A demanding route taking in the Hill of the Hawk (Moel Hebog) and then on to the twin summits of Moel ddu. Your reward is stunning views across to Snowdonia.
Saturday 22 July 2023
This is a tough Black walk and, depending on the conditions of the day and the pace of the group, we may need to vary the route and leave out Moel Ddu, descending from Moel Hebog on a more northerly path through Beddgelert Forest.
This is an extra walk to take advantage of being in the area for the walk the day before for those who want to stay over. (Basic accommodation available at Chamois Mountaineering Club Centre Chamois Mountaineering Centre Facilities book via Kate)
We start in the main car park in Beddgelert behind the Tourist information.
The walk starts in a westerly direction, crossing the Snowdon Mountain Railway Track before commencing the steady, fairly steep path towards the top of Moel Hebog. There is some scrambling (minimal exposure) as we near the summit.
The views of Snowdonia are spectacular all the way up to the top where we also get views towards Criccieth, Llyn Peninsular and Tremadoc Bay.
From the summit of Moel Hebog, we take a south easterly direction on a steep, rough, indistinct path down towards the col at Yr Ogof. The path rises slightly to cross over Bryn Banog before descending to the col at the base of Moel Ddu. The path to the top of Moel Ddu is steep and indistinct with some scrambling.
We descend from Moel Ddu by the same route to the col before turning off to descend directly back to Beddgelert. This path is indistinct and rough in places.
Let the walk leader know of any relevant medical conditions
Refer to the Handbook for walk related information and specifically for recommended walking equipment https://ohwc.org.uk/kit-list/ and safety information https://ohwc.org.uk/safety/
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.