Cadair Idris from Llanfihangel-y-pennant

Introduction to Walk 2570

Photo from the walk - Cadair Idris from Llanfihangel-y-pennant

Nat Park - Snowdonia

County/Area - Gwynedd

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 10.0 miles / 16.3 km

Ascent - 3500 feet / 1061 metres

Grade - mod/hard

A less frequented approach to the summit of Cadair Idris that avoids some of the crowds.

Walk Description

Map showing start

Suggested Maps

It is recommended you take a map with you when following a walk route. The preferred scale is 1:25000 used by the Explorer series. Note If two maps are listed at the same scale then either (a) both are required for full coverage of the route or (b) the route is covered on both maps.

Explorer Map graphic - OS Explorer - Sheet OL23 BUY MAP

Landranger Map graphic - OS Landranger - Sheet 124 BUY MAP

Walks from the same start

Walk 2707
West of Cadair Idris - Tyrrau Mawr and Craig-y-llyn
Grade - moderate
Length - 9.5 miles / 15.4 km

Other walks nearby

Walk 1643
1.6 miles / 2.6 km away
Abergynolwyn, Llanfihangel-y-pennant & Castell y Bere
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 6.8 miles / 11.1 km
Walk 1309
1.7 miles / 2.6 km away
Tarren y Gesail from Abergynolwyn
Grade - moderate
Length - 8.0 miles / 13 km
Walk 3230
1.9 miles / 3.1 km away
Tarrenhendre from Abergynolwyn
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 5.0 miles / 8.1 km
Walk 1172
3.9 miles / 6.2 km away
Cadair Idris by the Pony Path
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 11.0 miles / 17.9 km
Walk 2668
3.9 miles / 6.2 km away
Cadair Idris, Craig Cau and Cyfrwy by the Pony Path
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 5.3 miles / 8.5 km
Walk 1204
3.9 miles / 6.2 km away
Cadair Idris from Minffordd
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 6.0 miles / 9.8 km
Walk 2100
3.9 miles / 6.2 km away
A Circuit of Cadair Idris from Minffordd
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 11.0 miles / 17.9 km
Walk 3229
3.9 miles / 6.2 km away
A Mawddach circular from Arthog near Fairbourne
Grade - moderate
Length - 9.0 miles / 14.6 km
Walk 1644
5.5 miles / 8.8 km away
Cregennen Lakes from Barmouth
Grade - moderate
Length - 11.0 miles / 17.9 km
Walk 1647
5.5 miles / 8.8 km away
Mawddach Bridge and Arthog from Barmouth
Grade - easy
Length - 5.4 miles / 8.8 km

Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

Area Information

Snowdonia NP

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Accommodation Nearby

Coed Talon
Llwyngwril
5.0 miles / 8.0 km away
Lawrenny Lodge
Barmouth
5.1 miles / 8.1 km away
SUNRAY GUESTHOUSE
Barmouth
5.2 miles / 8.3 km away
Borthwnog Hall
Dolgellau
6.0 miles / 9.6 km away
Plas Isa
Dolgellau
6.3 miles / 10.1 km away
Merton Villa B&B
Tywyn
7.8 miles / 12.4 km away
The Old Stables Aberdovey
Aberdyfi
7.8 miles / 12.5 km away
Seabreeze
Aberdyfi / Aberdovey
9.3 miles / 14.8 km away
Marians Bed and Breakfast
Talybont, Barmouth
9.5 miles / 15.2 km away
Gilfach Goch
Llanbedr
11.5 miles / 18.4 km away

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