Walk gw131 Cnicht from Croesor

Cnicht offers almost a 360 degree panorama.


Route outline for walk gw131:

Croesor  -  Croesor Bach  -  Cnicht  -  The Welsh Matterhorn  -  Cnicht (North Top)  -  Llyn Yr Adar  -  Afon Cwm-y-foel  -  Llyn Cwm-corsiog  -  Clogwyn Birth  -  Rhosydd Quarry  -  Bwlch y Rhosydd  -  Croesor Quarry  -  Cwm Croesor  -  Croesor



Points of Interest/Notes on this walk:

Rhosydd Quarry opened in 1840 and employed some 200 men. Since closing in 1930, the ruined buildings have become dangerous and unstable. Whilst a fascinating place to wander and imagine, best stay out of the buildings and tunnels.

Cnicht is often referred to as the 'Welsh Matterhorn' due to its shape, particularly when viewed from Croesor. Cnicht means 'Knight' and is pronounced 'k-neecht'.


Peaks, Summits and Tops reached on this walk:

hewitt
1
Welsh
Mountain
Wainwright
0
Wainwrights
 Welsh Nuttalls
2
Welsh
Nuttalls
Dewey
0
Welsh
Deweys
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
0
Welsh
Marilyns
Bridget
0
Bridgets

Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

The highest point of this walk is Cnicht at 689m (2260ft). Cnicht is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (74th highest in Wales, 185th highest in England & Wales) Cnicht is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (96th highest in Wales, 241st highest in England & Wales). The summit of Cnicht is marked by a rocky outcrop. Cnicht is often referred to as the Welsh Matterhorn. When viewed from the village of Croesor and the south-west, Cnicht appears to be a perfect pyramid shaped mountain that resembles the Matterhorn on the border between Italy and Switzerland.

Completing this walk will also take you to the top of Cnicht (North Top) at 688m (2257ft). Cnicht (North Top) is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (98th highest in Wales, 243rd highest in England & Wales).


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Some Photos and Pictures from Walk gw131 Cnicht from Croesor

In no particular order . . .

Walk gw131 Cnicht from Croesor - Terry on the summit of Cnicht

Terry on the summit of Cnicht

Photo: Terry Merrington (3)

Walk gw131 Cnicht from Croesor - Cnicht - aka The Welsh Matterhorn - from Croesor

Cnicht - aka The Welsh Matterhorn - from Croesor

Photo: Martin Talbot (2)

Walk gw131 Cnicht from Croesor - My friend Carol on Cnicht

My friend Carol on Cnicht

Photo: Judith Blair (1)

Walk gw131 Cnicht from Croesor - Disused incline in Rhosydd Quarry

Disused incline in Rhosydd Quarry

Photo: Martin Talbot (18)

Walk gw131 Cnicht from Croesor - Croesor Quarry

Croesor Quarry

Photo: Steve Unwin (3)

Walk gw131 Cnicht from Croesor - North East from Cnicht

North East from Cnicht

Photo: Don Williams (3)

Walk gw131 Cnicht from Croesor - Moelwyn Mawr (North Ridge Top) and Moelwyn Mawr from Cnicht

Moelwyn Mawr (North Ridge Top) and Moelwyn Mawr from Cnicht

Photo: Gerald Murphy (23)

Walk gw131 Cnicht from Croesor - View from the summit of Cnicht down into Cwm Croesor

View from the summit of Cnicht down into Cwm Croesor

Photo: Terry Merrington (6)

Walk gw131 Cnicht from Croesor - Terry and Carole on the summit of Cnicht

Terry and Carole on the summit of Cnicht

Photo: Terry Merrington (4)

Walk gw131 Cnicht from Croesor - Ruined buildings and machinery in Rhosydd Quarry

Ruined buildings and machinery in Rhosydd Quarry

Photo: Martin Talbot (17)

Walk gw131 Cnicht from Croesor - Me on Cnicht with Moel-yr-hydd (left) and Moelwyn Mawr (right) in the background

Me on Cnicht with Moel-yr-hydd (left) and Moelwyn Mawr (right) in the background

Photo: Lynne Whittaker (1)

Walk gw131 Cnicht from Croesor - Moelwyn Mawr from the summit of Cnicht - the Welsh Matterhorn

Moelwyn Mawr from the summit of Cnicht - the Welsh Matterhorn

Photo: Martin Talbot (8)

Walk gw131 Cnicht from Croesor - One of 2 Large holes at Rhosydd Quarry

One of 2 Large holes at Rhosydd Quarry

Photo: Gerald Murphy (43)

Walk gw131 Cnicht from Croesor - Croesor Quarry from Rhosydd Quarry

Croesor Quarry from Rhosydd Quarry

Photo: Steve Unwin (5)

Walk gw131 Cnicht from Croesor - Ruined buildings in Rhosydd Quarry

Ruined buildings in Rhosydd Quarry

Photo: Martin Talbot (16)

Walk gw131 Cnicht from Croesor - Cnicht from Croesor Quarry

Cnicht from Croesor Quarry

Photo: Steve Unwin (2)

Walk gw131 Cnicht from Croesor - Cnicht (North Top) from Cnicht with Carnedd Moel Siabod  lit by sunlight in the distance (left)

Cnicht (North Top) from Cnicht with Carnedd Moel Siabod lit by sunlight in the distance (left)

Photo: Gerald Murphy (24)

Walk gw131 Cnicht from Croesor - The Carneddau from Cnicht

The Carneddau from Cnicht

Photo: Gerald Murphy (25)

Walk gw131 Cnicht from Croesor - Porthmadoc and Tremadoc Bay/Bae Tremadog from the summit of Cnicht - the Welsh Matterhorn

Porthmadoc and Tremadoc Bay/Bae Tremadog from the summit of Cnicht - the Welsh Matterhorn

Photo: Martin Talbot (7)

Walk gw131 Cnicht from Croesor - Llyn y Biswail with Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) in the distance from the summit of Cnicht (North Top)

Llyn y Biswail with Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) in the distance from the summit of Cnicht (North Top)

Photo: Martin Talbot (11)


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