8 easy to follow circular walk route maps of all grades in The Cadair Idris area area of Snowdonia

The Cadair Idris area area of Snowdonia National Park is the area enclosed by Afon Mawddach from Fairbourne to Dolgellau to the North West, the A470 from Dolgellau to Mallwyd to the East, the edge of the Snowdonia National Park from Mallwyd to Afon Dyfi to the South and the coast from Afon Dyfi to Afon Mawddach to the West.

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Eight easy-to-follow circular walk route maps of all grades in The Cadair Idris area area of Snowdonia in Walk Grade Order

Scroll down the list of walks below & click on each walk title (in blue) to locate it on the map above.


See this list of walks, routes & maps in:

Grade Order | Length Order | Time Order | Walk Number or Start Location Order
NB. To reverse (toggle) this order, click Grade Order again


Walk 1 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk gw128 Llyn y Cadair from Llyn Gwernan

Dramatic cliffs and a delightful tarn

Vital Statistics:

Length:4.5ml (7km)
Ascent:1,454ft (443m)
Time:4 hrs
Grade:(Easy)


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

Truly spectacular - short but very steep

Vital Statistics:

Length:6ml (9.5km)
Ascent:2,609ft (975m)
Time:5 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk gw125 Tarrenhendre from Abergynolwyn

Beyond the station you'll see hardly a soul

Vital Statistics:

Length:7.75ml (12.5km)
Ascent:2,281ft (695m)
Time:5.25hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk gw169 Tyrrau Mawr (Craig-las) and Craig-y-llyn from Llanfihangel -y-pennant

Fine cliff top views without the crowds

Vital Statistics:

Length:10ml (16km)
Ascent:2,737ft (834m)
Time:6½ hrs
Grade:(Hard)


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Walk gw148 Tarrenhendre and Tarren y Gesail from Abergynolwyn

Magnificently quiet - far from the crowds

Vital Statistics:

Length:10.5ml (17km)
Ascent:3,328ft (1,014m)
Time:7.25hrs
Grade:(Hard)


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Walk gw123 Cadair Idris (Penygadair) Cyfrwy and Craig Cwm Amarch from Llanfihangel-y-pennant

Less arduous but longer way up Idris's Chair

Vital Statistics:

Length:10.5ml (17km)
Ascent:3,627ft (1,105m)
Time:7½ hrs
Grade:(Hard)


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

The busy way up - the quiet way down

Vital Statistics:

Length:11.25ml (18.5km)
Ascent:3,558ft (1,084m)
Time:7.75hrs
Grade:(Hard)


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Walk gw137 Cadair Idris (Penygadair), Mynydd Moel, Craig Cwm Amarch and Cyfrwy via The Fox's Path

Truly spectacular - one for the adventurous

Vital Statistics:

Length:9.75ml (15.5km)
Ascent:4,247ft (1,294m)
Time:7.75hrs
Grade:(Hard)


See this list of walks, routes & maps in:

Grade Order | Length Order | Time Order | Walk Number or Start Location Order
NB. To reverse (toggle) this order, click Grade Order again



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