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Walk: Foel Fawr (Foel Twr)
Map: Lleyn Peninsula West / Pen Llyn Ardal Orllewinol 253
Directions: From the A499 in Llanbedrog, turn up the hill opposite the Glyn-y-Weddw pub towards Aberdaron. Nearly a mile and a half up this road, just after entering Mynytho, turn right into a small lane and follow this out of the village and up to a sharp corner where you can park on the side of the road.
Say it!: Foel Fawr: Voil Vawr (roll the r)
Foel Twr: Voil Too-er (roll the r)
Mynytho: Mun-utho

 

Evening light on Foel Twr with Yr Eifl beyond.

 Foel Fawr, or Foel Twr as it is known locally is well known for it's old windmill on the summit - often called the Jam Pot. Several lightning strikes put the windmill out of action, and today just the shell remains.

Views from here extend east over Pwllheli to Snowdonia, south over Cardigan Bay and St. Tudwal's Islands. To the northwest, beyond Rhiw, if it is clear is it possible to see Ireland.

From the road it is clear to see the gate and National Trust sign, this has another name on it - Foel Felin Wynt - literally meaning Wind Mill Hill, "foel" points to the hill being bald. Follow the path up the fairly steep but short assent, which is uneven and a little rocky in parts. Once at the summit you can take in the views.
There are paths that explore the surrounding countryside, one starting from the road just below the corner you have parked on down a driveway to Foel Trefor. This footpath goes around the side of the hill onto another country lane on the other side. Once you reach the country lane, turn right, then right again at the next road junction and then right for a third time which brings you back on to the lane you have parked on.
 

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