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) and a Welsh Marilyn (9th highest in Wales, 247th highest in the UK). The summit of Cadair Idris (Penygadair) is marked by an Ordnance Survey Trig Point.

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:

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

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Walk gw103 Cadair Idris (Penygadair), Cyfrwy and Gau Graig via The Minffordd Path - Cyfrwy and Llyn y Cadair from the summit of Cadair Idris

Cyfrwy and Llyn y Cadair from the summit of Cadair Idris

Photo: Allan Needham (2)

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

Andy Jones on Cadair Idris

Photo: Kevin OConnor (1)

Walk gw103 Cadair Idris (Penygadair), Cyfrwy and Gau Graig via The Minffordd Path - Looking west to Cadair Idris (Penygadair) from the summit of Mynydd Moel

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

Photo: Gerald Murphy (68)

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

Cyfrwy summit cairn

Photo: Gerald Murphy (93)

Walk gw103 Cadair Idris (Penygadair), Cyfrwy and Gau Graig via The Minffordd Path - Marker post on the Minffordd Path

Marker post on the Minffordd Path

Photo: Gerald Murphy (124)

Walk gw103 Cadair Idris (Penygadair), Cyfrwy and Gau Graig via The Minffordd Path - Mynydd Dol-ffanog from the Minffordd Path near Craig Lwyd

Mynydd Dol-ffanog from the Minffordd Path near Craig Lwyd

Photo: Gerald Murphy (122)

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

Nant Cadair from The Minffordd Path, Minffordd

Photo: Allen Hudson (1)

Walk gw103 Cadair Idris (Penygadair), Cyfrwy and Gau Graig via The Minffordd Path - The summit of Cadair Idris (Penygadair) in deep snow

The summit of Cadair Idris (Penygadair) in deep snow

Photo: Col Colshouse (1)

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

Boulders on Cyfrwy

Photo: Gerald Murphy (100)

Walk gw103 Cadair Idris (Penygadair), Cyfrwy and Gau Graig via The Minffordd Path - Llyn Cau from Craig Cwm Amarch

Llyn Cau from Craig Cwm Amarch

Photo: Gerald Murphy (116)

Walk gw103 Cadair Idris (Penygadair), Cyfrwy and Gau Graig via The Minffordd Path - Rocks en-route to Cadair Idris (Penygadair)

Rocks en-route to Cadair Idris (Penygadair)

Photo: Gerald Murphy (78)

Walk gw103 Cadair Idris (Penygadair), Cyfrwy and Gau Graig via The Minffordd Path - Mynydd Moel from the summit of Cadair Idris (Penygadair) in deep snow

Mynydd Moel from the summit of Cadair Idris (Penygadair) in deep snow

Photo: Col Colshouse (2)

Walk gw103 Cadair Idris (Penygadair), Cyfrwy and Gau Graig via The Minffordd Path - Cadair Idris (Penygadair) summit in the snow

Cadair Idris (Penygadair) summit in the snow

Photo: Gerald Murphy (84)

Walk gw103 Cadair Idris (Penygadair), Cyfrwy and Gau Graig via The Minffordd Path - Mynydd Moel and Cadair Idris (Penygadair) from the Pony Path near Cyfrwy summit

Mynydd Moel and Cadair Idris (Penygadair) from the Pony Path near Cyfrwy summit

Photo: Chris Sillett (7)

Walk gw103 Cadair Idris (Penygadair), Cyfrwy and Gau Graig via The Minffordd Path - Stile marker on Craig Cwm Amarch

Stile marker on Craig Cwm Amarch

Photo: Gerald Murphy (112)

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

Mynydd Moel from Gau Graig

Photo: Allen Hudson (16)

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

Llyn Gafr from Cadair Idris (Penygadair)

Photo: Gerald Murphy (76)

Walk gw103 Cadair Idris (Penygadair), Cyfrwy and Gau Graig via The Minffordd Path - Lyn Cau from a break in the crags along Craig Cau

Lyn Cau from a break in the crags along Craig Cau

Photo: Allen Hudson (7)

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

Cadair Idris from Llyn Cau

Photo: Allen Hudson (2)

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

Cadair Idris (Penygadair) summit trig point

Photo: Harry Monks (5)


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