Cader Idris, Dolgellau

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Must see · Mountain · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Cadair Idris or Cader Idris is a mountain in the historic county of Merionethshire, Wales (or Gwynedd council area for local government purposes). It lies at the southern end of the Snowdonia National Park near the town of Dolgellau. The peak, which is one of the most popular in Wales for walkers and hikers, is composed largely of Ordovician igneous rocks, with classic glacial erosion features such as cwms, moraines, striated rocks, and roches moutonnées.
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  • Took the Minffordd path up Cadair Idris as far as the lake (about half way up). The path was steep and slippery in parts (notably at the start) and it was very boggy around the lake, but the climb...  more »
  • Loved climbing this mountain it's amazing and beautiful go early about 7am is perfect in the summer take sun screen because you can get sun burn on the mountain it was raining when we went so I...  more »

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