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Cader Idris

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Address: Snowdonia National Park, Dolgellau, Wales
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If you think you are there for an easy hike, think again. That s from someone who s done the Canadian Rockies. The ascent is quite tough for the first hour as it is very steep... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Severine V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you think you are there for an easy hike, think again. That s from someone who s done the Canadian Rockies. The ascent is quite tough for the first hour as it is very steep. However the view is fantastic on the ridges if you re doing the loop. Get properly equipped with good ankle support walking shoes, hat,... More 

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Sibenik, Croatia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been there with a friends on a really windy day but all the pain is worth once when you reach the top. Ideal for all ages but be prepare for two hours walking up, and a little bit less down.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are after amazing scenery, feeling in touch with nature and in need of challenge and exercise, go for it. Good shoes food and drink and time (5 hours) needed. Not to be attempted in bad weather or on your own. Have a map with you.

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Wokingham
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hard but very worthwhile walk with stunning scenery. Took the Minffordd path, have to admit it was tougher than expected with some steep scrambles but once at the top had a great sense of accomplishment. Beware the walk down if doing the loop across the ridge. Footpath is treacherous in places and we found it easier at times to stick... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having climbed mountains across England, Wales and Ireland, Cader Idris is my favourite, steeped in myth and legend and unmatched for beauty and sense of achievement. Do your homework and go prepared, with a map, compass, walking boots, and clothing appropriate to weather, and a soul stirring experience will be yours. The Cader Idris Horseshoe is a somewhat obvious circular... More 

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful surroundings and breathtaking views, more testing than some in the national park but worth the effort.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

What a great day. Pleased with just under 2 hours up and 1.5 hours back down but we are feeling it today. Well worth a trip. A good steady climb all the way with a bit of a scramble up to the summit from the pony path. Ankle support an absolute must. A little windy at times and the cloud... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Nothing to say really- lots of different paths up it so something for everyone. Honestly had the time of our lives climbing this- the views were breathtaking, particularly with the little lake surrounded by the mountain range. Just go- there's no better way to experience this.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Took the Minffordd Path up, was pretty easy to follow. Parked at the car port and started a really beautiful hike up through trees with plenty of creeks flowing and an amazing view back of local farmlands. Lots of steps up through here so a quick burn, but can probably get through in 30-40 mins. My girlfriend and I walked... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We came up here on a sunny day and it was breathtaking. Was a bit of a hard walk and needed plenty of water but was well worth it.

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