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Moel Lefn
638m (2094ft)

The Moel Hebog Area, Snowdonia, Gwynedd, Wales

Moel Lefn means 'Smooth Bare Hill' in Welsh and is pronounced 'moy-el le-vn'.

The summit of Moel Lefn is marked by the most northern of two rocky outcrops.


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Welsh Mountain
108th highest in Wales,
262nd in England & Wales

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Welsh Nuttall
149th highest in Wales,
351st in England & Wales

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Walk gw192 Moel Hebog from Beddgelert

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 7ml (11.5km)
Ascent:3,106ft (947m)
Time:5.75hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 6 Icon (Moderate)

Other walkers who hiked, climbed, bagged and summited Moel Lefn Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Moel Lefn

Daniel Moran walked up Moel Lefn on January 1st, 2024 [from/via/route] Caravan walk from beddgelart [with] Chels and frankie [weather] Mixed, not great visibility - Water sounds & slow wind, great walk with a variety of terrain. Small rock sections

Melfyn Parry climbed Moel Lefn on August 6th, 2023 [from/via/route] Parked in the carpark just off the A4085 just before reaching the centre of Beddgelert on the Caernarfon Road. Crossed over the A4085 & took a path that crossed under & over the Welsh Highland Railway line 3 times before taking a well signposted path (Moel Hebog). The path is quite steep in parts & loose stone makes for hard going at times. We eventually reached the summit of Moel Hebog & then continued down the slope to Bwlch Meillion. The weather being better today than 2 weeks ago we continued the ascent of Moel yr Ogof & onwards to Moel Lefn before dropping down to Bwlch Sais & then on to Bwlch Cwm Trwsgl. From here we took the forest tracks around Llyn Llywelyn then passing Hafod Ruffydd Ganol & on to the railway line. Continuing along the forest track we rejoined our outbound route & returned to the car park. [with] With 4 members of PRC [weather] Started off okay but rain soon developed which was quite heavy at times. Visibility was good & after lunch the weather improved greatly, becoming sunny & warm.

Adrian Haywood bagged Moel Lefn on October 9th, 2022 [from/via/route] From Beddgelert [with] Mike, Celia and Rob [weather] mixed

Robert Shaw hiked Moel Lefn on April 7th, 2018 [from/via/route] On sports club walk clear [with] usual crew [weather] Sunny

Mark Davidson summited Moel Lefn on July 24th, 2003 [from/via/route] Walk gw192 Moel Hebog from Beddgelert [with] Alone [weather] Bit cloudy, misty on the top. Huge rain storm on the way back to the car. Got soaked.

Donovan Suddell conquered Moel Lefn on September 5th, 2021 [from/via/route] Beddgelert [with] Wife [weather] Hazy Sunshine - Beautiful walk as part of my birthday present.

Andy Buxton scaled Moel Lefn during August, 1963 [with] Dad

Bleddyn Rhys walked up Moel Lefn on April 23rd, 2016 [from/via/route] Gwneud hanner cyntaf Pedol Pennant fel recee gyda Kev a Ceri a 2 aelod arall or clwb rhedag. [with] Kev a Ceri [weather] Eithaf braf gyda cymylau ond sych a dim llawer o wynt mond ar y top - Gwneud lot mewn amser byr - lot o redag. Coesau wedi blino.

Christina Lander climbed Moel Lefn on April 21st, 2018 [from/via/route] Beddgelert - Moel Hebog - Moel yr Ogof - Moel Lefn - Beddgelert Forest - Beddgelert [with] Dick [weather] Very warm sunny day

Louis Smith bagged Moel Lefn on October 14th, 2017 [from/via/route] unsure of date

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More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of Moel Lefn

Moel Lefn (centre), Moel yr Ogof and Moel Hebog (right) from the summit of Craig Cwm Silyn

Moel Lefn (centre), Moel yr Ogof and Moel Hebog (right) from the summit of Craig Cwm Silyn

Photo: Gerald Murphy (171)

The Nantlle Ridge - Garnedd-goch, Craig Cwm Silyn, Mynydd Tal-y-mignedd, Bwlch Dros-bern, Trum y Ddysgl and Mynydd Drws-y-coed - from Moel Lefn

The Nantlle Ridge - Garnedd-goch, Craig Cwm Silyn, Mynydd Tal-y-mignedd, Bwlch Dros-bern, Trum y Ddysgl and Mynydd Drws-y-coed - from Moel Lefn

Photo: Gerald Murphy (208)

The summit of Craig Cwm Silyn with Moel Lefn in the background

The summit of Craig Cwm Silyn with Moel Lefn in the background

Photo: Gerald Murphy (172)

Mynydd Drws-y-coed and The Nantlle Ridge with Moel Hebog, Moel Lefn and Moel yr Ogof  in the distance (left) from Y Garn (Moel Hebog)

Mynydd Drws-y-coed and The Nantlle Ridge with Moel Hebog, Moel Lefn and Moel yr Ogof in the distance (left) from Y Garn (Moel Hebog)

Photo: David Zuckerman (10)

Beddgelert Forest, Beddgelert and Llyn Dinas from Moel Lefn

Beddgelert Forest, Beddgelert and Llyn Dinas from Moel Lefn

Photo: Gerald Murphy (207)

Nant Colwyn from the bwlch between Moel yr Ogof and Moel Lefn

Nant Colwyn from the bwlch between Moel yr Ogof and Moel Lefn

Photo: Paul Latham (8)

Moel Lefn from Moel Yr Ogof

Moel Lefn from Moel Yr Ogof

Photo: Gerald Murphy (194)

Moel Yr Ogof from the summit of Moel Lefn

Moel Yr Ogof from the summit of Moel Lefn

Photo: Gerald Murphy (205)

Look! Its me ;-) on Moel Hebog last April with Craig Cwm Silyn (left), Mynydd Tal-y-mignedd (centre right), Trum y Ddysgl (right) on the horizon and Moel Lefn and Moel yr Ogof in the mid-distance

Look! Its me ;-) on Moel Hebog last April with Craig Cwm Silyn (left), Mynydd Tal-y-mignedd (centre right), Trum y Ddysgl (right) on the horizon and Moel Lefn and Moel yr Ogof in the mid-distance

Photo: Hilda Wright (1)

Moel Lefn summit cairn

Moel Lefn summit cairn

Photo: Paul Latham (10)

Moel Lefn from Moel Yr Ogof

Moel Lefn from Moel Yr Ogof

Photo: Gerald Murphy (202)

Moel Hebog, Moel Lefn and Moel yr Ogof from the top of Trum y Ddysgl

Moel Hebog, Moel Lefn and Moel yr Ogof from the top of Trum y Ddysgl

Photo: David Zuckerman (20)

Moel Hebog, Moel Lefn and Moel yr Ogof from Trum y Ddysgl with Bwlch-y-Ddwy-elor bottom left

Moel Hebog, Moel Lefn and Moel yr Ogof from Trum y Ddysgl with Bwlch-y-Ddwy-elor bottom left

Photo: David Zuckerman (21)

On Moel Lefn

On Moel Lefn

Photo: Gerald Murphy (203)

Approaching the summit of Moel Lefn

Approaching the summit of Moel Lefn

Photo: Gerald Murphy (204)

Moel Lefn (centre), Moel yr Ogof and Moel Hebog (right) from the summit of Craig Cwm Silyn

Moel Lefn (centre), Moel yr Ogof and Moel Hebog (right) from the summit of Craig Cwm Silyn

Photo: Gerald Murphy (170)

The summit of Craig Cwm Silyn with Moel Lefn, Moel yr Ogof & Moel Hebog in the background (far left)

The summit of Craig Cwm Silyn with Moel Lefn, Moel yr Ogof & Moel Hebog in the background (far left)

Photo: Gerald Murphy (165)

Mynydd Mawr (Llyn Celyn), Craig y Bera, Mynydd Tal-y-mignedd and Mynydd Drws-y-coed from the summit of Craig Cwm Silyn with Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl), Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), Y Lliwedd & Yr Aran on the horizon (centre) and Moel Lefn, Moel yr Ogof & Moel Hebog on the far left

Mynydd Mawr (Llyn Celyn), Craig y Bera, Mynydd Tal-y-mignedd and Mynydd Drws-y-coed from the summit of Craig Cwm Silyn with Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl), Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), Y Lliwedd & Yr Aran on the horizon (centre) and Moel Lefn, Moel yr Ogof & Moel Hebog on the far left

Photo: Gerald Murphy (166)

Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) (left), Yr Aran and Carnedd Moel Siabod (right) from the summit of Moel Lefn

Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) (left), Yr Aran and Carnedd Moel Siabod (right) from the summit of Moel Lefn

Photo: Gerald Murphy (206)

Approaching Moel Lefn in mist

Approaching Moel Lefn in mist

Photo: Paul Latham (9)


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