Walk gw123 Cadair Idris (Penygadair) Cyfrwy and Craig Cwm Amarch from Llanfihangel-y-pennant

Less arduous but longer way up Idris's Chair


Route outline for walk gw123:

Llanfihangel-y-pennant  -  Afon Cadair  -  Tynyfach  -  Gwastadfryn  -  Hafotty Gwastaffryn  -  Rhiw Gwerdydd  -  The Pony Path  -  Cyfrwy  -  Cadair Idris (Penygadair)  -  Craig Cau  -  Craig Cwm Amarch  -  Mynydd Pencoed  -  Pencoed  -  Llanfihangel-y-pennant



Points of Interest/Notes on this walk:

In 1800, after saving for 6 years, Mary Jones walked the 25 miles from Llanfihangel-y-pennant to Bala to buy a copy of the recently translated Welsh Bible from Reverend Thomas Charles. So impressed was he by her dedication and devotion he went on to found the English and Foreign Language Bible Society in 1804.

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.


Peaks, Summits and Tops reached on this walk:

hewitt
3
Welsh
Mountains
Wainwright
0
Wainwrights
 Welsh Nuttalls
3
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 892m (2929ft). Cadair Idris (Penygadair) is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (18th highest in Wales, 27th highest in England & Wales)

Cadair Idris (Penygadair) is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (20th highest in Wales, 32nd 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 Cyfrwy at 811m (2662ft). Cyfrwy is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (31st highest in Wales, 68th highest in England & Wales)

Cyfrwy is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (39th highest in Wales, 82nd highest in England & Wales).

You will also reach the summit of Craig Cwm Amarch at 791m (2596ft). Craig Cwm Amarch is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (38th highest in Wales, 86th highest in England & Wales)

Craig Cwm Amarch is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (49th highest in Wales, 105th highest in England & Wales).


You can find more walks near this one on these unique free-to-access Interactive Walk Planning Maps: (click/TAP to select)

Snowdonia National Park


1:25,000 scale OS Explorer Map (the ones with orange/yellow covers):

OL23 Cadair Idris & Bala Lake/Llyn Tegid


1:50,000 scale OS Landranger Map (the ones with pink/magenta covers):

124 Dolgellau & Porthmadog


Some Photos and Pictures from Walk gw123 Cadair Idris (Penygadair) Cyfrwy and Craig Cwm Amarch from Llanfihangel-y-pennant

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Walk gw123 Cadair Idris (Penygadair) Cyfrwy and Craig Cwm Amarch from Llanfihangel-y-pennant - Llyn Gafr and Llyn y Gadair from Cyfrwy

Llyn Gafr and Llyn y Gadair from Cyfrwy

Photo: Gerald Murphy (95)

Walk gw123 Cadair Idris (Penygadair) Cyfrwy and Craig Cwm Amarch from Llanfihangel-y-pennant - Ann on a windy climb up Cadair Idris (Penygadair) -  should have chosen a better day

Ann on a windy climb up Cadair Idris (Penygadair) - should have chosen a better day

Photo: Brian Dexter (8)

Walk gw123 Cadair Idris (Penygadair) Cyfrwy and Craig Cwm Amarch from Llanfihangel-y-pennant - Llyn Gafr from Cadair Idris (Penygadair)

Llyn Gafr from Cadair Idris (Penygadair)

Photo: Gerald Murphy (76)

Walk gw123 Cadair Idris (Penygadair) Cyfrwy and Craig Cwm Amarch from Llanfihangel-y-pennant - Panorama showing Cyfrwy, Mynydd Moel and Cadair Idris (Penygadair)

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

Photo: Gerald Murphy (94)

Walk gw123 Cadair Idris (Penygadair) Cyfrwy and Craig Cwm Amarch from Llanfihangel-y-pennant - Looking back to Mynydd Moel from Cadair Idris (Penygadair)

Looking back to Mynydd Moel from Cadair Idris (Penygadair)

Photo: Gerald Murphy (79)

Walk gw123 Cadair Idris (Penygadair) Cyfrwy and Craig Cwm Amarch from Llanfihangel-y-pennant - Mike and Alex Wilson on Cadair Idris

Mike and Alex Wilson on Cadair Idris

Photo: Alex Wilson (2)

Walk gw123 Cadair Idris (Penygadair) Cyfrwy and Craig Cwm Amarch from Llanfihangel-y-pennant - Approaching Cadair Idris (Penygadair)

Approaching Cadair Idris (Penygadair)

Photo: Gerald Murphy (74)

Walk gw123 Cadair Idris (Penygadair) Cyfrwy and Craig Cwm Amarch from Llanfihangel-y-pennant - Rocks en-route to Cadair Idris (Penygadair)

Rocks en-route to Cadair Idris (Penygadair)

Photo: Gerald Murphy (78)

Walk gw123 Cadair Idris (Penygadair) Cyfrwy and Craig Cwm Amarch from Llanfihangel-y-pennant - The shelter on Cadair Idris (Penygadair)

The shelter on Cadair Idris (Penygadair)

Photo: Gerald Murphy (80)

Walk gw123 Cadair Idris (Penygadair) Cyfrwy and Craig Cwm Amarch from Llanfihangel-y-pennant - Looking down Bwlch Cau from Cadair Idris (Penygadair)

Looking down Bwlch Cau from Cadair Idris (Penygadair)

Photo: Allen Hudson (12)

Walk gw123 Cadair Idris (Penygadair) Cyfrwy and Craig Cwm Amarch from Llanfihangel-y-pennant - Cyfrwy from Cadair Idris (Penygadair)

Cyfrwy from Cadair Idris (Penygadair)

Photo: Harry Monks (7)

Walk gw123 Cadair Idris (Penygadair) Cyfrwy and Craig Cwm Amarch from Llanfihangel-y-pennant - Looking north east from Cadair Idris (Penygadair) summit trig point

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

Photo: Gerald Murphy (87)

Walk gw123 Cadair Idris (Penygadair) Cyfrwy and Craig Cwm Amarch from Llanfihangel-y-pennant - Mynydd Moel from Cadair Idris (Penygadair) summit trig point

Mynydd Moel from Cadair Idris (Penygadair) summit trig point

Photo: Gerald Murphy (88)

Walk gw123 Cadair Idris (Penygadair) Cyfrwy and Craig Cwm Amarch from Llanfihangel-y-pennant - Cyfrwy from Cadair Idris (Penygadair) summit trig point

Cyfrwy from Cadair Idris (Penygadair) summit trig point

Photo: Gerald Murphy (86)

Walk gw123 Cadair Idris (Penygadair) Cyfrwy and Craig Cwm Amarch from Llanfihangel-y-pennant - Path to Craig Cwm Amarch from Cadair Idris (Penygadair)

Path to Craig Cwm Amarch from Cadair Idris (Penygadair)

Photo: Gerald Murphy (105)

Walk gw123 Cadair Idris (Penygadair) Cyfrwy and Craig Cwm Amarch from Llanfihangel-y-pennant - 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)

Walk gw123 Cadair Idris (Penygadair) Cyfrwy and Craig Cwm Amarch from Llanfihangel-y-pennant - Cyfrwy from The Pony Path up Cadair Idris (Penygadair)

Cyfrwy from The Pony Path up Cadair Idris (Penygadair)

Photo: Harry Monks (1)

Walk gw123 Cadair Idris (Penygadair) Cyfrwy and Craig Cwm Amarch from Llanfihangel-y-pennant - Cadair Idris (Penygadair) from Cyfrwy

Cadair Idris (Penygadair) from Cyfrwy

Photo: Gerald Murphy (101)

Walk gw123 Cadair Idris (Penygadair) Cyfrwy and Craig Cwm Amarch from Llanfihangel-y-pennant - 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)

Walk gw123 Cadair Idris (Penygadair) Cyfrwy and Craig Cwm Amarch from Llanfihangel-y-pennant - The Minffordd Path where it crosses Craig Lwyd above Llyn Cau from Craig Cwm Amarch

The Minffordd Path where it crosses Craig Lwyd above Llyn Cau from Craig Cwm Amarch

Photo: John Mash (3)


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