Nantlle Ridge and Moel Hebog Snowdonia Walks

The Eifionydd hills are the quieter end of Snowdonia.  There are only three main hills/ridges which are the Nantlle Ridge, Moel Hebog and Mynydd Mawr. It’s rather difficult to get them all in one walk, but easily done in two and a half days.

The Nantlle Ridge is undoubtedly one of the classic ridge walking routes in Snowdonia. While many will do this with two cars, or even the ‘double’, the more elegant and pleasing option is to return via Cwm Pennant. It boasts a string of summits along it’s length, with Y Garn, Mynydd Drws y Coed, Trum y Ddysgl, Tal y Mignedd, Craig Cwm Silyn, Garnedd Goch and Mynydd Graig Goch all found along its length.

Mynydd Mawr is an outlier, worthy of a half day outing from Rhyd Ddu. However, it hides a secret side from the Fron side that may be worth the detour.

Moel Hebog towers over Beddgelert and, along with Moel yr Ogof and Moel Lefn makes an excellent hill walk.

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Walk up Moel Hebog from Beddgelert

Walk up Moel Hebog from Beddgelert

The peak of Moel Hebog dominates the village of Beddgelert. This is the classic walking route up Moel Hebog from Beddgelert, with an interesting return over the smaller outlying summits of Moel yr Ogof where Owain Glyndwr is said to have hidden from the English, and Moel Lefn. It’s topped off by a return through the forest …

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Mynydd Graig Goch from Nebo

At best, Mynydd Graig Goch is tagged on as an afterthought to a complete traverse of the Nantlle Ridge, or ignored completely. Although more recently found to be slightly taller, it was always a mountain, why would it be called Mynydd otherwise? This little loop of Cwm Dulyn, not to be confused with the ‘other’ …

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Mynydd Cilgwyn from y Fron

This short route is ideal if you’ve got an hour or so to spare, or want a reasonably easy trail run with less than 100m ascent. The route starts from Y Fron, which is no more than a collection of houses with a stupendous views even before starting! This route wasn’t expected to deliver much, …

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