Walk gw118 Moel Cynghorion, Foel Gron and Moel Eilio from Llanberis

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Route outline for walk gw118:

Snowdon Mountain Railway Llanberis Station  -  Cader Ellyll  -  Llanberis Path  -  Halfway Station  -  Llechog (Llanberis Path)  -  Clogwyn Station  -  Llyn Du'r Arrdu  -  Bwlch Cwm Brwynog  -  Moel Cynghorion  -  Bwlch Maesgwm  -  Foel Goch (Snowdon)  -  Foel Gron  -  Moel Eilio (Llanberis)  -  Llanberis.



Points of Interest/Notes on this walk:

The Snowdon Mountain Railway is the only rack railway in Great Britain. It was opened in April 1896 and has been ferrying people to the summit of Snowdon ever since. To date, the Snowdon Mountain Railway has suffered only one fatality.On the day it opened one of the engines briefly lost control near the summit, tempting a passenger to leap from the train. He died from injuries.


Peaks, Summits and Tops reached on this walk:

hewitt
3
Welsh
Mountains
Wainwright
0
Wainwrights
 Welsh Nuttalls
4
Welsh
Nuttalls
Dewey
1
Welsh
Dewey
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
2
Welsh
Marilyns
Bridget
0
Bridgets

Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

The highest point of this walk is Moel Eilio (Llanberis) at 726m (2383ft). Moel Eilio (Llanberis) is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (59th highest in Wales, 142nd highest in England & Wales) Moel Eilio (Llanberis) is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (73rd highest in Wales, 176th highest in England & Wales) and a Welsh Marilyn (28th highest in Wales, 535th highest in the UK). Moel Eilio (Llanberis) means 'Supporting Bare Hill' in Welsh and is pronounced 'moil ay-leo'. The summit of Moel Eilio (Llanberis) is marked by a windshelter.

Completing this walk will also take you to the top of Llechog (Llanberis Path) at 720m (2363ft). Llechog (Llanberis Path) is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (76th highest in Wales, 184th highest in England & Wales).

You will also reach the summit of Moel Cynghorion at 674m (2212ft). Moel Cynghorion is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (83rd highest in Wales, 205th highest in England & Wales) Moel Cynghorion is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (113th highest in Wales, 274th highest in England & Wales) and a Welsh Marilyn (39th highest in Wales, 643rd highest in the UK). Moel Cynghorion means 'Bare Hill of The Councillors' in Welsh and is pronounced 'moil cun-gh-or ee-on'. The summit of Moel Cynghorion is marked by a small cairn & a ladder stile over a fence.

Along the way you will also bag:


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Some Photos and Pictures from Walk gw118 Moel Cynghorion, Foel Gron and Moel Eilio from Llanberis

In no particular order . . .

Walk gw118 Moel Cynghorion, Foel Gron and Moel Eilio from Llanberis - On Moel Eilio (Llanberis) with Snowdon In the background

On Moel Eilio (Llanberis) with Snowdon In the background

Photo: Brian Foley (1)

Walk gw118 Moel Cynghorion, Foel Gron and Moel Eilio from Llanberis - Waterfall off the Llanberis path up Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Waterfall off the Llanberis path up Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: David Wright (174)

Walk gw118 Moel Cynghorion, Foel Gron and Moel Eilio from Llanberis - Coed Victoria (with a disused Slate Quarries beyond) from the Llanberis Path up Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Coed Victoria (with a disused Slate Quarries beyond) from the Llanberis Path up Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Cathy Crompton (5)

Walk gw118 Moel Cynghorion, Foel Gron and Moel Eilio from Llanberis - Crib Goch from Llechog (Llanberis Path) on the way up Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Crib Goch from Llechog (Llanberis Path) on the way up Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Mike Griffiths (23)

Walk gw118 Moel Cynghorion, Foel Gron and Moel Eilio from Llanberis - Llanberis from Snowdon

Llanberis from Snowdon

Photo: Richard Nicholls (15)

Walk gw118 Moel Cynghorion, Foel Gron and Moel Eilio from Llanberis - Fantastic view from Clogwyn Station on the Llanberis Path down Snowdon

Fantastic view from Clogwyn Station on the Llanberis Path down Snowdon

Photo: Leslie Williams (12)

Walk gw118 Moel Cynghorion, Foel Gron and Moel Eilio from Llanberis - Climbing the Llanberis Path up Mount Snowdon

Climbing the Llanberis Path up Mount Snowdon

Photo: Linda Royston (7)

Walk gw118 Moel Cynghorion, Foel Gron and Moel Eilio from Llanberis - Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) Summit Cafe

Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) Summit Cafe

Photo: Richard Nicholls (13)

Walk gw118 Moel Cynghorion, Foel Gron and Moel Eilio from Llanberis - Me and my puppy Freddy, on the Llanberis Path near Halfway Station, half way up Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Me and my puppy Freddy, on the Llanberis Path near Halfway Station, half way up Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Kimberley Grayson (1)

Walk gw118 Moel Cynghorion, Foel Gron and Moel Eilio from Llanberis - Glyder Fawr from Llechog (Llanberis Path) on the way up Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Glyder Fawr from Llechog (Llanberis Path) on the way up Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Mike Griffiths (24)

Walk gw118 Moel Cynghorion, Foel Gron and Moel Eilio from Llanberis - Taking a breather near Clogwyn Station on the Llanberis Path up Snowdon

Taking a breather near Clogwyn Station on the Llanberis Path up Snowdon

Photo: Mike Griffiths (21)

Walk gw118 Moel Cynghorion, Foel Gron and Moel Eilio from Llanberis - Moel Eilio rising above a temperature inversion from the Llanberis Path up Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Moel Eilio rising above a temperature inversion from the Llanberis Path up Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Steve Hitchman (2)

Walk gw118 Moel Cynghorion, Foel Gron and Moel Eilio from Llanberis - Approcahing Llanberis and Llyn Peris on the Llanberis Path up Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Approcahing Llanberis and Llyn Peris on the Llanberis Path up Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Cathy Crompton (4)

Walk gw118 Moel Cynghorion, Foel Gron and Moel Eilio from Llanberis - Moel Cynghorion from the Llanberis path

Moel Cynghorion from the Llanberis path

Photo: Richard Nicholls (14)

Walk gw118 Moel Cynghorion, Foel Gron and Moel Eilio from Llanberis - Clogwyn Du'r Arddu (left), Mynydd Mawr (centre) and Moel Cynghorion (right) from near Clogwyn Station on the Llanberis path up Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Clogwyn Du'r Arddu (left), Mynydd Mawr (centre) and Moel Cynghorion (right) from near Clogwyn Station on the Llanberis path up Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: David Wright (175)

Walk gw118 Moel Cynghorion, Foel Gron and Moel Eilio from Llanberis - Andy looking along the ridge towards Llanberis from Llechog (Llanberis Path) on the down from Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Andy looking along the ridge towards Llanberis from Llechog (Llanberis Path) on the down from Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Leslie Williams (13)

Walk gw118 Moel Cynghorion, Foel Gron and Moel Eilio from Llanberis - Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) Summit

Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) Summit

Photo: Richard Nicholls (12)

Walk gw118 Moel Cynghorion, Foel Gron and Moel Eilio from Llanberis - An unscheduled halt on Llechog (Llanberis Path) on the way up Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

An unscheduled halt on Llechog (Llanberis Path) on the way up Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Mike Griffiths (22)

Walk gw118 Moel Cynghorion, Foel Gron and Moel Eilio from Llanberis - Llanberis and Llyn Peris from the Llanberis Path on Mount Snowdon

Llanberis and Llyn Peris from the Llanberis Path on Mount Snowdon

Photo: Linda Royston (8)


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