Moel Eilio

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Moel Eilio
Moel Eilio.jpg
Moel Eilio from the south
Highest point
Elevation726 m (2,382 ft)
Prominence259 m (850 ft)
Parent peakSnowdon
ListingMarilyn, Hewitt, Nuttall
English translationEilio's hill
Language of nameWelsh
PronunciationWelsh: [mɔil eiliɔ]
LocationGwynedd, Wales
Parent rangeSnowdonia
OS gridSH555577
Topo mapOS Landranger 115
Listed summits of Moel Eilio
Name Grid ref Height Status
Foel Gron 629 m (2,064 ft) Hewitt, Nuttall
Foel Goch (Eilio) 605 m (1,985 ft) sub Hewitt

Moel Eilio is a mountain in Snowdonia, North Wales, that is situated approximately 3 miles north-west of Snowdon itself. It has two subsidiary tops, Foel Gron and Foel Goch (Eilio). The average annual temperature of the mountain is around 6 degrees Celsius. During the winter season, some significant accumulations of snowfall is known to take place on Moel Eilio, due to its relatively flat, grassy slopes.

A popular ascent starts from Llanberis and climbs by way of Bwlch y Groes and then the north ridge of the hill.

Moel Eilio, Foel Gron, Foel Goch and Moel Cynghorion form a curved ridge tracking generally south-west towards Snowdon and can provide a less common route to ascend Snowdon.[1][2][3]

A small lake lies below the summit; Llyn Dwythwch.


  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′49″N 4°09′34″W / 53.09688°N 4.15953°W / 53.09688; -4.15953