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.


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

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 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).

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, 87th highest in England & Wales). Craig Cwm Amarch is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (49th highest in Wales, 106th 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 gw123 Cadair Idris (Penygadair) Cyfrwy and Craig Cwm Amarch from Llanfihangel-y-pennant

In no particular order . . .

Mynydd Moel from Cadair Idris (Penygadair) summit trig point

Mynydd Moel from Cadair Idris (Penygadair) summit trig point

Photo: Gerald Murphy (88)

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)

Cadair Idris (Penygadair) summit shelter

Cadair Idris (Penygadair) summit shelter

Photo: Harry Monks (4)

Cadair Idris (Penygadair) and Llyn Cau from the Minffordd Path

Cadair Idris (Penygadair) and Llyn Cau from the Minffordd Path

Photo: Richard Nicholls (1)

Approaching the summit of Cadair Idris (Penygadair)

Approaching the summit of Cadair Idris (Penygadair)

Photo: Gerald Murphy (75)

Cadair Idris (Penygadair) from Cyfrwy summit cairn

Cadair Idris (Penygadair) from Cyfrwy summit cairn

Photo: Harry Monks (9)

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)

Tarrau Mawr (Craig-las) (left) from the Pony Path below Rhiw Gwerdydd

Tarrau Mawr (Craig-las) (left) from the Pony Path below Rhiw Gwerdydd

Photo: Mike Walker (394)

Cadair Idris (Penygadair) summit from Cyfrwy

Cadair Idris (Penygadair) summit from Cyfrwy

Photo: Chris Sillett (5)

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

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

Photo: Gerald Murphy (94)


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