Walk gw152 Cadair Idris (Penygadair), Mynydd Moel, Cyfrwy and Gau Craig via The Pony Path

The busy way up Cadair Idris - the quiet way down


Route outline for walk gw152:

Llyn Gwernan  -  The Pony Path  -  Rhiw Gwerdydd  -  Cyfrwy  -  Cadair Idris (Penygadair)  -  Mynydd Moel  -  Gau Graig  -  Bwlch-coch  -  Pandy Gader  -  Afon Arran  -  Rhydwen  -  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
3
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 gw152 Cadair Idris (Penygadair), Mynydd Moel, Cyfrwy and Gau Craig via The Pony Path

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Walk gw152 Cadair Idris (Penygadair), Mynydd Moel, Cyfrwy and Gau Craig via The Pony Path - Mynydd Moel from Cadair Idris (Penygadair) summit trig point

Mynydd Moel from Cadair Idris (Penygadair) summit trig point

Photo: Gerald Murphy (88)

Walk gw152 Cadair Idris (Penygadair), Mynydd Moel, Cyfrwy and Gau Craig via The Pony Path - Me and my wife on Cadair Idris

Me and my wife on Cadair Idris

Photo: Mark White (1)

Walk gw152 Cadair Idris (Penygadair), Mynydd Moel, Cyfrwy and Gau Craig via The Pony Path - Cyfrwy (The Saddle) and Cadair Idris (Penygadair) consumed by cloud from Rhiw Gwredydd

Cyfrwy (The Saddle) and Cadair Idris (Penygadair) consumed by cloud from Rhiw Gwredydd

Photo: Mike Walker (393)

Walk gw152 Cadair Idris (Penygadair), Mynydd Moel, Cyfrwy and Gau Craig via The Pony Path - Llyn y Gadair from The Pony Path up Cadair Idris (Penygadair)

Llyn y Gadair from The Pony Path up Cadair Idris (Penygadair)

Photo: Harry Monks (2)

Walk gw152 Cadair Idris (Penygadair), Mynydd Moel, Cyfrwy and Gau Craig via The Pony Path - Approaching the true summit on Mynydd Moel

Approaching the true summit on Mynydd Moel

Photo: Gerald Murphy (63)

Walk gw152 Cadair Idris (Penygadair), Mynydd Moel, Cyfrwy and Gau Craig via The Pony Path - Cyfrwy from Cadair Idris (Penygadair) summit trig point

Cyfrwy from Cadair Idris (Penygadair) summit trig point

Photo: Gerald Murphy (86)

Walk gw152 Cadair Idris (Penygadair), Mynydd Moel, Cyfrwy and Gau Craig via The Pony Path - 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)

Walk gw152 Cadair Idris (Penygadair), Mynydd Moel, Cyfrwy and Gau Craig via The Pony Path - Mynydd Moel from Cadair Idris (Penygadair)

Mynydd Moel from Cadair Idris (Penygadair)

Photo: Harry Monks (11)

Walk gw152 Cadair Idris (Penygadair), Mynydd Moel, Cyfrwy and Gau Craig via The Pony Path - Cyfrwy from Cadair Idris (Penygadair) summit trig point

Cyfrwy from Cadair Idris (Penygadair) summit trig point

Photo: Gerald Murphy (91)

Walk gw152 Cadair Idris (Penygadair), Mynydd Moel, Cyfrwy and Gau Craig via The Pony Path - Ladder stile en route from Mynydd Moel to Cadair Idris (Penygadair)

Ladder stile en route from Mynydd Moel to Cadair Idris (Penygadair)

Photo: Gerald Murphy (69)

Walk gw152 Cadair Idris (Penygadair), Mynydd Moel, Cyfrwy and Gau Craig via The Pony Path - The shelter on Cadair Idris (Penygadair)

The shelter on Cadair Idris (Penygadair)

Photo: Gerald Murphy (80)

Walk gw152 Cadair Idris (Penygadair), Mynydd Moel, Cyfrwy and Gau Craig via The Pony Path - Craig Cwm Amarch and Llyn Cau from Mynydd Moel

Craig Cwm Amarch and Llyn Cau from Mynydd Moel

Photo: Chris Sillett (8)

Walk gw152 Cadair Idris (Penygadair), Mynydd Moel, Cyfrwy and Gau Craig via The Pony Path - Cadair Idris (Penygadair) from Cyfrwy

Cadair Idris (Penygadair) from Cyfrwy

Photo: Harry Monks (10)

Walk gw152 Cadair Idris (Penygadair), Mynydd Moel, Cyfrwy and Gau Craig via The Pony 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 gw152 Cadair Idris (Penygadair), Mynydd Moel, Cyfrwy and Gau Craig via The Pony Path - On the summit of Mynydd Moel

On the summit of Mynydd Moel

Photo: Gerald Murphy (66)

Walk gw152 Cadair Idris (Penygadair), Mynydd Moel, Cyfrwy and Gau Craig via The Pony Path - Cadair Idris (Penygadair) Summit

Cadair Idris (Penygadair) Summit

Photo: Richard Nicholls (3)

Walk gw152 Cadair Idris (Penygadair), Mynydd Moel, Cyfrwy and Gau Craig via The Pony Path - Mynydd Moel from Gau Graig

Mynydd Moel from Gau Graig

Photo: Allen Hudson (16)

Walk gw152 Cadair Idris (Penygadair), Mynydd Moel, Cyfrwy and Gau Craig via The Pony Path - Cadair Idris (Penygadair) Summit from the Pony Path

Cadair Idris (Penygadair) Summit from the Pony Path

Photo: Chris Sillett (4)

Walk gw152 Cadair Idris (Penygadair), Mynydd Moel, Cyfrwy and Gau Craig via The Pony Path - Cadair Idris (Penygadair) summit

Cadair Idris (Penygadair) summit

Photo: Gerald Murphy (82)

Walk gw152 Cadair Idris (Penygadair), Mynydd Moel, Cyfrwy and Gau Craig via The Pony 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)


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