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Cadair Idris (Penygadair)
893m (2931ft)

The Cadair Idris Area, Snowdonia, Gwynedd, Wales

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.


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

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

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

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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)



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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)

Andy Buxton walked up during April, 1989 [from/via/route] Mynffordd path [with] St Clements Bog-Trotters [weather] Sunny/showers - Snow on top

Angela Moroney climbed during 2017 [with] 3PEAKS

Dale Tyler bagged 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 hiked on July 21st, 2018 [from/via/route] Visitor Center Minnfford path [weather] Cloud rain - Hard days walk

Alan Pritchard summited 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 conquered 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 scaled on May 29th, 1989 [with] Gayle [weather] Rained in the night but dry for the walk and a light breeze

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

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

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

My boys a top of Cadair Idris (Penygadair) in July 2007

My boys a top of Cadair Idris (Penygadair) in July 2007

Photo: Helen Standen (1)

Andy Jones on Cadair Idris

Andy Jones on Cadair Idris

Photo: Kevin OConnor (1)

Cadair Idris (Penygadair) Summit from the Pony Path

Cadair Idris (Penygadair) Summit from the Pony Path

Photo: Chris Sillett (4)

Cadair Idris (Penygadair)

Cadair Idris (Penygadair)

Photo: Gerald Murphy (77)

Craig Cwm Amarch and Mynydd Pencoed from Cadair Idris (Penygadair) summit trig point

Craig Cwm Amarch and Mynydd Pencoed from Cadair Idris (Penygadair) summit trig point

Photo: Gerald Murphy (89)

The summit of Cadair Idris (Penygadair) in deep snow

The summit of Cadair Idris (Penygadair) in deep snow

Photo: Col Colshouse (1)

Cyfrwy with Barmouth beyond from the top of Cadair Idris (Penygadair)

Cyfrwy with Barmouth beyond from the top of Cadair Idris (Penygadair)

Photo: Paul Hancock (1)

Cadair Idris (Penygadair) summit in the snow

Cadair Idris (Penygadair) summit in the snow

Photo: Gerald Murphy (84)

Ladder stile on the summit of Tyrrau Mawr (Craig-las) with Cyfrwy (The Saddle) and Cadair Idris (Penygadair) in the background

Ladder stile on the summit of Tyrrau Mawr (Craig-las) with Cyfrwy (The Saddle) and Cadair Idris (Penygadair) in the background

Photo: Mike Walker (387)

Llyn y Gadair from Cadair Idris (Penygadair) summit trig point

Llyn y Gadair from Cadair Idris (Penygadair) summit trig point

Photo: Gerald Murphy (90)


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