Moel Hebog, Moel yr Ogof & Moel Lefn
Date/Time: 01/08/2020 - 31/12/2021, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Location: Bedggelert, Bedggelert
Moel Hebog is a majestic peak that, at only 782m in height is dwarfed by is near neighbours in the Snowdon massif but nevertheless offers a thrilling day out when combined with its sister peaks Moel yr Ogof 655m and Moel Lefn 638m.
Moel Hebog is translated as the ‘Hill of the Hawk’ and Moel yr Ogof the ‘Hill of the cave’
The trio of peaks stand proud above the village of Beddgelert which is nestled in the Nantgwynant valley of Snowdonia National Park. Beddgelert is home to Gelerts grave, a story of a dog mistakenly killed by it owner whilst saving a child from a wolf….the story has been told many times but some claim it is untrue….
This Hebog circular route which takes in the peaks of Hebog, Moel yr Ogof and Moel Lefn, starts in the very quaint and quiet village of Beddgelert, nestled in the Nantgwynant Valley.
We will gain 740m of height in the first 4km so we will pace ourselves accordingly!
We walk for about 1km though the village before swinging off west to pick up the track that crosses the old railway line before heading steeply uphill on cwm Llwy ridge, passing the angry and spectacular looking crags of Y Diffwys before we reach the summit of Moel Hebog at 782m height.
From here we head north west steeply downhill for about 250m to reach Bwlch Meillionen, Clover Pass, before rising gently up via a huge split in the volcanic rock that leads to Moel yr Ogof summit at 655m height.
Moel yr Ogof takes its name from the cave of Owain Glyndŵr, who in the 15th century led the last uprising of the Welsh against the English but when the English fought back he sought refuge in a cave on the mountain. If the weather is good we will go and look for the Cave of Owain Glyndŵr!
Our last summit of the day is Moel Lefn, at 638m height the lowest of the 3 summits. It is a gentle 1km stroll north of Moel yr Ogof so merely a 20 minute walk.
Our return starts by reversing our route for 1.5km back to Bwlch Meillionen then from here we head north east down through Cwm Meillionen forestry into Beddgelert.
11.1 Km / 6.7 Miles
We want everyone to enjoy their challenge and reach the summit in their own time so will walk at a pace suitable for the whole group. It is important that the group stays together with the leader/s. Depending on numbers taking part groups may be split into smaller groups of similar pace and ability.
Please note that, although we would love to, we can’t promise clear skies on this day!
Registration fee – £30.00
You can secure your place with a £10 deposit. The balance will be due 8 weeks before the date of the event.
Qualified, experienced mountain leader with you all the way (ratio 1:8 or less)
Kit and Training advice
Friendly support on the end of the phone/email to answer any questions running up to your event
Information Pack 2-4 weeks before
This is an example itinerary, exact details will be sent to you in your event information pack 2 weeks before the event.
8.30am – Meet your Breese Adventures leader for your briefing at Colwyn Bank Car Park, Beddgelert, LL55 4UY
9am – Start walking
11am – Summit Moel Hebog
11.30am – Continue the walk (turnaround may be quicker depending on the weather)
12.30pm – Summit Moel yr Ogof & Moel Lefn
3pm – Arrive back at Croesor
If you are 16 or over, of a reasonable fitness and can walk 3-4 hours comfortably with some hill walking experience then this challenge is for you.
A reasonable head for heights would be good.
If you are not sure about fitness levels but are committed to put in some training over the next few months we have specially designed training plans to help you along the way. We recommend the ‘Challenging’ training plan for this event.
All walkers should be 16 and over and any under 18’s should be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Sorry, no dogs.
Various dates are available.
To find out more please click on DATES button to check using the calendar.