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Snowdonia's Cadair (Cader) Idris and the Welsh Coast
Snowdonia's Cadair (Cader) Idris and the Welsh Coast

Sat, 13 Aug



Snowdonia's Cadair (Cader) Idris and the Welsh Coast


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Time & Location

13 Aug 2022, 08:00 – 14 Aug 2022, 20:00

Dolgellau, Penygader, Dolgellau LL36 9AJ, UK

About the Event

Conquer Cadair Idris

Length 10.9 km

Distance 7 hours

Elevation gain 940 m

Difficulty - Very Hard!!!

At 893 m (2,930 ft), Cader (or Cadair) Idris is the highest mountain in southern Snowdonia. It’s a popular peak to conquer.

Legend has it that Cader is named after a giant called Idris. ‘Cadair Idris’ in English means ‘Chair of Idris’, while 'Cader' could also refer to an ancient fortress. It's locally known as Cader Idris rather than Cadair, but either may be used. The most well-known tale is that if you spend the night on the mountain, you’ll end up mad or a poet.

The eastern slopes are a regular haunt for fans of the Mach Loop low flying aircraft practice area and on good days gliders from further up the coast swoop by high above the valleys below.

Although not very high, Cadair Idris is a lot tougher than its cousin Snowdon and has some scrambling parts, very steep sections and a lot of exposed areas.

Our accommodation is at the sandy Borth Beach, giving us a chance for a swim if we luck out with a mid-August hot day, or a lovely coastal walk. With some luck, we should see the Petrified Forest hidden under the tides.


£ 166


  • One night single gender hostel accommodation
  • Guided hikes by a qualified and experienced hiking leader


Self-drive, or book a seat in our minibus for just £35. See the MINIBUS option at checkout.

We will contact you with meeting details if you are driving.


Black's Rd


London W6 9EU


A WhatsApp group will be set up a few days before the trip where the final details will be given to you. Keep checking your messages on Meetup for the link to the group


Please click here to open our waiver form.

If this is your first trip with us, we advise you to read the document so you understand the risks and conditions to attend the trip. For everyone's safety, you may be refused to continue on a hike and this document explains this in detail.


We no longer offer refunds due to COVID or other illnesses, please make sure you have adequate travel insurance.

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1 - It is your responsibility to ensure you check messages on this event and private messages sent to you before the trip starts and up to the morning of the trip.

On occasions, meeting location, time and other details might have to be changed and the event could also be cancelled last minute in case of extreme weather or other unexpected events.

2 - As with any road trip, there is a chance of heavy traffic, accidents and break-downs which could force us to skip parts of the trip, or stop it completely. We will do our best to make your day better, and of course to avoid any of these, but we expect your understanding on these occasions.

We will make a full refund if the trip is cancelled for any reason.


  • Cadair Idris Room and Hike

    One ticket per person

    +£4.65 service fee
    Sale ended
  • Cadair Idris - MINIBUS

    Minibus travel only - no accommodation or guided hike

    +£0.88 service fee
    Sale ended



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