Moel Hebog, seen from the south
|Elevation||783 m (2,569 ft)|
|Prominence||585 m (1,919 ft)|
|Listing||Marilyn, Hewitt, Nuttall|
|Translation||Hill of the hawk/falcon (Welsh)|
|Pronunciation||Welsh: [ˈmɔil ˈhɛbɔɡ]|
|Topo map||OS Landranger 115|
|Listed summits of Moel Hebog|
|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.
- Marsh, Terry. The Summits of Snowdonia (London: Robert Hale, 1984).
- Marsh, Terry. The Mountains of Wales (London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1985).
- Nuttall, John & Anne (1999). The Mountains of England & Wales - Volume 1: Wales (2nd edition ed.). Milnthorpe, Cumbria: Cicerone. ISBN 1-85284-304-7.
- British Museum Collection
5. I did my Honours thesis in the area around Moel Hebog in 1971. Shame to think it has not been seen by others since! I could make it available if wanted. (Stewart Allan, BSC Hons Geology Edinburgh 1972)
The Moel Hebog Group
The Moel Hebog Group contains the following (main) summits:
- Moel Hebog — Marilyn
- Craig Cwm Silyn — Marilyn
- Trum y Ddysgl — Marilyn
- Garnedd Goch
- Mynydd Mawr — Marilyn
- Mynydd Drws-y-Coed
- Moel yr Ogof
- Mynydd Tal-y-Mignedd
- Moel Lefn
- Y Garn
- Mynydd Graig Goch
- Moel-ddu — Marilyn
- Computer generated summit panoramas North South index
- Walking guide and photographs Moel Hebog from Beddgelert
- www.geograph.co.uk : photos of Moel Hebog and surrounding area