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

Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

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). Cadair Idris (Penygadair) is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (19th highest in Wales, 31st highest in England & Wales). Cadair Idris (Penygadair) is also classified as a Welsh Marilyn (9th highest in Wales, 247th highest in the UK).

Completing this walk will also take you to the top of Mynydd Moel at 863m (2832ft). Mynydd Moel is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (23rd highest in Wales, 41st highest in England & Wales). Mynydd Moel is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (26th highest in Wales, 49th highest in England & Wales).

You will also reach the summit of Cyfrwy at 811m (2662ft). Cyfrwy is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (32nd highest in Wales, 68th highest in England & Wales). Cyfrwy is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (40th highest in Wales, 83rd highest in England & Wales).

Along the way you will also bag Craig Cwm Amarch at 791m (2596ft). Craig Cwm Amarch is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (39th Wales, 88th Eng & Wal) and a Welsh Nuttall (49th highest in Wales, 106th highest in England & Wales) ; Gau Graig at 683m (2242ft). Gau Graig is known as a Welsh Nuttall (101st highest in Wales, 252nd highest in England & Wales).

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 . . .

Cadair Idris (Penygadair) from Cyfrwy

Cadair Idris (Penygadair) from Cyfrwy

Photo: Harry Monks (10)

Cyfrwy from Cadair Idris (Penygadair)

Cyfrwy from Cadair Idris (Penygadair)

Photo: Richard Nicholls (4)

Cadair Idris from Llyn Cau

Cadair Idris from Llyn Cau

Photo: Allen Hudson (2)

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

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

Photo: Gerald Murphy (73)

Llyn y Gadair and Mynydd Moel from Cyfrwy

Llyn y Gadair and Mynydd Moel from Cyfrwy

Photo: Gerald Murphy (96)

The Minffordd Path approaching Craig Cwm Amarch

The Minffordd Path approaching Craig Cwm Amarch

Photo: John Mash (4)

Stone steps on the Minffordd Path

Stone steps on the Minffordd Path

Photo: Gerald Murphy (127)

Looking north east from Cadair Idris (Penygadair) summit trig point

Looking north east from Cadair Idris (Penygadair) summit trig point

Photo: Gerald Murphy (87)

Boulders on Cyfrwy

Boulders on Cyfrwy

Photo: Gerald Murphy (100)

Cadair Idris (Penygadair) from Craig Cwm Arnarch

Cadair Idris (Penygadair) from Craig Cwm Arnarch

Photo: Richard Nicholls (2)


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