Carnedd Moel Siabod from Capel Curig
Carnedd Moel Siabod


Estimated net time 2-3 hours
Difficulty No difficulties.
Drinking water You will find running water at the start and around mid-way through the ascent.
GSM coverage Coverage in the lower sections and at the summit (November 2012).
Parking Room for many cars along the road around trail head.
Start height 192 metres
Vertical metres 710 metres for the roundtrip.
Trip distance 7.5 km
GPS-file X


Route photo

  Just below Carnedd Moel Siabod trail head, by road A4086.


From the A5/A470 junction outside the village Betws-y-Coed drive 9.5 km west on road A5, to the A5/A4086 junction in Capel Curig. Turn left onto road A4086 and drive 700 metres, to just after the "Plas y Brenin" buildings. Find parking along the left hand side of the road.

Start your hike by walking back to the "Plas y Brenin" buildings, and then turn right down to the lake where it's signed "Public footpath". Cross the bridge and continue straight ahead into the forest. Follow this path 200 metres to a T-junction, and turn right here. Follow this path 180 metres to where it meets a forest road. Turn left onto the forest road, and then right onto a path after 20 metres. Follow this path through the forest, across a number of stiles, and then in a straight line south/south-west to the summit. The summit is marked by a proper cairn.

Descend by reversing your ascent route.



04. November 2012

Sunday, and day #2 of my short Welsh week-end, and I was due to meet my colleagues at Birmingham airport at 18:30 in order to go to Warwick. The weather was cold and sunny, but with some fog covering some of the tops.

After breakfast I drove to Capel Curig, and found a nice path, covered by dry snow above 500 metres, to Carnedd Moel Siabod. I met one hiker during my ascent, and several while descending.

Photos 04.11.2012