Cadair Idres 17th March 2018
Club members headed for southern Snowdonia for a winter walk on
the very popular Cadair Idris near to Barmouth.
Apparently this is the second most popular mountain in Wales after
Snowdon, and for good reason, as there are a variety of landscapesit has some attainable routes and on a good day a fantastic view
of mountains and coastline form the summit.
The route started at the popular Minffordd car park and up to the level of Llyn Cau. From there the Minffordd path was followed up the ridge to Craig Cwm Armarch and on to the 893 metre summit of Cadair Idris.
Despite the poor weather forecast and temperatures barely getting above freezing all day there was very little snow on the mountain.It was frosty and there were light snow showers but visibility wasexcellent.
From the summit the view of Barmouth far below and the railway
bridge over the Afon Mawddach made the trip worth it for this one experience. Lunch was taken in the summit stone shelter and a
circuit was completed by going out to Mynydd Moel and then
descending back to the car park. A most enjoyable day but in a
cool breeze not one for hanging around too long.
This walk had been programmed for the previous week but was
postponed due to extreme weather conditions.
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