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.
|Elevation||783 m (2,569 ft)|
|Prominence||585 m (1,919 ft)|
|Listing||Marilyn, Hewitt, Nuttall|
|English translation||Hill of the hawk/falcon|
|Language of name||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|
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
The Moel Hebog GroupEdit
The Moel Hebog Group contains the following (main) summits:
- 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