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The Walks

Foel Cwmcerwyn

via Foel Eryr





Foel Eryr Foel Eryr

OS Map

Start point and OS Grid Reference

near Rosebush
SN 061300

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Explorer OL35 : North Pembrokeshire



Landranger 145 : Cardigan and Mynydd Preseli


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Mountain Statistics


Summit Height

Summit Grid Reference

Munro/Corbett Number


English Translation

Foel Eryr

468 m / 1,536 feet

SN 065320


Vole err-urr

hill of the eagle

Foel Cwmcerwyn

536 m / 1,759 feet

SN 094311


Vole kumm-ker-win

hill of the valley of the pool







Route Summary

Area/start point on Streetmap - Link to an external site

Route Distance

Total Ascent

Walking Time (approx.) - Click here for an explanation, opens new page

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10.9 km / 6.8 miles

376 m / 1,230 feet

3 - 4 hours

Care required to find the correct route in poor visibility over Foel Cwmcerwyn



Moderate with a steep initial descent off Foel Cwmcerwyn, the route is boggy in places

Route Description


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.





2.4 kilometres

209 metres

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.





4.0 kilometres

144 metres

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.





4.5 kilometres

24 metres

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.

Suitability for Dogs

Availability of Drinking Water - Click here for an explanation, opens new page

Unsuitable Terrain (Bog) - Click here for an explanation, opens new page

Unsuitable Terrain (Rock) - Click here for an explanation, opens new page

Awkward Stiles

Other Comments

No problem

Can be very muddy and boggy after rain, dirty dogs virtually guaranteed

No scrambling or awkward/dangerous moves for dogs, no sharp rocks




10th March 2017

Route description complete.