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Red: Moel Siabod SUSPENDED

28 March 09:30-15:45

Moel Siabod Saturday 28th March 2020
Grade:  Red Number of dogs allowed: None


The ascent of Moel Siabod starts from a car park on the A5 just a few miles west of Betws-y-Coed. We cross the Afon Llugwy then ascend a steep but good path for about a kilometre. The ascent is much easier now still on a good path as we approach several small lakes and disused mine workings. As we gain height the track becomes much rougher . The path deteriorates further over uneven and boggy ground until we start the main ascent to the summit of Moel Siabod by the south east ridge. There is an obvious path though it is steep, continuous and involves some easy scrambling. It may well be greasy but no exposure. By this route we gain the final 300m ascent to the summit of Moel Siabod at 872m.

On a good day the views over the rest of Snowdonia can be wonderful.

We now descend by an obvious path back towards Capel Curig but stay on the south side of the Afon Llugwy, with an easy stroll through woods and taking in  some delightful waterfalls on the way to the car park.




Meeting time: 08:00hrs Meeting Place: Old Hall
Walk starts: 09:30hrs Walk finishes: 15:45hrs
Distance: 12.7km Duration (incl stops): 6hrs 15mins
Ascent: 785m Highest point Moel Siabod 872m
Terrain: Uneven stony paths, easy scrambling over steep ground, likely greasy, boggy sections, good paths to start and finish
Map/Area: Explorer OL17/18
Starting point Car park at GR SH735572  Postcode (nearest) LL24 0DT

Free Car park on right as you travel west on A5

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Walk Leader


Let the walk leader know of any relevant medical conditions

Refer to the Handbook for walk related information and specifically for recommended walking equipment https://ohwc.org.uk/kit-list/ and safety information https://ohwc.org.uk/safety/

Remember you are responsible for being properly equipped

Ensure you have the walk leader’s phone number in case of an emergency

If you become detached from the group STOP, call out; try contacting group by phone or text. If no contact return to the last place you were with the group. Wait 30 mins repeatedly trying to make contact. After 30 mins seek help and/or make your own way safely.

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The Google map below is an approximate location of the walk start point.




28 March
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Car Park A5 by Bryn Glo B&B
Capel Curig, LL24 0DT + Google Map