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Walks up Cader Idris

Walks Up Cader Idris

There are many walking routes up Cadair Idris, which is also known as Cader Idris*, and as it’s in South Snowdonia is much quieter than the honeypots in the north of Snowdonia National Park. There are walks up Cadair Idris of varying difficulty, though this is a mountain walk and all routes need respect and no walk up Cadair Idris is easy! The Summit of Cadair Idris is 893m high, and is actually called Penygadair. It’s the entire mountain that’s correctly Cadair Idris, or Idris’ Chair.

Cadair (Cader) Idris is one of the iconic Welsh Mountains and forms part of the Welsh Three Peak challenge along with Snowdon and Pen y Fan. It’s actually the same geology as Snowdon, something that’s quite apparent as you walk up the Minffordd Path.

There are four main routes up to the Summit of Cader Idris.

There are also a few less popular walks up Cadair Idris:

Please note that some people have been ending up on the wrong side of Cader Idris near Dolgellau on private land by following the post code that Google had for the Pony Path and possibly Cader Idris. We think this has been resolved, but ensure you use the one provided above – LL40 1TN – and ensuring you end up in the car park and not actually on the lane at the start of the path. Use this link –  Ty Nant  – in order to get directions EXACTLY to the Pony Path car park

What no walks up the Tarrennau? Fancy adding your own walking route in the Tarrennau?

*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.

All the routes up Cader Idris can be found by scrolling below:

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