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    Moel Eilio Circular Walk

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    11.9 km
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    632 m
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    Moel Eilio Circular Walk

    The Moel Eilio Circular Walk is an excellent choice for a countryside climb. The route is long enough to provide plenty of exercise but not overly strenuous. With its main summit flanked by the two smaller peaks of Foel Gron and Foel Goch, there are plenty of viewpoints to stop and admire the gorgeous Snowdonia scenery.

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    Route Description for Moel Eilio Circular Walk

    For a scenic adventure with the convenience of a nearby village, the Moel Eilio Circular Walk is hard to beat. From the car park, head through the gate and take the path on the right of the farmhouse ahead. The trail passes through several gates as it leads you north. After one of these gates is an open grassy area. You’ll see a broad path on the left winding steadily uphill, which marks the start of your proper ascent. From here, it’s a steady climb, with increasing steepness as you approach the summit of Moel Eilio.

    Once you’re at the top, take a rest and enjoy the well-deserved views. In good weather, you’ll spot the legendary Snowdon mountain, along with countless other peaks in the Glyderau range and even down to the Llyn peninsula, known as “Snowdon’s Arm,” extending into the sea. A well-constructed rock shelter creates the perfect summit breakpoint.

    Continue along the ridge toward the lower peaks of Foel Gron and Foel Goch. There are several rises and dips in elevation, but the grassy surface makes for a comfortable traverse. Splendid views over the nearby Nantlle Ridge accompany your every step. From Foel Goch, begin your descent along a northeast path into the Maesgwm Valley. The first bit is steep and without a clear path, but it’s not long before you reach a well-established bridleway that leads you across an array of beautiful rivers back to your starting point.

    Getting to the Moel Eilio Circular Walk Trailhead

    You can access the Moel Eilio Circular Walk from the village of Llanberis. Take an access road into the park that runs past the Snowdon Care Home on your left. This eventually leads to three car parks, the first two on the left and the final one on the right. If the access road is in poor condition, park in Llanberis and start from there.

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      Yes - On Leash

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      Older Children only

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