Walk gw131 Cnicht from Croesor

Cnicht offers almost a 360 degree panorama.

Cnicht is often referred to as the 'Welsh Matterhorn' due to its shape, particularly when viewed from Croesor.

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


Route outline for walk gw131:

- Croesor  -   Croesor Bach  -   Cnicht  -   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'.


Peak Bagging Statistics for 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

The highest point of this walk is Cnicht at 689m (2261ft). 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. Cnicht is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (75th highest in Wales, 186th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. ). Cnicht is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (95th in Wales, 241st in England & Wales).

Completing this walk also take you to the top of Cnicht (North Top), 686m (2251ft). Cnicht (North Top) is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (99th in Wales, 247th 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 Maps OL17 & OL18
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)

OS Landranger Map 115 & 124
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)


Some Photos and Pictures from Walk gw131 Cnicht from Croesor

In no particular order . . .

One of the many huge chasms at Rhosydd Quarry

One of the many huge chasms at Rhosydd Quarry

Photo: Steve Unwin (7)

Cnicht - aka The Welsh Matterhorn - from Croesor

Cnicht - aka The Welsh Matterhorn - from Croesor

Photo: Martin Talbot (2)

Moel-yr-hydd (left) and Moelwyn Mawr (centre) from the summit of Cnicht - the Welsh Matterhorn

Moel-yr-hydd (left) and Moelwyn Mawr (centre) from the summit of Cnicht - the Welsh Matterhorn

Photo: Martin Talbot (9)

North East from Cnicht

North East from Cnicht

Photo: Don Williams (3)

Croesor Quarry

Croesor Quarry

Photo: Steve Unwin (3)

Moelwyn Mawr from the track across Croesor Bach

Moelwyn Mawr from the track across Croesor Bach

Photo: Martin Talbot (5)

The famous cantilever stone on Glyder Fach

The famous cantilever stone on Glyder Fach

Photo: Don Williams (4)

Moelwyn Bach across Craigysgafn and Bwlch Stwlan from Moelwyn Mawr

Moelwyn Bach across Craigysgafn and Bwlch Stwlan from Moelwyn Mawr

Photo: Gerald Murphy (42)

Cnicht and Cnicht (North Top) from Allt-fawr (Moelwyns)

Cnicht and Cnicht (North Top) from Allt-fawr (Moelwyns)

Photo: Gerald Murphy (26)

Moel-yr-hydd from Rhosydd Quarry

Moel-yr-hydd from Rhosydd Quarry

Photo: Steve Unwin (8)


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