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Cnicht
689m (2260ft)

The Moelwyns, 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.

Cnicht is often referred to as the 'Welsh Matterhorn' due to its shape, particularly when viewed from Croesor. Cnicht means 'Knight' and is pronounced 'k-neecht'.


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

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Welsh Nuttall
97th highest in Wales,
243rd 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)



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

Sion Britton walked up on May 30th, 2021 [from/via/route] O Croesor. [with] Rhiannon [weather] Braf

Donovan Suddell climbed on April 10th, 2021 [from/via/route] Croesor using gw173 [with] My wife [weather] Sunny & clear, odd sprinkle of snow - gw173 is a mighty fine walk, & Cnicht is a special mountain

Andy Buxton bagged during August, 1963 [from/via/route] From Blaen Namor & down to Croesor [with] Dad

Iain Jones hiked on November 29th, 2019 [from/via/route] Croesor [with] Nicola Jones

Wynne Roberts summited 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 conquered on July 30th, 2018 [with] Dave Cross (HF)

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

Mark Davidson bagged on August 20th, 2002 [with] Alone [weather] Sunny & warm with good views

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

Cnicht from above Croesor bach

Cnicht from above Croesor bach

Photo: Terry Merrington (2)

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

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

Photo: Martin Talbot (4)

Terry and Carole on the summit of Cnicht

Terry and Carole on the summit of Cnicht

Photo: Terry Merrington (4)

The Moelwyns - Cnicht (left) and Moelwyn Mawr (right) - from Mynydd Tal-y-mignedd

The Moelwyns - Cnicht (left) and Moelwyn Mawr (right) - from Mynydd Tal-y-mignedd

Photo: Gerald Murphy (159)

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)

Cnicht from Croesor Quarry

Cnicht from Croesor Quarry

Photo: Steve Unwin (2)

Cnicht - aka The Welsh Matterhorn from Croesor Bach

Cnicht - aka The Welsh Matterhorn from Croesor Bach

Photo: Martin Talbot (6)

Cnicht and Cnicht (North Top) across Cwm Croesor from the summit of Moelwyn Mawr

Cnicht and Cnicht (North Top) across Cwm Croesor from the summit of Moelwyn Mawr

Photo: Martin Talbot (27)

Moel-yr-hydd (left) and Moelwyn Mawr (centre) from the summit of Cnicht - the Welsh Matterhorn

Moel-yr-hydd (left) and Moelwyn Mawr (centre) from the summit of Cnicht - the Welsh Matterhorn

Photo: Martin Talbot (9)

The Watkin Path, Nantgwynant and Cnicht on the horizon from the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

The Watkin Path, Nantgwynant and Cnicht on the horizon from the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Victoria Ashley (1)

Cnicht and Cnicht (North Top) with The Snowdon Range beyond from Moelwyn Mawr

Cnicht and Cnicht (North Top) with The Snowdon Range beyond from Moelwyn Mawr

Photo: Gerald Murphy (53)

Cnicht and Rhosydd Quarry from Moel-yr-hydd

Cnicht and Rhosydd Quarry from Moel-yr-hydd

Photo: Steve Unwin (9)

Cnicht from Croesor

Cnicht from Croesor

Photo: Steve Unwin (1)

Me and my partner Mark on Cnicht

Me and my partner Mark on Cnicht

Photo: Joanne Hannon (1)

Nantgwynant with Ysgafell Wen and Cnicht on the horizon from the summit of Y Lliwedd

Nantgwynant with Ysgafell Wen and Cnicht on the horizon from the summit of Y Lliwedd

Photo: Tom Shaw (2)

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

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

Photo: Martin Talbot (7)

My dad on the summit of Yr Aran in the snow with Cnicht & Moelwyn Mawr on the horizon (left centre) and Lyn Dinas in the Nantgwynant valley below (right)

My dad on the summit of Yr Aran in the snow with Cnicht & Moelwyn Mawr on the horizon (left centre) and Lyn Dinas in the Nantgwynant valley below (right)

Photo: Kate Smith (1)

Rhosydd Quarry ruins with Cnicht (left) and Cnicht (North Top) beyond

Rhosydd Quarry ruins with Cnicht (left) and Cnicht (North Top) beyond

Photo: Martin Talbot (19)

Terry on the summit of Cnicht

Terry on the summit of Cnicht

Photo: Terry Merrington (3)


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