logo Walking Britain

Pembrokeshire Coast Walk
Foel Eryr Circular, Preseli Hills

Nat Park - Pembrokeshire Coast

County/Area - Pembrokeshire

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 6.0 miles / 9.8 km

Ascent - 1000 feet / 303 metres

Time - 4 hours 0 minutes

Grade - moderate

Start - OS grid reference SN075322
Lat 51.954882 // Long -4.802836
Postcode SA66 7RB (approx. location only)
what3words start taller.sulked.broker

Walk Route Description

Photo from the walk - Foel Eryr Circular, Preseli Hills
Click thumbnails for larger images.

Foel Eryr is the westernmost summit on the Preseli Hills ridge. The hill can be easily climbed from the B4329, but this circular route explores the countryside lying to the north. The walk follows bridleways, lanes, and paths. On some sections of the route the paths are intermittent, so a good sense of direction is required.

The start is the car park lying on the col east of Foel Eryr on the B4329 (grid ref. SN075322). After parking leave the rear of the parking area to follow a good path east. The path climbs gently with a plantation to your right before descending to the col of Bwlch Pennant (grid ref. 085321). Turn left here and follow the bridleway north and then north-north-west to re-join the B4329 after 1.5 kilometres of downhill walking (grid ref. SN082333).

Turn right along the road and continue downhill to reach a gate across the road. Turn left onto a track. Pass through the gate and continue to Gernos-fach (grid ref. SN075343). Turn left and pass between the house and farm buildings following a clear track. After 700 metres turn left down an enclosed track and continue to Gernos-fawr. Pass through the buildings and continue along a winding track, which leads to a lane (grid ref. SN062342).

Turn left up the lane. Pass through the buildings at Pentrisil and continue climbing to reach a post box on the right-hand side of the road. Cross a stream with wooden barriers either side of the road and turn left through the wooden gate (not the adjacent metal gate). Initially you follow a clear track to reach a small quarry on your right. Maintain direction and keep to the left of Pen-lan-wynt farm.

There are several paths in the vicinity. The actual route lies to the east of the bridleway shown on OS maps. Ahead you have the slopes of Foel Eryr, so navigation is relatively easy. I choose the clearest path or grassy track and made steady progress uphill to reach a finger post at grid ref. SN061321). From here turn left uphill for the final ascent to the summit of Foel Eyri where you can enjoy an excellent panorama across the surrounding countryside. To descend take the clear path east with the car park in view for much of the way.

Maps Ordnance Survey Logo Anquet Maps Logo

Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28Sheet Map1:25kBUY
Anquet OS Explorer OL28Digital Map1:25kBUY

It is recommended you take a map. The preferred scale is 1:25k.

GPS files - right click or option-click the button and choose "Save As..." to download this file.


Recommended Books & eBooks

Walking in Pembrokeshire

Walking in PembrokeshireGuidebook to 40 circular walks in Pembrokeshire in Wales. Routes take in the dramatic beauty of the national park and its coast, the Daugleddau and the Preseli Hills, while exploring wooded gorges, prehistoric hillforts and medieval castles. Walks range from 1 to 12 miles and route descriptions are accompanied by 1:50,000 OS map extracts.
More information

The Pembrokeshire Coast Path

The Pembrokeshire Coast PathThis guidebook describes the Pembrokeshire Coast Path National Trail. The scenic 180 mile (291km) long-distance walk from Amroth to St Dogmaels takes around 2 weeks to walk, with soaring rugged cliffs, tranquil inlets and broad sandy beaches. With planning schedules, route description and accommodation guidance. Includes a 1:25,000 OS map booklet.
More information

Outdoor Photography

Outdoor PhotographyThis practical handbook covers digital outdoor photography and the whole range of outdoor activities including walking, running, cycling, water sports (in and on the water), as participant or spectator. Covers basic concepts, equipment and processing and optimising your images back at base.
More information

Social Media

Follow Walking Britain for the latest news.

Facebook Twitter

CBD For Walking & Hiking

Discover the benefits of CBD for walkers and hikers. More info.

Mountain Weather

Stay safe on the mountains with detailed weather forecasts - for iOS devices or for Android devices.

Digital Mapping Guide

Digital Mapping Guide - a simple guide of how to start using digital mapping. Includes advice and useful links.