Moel Siabod stands isolated from other peaks which surround it, meaning that on a clear day it commands spectacular views towards the Snowdon range, the Glyderau, Moel Hebog, the Moelwyns, and the Carneddau.
This hike up Moel Siabod will maintain (for as long as possible) the feeling of isolation in an ever increasingly busy National Park. Whilst seeing others on this hike is inevitable, the morning will take you off the beaten track and on to ancient trails and open terrain between Capel Curig and Dolwyddelan.
We will pass close to hut circles and long forgotten Cairns. We will enter into a maze of track in a planted pine forest and see the apparent devastation of forestry work. You will track the side of what may be a trickling stream or a torrent of crashing water, depending on the weather. We may have to cross the stream or change our route depending on the conditions.
On reaching a glacier carved lake (Llyn y Foel), you will see the forces of nature that have created the environment around you. You will see how the seat of the glacier has dug into the mountain side creating steep headwalls and sidewalls. You will also be able to see a rock bar at the exit of Llyn y Foel. If this wasn’t enough, we still have the exciting and airy Daiar Dhu Ridge. The Ridge is an extension of the rock bar. The Ridge is made of dolerite and will offer us a low level introduction to scrambling. The scrambling can be made very easy for those that might find this off putting. On the other hand other members of the group will still be able to challenge themselves.
After the scramble we finally reach the summit of Moel Siabod. From the summit you will have some of the best views of Snowdon in Snowdonia. You will also be able to pick out lots of other peaks. After spending sometime at the top we will make our way gently down to Capel Curig.
DepartureMoel Siabod Cafe
Departure TimeDeparture time Please arrive at 9.30 for a briefing and prompt departure at 10.00
Dress CodeSee our standard kit list on our questions page
Moel Siabod is an isolated peak offering spectacular views towards the Snowdon range, the Glyderau, Moel Hebog, the Moelwyns, and the Carneddau.