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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
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)



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

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

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

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

Bleddyn Rhys summited 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 conquered 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 scaled on July 28th, 1989 [with] Gayle and the girls

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

Rachael Tyler climbed 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 bagged [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

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

Terry on the summit of Cnicht

Terry on the summit of Cnicht

Photo: Terry Merrington (3)

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)

Cnicht and Rhosydd Quarry from Moel-yr-hydd

Cnicht and Rhosydd Quarry from Moel-yr-hydd

Photo: Steve Unwin (9)

Terry and Carole on the summit of Cnicht

Terry and Carole on the summit of Cnicht

Photo: Terry Merrington (4)

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)

Me and my best friend Emily on Cnicht

Me and my best friend Emily on Cnicht

Photo: Alice Henderson (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)

North East from Cnicht

North East from Cnicht

Photo: Don Williams (3)

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)

View from the summit of Cnicht down into Cwm Croesor

View from the summit of Cnicht down into Cwm Croesor

Photo: Terry Merrington (6)

Cnicht from Croesor

Cnicht from Croesor

Photo: Steve Unwin (1)

My friend Carol on Cnicht

My friend Carol on Cnicht

Photo: Judith Blair (1)

Carole approaching the final scramble up to the summit of Cnicht

Carole approaching the final scramble up to the summit of Cnicht

Photo: Terry Merrington (5)

The north-west ridge of Molewyn Mawr (left) with Cnicht, Cnicht (North Top) and Ysgafell Wen (far right) across Cwm Croesor and Clogwyn Brith from the summit of Moelwyn Mawr

The north-west ridge of Molewyn Mawr (left) with Cnicht, Cnicht (North Top) and Ysgafell Wen (far right) across Cwm Croesor and Clogwyn Brith from the summit of Moelwyn Mawr

Photo: Martin Talbot (25)

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)

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 (centre) and Cnicht (North Top) (right) from the lower slopes of Moelwyn Bach

Cnicht (centre) and Cnicht (North Top) (right) from the lower slopes of Moelwyn Bach

Photo: Martin Talbot (35)

Me on Cnicht with Moel-yr-hydd (left) and Moelwyn Mawr (right) in the background

Me on Cnicht with Moel-yr-hydd (left) and Moelwyn Mawr (right) in the background

Photo: Lynne Whittaker (1)

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 from Croesor Quarry

Cnicht from Croesor Quarry

Photo: Steve Unwin (2)

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)

Cnicht - aka The Welsh Matterhorn - from Croesor

Cnicht - aka The Welsh Matterhorn - from Croesor

Photo: Martin Talbot (2)

Cnicht from Moel Yr Ogof

Cnicht from Moel Yr Ogof

Photo: Gerald Murphy (193)

Cnicht from above Croesor bach

Cnicht from above Croesor bach

Photo: Terry Merrington (2)

Moelwyn Mawr from the summit of Cnicht - the Welsh Matterhorn

Moelwyn Mawr from the summit of Cnicht - the Welsh Matterhorn

Photo: Martin Talbot (8)

Me and my partner Mark on Cnicht

Me and my partner Mark on Cnicht

Photo: Joanne Hannon (1)

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)

Cnicht - aka The Welsh Matterhorn from Croesor Bach

Cnicht - aka The Welsh Matterhorn from Croesor Bach

Photo: Martin Talbot (6)

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)

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

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

Photo: Martin Talbot (3)

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)

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

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

Photo: Martin Talbot (10)

Cnicht (left) and Y Lliwedd poking through a Temerature Inversion seen from Crib Goch

Cnicht (left) and Y Lliwedd poking through a Temerature Inversion seen from Crib Goch

Photo: Charles Brown (6)

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)

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)


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