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
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.