- Mountain (Hewitt), Nuttall, Marilyn & OS Trig Point Not Logged On

Cadair Idris (Penygadair)
893m (2931ft)

The Cadair Idris Area, Snowdonia, Gwynedd, Wales


Record Cadair Idris (Penygadair) as Bagged, Climbed & Conquered



The Fox's Path route up Cadair Idris (Penygadair) climbs through steep and loose scree. Whilst not technically difficult, it is not recommended in thick weather.


Welsh Mountain Icon

Welsh Mountain
18th highest in Wales,
28th in England & Wales

Welsh Nuttall Icon

Welsh Nuttall
19th highest in Wales,
31st in England & Wales

Welsh Marilyn Icon

Welsh Marilyn
9th highest in Wales,
247th in Great Britain

Welsh Trig Point Icon

Welsh Trig Point (Pillar)

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

Cadair Idris (Penygadair) Summit

Photo: Harry Monks

Cadair Idris (Penygadair) is on Ordnance Survey Maps:

OS Explorer Map OL23
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)


OS Landranger Map 124
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)



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:








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

Dale Tyler walked up on August 18th, 2019 [from/via/route] After a day up Snowdon via Crib Goch, stopped at Cadair Idris on the way home. Just me, Jason and Alex left; managed to kill off Sean and Lambert the day before. Did the loop (3 tops) from the Minffordd Path [with] Jason, Alex, (Sean and Lambert left in van!) [weather] Another gusty day on the tops and ridges - Beautiful wooded section with waterfalls at the start of the walk and perhaps the best sausage rolls I've ever had at the visitor centre when we finished!

Darin Torrance climbed on July 21st, 2018 [from/via/route] Visitor Center Minnfford path [weather] Cloud rain - Hard days walk

Alan Pritchard bagged on June 18th, 2013 [with] My Wife [weather] Good - Amazing views of Dolgellau - played in the Welsh Festival there, a great day..πŸ˜ŽπŸšΆβ€β™‚οΈ

Bleddyn Rhys hiked on May 27th, 2017 [from/via/route] Llwybr Minffordd o Tal y Llyn Hefyd 26 Chwefror 2019 ar ben fy hyn fel rhan o daith hir iawn ar draws y crib i gyd [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 summited on May 29th, 1989 [with] Gayle [weather] Rained in the night but dry for the walk and a light breeze

Robert Shaw conquered on June 17th, 2016 [from/via/route] From the north. [with] Elaine [weather] Sunny and Clear - Fabulous walk

Peter Wroe scaled 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 walked up on June 6th, 2012 [with] Theresa, Martin, Mary, Suzie and Ernie [weather] Dry but low cloud - did get some good views though

Mike Jackson climbed on April 21st, 2016 [from/via/route] Minfford [with] Mike Heaton [weather] Very good..

Paul Redman bagged on June 19th, 2015 [from/via/route] Pony Trek [with] Solo [weather] Fair - Chillaxed day out

To add (or remove) your name and experiences on this page - Log On and edit your Personal Mountain Bagging Record

. . . [see more walk reports]


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

Llyn Cau from Craig Cau between Craig Cwm Amarch and Cadair Idris (Penygadair)

Llyn Cau from Craig Cau between Craig Cwm Amarch and Cadair Idris (Penygadair)

Photo: Gerald Murphy (106)

Cadair Idris (Penygadair) Summit from the Pony Path

Cadair Idris (Penygadair) Summit from the Pony Path

Photo: Chris Sillett (4)

Llyn y Gadair from The Pony Path up Cadair Idris (Penygadair)

Llyn y Gadair from The Pony Path up Cadair Idris (Penygadair)

Photo: Harry Monks (2)

Panorama showing Cyfrwy, Mynydd Moel and Cadair Idris (Penygadair)

Panorama showing Cyfrwy, Mynydd Moel and Cadair Idris (Penygadair)

Photo: Gerald Murphy (94)

The Minffordd Path route - Craig Lwyd (left), Craig Cwm Amarch (right) with Llyn Cau below from Cadair Idris (Penygadair)

The Minffordd Path route - Craig Lwyd (left), Craig Cwm Amarch (right) with Llyn Cau below from Cadair Idris (Penygadair)

Photo: Harry Monks (6)

The crags on the north side of Cadair Idris (Penygadair)

The crags on the north side of Cadair Idris (Penygadair)

Photo: Allen Hudson (11)

Cyfrwy from Cadair Idris (Penygadair)

Cyfrwy from Cadair Idris (Penygadair)

Photo: Harry Monks (7)

Cadair Idris (Penygadair)

Cadair Idris (Penygadair)

Photo: Gerald Murphy (77)

Craig Cwm Amarch from Cadair Idris (Penygadair)

Craig Cwm Amarch from Cadair Idris (Penygadair)

Photo: Harry Monks (8)

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

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

Photo: John Mash (7)


. . . see all 84 walk photographs & pictures of views from, on or of Cadair Idris (Penygadair)


Send us your photographs and pictures on, of, or from Cadair Idris (Penygadair)

If you would like to add your walk photographs and pictures featuring views from, on or of Cadair Idris (Penygadair) to this page, please send them as email attachments (configured for any computer) along with your name to:



and we shall do our best to publish them.

(Guide Resolution = 300dpi. At least = 660pixels (wide) x 440 pixels (high).)

Send us your photographs and pictures on, of, or from Cadair Idris (Penygadair) via Facebook

You can also submit photos via our Facebook Page.

NB. Please indicate where each photo was taken.



Do not miss our pick of the Best Walks in Britain


Follow go4awalk.com on Twitter Follow go4awalk.com on Facebook


Home





Find new Friends to go walking with

Walk all 214 Wainwrights in just 59 Walks. Download GPS Waypoints - Great Walks you must not miss!

Walk The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge Walk - All the Latest Route Information, GPS Waypoints and Split Times to keep you on Schedule

Walk The British Three Peaks Challenge Walk - All the Latest Route Information and GPS Waypoints

See our pick of The Best Walks in The Lake District - Great Walks you must not miss!

Walk our pick of the Best Lake District Ridge Walks - Great Walks you must not miss!

Walk our pick of the Best Lake District Walks to do in the rain - Great Walks you must not miss!

Walk our pick of The Best Walks in Snowdonia - Great Walks you must not miss!

Walk our pick of The Best Ridge Walks in Wales - Walks you must not miss!

Walk our pick of The Best Walks in The Brecon Beacons - Great Walks you must not miss!

Walk our pick of The Best Walks in The Yorkshire Dales - Walks you must not miss!

Walk our pick of The Best Walks in The Peak District - Walks you must not miss!

Walk our pick of The Best Walks in The Forest of Bowland - Walks you must not miss!

Walk our pick of The Best Walks in Shropshire - Walks you must not miss!

Walk our pick of The Best Walks in Cheshire - Walks you must not miss!

Walk our pick of The Best Walks in Lancashire - Walks you must not miss!

Not sure where to walk next? Try Peak Bagging - Great Walks you must not miss!

Not sure where to walk next? Walk part of a National Trail - Great Walks you must not miss!

Walks with Downloadable and Uploadable GPS Waypoint Data

Walking Kit Gear Tested by Walkers

Full Site Search