Moel Eilio & Moel Cynghorion (2 Welsh Marilyns)

Moel Eilio and Moel Cynghorion present a horseshoe walk with views far and wide over the surrounding hills of Carneddau, Glyderau, the Snowdon range, the Nantlle Ridge, Mynydd Mawr and the Moel Hebog


Friday 21 July 2023

No dogs

Starting from the quarry in an easterly direction for about 500m before turning south to start the steady ascent on good paths to the summit of Moel Eilio providing good views towards Snowdon and beyond (in good weather).

We then descend in a south easterly direction to pass over Foel Gron and Foel Goch before the steep descent to a Bwlch Maesgwm. Our route then climbs to the second Marilyn, Moel Cynghorion before returning by the same path to Bwlch Maesgwm. The return route to the cars is mainly a direct descent towards Llanberis before turning in a north westerly direction to ascend back to the start.

Reasonable paths, steep in places
OL17 Snowdon
Starting Point:
Cefn-du quarry carpark, Waunfawr LL55 4EX GR:SH551598
Walk Starts:
Walk Finishes:
Highest Point:
726m Moel Elio


Let the walk leader know of any relevant medical conditions

Refer to the Handbook for walk related information and specifically for recommended walking equipment and safety information

Remember you are responsible for being properly equipped

Ensure you have the walk leader’s phone number in case of an emergency

If you become detached from the group STOP, call out; try contacting group by phone or text. If no contact return to the last place you were with the group. Wait 30 mins repeatedly trying to make contact. After 30 mins seek help and/or make your own way safely.

The Google map below is the location of the walk start point.