GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Moel Eilio

8 miles (13 km)

This circular walk climbs to Moel Eilio from Llanberis in the Snowdonia National Park. It's a challenging climb with the option of continuing up to the peak of Snowdon Llanberis Path after reaching the Moel Eilio peak.
Start your walk in Llanberis and head past the quarries to Bwlch y Groes. Here you can ascend to the summit on the north ridge of Moel Eilio, passing Bryn Mawr on the way. From the 726m (2,382ft) summit there are splendid views towards Snowdon and the surrounding mountains. After taking in the views you descend to thesubsidiary summits ofFoel Gronand Foel Goch. The path then descends past Cefn Drum and the Llanberis Waterfall before returning to the town.
An alternative route is to start from the Snowdon Ranger Path car park and head to the summit via Foel Gron and Foel Groch. See the video below for details of this route and to give you an idea of the scenery you can expect to see on this walk.
To extend your walking in the area you can climb to the Snowdon Peak on the Snowdon Llanberis Path or visit the beautiful Padarn Country Park.
Here you can enjoy a lakeside stroll along Llyn Padarn and catch the Llanberis Lake Railway. There's also the splendid zig zag path at Llyn Peris to climb for great views over the lakes.

Moel Eilio OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Moel Eilio Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


In Llanberis there's lots of fine refreshment options. On the High Street you'll find The Heights. This friendly pub is popular with walkers who have been climbing the hills and mountains surrounding the town. There's an attractive interior and a beer garden to sit out in on finer days. They have a good selection of ales, a decent menu and are also dog friendly. You can find the pub at postcode LL55 4HB.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

On the eastern slopes of the mountain you can pick up the Dolgarrog Pipeline Walk. This explores the area around the little village, visiting the impressive pipeline structure and the Coedty reservoir. Near here there's also the beautiful Llyn Eigiau where the reservoir dam was breached leading to the Dolgarrog Dam disaster of 1925.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Snowdonia Walks page.


Cwm Hafod and the Northern Slopes of Moel Eilio - - 287584

Cwm Hafod and the Northern Slopes of Moel Eilio

Foel Gron Summit - - 837439

Foel Gron Summit

Foel Goch Summit Cairn - - 837430

Foel Goch Summit Cairn

Approaching the Summit of Moel Eilio from the West - - 228022

Approaching the Summit of Moel Eilio from the West

The summit cairn on Moel Eilio - - 1730645

A dog stands proudly on the summit cairn on Moel Eilio

Llyn Coedty Reservoir from Moel Eilio - - 212713

Llyn Coedty Reservoir from Moel Eilio. View of Llyn Coedty Reservoir taken at a height of about 500 metres from the upper slopes.


GPS Files

GPX File

Moel Eilio.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Moel Eilio.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)