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

Simply spectacular


Route outline for walk gw103:

- 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.



Points of Interest/Notes on this walk:

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.


Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

hewitt
4
Welsh
Mountains
Wainwright
0
Wainwrights
 Welsh Nuttalls
5
Welsh
Nuttalls
Dewey
0
Welsh
Deweys
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
1
Welsh
Marilyn
Bridget
0
Bridgets

The highest point of this walk is Cadair Idris (Penygadair) at 893m (2931ft). Cadair Idris (Penygadair) is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (18th highest in Wales, 28th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. ). Cadair Idris (Penygadair) is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (19th in Wales, 31st in England & Wales). Cadair Idris (Penygadair) is classified as a Marilyn (9th highest in Wales, 247th highest in the UK).

Completing this walk also take you to the top of Mynydd Moel, 863m (2832ft). Mynydd Moel is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (23rd highest in Wales, 41st highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. ). Mynydd Moel is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (26th in Wales, 49th in England & Wales).

You will also reach the summit of Cyfrwy, 811m (2662ft). Cyfrwy is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (32nd highest in Wales, 68th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. ). Cyfrwy is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (40th in Wales, 83rd in England & Wales).

Along the way you will also bag Craig Cwm Amarch, 791m (2596ft) - a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (39th Wal, 88th Eng & Wal) and a Welsh Nuttall (49th Wal, 106th Eng & Wal) and Gau Graig 683m (2242ft) - a Welsh Nuttall (101st Wal, 252nd Eng & Wal).


For more details about what constitutes a Mountain and Mountain & Hill Classifications see: Peaks & Mountains.

For more details about peak bagging and how to record your achievements see: Peak Bagging.


This walk 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)


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

In no particular order . . .

On the Malvern (Worcestershire Beacon)

On the Malvern (Worcestershire Beacon)

Photo: Mike Smart (3)

Stile marker on Craig Cwm Amarch

Stile marker on Craig Cwm Amarch

Photo: Gerald Murphy (112)

 Climbing The Minffordd Path

Climbing The Minffordd Path

Photo: Chris Sillett (9)

Craig Cwm Amarch from Cadair Idris (Penygadair) summit

Craig Cwm Amarch from Cadair Idris (Penygadair) summit

Photo: Gerald Murphy (83)

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)

Looking towards Tal-y-llyn Lake/Llyn Mwyngil from the Minffordd Path on the lower slopes of Cadair Idris

Looking towards Tal-y-llyn Lake/Llyn Mwyngil from the Minffordd Path on the lower slopes of Cadair Idris

Photo: Jacquie Savory (1)

Tyrrau Mawr (Craig-las) and The Coast from the summit of Cyfrwy

Tyrrau Mawr (Craig-las) and The Coast from the summit of Cyfrwy

Photo: Chris Sillett (6)

Llyn Gafr and Llyn y Gadair from Cyfrwy

Llyn Gafr and Llyn y Gadair from Cyfrwy

Photo: Gerald Murphy (95)

Brassington Church

Brassington Church

Photo: David Dayton (29)

The Minffordd Path

The Minffordd Path

Photo: Gerald Murphy (123)


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