Tag Archive: Snowdonia

Walking to the summit of Cader Idris

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Cader Idris (or more correctly Cadair Idris) is justifiably the second most-popular mountain in Wales after Snowdon. It is actually a ridge, 6.5 miles long, at the southern end of the Snowdonia National Park. The summit itself is called Pen y Gadair and is 2930 ft high. There are a number of approaches to the …

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Walking to the top of Snowdon: Llanberis Path and Snowdon Ranger Path

View of Mynydd Mawr from an ascent of Snowdon via the Snowdon Ranger path.
By Donald Macauley from Carshalton, Surrey, UK (Mynydd MawrUploaded by Amada44) [CC-BY-SA-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

There are six main walking routes up Snowdon. This post describes the two easiest paths, namely the Snowdon Ranger Path and the Llanberis Path.Walking times are estimated by many authors to be about 6 hours, but if you are less experienced at hill walking, I recommend assuming that a full day will be needed.

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