Walk gw137 Cadair Idris (Penygadair), Mynydd Moel, Craig Cwm Amarch and Cyfrwy via The Fox's Path

Truly spectacular - one for the adventurous


Route outline for walk gw137:

Llyn Gwernan  -  Llyn Gafr  -  The Fox's Path  -  Cadair Idris (Penygadair)  -  Mynydd Moel  -  Craig Cwm Amarch  -  Craig Cau  -  The Pony Path  -  Cyfrwy  -  Rhiw Gwerdydd  -  Llyn Gwernan



Points of Interest/Notes on this walk:

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
4
Welsh
Mountains
Wainwright
0
Wainwrights
 Welsh Nuttalls
4
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) 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 Mynydd Moel at 863m (2832ft). Mynydd Moel is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (23rd highest in Wales, 41st highest in England & Wales) Mynydd Moel is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (26th highest in Wales, 49th highest in England & Wales).

You will also reach the summit 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).

Along the way you will also bag:

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 gw137 Cadair Idris (Penygadair), Mynydd Moel, Craig Cwm Amarch and Cyfrwy via The Fox's Path

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Walk gw137 Cadair Idris (Penygadair), Mynydd Moel, Craig Cwm Amarch and Cyfrwy via The Fox's Path - Llyn Gafr and Llyn y Gadair from Cyfrwy

Llyn Gafr and Llyn y Gadair from Cyfrwy

Photo: Gerald Murphy (95)

Walk gw137 Cadair Idris (Penygadair), Mynydd Moel, Craig Cwm Amarch and Cyfrwy via The Fox's Path - 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 gw137 Cadair Idris (Penygadair), Mynydd Moel, Craig Cwm Amarch and Cyfrwy via The Fox's Path - Cyfrwy and Llyn y Cadair from the summit of Cadair Idris

Cyfrwy and Llyn y Cadair from the summit of Cadair Idris

Photo: Allan Needham (2)

Walk gw137 Cadair Idris (Penygadair), Mynydd Moel, Craig Cwm Amarch and Cyfrwy via The Fox's Path - Craig Cwm Amarch (left) and Cadair Idris (Penygadair) from the path from Mynydd Moel

Craig Cwm Amarch (left) and Cadair Idris (Penygadair) from the path from Mynydd Moel

Photo: Gerald Murphy (70)

Walk gw137 Cadair Idris (Penygadair), Mynydd Moel, Craig Cwm Amarch and Cyfrwy via The Fox's Path - Llyn Cau from Craig Cwm Amarch

Llyn Cau from Craig Cwm Amarch

Photo: Gerald Murphy (116)

Walk gw137 Cadair Idris (Penygadair), Mynydd Moel, Craig Cwm Amarch and Cyfrwy via The Fox's Path - Craig Cwm Amarch from Cadair Idris (Penygadair)

Craig Cwm Amarch from Cadair Idris (Penygadair)

Photo: Harry Monks (8)

Walk gw137 Cadair Idris (Penygadair), Mynydd Moel, Craig Cwm Amarch and Cyfrwy via The Fox's Path - Mynydd Moel from the summit of Cadair Idris (Penygadair) in deep snow

Mynydd Moel from the summit of Cadair Idris (Penygadair) in deep snow

Photo: Col Colshouse (2)

Walk gw137 Cadair Idris (Penygadair), Mynydd Moel, Craig Cwm Amarch and Cyfrwy via The Fox's Path - Approaching a false summit on Mynydd Moel

Approaching a false summit on Mynydd Moel

Photo: Gerald Murphy (62)

Walk gw137 Cadair Idris (Penygadair), Mynydd Moel, Craig Cwm Amarch and Cyfrwy via The Fox's Path - Approaching the true summit on Mynydd Moel

Approaching the true summit on Mynydd Moel

Photo: Gerald Murphy (63)

Walk gw137 Cadair Idris (Penygadair), Mynydd Moel, Craig Cwm Amarch and Cyfrwy via The Fox's Path - Mynydd Moel and Cadair Idris (Penygadair) from the Pony Path near Cyfrwy summit

Mynydd Moel and Cadair Idris (Penygadair) from the Pony Path near Cyfrwy summit

Photo: Chris Sillett (7)

Walk gw137 Cadair Idris (Penygadair), Mynydd Moel, Craig Cwm Amarch and Cyfrwy via The Fox's Path - 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)

Walk gw137 Cadair Idris (Penygadair), Mynydd Moel, Craig Cwm Amarch and Cyfrwy via The Fox's Path - Stile marker on Craig Cwm Amarch

Stile marker on Craig Cwm Amarch

Photo: Gerald Murphy (112)

Walk gw137 Cadair Idris (Penygadair), Mynydd Moel, Craig Cwm Amarch and Cyfrwy via The Fox's Path - Lyn Cau and Craig Cwm Amarch from Craig Cau

Lyn Cau and Craig Cwm Amarch from Craig Cau

Photo: Allen Hudson (8)

Walk gw137 Cadair Idris (Penygadair), Mynydd Moel, Craig Cwm Amarch and Cyfrwy via The Fox's Path - Panorama showing Cyfrwy, Mynydd Moel and Cadair Idris (Penygadair)

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

Photo: Gerald Murphy (94)

Walk gw137 Cadair Idris (Penygadair), Mynydd Moel, Craig Cwm Amarch and Cyfrwy via The Fox's Path - Cliffs seen from the path between Mynydd Moel and Cadair Idris (Penygadair)

Cliffs seen from the path between Mynydd Moel and Cadair Idris (Penygadair)

Photo: Gerald Murphy (73)

Walk gw137 Cadair Idris (Penygadair), Mynydd Moel, Craig Cwm Amarch and Cyfrwy via The Fox's Path - Llyn Cau from Craig Cau between Craig Cwm Amarch and Cadair Idris (Penygadair)

Llyn Cau from Craig Cau between Craig Cwm Amarch and Cadair Idris (Penygadair)

Photo: Gerald Murphy (106)

Walk gw137 Cadair Idris (Penygadair), Mynydd Moel, Craig Cwm Amarch and Cyfrwy via The Fox's Path - Cyfrwy from Cadair Idris (Penygadair) summit trig point

Cyfrwy from Cadair Idris (Penygadair) summit trig point

Photo: Gerald Murphy (86)

Walk gw137 Cadair Idris (Penygadair), Mynydd Moel, Craig Cwm Amarch and Cyfrwy via The Fox's Path - Llyn y Gadair from Cadair Idris (Penygadair) summit trig point

Llyn y Gadair from Cadair Idris (Penygadair) summit trig point

Photo: Gerald Murphy (90)

Walk gw137 Cadair Idris (Penygadair), Mynydd Moel, Craig Cwm Amarch and Cyfrwy via The Fox's Path - Cadair Idris (Penygadair) summit trig point

Cadair Idris (Penygadair) summit trig point

Photo: Gerald Murphy (85)

Walk gw137 Cadair Idris (Penygadair), Mynydd Moel, Craig Cwm Amarch and Cyfrwy via The Fox's Path - Craig Cwm Amarch and Mynydd Pencoed from Cadair Idris (Penygadair) summit trig point

Craig Cwm Amarch and Mynydd Pencoed from Cadair Idris (Penygadair) summit trig point

Photo: Gerald Murphy (89)


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