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Cader Idris

Snowdonia National Park, Dolgellau, Wales
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What a mountain!

Visited on new years eve and camped in the bothy at the summit. SOme of the most amazing views ive... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Arnold, England, United Kingdom

Wanted to visit Cadair Idris for years and was not disappointed. The views are spectacular, the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Paul O
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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“pony path” (68 reviews)
“minffordd path” (37 reviews)
“car park” (60 reviews)
Snowdonia National Park, Dolgellau, Wales

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Visited on new years eve and camped in the bothy at the summit. SOme of the most amazing views ive ever experienced

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wanted to visit Cadair Idris for years and was not disappointed. The views are spectacular, the walk is extremely challenging and rewarding and if you go at the right time, the mountain is not that crowded. If you take the Minffordd path, you will need...More

1  Thank Paul O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is a national trust car park to park at to start your trek up the easier pony path. Path easy to follow. Couple of steep parts mostly ok even for unfit people. The peak is windy and weather changes rapidly so take appropriate clothing/waterproofs...More

2  Thank nti3000
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow. One he'll of a walk. 780m sounds crap! 2837ft sounds much better. Approached edge of valley floor then started upwards all the way to the summit and back on the same path. Only for fit walkers...

Thank Gordon S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A fantastic place to be, beautiful in everyway. This is a place to just escape and get away from it all. The tracks can be quite hard in places so good shoes are a must. Even if the weather is fine it is wise to...More

1  Thank balmoraljames
Reviewed October 8, 2017

We walked up the Pony Path - we did not walk the whole route due to the bad weather, but from what we did do, the views were great. Be careful on the Pony Path however, it is more for advanced walkers and it can...More

1  Thank 621elise
Reviewed October 6, 2017 via mobile

Me and my 9 and 11 year olds loved it, challenging in places, but the view from the summit made it a day to remember.

1  Thank ben w
Reviewed October 2, 2017

Cader Idris is a mountain with style. She is ofted clad in a veil of cloud and mist hiding her beauty. We climbed her for the first time 40 years ago when on a Geology field trip. We climbed her again at the end of...More

1  Thank billbald
Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

Accessible from several starting points, this is a majestic mountain and on a clear day you can see forever, as the song goes! Both of the most popular paths up, might make you puff and pant for the first hour but after that it becomes...More

1  Thank PutneySW
Reviewed September 18, 2017

Loved loved everything about this hike - breathtaking views - moderate difficulty to climb bit tricky in parts but the views were absolutely worth it!

1  Thank islandgirl_in_UK
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November 11, 2017|
Response from balmoraljames | Reviewed this property |
You can only have fires that are permitted on private campsites etc, you can’t have fires anywhere in the Snowdonia National Park as the forestry commission don’t allow them anywhere.
Ana D
August 27, 2017|
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Response from Snowdoniatraveller | Reviewed this property |
Hello there - some of our guests who stay with us at Tal-y-llyn have swum there on their way down and have lived to tell the tale. We have yet to venture in but all say it is very cold and probably very deep so maybe not the... More
August 17, 2017|
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Response from neileasyrider | Reviewed this property |
The Pony Track, but be sure to take map & compass in case of poor visibility as if you stray from the path nearer the top there are cliffs with huge drops