Walk 6 – Moel Siabod via Daear Ddu Ridge

Paul Hodges

Moderate/Strenuous Mountain Walks guide - Biography
My first introduction to mountains was a family holiday to Snowdonia in 1976, I remember spending long summer days by the Black Waterfall near Dolgellau (26 years later I bought a house less than half a mile away from it) as well as ascending Snowdon (I hate to admit by train), even in the summer of ’76 it was cloudy on top!

We want you to enjoy are surroundings, whether you are new to the area, experienced hill walker, novice or full on adrenalin junkie we think we’ve got a walk that will interest you & introduce you to some hidden gems. These walks are tailored to all levels of fitness & provide you with a wide choice of scenery & surroundings, to help you select a walk that suits you we have graded them on a star rating for Exersion Levels, Exposure, Scenery & Wildlife & explain these below.
Paul Hodges
Walk 6 – Moel Siabod via Daear Ddu Ridge

Level: Moderate/Strenuous.
Terrain: Clear paths sometimes rocky, Forest Tracks, Tarmac & Optional Grade 1 Scrambling
Distance: 6 Miles.
Estimated Time: 4/5 Hours
Description: This is the classic route to the top of Moel Siabod which shows the grandeur of the mountain in all its full glory. It is a route that covers numerous types of terrain unlike the more commonly used & far less interesting slog up from Plas y Brenin. In addition you’ll pass lakes & old quarries that add to the beauty & levels of interest along the way.

‘All paths lead to Rome or in this case the Daear Dhu ridge. I am not a climber despite a friends best attempts to turn me into one, but I do love an easy & airy scramble, the Daear Dhu ridge is in my opinion one of the best Grade 1 scrambles you will find.’

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Exertion Rating 4 out of 5 Exposure Rating 5 out of 5 Scenery 5 out of 5 Nature 5 out of 5
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2 Responses to Walk 6 – Moel Siabod via Daear Ddu Ridge

  1. Des Watkins says:

    We did a variation on walk 6 that brought us down towards Plas Y Brenin and then picked up the final part of 6 route think this was still hard on tired feet but how does it compare to coming down the official way guessing distance wise not much in it.

    • paul says:

      Hi Des,
      Not sure if I answered this whilst I was away in the Alps. Basically there is no official way I just think the ridge in good conditions extends the interest level. As for the feet both ways are similar on tired legs but direct to Plas is a little shorter (half mile or so) so your choice was by no means a bad one.