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

Less arduous but longer way up Idris's Chair

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 & devotion he went on to found the English & Foreign Language Bible Society in 1804.


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.


Peak Bagging Statistics for 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

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 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).

You will also reach the summit of Craig Cwm Amarch, 791m (2596ft). Craig Cwm Amarch is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (39th highest in Wales, 88th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. ). Craig Cwm Amarch is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (49th in Wales, 106th in England & Wales).


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

In no particular order . . .

Kevin walking in spindrift on Mynydd Pencoed

Kevin walking in spindrift on Mynydd Pencoed

Photo: Brian Dexter (3)

Brassington Church

Brassington Church

Photo: David Dayton (29)

Mynydd Moel summit cairn and stone shelter

Mynydd Moel summit cairn and stone shelter

Photo: Allen Hudson (14)

Cyfrwy from The Pony Path up Cadair Idris (Penygadair)

Cyfrwy from The Pony Path up Cadair Idris (Penygadair)

Photo: Harry Monks (1)

Tyrrau Mawr (Craig-las) from Cyfrwy

Tyrrau Mawr (Craig-las) from Cyfrwy

Photo: Gerald Murphy (102)

Looking East towards Minfford from Craig Cwm Amarch

Looking East towards Minfford from Craig Cwm Amarch

Photo: Allen Hudson (4)

Cyfrwy from Cadair Idris (Penygadair) summit trig point

Cyfrwy from Cadair Idris (Penygadair) summit trig point

Photo: Gerald Murphy (91)

Lyn Cau and Craig Cwm Amarch from Craig Cau

Lyn Cau and Craig Cwm Amarch from Craig Cau

Photo: Allen Hudson (8)

Rocks en-route to Cadair Idris (Penygadair)

Rocks en-route to Cadair Idris (Penygadair)

Photo: Gerald Murphy (78)

Me and my wife on Cadair Idris

Me and my wife on Cadair Idris

Photo: Mark White (1)


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