Moel Siabod

Moel Siabod

Date/Time: 31/07/2020 - 31/12/2021, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Location: Moel Siabod Cafe, Betws-y-Coed

Explore one of Snowdonias’ gems and climb Moel Siabod via the classic Daear Ddu ridge. At 872m it lacks the height of the peaks of the Snowdon and Carneddau massif but it makes up for this with the classic scramble of the east ridge.

Whether you are a novice scrambler or have experience and are looking for a bit of excitement the Daear Ddu offers this as we can choose our ascent based on your aspirations!

Note: A minimum of 4 people is required for a walk to take place


We head up from Pont Cyfnyg via the slate quarries to arrive at Llyn y Foel (the start of the ridge).

Here the real excitement starts as we ascend the Daear Ddu ridge. We start at around 550m and carefully pick our route up the ridge to summit Moel Siabod at 872m. From the summit we will see amazing panoramic views of Snowdonia National Park.

If the day is clear we will see over to Snowdon, The Glyders, Carneddau and the Moelwyns.

Our return route wil take us downhill north heading to Plas-y-Brenin Forest and back along the forest tracks to the start.





Walking Distance

10.5 Km / 6.3 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 – £35.00

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 Moel Siabod Cafe, Capel Curig, LL24 0E.

9am – Start walking

12pm – Reach the summit

12.30pm – Start the descent (turnaround may be quicker depending on the weather)

3pm – Arrive back at Moel Siabod Cafe for a well deserved Coffee and Cake!

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.

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