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 726 m (2,382 ft) summit there are splendid views towards Snowdon and the surrounding mountains. After taking in the views you descend to the subsidiary summits of Foel Gron and 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 on the shores of Lake Padarn.
Moel Eilio Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Moel Eilio Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
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.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Snowdonia Walks page.