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.


Peaks, Summits and Tops reached on 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 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 Cyfrwy at 811m (2662ft). Cyfrwy is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (31st highest in Wales, 68th highest in England & Wales)

Cyfrwy is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (39th highest in Wales, 82nd highest in England & Wales).

Along the way you will also bag:


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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 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 - The Snowdonia Mountains from the lower slopes of Cadair Idris

The Snowdonia Mountains from the lower slopes of Cadair Idris

Photo: Gerry Ludlow (1)

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

Llyn Gafr and Llyn y Gadair from Cyfrwy

Photo: Gerald Murphy (95)

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

Cairn/shelter on Cadair Idris (Penygadair)

Photo: Allen Hudson (10)

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

Mike and Alex Wilson on Cadair Idris

Photo: Alex Wilson (2)

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

Windbreak shelter on Cyfrwy

Photo: Gerald Murphy (104)

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

Mynydd Moel and Cadair Idris (Penygadair) from the Pony Path near Cyfrwy summit

Photo: Chris Sillett (7)

Walk gw152 Cadair Idris (Penygadair), Mynydd Moel, Cyfrwy and Gau Craig via The Pony Path - Huge rock on the Pony Path below Rhiw Gwerdydd

Huge rock on the Pony Path below Rhiw Gwerdydd

Photo: Mike Walker (400)

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

Path to Craig Cwm Amarch from Cadair Idris (Penygadair)

Photo: Gerald Murphy (105)

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 (81)

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

Cadair Idris (Penygadair) summit in the snow

Photo: Gerald Murphy (84)

Walk gw152 Cadair Idris (Penygadair), Mynydd Moel, Cyfrwy and Gau Craig via The Pony Path - Craig Cwm Amarch and Llwn Cau from the lower slopes of Mynydd Moel

Craig Cwm Amarch and Llwn Cau from the lower slopes of Mynydd Moel

Photo: John Mash (8)

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

Cadair Idris (Penygadair) from The Pony Path

Photo: Harry Monks (3)

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 - The shelter on the summit of Cadair Idris

The shelter on the summit of Cadair Idris

Photo: Allan Needham (3)

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

Craig Cwm Amarch from Cadair Idris (Penygadair)

Photo: Harry Monks (8)

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

Mynydd Moel and Cadair Idris (Penygadair) from Cyfrwy

Photo: Gerald Murphy (97)

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

Boulders on Cyfrwy

Photo: Gerald Murphy (100)

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)


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