Cader Idris, Dolgellau

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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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  • Parked up at nearby car park (£6 all day) and crossed the road to start our hike, on the Pony Path. It was overcast and we could see the peak was surrounded in mist, which was unexpected as the...  more »
  • If you come to Snowdonia, don't feel you have to go with the crowds and climb Snowdon. You will end up queueing to get to the summit. Cader Idris is a lovely mountain to climb. Some routes can take...  more »

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