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Cader Idris

Snowdonia National Park, Dolgellau, Wales
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Absolutely Stunning!!

Loved loved everything about this hike - breathtaking views - moderate difficulty to climb bit... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Better than Mount Snowdon

I manage to hike up both Snowdon and Idris in the space of 3 days. Snowdon is very commercialised... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Snowdonia National Park, Dolgellau, Wales

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Reviewed 5 days ago

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

Thank islandgirl_in_UK
Reviewed 1 week ago

I manage to hike up both Snowdon and Idris in the space of 3 days. Snowdon is very commercialised due to the train line up to the summit, whereas Cader Idris requires a hike to the summit. The views from Idris are exceptional and well...More

Thank TrezSouthAfrica
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did a little bit of the Minffordd Path, on spec and without planning, so serves us right. However, it was stunning and worth every step.... no we didn't reach the top, but we'll do that on a different route next time.

Thank Fionafew
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Dolgellau and stayed in a Fab B&B .. Short car trip to a car park and short walk to the start of the Foxes path .... boy did it rain ... and rain and rain .. we had a go but decided enough was...More

Thank John W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The views throughout the ascent and descent of Cader Idris are hugely rewarding. It's approximately a six hour walk at a relaxed pace with regular breaks. Even the Pony Path is steep, and the scree of Fox's path is not for the faint-hearted. Nevertheless, if...More

Thank goingplaces52
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful location at the foot of Cader so easy to reach the ascents a short car journey or a longer walk away. Very comfortable rooms in the annex with a nice view of the lake and stars at night though verhead slight. . Lovely food....More

Thank Netta C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I started out in lovely sunshine, the babbling brook looking glorious and sounding delightfull. 10 minutes later down came that miserable light rain that just soaks you through. Luckily was wearing waterproofs! Got as far as the first skyline over a section of quite jagged...More

Thank JanetT1958
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are a family of 5 with kids aged 10, 8 and 3 so we originally wanted to take the Pony Path up to the top, but after not being able to find the car park for that path, we gave up. 2 days later...More

Thank Andrea L
Reviewed August 8, 2017 via mobile

We took the shorter trail up to the lake Steep but worth it Allow at least 2 hours to get up to the lake and back

1  Thank Jacquib4
Reviewed August 8, 2017 via mobile

What wonderful view and experience, it's joy to see every day l wake and see the view when the sun comes up to wake up Cader ldris, it makes you realise how lucky you are to be alive.

1  Thank John R
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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
Aswin S
April 9, 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