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

Truly spectacular - short but very steep way up Cadair Idris


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

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 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).

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

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

Cadair Idris (Penygadair) Summit

Photo: Richard Nicholls (3)

Walk gw156 Cadair Idris (Penygadair) via The Fox's Path - Llyn Gafr and Llyn y Gadair from Cyfrwy

Llyn Gafr and Llyn y Gadair from Cyfrwy

Photo: Gerald Murphy (95)

Walk gw156 Cadair Idris (Penygadair) via The Fox's Path - Looking down Bwlch Cau from Cadair Idris (Penygadair)

Looking down Bwlch Cau from Cadair Idris (Penygadair)

Photo: Allen Hudson (12)

Walk gw156 Cadair Idris (Penygadair) via The Fox's Path - Looking north east from Cadair Idris (Penygadair) summit trig point

Looking north east from Cadair Idris (Penygadair) summit trig point

Photo: Gerald Murphy (87)

Walk gw156 Cadair Idris (Penygadair) via The Fox's Path - Tarrau Mawr (Craig-las) (left) from the Pony Path below Rhiw Gwerdydd

Tarrau Mawr (Craig-las) (left) from the Pony Path below Rhiw Gwerdydd

Photo: Mike Walker (394)

Walk gw156 Cadair Idris (Penygadair) via The Fox's Path - Cadair Idris (Penygadair) from Craig Cwm Arnarch

Cadair Idris (Penygadair) from Craig Cwm Arnarch

Photo: Richard Nicholls (2)

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

Cadair Idris (Penygadair) from Cyfrwy

Photo: Gerald Murphy (103)

Walk gw156 Cadair Idris (Penygadair) via The Fox's 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 gw156 Cadair Idris (Penygadair) via The Fox's Path - Cadair Idris (Penygadair) summit trig point

Cadair Idris (Penygadair) summit trig point

Photo: Harry Monks (5)

Walk gw156 Cadair Idris (Penygadair) via The Fox's Path - The summit of Cadair Idris (Penygadair) in deep snow

The summit of Cadair Idris (Penygadair) in deep snow

Photo: Col Colshouse (1)

Walk gw156 Cadair Idris (Penygadair) via The Fox's Path - Mike and Alex Wilson on Cadair Idris

Mike and Alex Wilson on Cadair Idris

Photo: Alex Wilson (2)

Walk gw156 Cadair Idris (Penygadair) via The Fox's Path - Cadair Idris (Penygadair) summit from Cyfrwy

Cadair Idris (Penygadair) summit from Cyfrwy

Photo: Chris Sillett (5)

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

Cadair Idris (Penygadair) summit

Photo: Gerald Murphy (82)

Walk gw156 Cadair Idris (Penygadair) via The Fox's 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 gw156 Cadair Idris (Penygadair) via The Fox's Path - Tyrrau Mawr (Craig-las) and The Coast from the summit of Cyfrwy

Tyrrau Mawr (Craig-las) and The Coast from the summit of Cyfrwy

Photo: Chris Sillett (6)

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

Cadair Idris (Penygadair) from Cyfrwy

Photo: Gerald Murphy (98)

Walk gw156 Cadair Idris (Penygadair) via The Fox's Path - Cyfrwy from Cadair Idris (Penygadair) summit trig point

Cyfrwy from Cadair Idris (Penygadair) summit trig point

Photo: Gerald Murphy (91)

Walk gw156 Cadair Idris (Penygadair) via The Fox's Path - Cairn/shelter on Cadair Idris (Penygadair)

Cairn/shelter on Cadair Idris (Penygadair)

Photo: Allen Hudson (10)

Walk gw156 Cadair Idris (Penygadair) via The Fox's Path - Looking back to Mynydd Moel from Cadair Idris (Penygadair)

Looking back to Mynydd Moel from Cadair Idris (Penygadair)

Photo: Gerald Murphy (79)

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

Cyfrwy from Cadair Idris (Penygadair)

Photo: Richard Nicholls (4)


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