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). Cadair Idris (Penygadair) is also classified as a Welsh Marilyn (9th highest in Wales, 247th highest in the UK).

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) (39th highest in Wales, 88th 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

In no particular order . . .

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)

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

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

Photo: John Mash (7)

Gau Graig from Mynydd Moel summit

Gau Graig from Mynydd Moel summit

Photo: Allen Hudson (15)

Llyn Cau and Craig Cwm Amarch from the Minffordd Path

Llyn Cau and Craig Cwm Amarch from the Minffordd Path

Photo: Chris Sillett (1)

Mynydd Dol-ffanog from the Minffordd Path near Craig Lwyd

Mynydd Dol-ffanog from the Minffordd Path near Craig Lwyd

Photo: Gerald Murphy (122)

Cadair Idris (Penygadair) Summit from the Minffordd Path

Cadair Idris (Penygadair) Summit from the Minffordd Path

Photo: Chris Sillett (3)

Lyn Cau and Craig Cwm Amarch from Craig Cau

Lyn Cau and Craig Cwm Amarch from Craig Cau

Photo: Allen Hudson (8)

Mynydd Moel summit cairn

Mynydd Moel summit cairn

Photo: Gerald Murphy (65)

Lyn Cau from Craig Cwm Amarch

Lyn Cau from Craig Cwm Amarch

Photo: Allen Hudson (5)

Andy Jones on Cadair Idris

Andy Jones on Cadair Idris

Photo: Kevin OConnor (1)


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