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

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) and a Wainwright (No. ). Cadair Idris (Penygadair) is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (19th in Wales, 31st in England & Wales). Cadair Idris (Penygadair) is classified as a Marilyn (9th highest in Wales, 247th highest in the UK).

Completing this walk also take you to the top of Mynydd Moel, 863m (2832ft). Mynydd Moel is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (23rd highest in Wales, 41st highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. ). Mynydd Moel is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (26th in Wales, 49th in England & Wales).

You will also reach the summit of Craig Cwm Amarch, 791m (2596ft). Craig Cwm Amarch is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (39th highest in Wales, 88th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. ). Craig Cwm Amarch is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (49th in Wales, 106th 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 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

In no particular order . . .

Mynydd Moel summit cairn and stone shelter

Mynydd Moel summit cairn and stone shelter

Photo: Allen Hudson (14)

Lyn Cau from Craig Cau

Lyn Cau from Craig Cau

Photo: Allen Hudson (9)

The Minffordd Path route - Craig Lwyd (left), Craig Cwm Amarch (right) with Llyn Cau below from Cadair Idris (Penygadair)

The Minffordd Path route - Craig Lwyd (left), Craig Cwm Amarch (right) with Llyn Cau below from Cadair Idris (Penygadair)

Photo: Harry Monks (6)

Cadair Idris (Penygadair) from the path from Mynydd Moel

Cadair Idris (Penygadair) from the path from Mynydd Moel

Photo: Gerald Murphy (71)

National Park tea rooms near the start of the Minffordd Path

National Park tea rooms near the start of the Minffordd Path

Photo: Gerald Murphy (132)

Looking back to Cadair Idris (Penygadair) from the Pony Path to Cyfrwy

Looking back to Cadair Idris (Penygadair) from the Pony Path to Cyfrwy

Photo: Gerald Murphy (92)

Mynydd Moel summit cairn

Mynydd Moel summit cairn

Photo: Gerald Murphy (65)

Stone steps on the Minffordd Path

Stone steps on the Minffordd Path

Photo: Gerald Murphy (127)

Mynydd Moel from Gau Graig

Mynydd Moel from Gau Graig

Photo: Allen Hudson (16)

Cyfrwy from Cadair Idris (Penygadair) summit trig point

Cyfrwy from Cadair Idris (Penygadair) summit trig point

Photo: Gerald Murphy (86)


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