Cadair Idris Fox’s Path Walking Route

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Minffordd Path, Dolgellau, Gwynedd LL40 1TN, UK


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Cadair Idris Fox’s Path Walking Route

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This is a less popular route up Cadair* Idris from the north, usually as the scree ascent has a bit of a reputation. However, it’s not as bad as some wish to make it out. Setting off from Llyn Gwernan, it has the added bonus of a pub which you can enjoy at the end, and is gentle enough until you reach Llyn y Gadair. There you’ll be met with the full majesty of Cadair Idris, and slight puzzlement as to how you’re meant to reach the summit!

There’s a scree path to the left of Llyn y Gadair that’s steep and loose, but is passable with a lot of care. If you keep right, you’ll find yourself in a scree gully with steep sides that’s harder work than it needs to be!

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Be warned if you do a Google Search for the Fox’s Path, as a number of the top posts describe routes that are NOT the Fox’s Path!! For a full description of the route, visit this link on Hillcraft Guided Walking – we’ll have our own full description on as soon!

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*We’ve decided to keep the name as Cadair until it’s changed on the OS Map as it’s simply easier for people to find that way. If in doubt – we always use the wording on the OS Maps – in order to make it clearer.

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