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Cnicht
689m (2261ft)

The Molewyns Area, Snowdonia, Gwynedd, Wales

Cnicht is often referred to as the Welsh Matterhorn. When viewed from the village of Croesor and the south-west, Cnicht appears to be a perfect pyramid shaped mountain that resembles the Matterhorn on the border between Italy and Switzerland.

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Welsh Mountain
75th highest in Wales,
186th in England & Wales

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Welsh Nuttall
95th highest in Wales,
241st in England & Wales





Cnicht is on Ordnance Survey Maps:

OS Explorer Map OL17
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)


OS Landranger Map 115
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)



Cnicht is on Peak Bagging Map & Hill Tick List:



You can walk to the top of Cnicht by using any of these 4 easy to follow route maps:






Your Personal Mountain & Hill Bagging Record Your Personal Mountain & Hill Bagging Record

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Other walkers who hiked, climbed, bagged and summited Cnicht Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Cnicht

Wynne Roberts walked up Cnicht on June 16th, 2019 [from/via/route] Nantgwynant [with] Gareth [weather] Sunny spells. Breezy - Paths obscured in places, difficult to determine route, very boggy.

Anthony Scott climbed Cnicht on July 30th, 2018 [with] Dave Cross (HF)

Bleddyn Rhys bagged Cnicht on May 5th, 2018 [from/via/route] Cychwyn o'r Crimea. Allt-fawr, rownt top Cwmorthin ac drost Cnicht cyn disgyn lawr i Ring Llanfrothan am rescue pickup! [with] Ar ben fy hyn! [weather] Braf iawn - sgortchar! - 15 Km - 4 awr a hanner Rhedeg yr holl ffordd lawr or Cnicht i pub am fy mod yn hwyr, ond dal i gyraedd cyn y rescue team! Golygfeudd gwych or'r Moelwynions - gyda cwmwl yn rhowlio trostynt tra on ni'n yr haul!

Christina Lander hiked Cnicht on April 18th, 2018 [from/via/route] Croesor - Cnicht - Bwlch y Rhosydd - Llyn Croesor - Moelwyn Mawr - Moelwyn Bach - Croesor [with] Dick [weather] Started off overcast, but turned into a beautiful sunny day. Windy on top of Moelwyn Mawr & Moelwyn Bach

David Wand summited Cnicht on July 28th, 1989 [with] Gayle and the girls

Mark Davidson conquered Cnicht on August 20th, 2002 [with] Alone [weather] Sunny and warm with good views

Rachael Tyler scaled Cnicht on April 8th, 2016 [from/via/route] Croesor [with] The husband [weather] Cloudy and cold at the top - Nightmare trying to navigate in the clouds - wandered through the bogs looing for a faint path. Nice walk back past the ruins.

Jj Segarty has walked up Cnicht [from/via/route] Cnicht, Llyn Biswail, Llynnau, Lerrrig-mylit [with] ATIP Group [weather] Low Cloud, Low wind, Poor visibility above 600m - Good practice with navigation in the fog

Robert Taylor-Marriott climbed Cnicht on February 9th, 2010 [from/via/route] Route 4: Cnicnt, Cnicnt North Top& Moel Druman (CNT) Completed 09.02.10 [with] Vince Wetton & Robert Taylor-Marriott [weather] Sunny, cold, ice.

Robert Logan bagged Cnicht on July 7th, 2013 [from/via/route] Croesor, Cnicht, Llyn yr Adar, Llyn Cwm-Corsiog, Llyn Cwm-y-foel, Cwm Croesor, Croesor [with] Judith Logan [weather] Very hot, sunny, no wind. - Midges, mozzies & clegs lying in ambush at the rocky summit and at every rest stop!

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More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of Cnicht

Me and my best friend Emily on Cnicht

Me and my best friend Emily on Cnicht

Photo: Alice Henderson (1)

Cnicht - aka The Welsh Matterhorn from Croesor Bach

Cnicht - aka The Welsh Matterhorn from Croesor Bach

Photo: Martin Talbot (6)

Cnicht from Moel Yr Ogof

Cnicht from Moel Yr Ogof

Photo: Gerald Murphy (193)

Llyn y Biswail with Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) in the distance from the summit of Cnicht (North Top)

Llyn y Biswail with Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) in the distance from the summit of Cnicht (North Top)

Photo: Martin Talbot (11)

Cnicht (centre left), Moelwyn Mawr and Moelwyn Bach from Moel Yr Ogof

Cnicht (centre left), Moelwyn Mawr and Moelwyn Bach from Moel Yr Ogof

Photo: Gerald Murphy (200)

Cnicht from Croesor

Cnicht from Croesor

Photo: Steve Unwin (1)

Cnicht - aka The Welsh Matterhorn - from Croesor

Cnicht - aka The Welsh Matterhorn - from Croesor

Photo: Martin Talbot (2)

Cnicht from above Croesor bach

Cnicht from above Croesor bach

Photo: Terry Merrington (2)

Terry and Carole on the summit of Cnicht

Terry and Carole on the summit of Cnicht

Photo: Terry Merrington (4)

Llyn Cwm-y-foel (left) and Cnicht (right) from near Llyn Yr Adar

Llyn Cwm-y-foel (left) and Cnicht (right) from near Llyn Yr Adar

Photo: Martin Talbot (12)


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