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Cadair Idris

Climbing Cadair Idris
Rating: 4 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 5.9 miles
Duration: Half day

Overview :  Cadair Idris is situated in the Cadair Idris Nature Reserve in Gwyned, Wales.

Set off from the Tal-y-Llyn car park at Minffordd and... more »

Tips:  This is not a walk to be undertaken without proper walking boots. The use of poles is also advised especially on the downwards part... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Just emerging from the wood and looking back down the valley

Looking south from above the treeline down the Nant Cadair valley.

2. Nant Cadair valley

Climbing up the Nant Cadair valley looking north west towards Myndd Moel (863metres)

3. Llyn Cau lake

A glacial lake by poplar myth said to be bottomless.

4. Climbing up from Llyn Cau

The Minffordd Path here is a steep rocky climb skirting the southern shore of Lyn Cau

5. Llyn Cau lake

Llyn Cau lake from the Minffordd Trail.

6. Low flying was the order of the day - a Hercules flies past

This was on the rocky and uneven descent from the second summit Mynydd Moel. A number of military aircraft flew through the valley below as we rested a while.

7. Tal-y-Lynn lake

A large elongated glacial lake

8. Nant Cadair from the slate bridge

This is where the outbound route meets up again with the descent.

A 360 view from the summit