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Name:Moel-ddu
Hill number:2037
Height:553m / 1814ft
RHB Section:30B: Snowdonia
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Moel Hebog
County/UA:Gwynedd (CoU)
Catchment:Glaslyn
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Dodd (500-599m), Dewey, Clem
(Ma,Hu,Tu,5,Dew,Cm)
Grid ref:SH 57965 44213
Summit feature:cairn
Drop:198m
Col:355m  SH575449  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 124
(1:25k) OL18W
Observations:top 90m SW at SH 57915 44140 is lower
Survey:Abney level
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 197 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
David Gradwell04/08/2019
Round of Moel Hebog and Moel-ddu from SW starting at tea room at Tyddin Mawr. Humid windless ascent from north, then caught heavy shower descending through waist high bracken.Topographer5702/08/2019
Parked near river and followed path along to bridge. Along the road and cut up through woodland. Enjoyed seat in log cabin on way up. Arrived in clagelizyanne22/07/2019
GmacT22/07/2019
Sleepwa1ker20/07/2019
From Tyddyn-mawr via Ynys-wen.Easy route, unlike the previous day when I had failed to penetrate a sea of bracken on an approach from the NE.NormanW13/07/2019
From Nantmor CP (£4.00). Moel-Ddu & its W top visited first - then back to CP & on to Moel Y Dyniewyd (there is a path through heather from high point of pass). Moel-Ddu is an excellent hill with super summit views - I basically followed the mapped path but made the mistake of not crossing the FB early on in the forest & following a signed path that is not mapped.ger27/03/2019
rogreeves20/10/2018
LovelyLass20/10/2018
From Aberglaslyn . Struggled to find the right path as bracken etc still in full growth, although my map reading may have been the fault. Instead headed up by wall at western side of Aberglaslyn forest. Faint path but tough going.trimarc207/10/2018
From NT car park at Aberglaslyn. Bryn Banog, Fridd Bach and Moel Ddu. Miserable day, wet and no views.Alunrees3323/07/2018
willias10/06/2018
Start from Beddgelert.stephenbuda13/05/2018
En route from Bron Banog with Alf.jrj19/04/2018
After Pt. 534m, on a survey with MP and AW. Onwards to Mynydd Gorllwyn.Man of Kernow108/04/2018
From Dam parking, vague path then good track up Ynys-wen, track end then up S ridge to top of Ffridd Bach easy path across to Two tops of Moel-ddu, ineresting gap between. great views all round, Steeply down to impressive old Gorseddau Quarry, tramway back to parking. Excellent weather.apricorum25/03/2018
KeithByTheC16/03/2018
As Doddhofmeister I felt obliged that I should climb a 500m hill today in tribute to the Master of tickling sticks Ken Dodd, who passed away yesterday. Really lovely day for it too, with the fine new Tump Coed Hafod-y-Llyn also visited to start with. Very pleasant in just a T-shirt sat in the sun waiting for the bus in Tremadog.Twice Shy13/03/2018
Pont Aberglaslyn - Bryn Banog - Moel-ddu - Pont Aberglaslyn - Moel y Dyniewyd - Pont Aberglaslyndavidpettit8429/12/2017
Finally made it.. theres been a couple of previous days where for one reason or another I never got here..So despite the cloud obscuring most of the view was pleased to finally get here. Quite why I decided to head back to the lake direct off the limited paths I will never know. Not recommended. For such a modest hill Moel Ddu is a bit of a pig to get to.stig_nest25/08/2017
Tried to park in NT car park but it was full but in the end found a small lay by on A498 at SH 59327 44889 which proved very good as we made our way up the steep track (poss private) just north of there to join the footpaths then skirt around Moel Ddu anticlockwise and attack the summit from the west.Pretty wet underfoot at times. A surprisingly strenuous climb probably as the start point is so low.Father Ted19/08/2017
4/4 (Gryn Goch/Gryn Ddu/FFrid Bach (Moel Ddu West Top/Moel Ddu)Fergalh13/08/2017
Boggy cloudy walk from Beddgelert (with Arlo)wychwood03/08/2017
Walked up from the reservoir from the west up to Bryn Banog first, then down and up to here. The right of way along the southern edge of the lake on the way back is interesting...Neolith16/07/2017
With Trefor. Parked at NT car park off the A4085. Path through woods . The path marked with arrows is not the one shown on the map. Found ourselves on the open hillside on the North side of Aberglaslyn Woods and a long walk over rough ground to get to the hill. Rough walking all the way. Found the correct route for the descent. When following the path from the road through the woods a left turn to the bridge across the stream takes you on the correct ascent.mike.hoult22/06/2017
From Llyn Cwmystradllyn reservoir west of the summit. Not easy due to bracken, tussocks, bramble and marsh grass. No discernible path for 50% of the walk. A nice summit with far reaching views once reached with some rocks to get behind for shelter. Visited with judy55cat and our dog Treacle.G4OBK (Phil)12/06/2017
From forest car park on a ramblers recce. Path to Cwm-trwsgl was closed but on a bank holiday Sunday, I took my chances! Dropped into Pennant Valley taking old level along the west of the Moel Hebog range all the way to Llyn Cwmystradllyn then ascended Moel-ddu. Descent on row to north has one short steep section, not pleasant on wet grass. Decided against Bryn Banog and carried on down indistinct paths to above Beddgelert then on to the car.SS28/05/2017
Derek_Snaith26/05/2017
From Aberglaslyn HallJamesD197210/05/2017
From Bryn Banog. On my own, but part of BHMC hut weekend. Sunny but cool breezealwaysinshorts22/04/2017
Walk up along from the slate mine via the eastern side of Llyn Cwmystradllyn. Very boggy!, path disappears after the slate mine so jumped over the wall at the top and headed up the moss and grass across the north slope. Cut straight back down the ridge towards Ynys-wen on the way down.MarkGD17/04/2017
LizH07/04/2017
PeterAH07/04/2017
needanewdog29/10/2016
Neil Midgley21/09/2016
Tricky03/09/2016
A Peckish30/07/2016
beckybags30/07/2016
From Beddgelert campsite: Moel Lefn, Moel-yr-ogof, Moel Hebog and finally Moel-ddu. A super day on the hills.Cas-gwent04/05/2016
stevent080923/04/2016
With Dad and Tom. Tough traverse from Moel Hebog over tumpy grass and poor paths. Return to parking at Tal-y-llyn beside the lake via the dam IIRC.M0YDH25/03/2016
Tony S14/11/2015
iainwalton01/11/2015
Pleasant afternoon for a four Tump south to north route. 30B HuMPs complete now.Alex C16/10/2015
Bruckner710/10/2015
Easy going through the woods over the bridge and up to a walled path, but later on fairly soul-destroying over rough ground. Good view though.nicolajane01/10/2015
davefh13/09/2015
Paddy Buckley recce (detour!)Geoff Briggs15/08/2015
A great day out in good weather, with a re-bag of Moel Hebog. Fantastic views all day. Parked at water treatment works and took the easy track up by the slate mill. Quad bike tracks almost to the top of the first bump, then down to the col and a bit of a path over the 2 tops. The route down should be straight from the col, but I went over to the ridge and staggered around the crags. The next uppy downie bit is also path free, but as you get closer to Moel Hebog a vague path develops. its a nice quick climb up very steep grass onto the plateau. The views from the top made up for the last time, when it was instruments only. Down towards the reservoir, then back along the road. The slate mill is well worth a look.Gill25/07/2015
From Nantmor £4 carpark in constant drizzle and low cloud. Didn't cross the bridge at the start of the forest which made it for more arduous - 4.5 hrs than it should have been. When the sun came out it showed what a nice hill it was.Thearlaichdubh25/06/2015