Moel Eilio from above Waunfawr
Moel Eilio


Estimated net time 2-2 hours
Difficulty No difficulties.
Drinking water No stable access to running water.
GSM coverage Coverage throughout the route except a patchy section just after trail head.
Parking Room for a many cars at trail head car park.
Start height 365 metres
Vertical metres 385 metres for the roundtrip.
Trip distance 6.0 km
GPS-file X


Route photo

  Moel Eilio trail head.


From the village Beddgelert in north-west Wales, where roads A498 and A4085 intersect, drive 14.2 km (8.8 mi) north along road A4085 in the direction of Caernarfon. Turn right towards the top of the hill in the village Waunfawr. The road is not signed but you will find road signs about "school" a few metres after you've turned right. Drive 720 metres and turn right onto a road signed as a dead end. Drive another 420 metres and bear right, and then continue 2.1 km to where there is a large car park on the left hand side of the road. Park here.

Start your walk by continuing 640 metres along the gravel road, and then turn right onto a path immediately after a gate. Follow this path all the way up to the summit plateau. You will find a large circular stone shelter at the summit.

Descend by reversing your ascent route.



06. July 2013

This was my seventh hike in the last two days, and it wasn't a lot of steam left. But I was still looking forward to this hike, in particular since the weather was nice and I was likely to get nice views from the summit.

The hike was straight forward, and there were several other hikers out, of which I overtook one during my descent. He was carrying some long poles in his back-pack and I couldn't help asking what this was; it turned out it was part of an antenna and he was a radio amateur who had been trying to radio with a another guy located at another mountain quite far away.

After the hike it was back to my B&B in Beddgelert for some food and a couple of well deserved beers.

Photos 06.07.2013