Moel Hebog is a smaller mountain that sits in the inner orbit of Snowdon, yet despite the geographical proximity this hill is a world apart from the bun fight that is often found on the summit of its loftier neighbour. This route takes in Moel Hebog and the ridge that runs North towards Rhyd Ddu, followed by a valley walk back to Beddgelert (unless you have two cars and pre-place one in the Beddgelert Forest Car Park).
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StatisticsDistance: 7.27 miles (11.70 km)
Total ascent: 881m
Time: 6 – 8 hours (Walking)
The main pay and display car park in Beddgelert is found just behind the Tourist Information Office, SH587482
Mountainous path, which on the initial walk up is well defined. Beyond the summit of Moel Hebog the route becomes less defined and at times you're walking across moorland and rocky outcrops. Steep and complex descent from Moel Lefn.
Occasionally winter conditions do happen on Moel Hebog, however the altitude ensures that this rarely remains.
Weather and Hill Conditions: mwis: Snowdonia – Met Office: Snowdonia
Various bus services call at Beddgelert, and although it is a little left field there is also the heritage Welsh Highland Railway, which runs between Rhydd-Ddu and Beddgelert.
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Beddgelert (01766 890615); Porthmadog (01766 512981); Blaenau Ffestiniog (01766 830 360)
by Mark Reeves
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