Walk gw118 Moel Cynghorion 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  -  Llechlog  -  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.


Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

hewitt
3
Welsh
Mountains
Wainwright
0
Wainwrights
 Welsh Nuttalls
3
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) (60th highest in Wales, 142nd highest in England & Wales). Moel Eilio (Llanberis) is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (73rd highest in Wales, 175th highest in England & Wales). Moel Eilio (Llanberis) is also classified as a Welsh Marilyn (28th highest in Wales, 533rd highest in the UK).

Completing this walk will also take you to the top of Moel Cynghorion at 674m (2212ft). Moel Cynghorion is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (84th highest in Wales, 206th highest in England & Wales). Moel Cynghorion is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (112th highest in Wales, 274th highest in England & Wales). Moel Cynghorion is also classified as a Welsh Marilyn (38th highest in Wales, 640th highest in the UK).

You will also reach the summit of Foel Gron at 629m (2064ft). Foel Gron is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (116th highest in Wales, 277th highest in England & Wales). Foel Gron is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (161st highest in Wales, 379th highest in England & Wales).

Along the way you will also bag Foel Goch (Snowdon) at 605m (1985ft). Foel Goch (Snowdon) is classified as a Welsh Dewey (7th highest in Wales, 12th highest in England & Wales).

This walk is on Ordnance Survey Maps:

OS Explorer Map OL17
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)

OS Landranger Map 115
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)


Some Photos and Pictures from Walk gw118 Moel Cynghorion and Moel Eilio from Llanberis

In no particular order . . .

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

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

Photo: David Wright (174)

Climbing the Llanberis Path up Mount Snowdon

Climbing the Llanberis Path up Mount Snowdon

Photo: Linda Royston (7)

Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) Summit Cafe

Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) Summit Cafe

Photo: Richard Nicholls (13)

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)

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)

Llanberis from Snowdon

Llanberis from Snowdon

Photo: Richard Nicholls (15)

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)

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)

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)

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)


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