Walk gw142 Cadair Idris (Penygadair) via The Minffordd Path

Just spectacular


Route outline for walk gw142:

Minffordd Hotel  -  Afon Faw  -  Ystrad-gwyn  -  Nant Cadair  -  The Minffordd Path  -  Llyn Cau  -  Craig Lwyd  -  Craig Cwm Amarch  -  Craig Cau  -  Cadair Idris (Penygadair)  -  Mynydd Moel  -  Mynydd Moel Path  -  Minffordd.



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
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) 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 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 gw142 Cadair Idris (Penygadair) via The Minffordd Path

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Walk gw142 Cadair Idris (Penygadair)  via The Minffordd Path - Craig Cwm Amarch from path to Penygadair from the path between Mynydd Moel and Cadair Idris (Penygadair)

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

Photo: Gerald Murphy (72)

Walk gw142 Cadair Idris (Penygadair)  via The Minffordd Path - Mynydd Moel from Cadair Idris (Penygadair) summit trig point

Mynydd Moel from Cadair Idris (Penygadair) summit trig point

Photo: Gerald Murphy (88)

Walk gw142 Cadair Idris (Penygadair)  via The Minffordd Path -  Climbing The Minffordd Path

Climbing The Minffordd Path

Photo: Chris Sillett (9)

Walk gw142 Cadair Idris (Penygadair)  via The Minffordd Path - Craig Cwm Amarch and Cadair Idris (Penygadair)

Craig Cwm Amarch and Cadair Idris (Penygadair)

Photo: Gerald Murphy (118)

Walk gw142 Cadair Idris (Penygadair)  via The Minffordd Path - Me and my wife on Cadair Idris

Me and my wife on Cadair Idris

Photo: Mark White (1)

Walk gw142 Cadair Idris (Penygadair)  via The Minffordd Path - Mynydd Moel from the summit of Cadair Idris

Mynydd Moel from the summit of Cadair Idris

Photo: Allan Needham (4)

Walk gw142 Cadair Idris (Penygadair)  via The Minffordd Path - One of Nant Cadair

One of Nant Cadair's many waterfalls on the Minffordd Path

Photo: Gerald Murphy (130)

Walk gw142 Cadair Idris (Penygadair)  via The Minffordd Path - Ann on a windy climb up Cadair Idris (Penygadair) -  should have chosen a better day

Ann on a windy climb up Cadair Idris (Penygadair) - should have chosen a better day

Photo: Brian Dexter (8)

Walk gw142 Cadair Idris (Penygadair)  via The Minffordd Path - Cyfrwy from Cadair Idris (Penygadair) summit trig point

Cyfrwy from Cadair Idris (Penygadair) summit trig point

Photo: Gerald Murphy (91)

Walk gw142 Cadair Idris (Penygadair)  via The Minffordd Path - Mynydd Moel from the clapper bridge over Nant Cadair

Mynydd Moel from the clapper bridge over Nant Cadair

Photo: Gerald Murphy (56)

Walk gw142 Cadair Idris (Penygadair)  via The Minffordd Path - My son, two friends and their dogs and me on the summit of Cadair Idris

My son, two friends and their dogs and me on the summit of Cadair Idris

Photo: Jacquie Savory (4)

Walk gw142 Cadair Idris (Penygadair)  via The Minffordd Path - Cadair Idris (Penygadair) summit trig point

Cadair Idris (Penygadair) summit trig point

Photo: Allen Hudson (13)

Walk gw142 Cadair Idris (Penygadair)  via The Minffordd Path - Cadair Idris from Llyn Cau

Cadair Idris from Llyn Cau

Photo: Katie Matthews (1)

Walk gw142 Cadair Idris (Penygadair)  via The Minffordd Path - The Minffordd Path approaching Craig Cwm Amarch

The Minffordd Path approaching Craig Cwm Amarch

Photo: John Mash (4)

Walk gw142 Cadair Idris (Penygadair)  via The Minffordd Path - The summit of Cadair Idris (Penygadair) in deep snow

The summit of Cadair Idris (Penygadair) in deep snow

Photo: Col Colshouse (1)

Walk gw142 Cadair Idris (Penygadair)  via The Minffordd Path - Cairn/shelter on Cadair Idris (Penygadair)

Cairn/shelter on Cadair Idris (Penygadair)

Photo: Allen Hudson (10)

Walk gw142 Cadair Idris (Penygadair)  via The Minffordd Path - The shelter on the summit of Cadair Idris

The shelter on the summit of Cadair Idris

Photo: Allan Needham (3)

Walk gw142 Cadair Idris (Penygadair)  via The Minffordd Path - Craig Cwm Amarch and Cadair Idris (Penygadair) from Mynydd Moel

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

Photo: John Mash (7)

Walk gw142 Cadair Idris (Penygadair)  via The Minffordd Path - Waterfall from The Minffordd Path in woodland below Ystrad-gwyn

Waterfall from The Minffordd Path in woodland below Ystrad-gwyn

Photo: John Mash (1)

Walk gw142 Cadair Idris (Penygadair)  via The Minffordd Path - Llyn Cau from the summit of Craig Cwm Amarch

Llyn Cau from the summit of Craig Cwm Amarch

Photo: Gerald Murphy (113)


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