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Cadair Idris is a magnificent mountain with many crags. There are many approaches to its summits with the most popular being the Pony Path. However, there are better alternatives especially on the southern approach from Minffordd. Other summits in the group are much less spectacular though some are worth walking including Waun Oer and Maesglase.
List of walks
★ GPS file available ☩ Route profile
Walk Description Grade Miles 3230★ Tarrenhendre from Abergynolwyn easy/mod 5.00 2668★ Cadair Idris, Craig Cau and Cyfrwy by the Pony Path mod/hard 5.25 1204★☩ Cadair Idris Minffordd Path mod/hard 6.00 1309★ Tarren y Gesail moderate 8.00 2707★☩ Tyrrau Mawr and Craig-y-llyn from Llanfihangel-y-pennant moderate 9.50 2570★☩ Cadair Idris from Llanfihangel-y-pennant mod/hard 10.00 1172★☩ Cadair Idris by the Pony Path mod/hard 11.00 1107★ Waun Oer and Maesglase near Dinas Mawddwy mod/hard 11.00 2100★☩ Circuit of Cadair Idris from Minffordd mod/hard 11.00 Table of summits in the Cadair Idris Group
Rank Mountain Metres/Feet Location 25 Cadair Idris 893 / 2930 Snowdonia 36 Mynydd Moel 863 / 2831 Snowdonia 70 Craig Cwm Amarch 791 / 2595 Snowdonia 166 Maesglase 675 / 2215 Snowdonia 177 Waun-oer 670 / 2198 Snowdonia 182 Tarren Y Gesail 667 / 2188 Snowdonia 191 Tyrau Mawr 661 / 2169 Snowdonia 195 Cribin Fawr 659 / 2162 Snowdonia 220 Tarrenhendre 634 / 2080 Snowdonia 234 Craig y Llyn 622 / 2041 Snowdonia
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What is a mountain?
The accepted standard for a mountain in England & Wales is that its summit is 610 metres (2000 feet) or more above sea level. In addition, rules are in place on the height difference above intervening cols with adjacent summits to determine whether a summit is a separate mountain or a subsidiary 'top'. This is not the place to discuss the technicalities of this issue but the list has been checked against reliable tables. With simplicity in mind separate tops have been excluded from the list as these would normally be discussed in relation to their main summits. The list includes 258 summits and these will all be added in due course starting from the highest and working down.
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