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Cadair Idris (Penygadair)
893m (2931ft)

Walk Cadair Idris (Penygadair) walking UK Mountains in The Cadair Idris Area Snowdonia National Park Gwynedd    Wales
Cadair Idris (Penygadair) Summit

Photograph by Harry Monks

Cadair Idris (Penygadair) is classified as a:

  • Mountain (18th in Wal, 28th in Eng & Wales)
  • Nuttall (19th in Wal, 31st in Eng & Wales)
  • Marilyn (9th in Wal, 247th in GB)

The summit of Cadair Idris (Penygadair) is marked by an Ordnance Survey Trig Point.

 


Cadair Idris (Penygadair) is on interactive maps:

  • OS Explorer (Orange Covers) sheet: OL23
  • OS Landranger (Pink Covers) sheet: 124
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    Cadair Idris (Penygadair) is on Peak Bagging Map & Hill Tick List:





    You can walk to the top of Cadair Idris (Penygadair) by using any of these 6 easy to follow route maps:

    Walk gw142 Cadair Idris (Penygadair) via The Minffordd Path

    Route Summary: - Minffordd Hotel, Afon Faw, Ystrad-gwyn, Nant Cadair, The Minffordd Path, Llyn Cau, Craig Lwyd, Craig Cwm Amarch, Craig Cau, Cadair Idris (Penygadair), Mynydd Moel, Mynydd Moel Path, Minffordd.

    Length: 9.5km (6 miles) | Ascent: 981m (3,218ft) | Allow at least: 5½hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Moderate


    Walk gw156 Cadair Idris (Penygadair) via The Fox's Path

    Route Summary: - Llyn Gwernan, Llyn Gafr, Llyn y Cadair, The Fox's Path, Cadair Idris (Penygadair), The Pony Path, Cyfrwy, Rhiw Gwerdydd, Llyn Gwernan.

    Length: 9.5km (6 miles) | Ascent: 975m (2,609ft) | Allow at least: 5hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Moderate


    Walk gw123 Cadair Idris (Penygadair) Cyfrwy and Craig Cwm Amarch from Llanfihangel-y-pennant

    Route Summary: - Llanfihangel-y-pennant, Afon Cadair, Tynyfach, Gwastadfryn, Hafotty Gwastaffryn, Rhiw Gwerdydd, The Pony Path, Cyfrwy, Cadair Idris (Penygadair), Craig Cau, Craig Cwm Amarch, Mynydd Pencoed, Pencoed, Llanfihangel-y-pennant.

    Length: 17km (10½ miles) | Ascent: 1,105m (3,627ft) | Allow at least: 7½hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Hard


    Walk gw152 Cadair Idris (Penygadair), Mynydd Moel, Cyfrwy and Gau Craig via The Pony Path

    Route Summary: - Llyn Gwernan, The Pony Path, Rhiw Gwerdydd, Cyfrwy, Cadair Idris (Penygadair), Mynydd Moel, Gau Graig, Bwlch-coch, Pandy Gader, Afon Arran, Rhydwen, Llyn Gwernan.

    Length: 18.5km (11¼ miles) | Ascent: 1,084m (3,558ft) | Allow at least: 7¾hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Hard


    Walk gw137 Cadair Idris (Penygadair), Mynydd Moel, Craig Cwm Amarch and Cyfrwy via The Fox's Path

    Route Summary: - Llyn Gwernan, Llyn Gafr, The Fox's Path, Cadair Idris (Penygadair), Mynydd Moel, Craig Cwm Amarch, Craig Cau, The Pony Path, Cyfrwy, Rhiw Gwerdydd, Llyn Gwernan.

    Length: 15.5km (9¾ miles) | Ascent: 1,294m (4,247ft) | Allow at least: 7¾hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Hard


    Walk gw103 Cadair Idris (Penygadair), Cyfrwy and Gau Graig via The Minffordd Path

    Route Summary: - Minffordd Hotel, Afon Faw, Ystrad-gwyn, Nant Cadair, The Minffordd Path, Llyn Cau, Craig Lwyd, Craig Cwm Amarch, Craig Cau, Cadair Idris (Penygadair), Cyfrwy, Cadair Idris (Penygadair), Mynydd Moel, Gau Graig, Mynydd Gwerngraig, A487, Nant Yr Allt-ioen, Cwm Rhwyddfor, Bwlch Llyn Bach, Minffordd.

    Length: 17km (10½ miles) | Ascent: 1,237m (4,060ft) | Allow at least: 8hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Hard



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    Other walkers who hiked, climbed, bagged and summited Cadair Idris (Penygadair)Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Cadair Idris (Penygadair)

    Bleddyn Rhys walked up Cadair Idris (Penygadair) on May 27th, 2017 [from/via/route] Llwybr Minffordd o Tal y Llyn [with] Y teulu i gyd! - Mona Siwan Caradog a Daniel [weather] Dechrau yn braf iawn ac addawol ond cwmwl isel yn disgyn yn raddol ar ol y llyn. Yn datblygu i law trwm a gwynt cryf gyda fawr ddim visibility erbyn Penygadair. Abort mission a dod lawr ochr Dolgellau ar y Pony path. - Taxi yn ol i Dal y Llyn o'r gwesty ochr Dolgellau. Pawb yn oer ac yn wlyb ddyferyd.

    David Wand climbed Cadair Idris (Penygadair) on May 29th, 1989 [with] Gayle [weather] Rained in the night but dry for the walk and a light breeze

    Robert Shaw bagged Cadair Idris (Penygadair) on June 17th, 2016 [from/via/route] From the north. [with] Elaine [weather] Sunny and Clear - Fabulous walk

    Peter Wroe hiked Cadair Idris (Penygadair) on April 2nd, 2017 [from/via/route] Minfford Trail [with] My Mate Andy [weather] Sunny - All those at the top got out their flasks of tea or coffee, other reached for their Energy Gels and Drinks. Andy got out the bottle of champagne and we toasted our 'old farts' success.

    Mark Davidson summited Cadair Idris (Penygadair) on June 6th, 2012 [with] Theresa, Martin, Mary, Suzie and Ernie [weather] Dry but low cloud - did get some good views though

    Mike Jackson conquered Cadair Idris (Penygadair) on April 21st, 2016 [from/via/route] Minfford [with] Mike Heaton [weather] Very good..

    Paul Redman scaled Cadair Idris (Penygadair) on June 19th, 2015 [from/via/route] Pony Trek [with] Solo [weather] Fair - Chillaxed day out

    Rachael Tyler walked up Cadair Idris (Penygadair) on August 26th, 2015 [from/via/route] Dolgellau [with] Ash, John, Natasha [weather] Cloudy, windy. Rain on descent. - Wednesday walk during Barmouth week.

    Iain Cocks has climbed Cadair Idris (Penygadair) [with] pete jones [weather] misty, rain, sunny

    Sam Rayn bagged Cadair Idris (Penygadair) on May 3rd, 2014 [from/via/route] minnford path [with] solo [weather] sunny turning cloudy and blustery on tops

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    More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of Cadair Idris (Penygadair)

    Looking west to Cadair Idris (Penygadair) from the summit of Mynydd Moel

    1. Looking west to Cadair Idris (Penygadair) from the summit of Mynydd Moel
    Photo: Gerald Murphy (68)

    Ladder stile en route from Mynydd Moel to Cadair Idris (Penygadair)

    2. Ladder stile en route from Mynydd Moel to Cadair Idris (Penygadair)
    Photo: Gerald Murphy (69)

    Craig Cwm Amarch (left) and Cadair Idris (Penygadair) from the path from Mynydd Moel

    3. Craig Cwm Amarch (left) and Cadair Idris (Penygadair) from the path from Mynydd Moel
    Photo: Gerald Murphy (70)

    Cadair Idris (Penygadair) from the path from Mynydd Moel

    4. Cadair Idris (Penygadair) from the path from Mynydd Moel
    Photo: Gerald Murphy (71)

    Craig Cwm Amarch from path to Penygadair from the path between Mynydd Moel and Cadair Idris (Penygadair)

    5. Craig Cwm Amarch from path to Penygadair from the path between Mynydd Moel and Cadair Idris (Penygadair)
    Photo: Gerald Murphy (72)

    Cliffs seen from the path between Mynydd Moel and Cadair Idris (Penygadair)

    6. Cliffs seen from the path between Mynydd Moel and Cadair Idris (Penygadair)
    Photo: Gerald Murphy (73)

    Approaching Cadair Idris (Penygadair)

    7. Approaching Cadair Idris (Penygadair)
    Photo: Gerald Murphy (74)

    Approaching the summit of Cadair Idris (Penygadair)

    8. Approaching the summit of Cadair Idris (Penygadair)
    Photo: Gerald Murphy (75)

    Llyn Gafr from Cadair Idris (Penygadair)

    9. Llyn Gafr from Cadair Idris (Penygadair)
    Photo: Gerald Murphy (76)

    Cadair Idris (Penygadair)

    10. Cadair Idris (Penygadair)
    Photo: Gerald Murphy (77)


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