Moel Hebog

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Moel Hebog
Moel Hebog.jpg
Moel Hebog, seen from the south
Elevation 783 m (2,569 ft)
Prominence 585 m (1,919 ft)
Parent peak Snowdon
Listing Marilyn, Hewitt, Nuttall
Translation Hill of the hawk/falcon (Welsh)
Pronunciation Welsh: [ˈmɔil ˈhɛbɔɡ]
Location
Location Snowdonia, Wales
OS grid SH565469
Topo map OS Landranger 115
Listed summits of Moel Hebog
Name Grid ref Height Status
Moel yr Ogof 655 m (2,149 ft) Hewitt, Nuttall
Moel Lefn 638 m (2,093 ft) Hewitt, Nuttall

Moel Hebog (Welsh for Bare Hill of the Hawk) is a mountain in Snowdonia, north Wales which dominates the view west from the village of Beddgelert. It gives name to a whole range of peaks in the north-western corner of Snowdonia, which include the Nantlle Ridge and Mynydd Mawr.

From that side, Moel Hebog has a rocky face with a distinctive pointed summit, although from other sides, it appears more rounded. The exposed rock means that it is often visited by students of geology. Much of the mountain consists of welded, fiamme rich rhyolitic tuff.

It is often climbed from Beddgelert and it can be combined with the nearby mountains of Moel yr Ogof and Moel Lefn for a longer walk. This route, however, does involve some easy scrambling.

On Moel yr Ogof can be found Owain Glyndŵr's Cave. [1][2][3] The view of Moel Hebog and Llyn Gwynant from the north near Snowdon is one of the most photographed in Snowdonia.

A late bronze age shield was found in a bog near Moel Hebog in 1784. It is now in the British Museum's collection.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Marsh, Terry. The Summits of Snowdonia (London: Robert Hale, 1984).
  2. ^ Marsh, Terry. The Mountains of Wales (London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1985).
  3. ^ Nuttall, John & Anne (1999). The Mountains of England & Wales - Volume 1: Wales (2nd edition ed.). Milnthorpe, Cumbria: Cicerone. ISBN 1-85284-304-7.
  4. ^ British Museum Collection [1]

The Moel Hebog Group[edit]

The Moel Hebog Group contains the following (main) summits:

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Coordinates: 53°00′01″N 4°08′23″W / 53.00014°N 4.13980°W / 53.00014; -4.13980