Cader Idris

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Recommended by 20 out of 20 hikers



    do it when your under 60.

    • April 17, 2019

  • Tom

    Cadair Idris is a small range of mountains, well worth a look by any active hiker. The climb is relentless but you are rewarded with some cracking views, personally i prefer these views compared to some of the 3000s.

    • April 29, 2019

  • Tom

    The views from up at the cairn are fantastic if its a clear day. Of its raining then take shelter in the small hut nearby.

    • April 29, 2019

  • Tom

    As it says, from the west side of the Cadair Idris range on a good day the views out to the Irish sea are unbeatable.

    • August 9, 2019

  • Sebastian Kowalke

    Cader Idris is not the very highest mountain, at 892 meters high - but it starts from near sea level, and it offers a truly breathtaking panorama of the southern part of Snowdonia. The highest peak of the Cader Idris ridge is called Pen-y-Gader; you can find a small shelter near the highest point. On both sides of the ridge are beautiful lakes, each surrounded by steep rock cliffs. You can swim in them, although you need a cast-iron constitution to do so!

    • January 15, 2018

  • Muyh

    In good distance beautiful view over the mountains to the Irish Sea.

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    • August 2, 2019


    Hard climb ware the right cloths and boot have lunch on the trig point enjoy the views

    • October 25, 2019

  • Trail Magazine

    Complex and striking, Cadair Idris is the Snowdon of southern Snowdonia: a honeypot mountain renowned for its imperious cliffs, enticing ridges and pretty tarns. It is a peak shrouded in myth. Its name, meaning ‘Chair of Idris’, derives from the Welsh legend of a giant who created a mountainous seat for stargazing.

    • December 13, 2019

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Location: Gwynedd, Wales, United Kingdom


  • Elevation940 m

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