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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.

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.

Moel Siabod



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


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.




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


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.

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.

north east ridge




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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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