Cadair Idris – 10th November 2019


After a pleasant evening and overnight stop in Dolgellau, we set out on a beautiful sunny morning to the start of the southern route to Cadair Idris – The Minffordd path.  A dusting of snow had fallen the afternoon before and highlighted all the gullies on the hills.

The initial part of the path climbs through birch woods and passes a waterfall before it opens out onto the hillside.  As we climbed we the path was a little icy to the Cwm of Lyn Cau, which was in the shade.  The Lyn (lake) was stunning with a backdrop of the snow dusted cliffs of the ridge.  From the Cwm a short-sharp climb to get onto the ridge which circles round to the summit and it’s shelter – not needed on this occasion as the sun was shining and hardly any breeze.

From the summit we continued round the ridge to the East and back down in a horseshoe, eventually joining with the ascent path just above the woods.

Down to the café for tea and cake before driving home.