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Cadair Idris by the Pony Path
Introduction to Walk 1172

Photo from the walk - Cadair Idris by the Pony Path

Nat Park - Snowdonia - Cadair Idris

County/Area - Gwynedd

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 11.0 miles / 17.9 km

Ascent - 2820 feet / 855 metres

Time - 8 hours 20 minutes

Grade - mod/hard

This Snowdonia walk approaches Cadair Idris from the north and uses the former pony route. The route continues over Mynydd Moel and Gau Craig offering an excellent ridge walk. Save this walk for a fine day and enjoy the views. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description). A route profile is also provided.


 

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Walks from the same start

Walk 2668
Cadair Idris, Craig Cau and Cyfrwy by the Pony Path
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 5.3 miles / 8.5 km

Other walks nearby

Walk 1204
3.2 miles / 5.1 km away
Cadair Idris from Minffordd
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 6.0 miles / 9.8 km
Walk 2100
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A Circuit of Cadair Idris from Minffordd
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 11.0 miles / 17.9 km
Walk 3229
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A Mawddach circular from Arthog near Fairbourne
Grade - moderate
Length - 9.0 miles / 14.6 km
Walk 2570
3.9 miles / 6.2 km away
Cadair Idris from Llanfihangel-y-pennant
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 10.0 miles / 16.3 km
Walk 2707
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West of Cadair Idris - Tyrrau Mawr and Craig-y-llyn
Grade - moderate
Length - 9.5 miles / 15.4 km
Walk 1646
4.8 miles / 7.6 km away
The Precipice Walk near Dolgellau
Grade - easy
Length - 3.5 miles / 5.7 km
Walk 1309
5.3 miles / 8.5 km away
Tarren y Gesail from Abergynolwyn
Grade - moderate
Length - 8.0 miles / 13 km
Walk 1643
5.3 miles / 8.5 km away
Abergynolwyn, Llanfihangel-y-pennant & Castell y Bere
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 6.8 miles / 11.1 km
Walk 3582
5.3 miles / 8.5 km away
Castell y Bere & Llanfihangel-y-pennant from Abergynolwyn
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 5.7 miles / 9.3 km
Walk 1644
5.4 miles / 8.6 km away
Cregennen Lakes from Barmouth
Grade - moderate
Length - 11.0 miles / 17.9 km

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

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