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.


Peaks, Summits and Tops reached on 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 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 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).


You can find more walks near this one on these unique free-to-access Interactive Walk Planning Maps: (click/TAP to select)

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

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Walk gw156 Cadair Idris (Penygadair) via The Fox's 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 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 - 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 - Rocks en-route to Cadair Idris (Penygadair)

Rocks en-route to Cadair Idris (Penygadair)

Photo: Gerald Murphy (78)

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 - Craig Cwm Amarch and Mynydd Pencoed from Cadair Idris (Penygadair) summit trig point

Craig Cwm Amarch and Mynydd Pencoed from Cadair Idris (Penygadair) summit trig point

Photo: Gerald Murphy (89)

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

Cyfrwy from The Pony Path up Cadair Idris (Penygadair)

Photo: Harry Monks (1)

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

Approaching Cadair Idris (Penygadair)

Photo: Gerald Murphy (74)

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

Cyfrwy summit cairn

Photo: Gerald Murphy (93)

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

Cadair Idris (Penygadair) from Cyfrwy

Photo: Harry Monks (10)

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

Cadair Idris (Penygadair)

Photo: Gerald Murphy (77)

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

Cadair Idris (Penygadair) summit shelter

Photo: Harry Monks (4)

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 - Approaching the summit of Cadair Idris (Penygadair)

Approaching the summit of Cadair Idris (Penygadair)

Photo: Gerald Murphy (75)

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

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

Photo: Gerald Murphy (90)

Walk gw156 Cadair Idris (Penygadair) via The Fox's Path - The crags on the north side of Cadair Idris (Penygadair)

The crags on the north side of Cadair Idris (Penygadair)

Photo: Allen Hudson (11)

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

Cadair Idris (Penygadair) Summit from the Pony Path

Photo: Chris Sillett (4)

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

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

Cadair Idris (Penygadair) Summit

Photo: Richard Nicholls (3)


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