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Cadair Idris

The most widespread explanation for the name of the mountain is based on the fact that Cadair means "chair". Cadair Idris would thus translate as "the chair of Idris", and the Idris in question is usually taken to be a giant from Welsh mythology who was said to have used the mountain as an enormous armchair to gaze at the stars.

To reach the top of Cadair Idris there is a trail which leads from Tal-y-llyn, called Minffordd Path. The Path starts from the car park near to the Minfford Hotel next to the B4405.  Hikers using this ascent climb past Llyn Cau and along the rim of Craig Cau (rockwall) to Penygadair. The ascent to its 2930 ft summit is about 6 miles and its duration is between 4 to 6 hrs.

Please remember to check local weather forecast before setting off and plan a route suitable to those conditions. Check your equipment before leaving, take waterproofs, warm spare clothing, hat and gloves, food, drink, a map, a compass. Don't rely on mobile phones and if the weather conditions turn bad, turn back.

At the foot of Cadair Idris is the Tal-y-llyn Lake, this is a natural 220-acre, shallow, brown trout Lake. Near to the lake is the Talyllyn Railway which is a narrow-gauge railway, running for 7.5 miles from Tywyn on the Mid-Wales coast to Nant Gwernol near the village of Abergynolwyn. The origin of the railway's name is uncertain, however it may refer to the parish of Talyllyn, which contains its eastern terminus.

For more information please go to www.visitmidwales.co.uk


Cadair Idris, Llyn Cau

Cadair Idris, Llyn Cau

Llynnau Cregennen near Cadair Idris

Llynnau Cregennen near Cadair Idris

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Llynnau Cregennen near Cadair Idris

Llynnau Cregennen near Cadair Idris

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Cadair Idris

Cadair Idris

Cadair Idris, Penycadair

Cadair Idris, Penycadair

Tal y Llyn

Tal y Llyn

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Tal y Llyn

Tal y Llyn

Rheilffordd Talyllyn/ Taly llyn Railway

Rheilffordd Talyllyn/ Taly llyn Railway