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Cnicht
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Cnicht in The Molewyns Area Snowdonia National Park Gwynedd    Wales
Cnicht

Photograph by Paul Emerton

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.

Cnicht is classified as a:

  • Mountain (75th in Wal, 186th in Eng & Wales)
  • Nuttall (95th in Wal, 241st in Eng & Wales)

 


Cnicht is on interactive maps:

  • OS Explorer (Orange Covers) sheet: OL17
  • OS Landranger (Pink Covers) sheet: 115
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    You can walk to the top of Cnicht by using any of these 4 easy to follow route maps:

    Walk gw131 Cnicht from Croesor

    Route Summary: - Croesor, Croesor Bach, Cnicht, Cnicht (North Top), Llyn Yr Adar, Afon Cwm-y-foel, Llyn Cwm-corsiog, Clogwyn Birth, Rhosydd Quarry, Bwlch y Rhosydd, Croesor Quarry, Cwm Croesor, Croesor.

    Length: 11.5km (7¼ miles) | Ascent: 693m (ft) | Allow at least: 5hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Moderate


    Walk gw224 Cnicht and Moelwyn Mawr from Croesor

    Route Summary: - Croesor, Croesor Bach, Cnicht, Cnicht (North Top), Llyn Yr Adar, Afon Cwm-y-foel, Llyn Cwm-corsiog, Clogwyn Birth, Rhosydd Quarry, Moel-yr-hydd, Moelwyn Mawr (North Ridge Top), Moelwyn Mawr, Croesor.

    Length: 14.5km (9 miles) | Ascent: 1023m (ft) | Allow at least: 6¾hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Hard


    Walk gw163 Cnicht from Nantgwynant

    Route Summary: - Nantgwynant, Blaen Nanmor, Croesor Bach, Cnicht, Cnicht (North Top), Llyn Yr Adar, Llyn Llagi, Nantgwynant.

    Length: 15.5km (9¾ miles) | Ascent: 890m (ft) | Allow at least: 6½hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Hard


    Walk gw173 Cnicht, Moelwyn Mawr and Moelwyn Bach from Croesor

    Route Summary: - Croesor, Croesor Bach, Cnicht, Cnicht (North Top), Llyn Yr Adar, Afon Cwm-y-foel, Llyn Cwm-corsiog, Clogwyn Birth, Rhosydd Quarry, Moel-yr-hydd, Moelwyn Mawr (North Ridge Top), Moelwyn Mawr, Craigysgafn, Bwlch Stwlan, Moelwyn Bach, Croesor.

    Length: 16km (10 miles) | Ascent: 1196m (ft) | Allow at least: 7½hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Hard



    If you LOG ON and then RELOAD this page it will display when you climbed, bagged and conquered Cnicht, what the weather was like, who you went with and any other comments you might like to add to remind you of that fantastic day. For more details see Your Personal Mountain, Top, Peak and Hill Bagging Record.


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

    Bleddyn Rhys walked up 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 climbed 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 bagged Cnicht on July 28th, 1989 [with] Gayle and the girls

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

    Rachael Tyler summited 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 conquered 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 scaled 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 walked up 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!

    Jeremy Maguire climbed Cnicht on January 15th, 2012 [from/via/route] Nantmoor [with] On my own. [weather] Beautifully sunny. - Mum's 75th birthday.

    Vince Wetton bagged Cnicht on February 9th, 2010 [with] RTM

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

    Cnicht - aka The Welsh Matterhorn - from Croesor

    1. Cnicht - aka The Welsh Matterhorn - from Croesor
    Photo: Martin Talbot (2)

    Cnicht - aka The Welsh Matterhorn - from the lane out of Croesor

    2. Cnicht - aka The Welsh Matterhorn - from the lane out of Croesor
    Photo: Martin Talbot (3)

    Cnicht - aka The Welsh Matterhorn - from the track across Croesor Bach

    3. Cnicht - aka The Welsh Matterhorn - from the track across Croesor Bach
    Photo: Martin Talbot (4)

    Cnicht - aka The Welsh Matterhorn from Croesor Bach

    4. Cnicht - aka The Welsh Matterhorn from Croesor Bach
    Photo: Martin Talbot (6)

    Porthmadoc and Tremadoc Bay/Bae Tremadog from the summit of Cnicht - the Welsh Matterhorn

    5. Porthmadoc and Tremadoc Bay/Bae Tremadog from the summit of Cnicht - the Welsh Matterhorn
    Photo: Martin Talbot (7)

    Moelwyn Mawr from the summit of Cnicht - the Welsh Matterhorn

    6. Moelwyn Mawr from the summit of Cnicht - the Welsh Matterhorn
    Photo: Martin Talbot (8)

    Panoramic picture on, of or from Cnicht

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    7. Moel-yr-hydd (left) and Moelwyn Mawr (centre) from the summit of Cnicht - the Welsh Matterhorn
    Photo: Martin Talbot (9)

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    Moelwyn Mawr (centre) from the summit of Cnicht - the Welsh Matterhorn

    8. Moelwyn Mawr (centre) from the summit of Cnicht - the Welsh Matterhorn
    Photo: Martin Talbot (10)

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

    9. Llyn y Biswail with Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) in the distance from the summit of Cnicht (North Top)
    Photo: Martin Talbot (11)

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

    10. Llyn Cwm-y-foel (left) and Cnicht (right) from near Llyn Yr Adar
    Photo: Martin Talbot (12)


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