Midweek mountain walk - Moel Siabod
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Moel Siabod is one of those mountains famed for its perfect outlying position giving it excellent panoramic views to higher mountains. The views to the Snowdonia, Glyderrau and Carneddau ranges from Moel Siabod are awesome.
This is a fairly challenging mountain walk with over 910m of total ascent, near the top is scrambley, added the time of year will make this a great but tough day out. This is only recommended for experienced walkers who have done fairly big mountains before and understand what a scramble is, if your unsure these videos show a similar route.
It has an impressive pointy profile which drivers on the A5 often mistaken for Snowdon. This walk absolutely typifies Snowdonia's ruggedness and shows the walker fine examples of its fascinating industrial past with a walk through the old Rhos Slate Quarry ruins.
The route reaches the stunning and wild Llyn y Foel and then takes the walker up a fun and exciting scramble of its impressive Deaer Ddu south east ridge.
What to bring
It will probably be cold, make sure you have warm clothes
Recommended Kit List
• Rucksack (with a plastic liner bag or cover)
• Waterproof jacket and trousers
• Walking boots and socks
• Thermal base layer (synthetic fibres rather than cotton)
• Fleece mid layer
• Walking trousers
• Hat and gloves
• Lunch and drink
• Small torch
• Spare food
• Spare warm layer
• Sunglasses and sun cream (if that time of year!)
• Extra thermal leggings and top (synthetic fibres rather than cotton)
• Thermos flask
• Trekking poles
• Personal first aid and medication
• Money for a pub stop at the end of the day!
Food & drink
You’ll need to bring lunch with you and snacks to keep the energy up. Don't forget to eat breakfast!! :)
Make sure you have plenty of water & fluids. A flask of something hot is always good on a cold day.
Good Mountain Foods
• Chocolate of course!
• Sunflower seas
• Nuts & dried fruit
• Energy bars (especially the ones with oats)
At the end of the day if people are up for it we’ll have a drink if everyone’s up for it!