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Moel Siabod and a 100- mile view

Moel Siabod and a 100- mile view


Postby andy63 » Tue Nov 15, 2016 2:45 am

Hewitts included on this walk: Moel Siabod

Date walked: 31/10/2016

Time taken: 4.5

Distance: 9 km

Ascent: 810m

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I managed to catch a day of perfect weather at the end of October - possibly the last warm sunny day of the year, as it started getting cold and wet soon after. I parked in a layby at Pont Cyfyng just outside Capel Curig. There are views of the Cyfyng Falls from the parking area.

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Cyfyng Falls


I turned left onto a minor road and took the second footpath on the right- signposted to Moel Siabod. As you approach the mountain the path splits into two, with the right hand path going up the main ridge. I took the track on the left which goes past some small lakes and an old quarry and onto the south- east ridge.

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Moel Siabod


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The path to the right of the last lake is boggy.

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There's a choice of routes up the south east ridge. You can scramble up the crest of the ridge or avoid some of the rocks (as I did) by following a grassy path on the left.

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Summit


The summit is an excellent viewpoint. Most of the Welsh 3000' mountains can be seen from here.

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Snowdon


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Glyder Fach, Tryfan and Pen Yr Ole Wen,


And on a very clear day like this you can see England's highest in the distance.

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Scafell Pike etc.


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Moelwyn Mawr


I descended down the main north - east ridge. I may have taken a wrong turn somewhere because I ended up climbing over a lot of rocks before finding my way down onto the path.

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north east ridge


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Capel Curig
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Re: Moel Siabod and a 100- mile view

Postby dav2930 » Tue Nov 15, 2016 7:42 pm

Nice report & excellent pics. Looks a great hill with fab views. That's an amazing zoom shot of the Lakeland fells! :o :thumbup:
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Re: Moel Siabod and a 100- mile view

Postby ChrisW » Wed Nov 16, 2016 10:51 pm

Well there's a hike that starts with a bang, that waterfall is a cracker :thumbup: Wales seems to be the place to be weather wise of late :crazy: Lovely series of shots with the old quarry coming out on top I think :clap: :clap:
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