Sunday, 16 November 2014

Cadair Idris

Location: Snowdonia National Park
Height: 893 metres (2,930 ft)
Summit Type: Rocky/Boulder Strewn/Pointed
Notable Summit Objects: Trig Point
Range: Snowdonia
Easily the second most popular mountain in Wales behind Snowdon, Cadair Idris is a fantastic peak to scale. Usually walked via the 'Pony Path', a gradual ascent that allows for a pleasant stroll to the summit. This famous path can just about be seen snaking its way up the side of this magnificent peak in the above picture. The picture was taken from a satellite summit of Cadair Idris - Craig-las, which in itself presents a good scramble to the summit, which in return gives you the above view (unless in low cloud of course)
The views on a clear day are awesome indeed, west towards the Mawddach Estuary, Barmouth and Cardigan Bay, north west towards the hilly Lleyn Peninsula, north across towards the bulk of the Snowdonian peaks, east towards the Arans and south towards Plynlimon.

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