Walk gw156 Cadair Idris (Penygadair) via The Fox's Path

Truly spectacular - short but very steep

The Fox's Path route climbs through steep and loose scree. Whilst not technically difficult, it is not recommended in thick weather.


Route outline for walk gw156:

- Llyn Gwernan  -   Llyn Gafr  -   Llyn y Cadair  -   The Fox's Path  -   Cadair Idris (Penygadair)  -   The Pony Path  -   Cyfrwy  -   Rhiw Gwerdydd  -   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
2
Welsh
Mountains
Wainwright
0
Wainwrights
 Welsh Nuttalls
2
Welsh
Nuttalls
Dewey
0
Welsh
Deweys
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
1
Welsh
Marilyn
Bridget
0
Bridgets

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) and a Wainwright (No. ). Cadair Idris (Penygadair) is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (19th in Wales, 31st in England & Wales). Cadair Idris (Penygadair) is classified as a Marilyn (9th highest in Wales, 247th highest in the UK).

Completing this walk also take you to the top of Cyfrwy, 811m (2662ft). Cyfrwy is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (32nd highest in Wales, 68th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. ). Cyfrwy is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (40th in Wales, 83rd in England & Wales).


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.


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 gw156 Cadair Idris (Penygadair) via The Fox's Path

In no particular order . . .

Cyfrwy with Barmouth beyond from the top of Cadair Idris (Penygadair)

Cyfrwy with Barmouth beyond from the top of Cadair Idris (Penygadair)

Photo: Paul Hancock (1)

Looking back to Mynydd Moel from Cadair Idris (Penygadair)

Looking back to Mynydd Moel from Cadair Idris (Penygadair)

Photo: Gerald Murphy (79)

Cadair Idris (Penygadair) from Craig Cwm Arnarch

Cadair Idris (Penygadair) from Craig Cwm Arnarch

Photo: Richard Nicholls (2)

Mynydd Moel and Cadair Idris (Penygadair) from Cyfrwy

Mynydd Moel and Cadair Idris (Penygadair) from Cyfrwy

Photo: Gerald Murphy (97)

Llyn y Gadair from Cadair Idris (Penygadair) summit trig point

Llyn y Gadair from Cadair Idris (Penygadair) summit trig point

Photo: Gerald Murphy (90)

Mynydd Moel summit cairn and stone shelter

Mynydd Moel summit cairn and stone shelter

Photo: Allen Hudson (14)

Approaching the summit of Cadair Idris (Penygadair)

Approaching the summit of Cadair Idris (Penygadair)

Photo: Gerald Murphy (75)

Craig Cwm Amarch and Llyn Cau from Mynydd Moel

Craig Cwm Amarch and Llyn Cau from Mynydd Moel

Photo: Chris Sillett (8)

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)

Mike and Alex Wilson on Cadair Idris

Mike and Alex Wilson on Cadair Idris

Photo: Alex Wilson (2)


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