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

A walk in Snowdonia National Park, Gwynedd, North Wales

The busy way up - the quiet way down

Walk Route Summary:

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

Vital Statistics for this Walk

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Walk route map gw152 Cadair Idris (Penygadair), Mynydd Moel, Cyfrwy and Gau Craig via The Pony Path Llyn Gwernan, The Pony Path, Rhiw Gwerdydd, Cyfrwy, Cadair Idris (Penygadair), Mynydd Moel, Gau Graig, Bwlch-coch, Pandy Gader, Afon Arran, Rhydwen, Llyn Gwernan The Cadair Idris Area,  Snowdonia National Park,  Gwynedd,  Wales

Craig Cwm Amarch from Cadair Idris (Penygadair)
Photo: Harry Monks

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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:

The highest point of this walk is Cadair Idris (Penygadair) at 893m (2931ft). Cadair Idris (Penygadair) is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (18th in Wales, 28th in England & Wales). Cadair Idris (Penygadair) is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (19th in Wales, 31st in England & Wales) and a Marilyn (9th in Wales, 247th 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 in Wales, 41st in England & Wales). Mynydd Moel is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (26th in Wales, 49th in England & Wales).

You will also reach the summit of Cyfrwy, 811m (2662ft). Cyfrwy is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (32nd in Wales, 68th in England & Wales). Cyfrwy is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (40th in Wales, 83rd in England & Wales).

Along the way you will also bag Gau Graig, 683m (2242ft) - a Welsh Nuttall (101st Wal, 252nd Eng & Wal) and

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
Marilyn
Bridget
0
Bridgets


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.


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

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

1. The shelter on Cadair Idris (Penygadair)
Photo: Gerald Murphy (80)


Looking back to Cadair Idris (Penygadair) from the Pony Path to Cyfrwy. Walk route map gw152 Cadair Idris (Penygadair), Mynydd Moel, Cyfrwy and Gau Craig via The Pony Path photo

2. Looking back to Cadair Idris (Penygadair) from the Pony Path to Cyfrwy
Photo: Gerald Murphy (92)


Looking west to Cadair Idris (Penygadair) from the summit of Mynydd Moel. Walk route map gw152 Cadair Idris (Penygadair), Mynydd Moel, Cyfrwy and Gau Craig via The Pony Path photo

3. Looking west to Cadair Idris (Penygadair) from the summit of Mynydd Moel
Photo: Gerald Murphy (68)


Gau Graig from Mynydd Moel summit. Walk route map gw152 Cadair Idris (Penygadair), Mynydd Moel, Cyfrwy and Gau Craig via The Pony Path photo

4. Gau Graig from Mynydd Moel summit
Photo: Allen Hudson (15)


Cadair Idris (Penygadair) summit shelter. Walk route map gw152 Cadair Idris (Penygadair), Mynydd Moel, Cyfrwy and Gau Craig via The Pony Path photo

5. Cadair Idris (Penygadair) summit shelter
Photo: Harry Monks (4)


Llyn Cau from Cadair Idris. Walk route map gw152 Cadair Idris (Penygadair), Mynydd Moel, Cyfrwy and Gau Craig via The Pony Path photo

6. Llyn Cau from Cadair Idris
Photo: Rene Carson (1)


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

7. Boulders on Cyfrwy
Photo: Gerald Murphy (100)


Craig Cwm Amarch, Cadair Idris (right) and Llyn Cau from near the summit of Mynydd Moel. Walk route map gw152 Cadair Idris (Penygadair), Mynydd Moel, Cyfrwy and Gau Craig via The Pony Path photo

8. Craig Cwm Amarch, Cadair Idris (right) and Llyn Cau from near the summit of Mynydd Moel
Photo: Gerald Murphy (61)


Cairn/shelter on Cadair Idris (Penygadair). Walk route map gw152 Cadair Idris (Penygadair), Mynydd Moel, Cyfrwy and Gau Craig via The Pony Path photo

9. Cairn/shelter on Cadair Idris (Penygadair)
Photo: Allen Hudson (10)


Cadair Idris (Penygadair) from Cyfrwy. Walk route map gw152 Cadair Idris (Penygadair), Mynydd Moel, Cyfrwy and Gau Craig via The Pony Path photo

10. Cadair Idris (Penygadair) from Cyfrwy
Photo: Harry Monks (10)



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