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.


Peaks, Summits and Tops reached on 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 892m (2929ft). Cadair Idris (Penygadair) is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (18th highest in Wales, 27th highest in England & Wales)

Cadair Idris (Penygadair) is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (20th highest in Wales, 32nd 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, 40th highest in England & Wales)

Mynydd Moel is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (26th highest in Wales, 47th 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, 86th highest in England & Wales)

Craig Cwm Amarch is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (49th highest in Wales, 105th highest in England & Wales).


You can find more walks near this one on these unique free-to-access Interactive Walk Planning Maps: (click/TAP to select)

Snowdonia National Park


1:25,000 scale OS Explorer Map (the ones with orange/yellow covers):

OL23 Cadair Idris & Bala Lake/Llyn Tegid


1:50,000 scale OS Landranger Map (the ones with pink/magenta covers):

124 Dolgellau & Porthmadog


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 - Approaching Craig Cwm Amarch

Approaching Craig Cwm Amarch

Photo: Gerald Murphy (109)

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)

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

Gau Graig from Mynydd Moel summit

Photo: Allen Hudson (15)

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

Path to Craig Cwm Amarch from Cadair Idris (Penygadair)

Photo: Gerald Murphy (105)

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

At Llyn Cau below Cadair Idris (Penygadair)

Photo: Mike Smart (2)

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 from the Minffordd Path

Cadair Idris (Penygadair) Summit from the Minffordd Path

Photo: Chris Sillett (3)

Walk gw142 Cadair Idris (Penygadair)  via The Minffordd Path - Mynydd Moel summit cairn and stone shelter

Mynydd Moel summit cairn and stone shelter

Photo: Allen Hudson (14)

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

Cadair Idris (Penygadair) from the summit of Craig Cwm Amarch

Photo: Gerald Murphy (114)

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

On the Minffordd Path

Photo: Gerald Murphy (125)

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

Cadair Idris (Penygadair) summit in the snow

Photo: Gerald Murphy (84)

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 - Llyn Cau and Craig Cwm Amarch from the Minffordd Path

Llyn Cau and Craig Cwm Amarch from the Minffordd Path

Photo: Chris Sillett (1)

Walk gw142 Cadair Idris (Penygadair)  via The Minffordd Path - Gate at the start of the Minffordd Path

Gate at the start of the Minffordd Path

Photo: Gerald Murphy (131)

Walk gw142 Cadair Idris (Penygadair)  via The Minffordd Path - Andy Jones on Cadair Idris

Andy Jones on Cadair Idris

Photo: Kevin OConnor (1)

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

Cadair Idris (Penygadair) Summit

Photo: Richard Nicholls (3)

Walk gw142 Cadair Idris (Penygadair)  via The Minffordd Path - My boys a top of Cadair Idris (Penygadair) in July 2007

My boys a top of Cadair Idris (Penygadair) in July 2007

Photo: Helen Standen (1)

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

Cadair Idris (Penygadair) summit

Photo: Gerald Murphy (81)

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

Lyn Cau and Craig Cwm Amarch from Craig Cau

Photo: Allen Hudson (8)

Walk gw142 Cadair Idris (Penygadair)  via The Minffordd Path - Looking towards Tal-y-llyn Lake/Llyn Mwyngil from the Minffordd Path on the lower slopes of Cadair Idris

Looking towards Tal-y-llyn Lake/Llyn Mwyngil from the Minffordd Path on the lower slopes of Cadair Idris

Photo: Jacquie Savory (1)


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