The Moelwynion sit between the prominent mountains in Northern Snowdonia, and the peaks of Southern Snowdonia. It contains some very attractive mountain scenery.
Notable peaks include Moel Siabod, Cnicht and Moelwyn Mawr. It lacks peaks exceeding the 3,000 feet mark but this does not mean it lacks some serious challenges. Bounded between Capel Curig, Beddgelert and Blaenau Ffestiniog, it offers a large expanse of rugged and quiet walking. The most picturesque view of the Moelwynion is the pyramidal peak of Cnicht when seen from the south-west. It is obvious why it earns the title of “The Welsh Matterhorn” after its more famous alpine peak.
Carnedd Moel Siabod is also another peak that deserves a visit, but do not be mislead by the view of a rounded grassy peak as seen from the north-west side near Capel Curig. If approached from the south-east, it offers fine scrambling country, especially the Daear Ddu ridge.