Walk gw163 Cnicht from Nantgwynant

A steep rocky scramble up the Welsh Matterhorn


Route outline for walk gw163:

Blaen Nanmor  -  Gelli-lago Nantmor Mountain Centre  -  Bwlch y Battel  -  Croesor Bach  -  Cnicht  -  Cnicht (North Top)  -  Llyn Yr Adar  -  Y Cyrniau  -  Llyn Llagi  -  Clogwyn Gottal  -  Carned Melyn  -  Llwynyrhwch  -  Cefn Gerynt  -  Gerynt  -  Blaen Nanmor.



Points of Interest/Notes on this walk:

Cnicht is often referred to as the 'Welsh Matterhorn' due to its shape, particularly when viewed from Croesor. Cnicht means 'Knight' and is pronounced 'k-neecht'.


Peaks, Summits and Tops reached on this walk:

hewitt
1
Welsh
Mountain
Wainwright
0
Wainwrights
 Welsh Nuttalls
2
Welsh
Nuttalls
Dewey
0
Welsh
Deweys
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
0
Welsh
Marilyns
Bridget
0
Bridgets

Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

The highest point of this walk is Cnicht at 689m (2260ft). Cnicht is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (74th highest in Wales, 185th highest in England & Wales) Cnicht is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (96th highest in Wales, 241st highest in England & Wales). The summit of Cnicht is marked by a rocky outcrop. Cnicht is often referred to as the Welsh Matterhorn. When viewed from the village of Croesor and the south-west, Cnicht appears to be a perfect pyramid shaped mountain that resembles the Matterhorn on the border between Italy and Switzerland.

Completing this walk will also take you to the top of Cnicht (North Top) at 688m (2257ft). Cnicht (North Top) is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (98th highest in Wales, 243rd highest in England & Wales).


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Some Photos and Pictures from Walk gw163 Cnicht from Nantgwynant

In no particular order . . .

Walk gw163 Cnicht from Nantgwynant - Terry on the summit of Cnicht

Terry on the summit of Cnicht

Photo: Terry Merrington (3)

Walk gw163 Cnicht from Nantgwynant - The Carneddau from Cnicht

The Carneddau from Cnicht

Photo: Gerald Murphy (25)

Walk gw163 Cnicht from Nantgwynant - Llyn Cwm-y-foel (left) and Cnicht (right) from near Llyn Yr Adar

Llyn Cwm-y-foel (left) and Cnicht (right) from near Llyn Yr Adar

Photo: Martin Talbot (12)

Walk gw163 Cnicht from Nantgwynant - Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl), Y Lliwedd (foreground) and Crib Gochrom from near Llyn yr Adar

Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl), Y Lliwedd (foreground) and Crib Gochrom from near Llyn yr Adar

Photo: Gerald Murphy (33)

Walk gw163 Cnicht from Nantgwynant - Llyn y Biswail with Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) in the distance from the summit of Cnicht (North Top)

Llyn y Biswail with Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) in the distance from the summit of Cnicht (North Top)

Photo: Martin Talbot (11)

Walk gw163 Cnicht from Nantgwynant - Cnicht - aka The Welsh Matterhorn - from the lane out of Croesor

Cnicht - aka The Welsh Matterhorn - from the lane out of Croesor

Photo: Martin Talbot (3)

Walk gw163 Cnicht from Nantgwynant - Moel-yr-hydd (left) and Moelwyn Mawr (centre) from the summit of Cnicht - the Welsh Matterhorn

Moel-yr-hydd (left) and Moelwyn Mawr (centre) from the summit of Cnicht - the Welsh Matterhorn

Photo: Martin Talbot (9)

Walk gw163 Cnicht from Nantgwynant - Cwm Croesor from Clogwyn Brith

Cwm Croesor from Clogwyn Brith

Photo: Martin Talbot (14)

Walk gw163 Cnicht from Nantgwynant - The Snowdon Range - Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl) and Y Lliwedd - from Cnicht

The Snowdon Range - Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl) and Y Lliwedd - from Cnicht

Photo: Gerald Murphy (22)

Walk gw163 Cnicht from Nantgwynant - Moelwyn Mawr (North Ridge Top) and Moelwyn Mawr from Cnicht

Moelwyn Mawr (North Ridge Top) and Moelwyn Mawr from Cnicht

Photo: Gerald Murphy (23)

Walk gw163 Cnicht from Nantgwynant - Cnicht from Croesor

Cnicht from Croesor

Photo: Paul Emerton (1)

Walk gw163 Cnicht from Nantgwynant - Cnicht - aka The Welsh Matterhorn from Croesor Bach

Cnicht - aka The Welsh Matterhorn from Croesor Bach

Photo: Martin Talbot (6)

Walk gw163 Cnicht from Nantgwynant - Cnicht - aka The Welsh Matterhorn - from Croesor

Cnicht - aka The Welsh Matterhorn - from Croesor

Photo: Martin Talbot (2)

Walk gw163 Cnicht from Nantgwynant - Me and my partner Mark on Cnicht

Me and my partner Mark on Cnicht

Photo: Joanne Hannon (1)

Walk gw163 Cnicht from Nantgwynant - Moelwyn Mawr from the track across Croesor Bach

Moelwyn Mawr from the track across Croesor Bach

Photo: Martin Talbot (5)

Walk gw163 Cnicht from Nantgwynant - My friend Carol on Cnicht

My friend Carol on Cnicht

Photo: Judith Blair (1)

Walk gw163 Cnicht from Nantgwynant - North East from Cnicht

North East from Cnicht

Photo: Don Williams (3)

Walk gw163 Cnicht from Nantgwynant - Me and my best friend Emily on Cnicht

Me and my best friend Emily on Cnicht

Photo: Alice Henderson (1)

Walk gw163 Cnicht from Nantgwynant - Moelwyn Mawr (centre) from the summit of Cnicht - the Welsh Matterhorn

Moelwyn Mawr (centre) from the summit of Cnicht - the Welsh Matterhorn

Photo: Martin Talbot (10)


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