge or just cut across the corner. Whichever way you choose take care as this section is exceptionally boggy after even a small amount of rain. Continue alongside the fence passing a track that heads into the forest and start to climb. The summit of Foel Cwmcerwyn can now be seen as the forest has recently been felled and it all looks fairly ugly. Continue to follow the fence until you come to a corner. At the corner cross over a stile and ascend about 1 km to the summit.
From the summit descend steeply (roughly south-west) to the corner of the forest and pass through the gate. Walk the track that follows the forest edge (except for one small section) for its entire length. Shortly after the forest ends turn right onto a path that descends steeply alongside the forest edge to the forest access road on the edge of the village of Rosebush. Turn left onto the road and walk along it until you reach the pub, Tafarn Sinc. Turn right here and follow this road until you reach the B4313. Turn right onto the B4313 and walk back to your car.
Availability of Drinking Water
Can be very muddy and boggy after rain, dirty dogs virtually guaranteed
No scrambling or awkward/dangerous moves for dogs, no sharp rocks
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