Walk 3469 - printer friendly version
Foel Cwmcerwyn from Rosebush, Preseli Hills Walk
Author - Lou Johnson
Length - 5.0 miles / 8.1 km
Ascent - 900 feet / 273 metres
Grade - moderate
Start - OS grid reference SN075295
Lat 51.9306360 + Long -4.8013235
Postcode SA66 7QX (approx. location only)
This Preseli Hills walk takes you to Foel Cwmcerwyn which the highest summit in the range. The walk starts from the village of Rosebush which lies to the north of the B4313. Approaching from the south turn right into the village and continue for 600 metres to turn left (just before the telephone box) to reach the car park (grid ref. SN075295).
After parking, return to the telephone box and take the signed footpath opposite. Follow the path uphill keeping to the left of the farm. Maintain direction to reach a track (grid ref. SN080294). Turn left and follow the track which heads in a generally north-easterly direction with Pantmaenog Forest on your left. After 1.6 kilometres leave the track where it veers to the right and continue alongside the forest until you reach the corner of the plantation (grid ref. SN092307).
From this point a clear path heads just east of north to climb more steeply onto the summit of Foel Cwmcerwyn and the OS trig point (536 metres). The 360-degree panorama is worth enjoying before you continue north on what can be a wet section of path. You need to aim for the far end of the forest where you can join the 'Golden Road' which runs the length of the Preseli Hills ridge from west to east.
Turn left and follow the clear path for 700 metres descending to the col at Bwlch Pennant (grid ref. SN085321). Turn left again and head south on a descending track through Pantmaenog Forest. Ignore all side tracks and keep straight ahead for three kilometres back to the telephone box and the car park.