Moel Siabod Walk
Climb to the summit of Moel Siabod on this challenging walk in Snowdonia. The mountain reaches a peak of 872m making it the highest peak in the Moelwynion mountain range. The views from the summit are particularly special. On a clear day the you can see Snowdonia, Glyderrau and the Carneddau ranges.
The start point at the village of Pont Cyfyng is delightful, with views of the Afon (river) Llugwy and the Llugwy waterfalls. You then ascend to the summit passing a small lake, a quarry and the lovely Llyn-y-Foel on the way. There's also the spectacular Deaer Ddu south east ridge which requires some scrambling before you reach the summit.
This is a challenging walk with some scrambling required. You are rewarded with wonderful views throughout.
If you would like to continue your walking in the area then the walk to Llyn Cowlyd starts from the nearby Capel Curig car park.
Moel Siabod Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Moel Siabod Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Moel Siabod OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Moel Siabod Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
At the eastern end of Llynnau Mymbyr you will find Plas Y Brenin, a National Outdoor Centre for Rock Climbing, Mountaineering, Hiking & Hillwalking, Canoeing, Kayaking and Mountain Biking. Within the centre there's the Yr Wyddfa Bar and Restaurant which is a great place for some post walk refreshments. The bar boasts the best view in Britain as it looks down to the lake and the Snowdon Horseshoe. There's a good menu with locally sourced food and drink.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Just to the south of the mountain you can visit one of the significant historical sites in the area at Dolwyddelan Castle. There are excellent views back to the mountain from the ruins of the 13th century fortress. The circular walk also visits the village of Dolwyddelan and the lovely Afon Lledr Valley.