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Cadair Idris from Minffordd
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Photo from the walk - Cadair Idris from Minffordd

Nat Park - Snowdonia - Cadair Idris

County/Area - Gwynedd

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 6.0 miles / 9.8 km

Ascent - 2885 feet / 874 metres

Time - 5 hours 50 minutes

Grade - mod/hard

This Snowdonia walk approaches Cadair Idris from the south and includes a circuit of Cwm Cau. The start is Minffordd and the route continues through superb mountain scenery crossing the summit of Craig Cwm Amarch en-route to Cadair Idris. The return completes the circuit, again enjoying fine mountain views. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description). A route profile is also provided.

Please maintain social distancing - keep at least 2 metres away from other walkers.


 

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Walks from the same start

Walk 2100
A Circuit of Cadair Idris from Minffordd
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 11.0 miles / 17.9 km

Other walks nearby

Walk 1172
3.2 miles / 5.1 km away
Cadair Idris by the Pony Path
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 11.0 miles / 17.9 km
Walk 2668
3.2 miles / 5.1 km away
Cadair Idris, Craig Cau and Cyfrwy by the Pony Path
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 5.3 miles / 8.5 km
Walk 2570
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Cadair Idris from Llanfihangel-y-pennant
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 10.0 miles / 16.3 km
Walk 2707
3.9 miles / 6.2 km away
West of Cadair Idris - Tyrrau Mawr and Craig-y-llyn
Grade - moderate
Length - 9.5 miles / 15.4 km
Walk 1309
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Tarren y Gesail from Abergynolwyn
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Length - 8.0 miles / 13 km
Walk 1643
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Abergynolwyn, Llanfihangel-y-pennant & Castell y Bere
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 6.8 miles / 11.1 km
Walk 3582
4.5 miles / 7.2 km away
Castell y Bere & Llanfihangel-y-pennant from Abergynolwyn
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 5.7 miles / 9.3 km
Walk 3230
5.0 miles / 8.0 km away
Tarrenhendre from Abergynolwyn
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 5.0 miles / 8.1 km
Walk 1107
5.6 miles / 9.0 km away
Waun Oer and Maesglase
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 11.0 miles / 17.9 km
Walk 1646
6.1 miles / 9.7 km away
The Precipice Walk near Dolgellau
Grade - easy
Length - 3.5 miles / 5.7 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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