Author Topic: TR - Snowdon via Moel Eilio, Moel Cynghorion & the Ranger Path  (Read 869 times)

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Glyno

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Because of the 'ups and downs' this walk is sometimes known as the 'Rollercoaster'. A brilliant day out, great write-up and photos.

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The Rollercoaster is certainly a snappier title than mine! I really enjoyed it, it's a great day out
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phil1960

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Yep I enjoyed that too  O0
Touching from a distance, further all the time.

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Great write up and photos Dave
It's a really nice walk I did it a couple of years ago on a nice sunny day and as it was the end of winter finished in the snow
It was nice and quiet and didn't see anyone till the ranger

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Great write up - that routes been on my to-do list for a while.  I've a week in Snowdonia coming up and that route is now firmly inked in.


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Dyffryn Ardudwy

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I am still amazed how quiet and unfrequented this route up Snowdon remains.

From Waunfawr, ive traversed this route a fair few times over the years, and you occasionally see a few walkers, but ive had the route to myself more than once.

Its not that its difficult to park or reach the start of the undulating path to the top of Moel Elio, but for some reason, its much neglected.

The many paths up Snowdon will be heaving with traffic, and even though this route is ever so close, its almost a hidden secret.

The view of Snowdon from the bottom of  Moel Cynhorion, is the finest there is, yet it receives few walkers.

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I love that walk and head up from Waunfawr, I have done it a couple of times and never met anyone else on the route  :)
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Dyffryn Ardudwy

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Its really strange, its almost as if this area is on private land, and one requires permission from the owner for access.
Thousands of visitors annually drive from Caernarvon towards Waunfawr, and on towards Beddgelert, stopping off at either the Snowdon Ranger or Rhydd Ddu, to climb Snowdon"s southern flanks, and totally ignore the Bwlch Y Groes road, leading up into the quarry above.

I know that its a route, you have to explore and locate, and is not sign posted in any way, but what a magnificent alternative approach to climbing Snowdon for the more experienced walker.

Due to its fairly challenging nature, its not the sort of terrain for a young family visiting Snowdon for the first time, but i am still amazed how few walkers it attracts, and its been the case for many years.

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And long may it stay quiet, too splendid a route to be shared too widely  ;)
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Great trip report and photos Dave and I have to say I should be ashamed of myself as I have a caravan two miles out of Llanberis and only walked a fraction of your day out.

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I have two friends living in llanberis, and they overlook Snowdon, but have never been to the summit.
On recollection, i do not think they have ventured anywhere near the mountain, even though they have lived there for the best part of forty years, and can see the mountain 24/7