GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


Moel y Gest

5 miles (8 km)

This hill near Porthmadog offers fine views over North Wales including theLlŷn Peninsula, theRhinogydd,Moelwynion,Moel Hebog, andSnowdon.
This walk starts at the lovely harbour in Porthmadog and follows the coastal path south to Borth-y-Gest. Here you can leave the coast and follow a footpath north west to the hill summit which stands at a height of 263m (863ft). It's a lovely spot with fine views back down to Porthmadog and the adjacent river estuary. As well as the great views you will also find ahillfortwhich shows some resemblance to the "nuclear forts" of the Early Middle Ages found in Scotland.After taking in the views the route descends back to Porthmadog on the same paths.
For a longer route try our Circular Walk around Porthmadog which visits the lovely beach at Morfa Bychan before climbing to Moel y Gest.

Moel y Gest OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Moel y Gest Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Slopes of Moel y Gest - geograph.org.uk - 90488

Slopes of Moel y Gest. Looking up to Moel y Gest quarry, on the northern side of the hill.

East summit of Moel y Gest - geograph.org.uk - 45680

East summit of Moel y Gest. Looking northeast.

Old barn on the slopes of Moel y Gest - geograph.org.uk - 342581

Old barn on the slopes of Moel y Gest

Harlech view from Moel y Gest summit - geograph.org.uk - 45665

Harlech view from Moel y Gest summit

Borth y Gest - geograph.org.uk - 45628

Borth y Gest. Viewed from Moel y Gest, looking over the Glaslyn Estuary to the Rhinog mountains.

Moel y Gest ridge - geograph.org.uk - 45672

Moel y Gest ridge. Looking east, over the Glaslyn Estuary, with Borth y Gest village on near side of the estuary.

GPS Files

GPX File

Moel y Gest.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Share>Save to Files')

Memory Map Route

Moel y Gest.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)