Moel Cynghorion

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Moel Cynghorion
Moel Cynghorion with Moel Eilio behind from Crib y Ddysgl.
Highest point
Elevation 674 m (2,211 ft)
Prominence 176 m (577 ft)
Parent peak Snowdon
Listing Marilyn, Hewitt, Nuttall
Translation (bare/treeless) hill of counsels (Welsh)
Pronunciation Welsh: [ˈmɔil kəŋˈhɔɾiɔn]
Location Gwynedd, Wales
Parent range Snowdonia
OS grid SH586563
Topo map OS Landranger 115

Moel Cynghorion (the Hill of the Councillors) is a mountain in Snowdonia, North Wales. It lies several miles north-west of Snowdon, and forms part of the Moel Eilio Horseshoe walk. The summit is situated on a wide plateau, marked by a pile of stones. The southern slopes are gentle, while the northern aspect is precipitous. The summit has close views of Clogwyn Du'r Arddu and Yr Wyddfa. Views from the summit can extend as far as Holyhead in Anglesey to nearby towns and villages in Gwynedd such as Caernarfon, Llanrug and Llanberis. On a clear day the Wicklow Mountains in Ireland can be seen across the Irish Sea, at a distance of approximately 80 miles away.[1][2][3]


  1. ^ Marsh, Terry (1984). The Summits of Snowdonia (London: Robert Hale, 1984). ISBN 0-7090-1456-2.
  2. ^ Marsh, Terry. The Mountains of Wales (London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1985). ISBN 0-340-34827-5.
  3. ^ Nuttall, John & Anne (1999). The Mountains of England & Wales – Volume 1: Wales (2nd edition ed.). Milnthorpe, Cumbria: Cicerone. ISBN 1-85284-304-7.

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Coordinates: 53°05′07″N 4°06′46″W / 53.08514°N 4.11265°W / 53.08514; -4.11265