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Walking Moel Siabod mountain - Snowdonia

Moel Siabod offers the classic mountain walk at the very heart of Snowdonia. The mountain sits isolated from the other peaks of northern Snowdonia, above the villages of Betws-y-Coed and Capel Curig. At 872m (2860 feet) it's the 22nd highest peak in Wales. Moel Siabod is everything a mountain should be - shapely, challenging, rewarding and offers the most marvellous views.

The National Mountain Centre, Plas-y-Brenin, is located at the foot of Moel Siabod. From the top of the mountain, it is reputedly possible to see 13 of the 14 highest peaks in Wales on a clear day without turning your head.

Two popular starting points, the first being Pont Cyfyng, near Capel Curig on the A5. The challenging route includes a superb scramble on the ascent which adds to the quality of this walk. 5.5 miles.

The second route is from Plas-y-Brenin National Mountaineering Centre in Capel Curig. This is a more gradual, 6.5 mile walk to the top.

There are parking facilities at Capel Curig and daily buses from Llanrwst, Betws-y-Coed and Porthmadog.