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Cader Idris

Snowdonia National Park, Dolgellau, Wales
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Beautiful place

Stunning views well worth the narrow roads to get to the top. There is a toilet but no... read more

Reviewed yesterday
jambojames
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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What a great place, full of activity and space. Something for most people. Helps to enjoy the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
alastair n
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Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
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Snowdonia National Park, Dolgellau, Wales
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Stunning views well worth the narrow roads to get to the top. There is a toilet but no refreshments available do will need to bring a packed lunch.

Thank jambojames
Reviewed yesterday

What a great place, full of activity and space. Something for most people. Helps to enjoy the outdoors, cafe also worth a visit.

Thank alastair n
Reviewed 1 week ago

The first part of the climb through woods is the hardest in terms of fitness. As you leave the trees there is a chunky slate bridge across the stream, a great place to cool off. The route is obvious and so easy to follow with...More

Thank 958dan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hard walk but not as long as i expected. Very wet and misty but got the blood flowing. Another to tick off the list

Thank Sarah M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great mountain. I walked up the foxes path and down the pony path. The latter is easiest and clearly marked. The former has a 1000ft scree slope which is loose and steep. Avoid that in bad weather, or unless v experienced. Would suggest reading up...More

Thank neileasyrider
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I completed this walk yesterday. The views at the top were amazing. The walk was brilliant, the best we have ever done. We feel the walk and views were better than The Lake District. Not too busy even during peak.

1  Thank DesandTesh
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After the long slog to the top of cadair idris. Starting from Minffordd 2.75 hrs unrelenting. Then 5 miles down to penmaenpool. Well worth it but be very prepared. Do not underestimate this walk

Thank Gordon N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cader Idris in Snowdonia has a heart of its own. Great walks and stunning views, the mountain is constantly changing as it reflects the patterns of the weather. A great place for walking and there are easily accessible areas for those whose walking days are...More

Thank RonGreenman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First time I had climbed Cader Idris and decided on the Minffordd route to keep it simple. Not as busy as Snowdon, but probably more enjoyable. Parking was fine at £2.50, although the machine was not working. We arrived at midday and the car park...More

5  Thank Steve D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cadair Idris is a relatively easy walk (try the Pony track) but affords some of the best 360 degree views in Snowdonia with the Barmouth estuary and beaches to the West, the Snowdonia range to the North and mid Wales to the Brecon Beacons in...More

Thank Paul S
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Aswin S
9 April 2017|
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Response from lovetrav_9 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Aswin, In response to your query, the distance from Ivy House, which is in Dolgellau town, to the start of the Fox's Path and the Pony Path is just under 2 miles. To my knowledge and having made enquiries locally, there... More
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faizahkiani
9 April 2017|
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Response from Madalyn H | Reviewed this property |
Good stamina and fitness are fine - as long as weather is ok. In poor weather navigation skills may be required
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392louise
15 March 2017|
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Response from lovetrav_9 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Louise, First of all I apologise for the delay in responding to you; I have been away from home for ten days. As you probably are aware, there are four main routes to the top of Cadair Idris; The Foxes Path and Pony... More
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