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The Chair of Idris!

Haven’t been here for years but have fond memories of walking here in my youth, so it was a... read more

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PaulDrewsterDrew
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Wales, United Kingdom
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A wonderful but quite challenging walk to this beautiful summit on a very hot day. Definately worth... read more

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Judith M
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed today via mobile

Haven’t been here for years but have fond memories of walking here in my youth, so it was a nostalgic and pleasurable return to ascend this magical place. Walked up the Minffordd path along the ridge and love the scree scramble to the Trig Point....More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A wonderful but quite challenging walk to this beautiful summit on a very hot day. Definately worth it.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Judith M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A beautiful and dramatic hike, with more lush green scenery in the lower half, more rocky shale near the top. From the minffordd path, the trail splits at around 1/3 of the way up...perhaps 45-60 minutes in. What we didn't realize is that it doesn't...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed January 2, 2019

The east to west route up the Minffordd path and down the Fox path is wonderful. If you are unsettled by loose scree then the Pony path is a more friendly way down to Dolgellau. Make it a circular day by taking the T2 bus...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 31, 2018

fantastic place very pretty, peaceful lovely scenery. weather was great in September not too hot. would visit again so much to see.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed December 21, 2018 via mobile

Lovely walk, with a 700 metre ascent but on a very well defined path. Very windy towards the top with squally mountain showers, as expected. Nice to have the bothy near the trig point to shelter in. Would recommend sturdy boots and wet weather gear...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank 81stephaniey
Reviewed November 21, 2018 via mobile

We went up the Minffordd route, which was stunningly beautiful, a steep rocky path it’s a hard walk up. Make sure you have good walking boots and clothes as the weather can change quickly. Path was reasonably easy to follow. Make sure you stop and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed November 14, 2018

Just a beautiful place which we were able to appreciate in the sunshine. So beautiful to see, can recommend stopping to appreciate the view along the road where there are viewpoints.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank April26th
Reviewed November 11, 2018

My first experience to climb a mountain what an experience It took us 3 hours to get to the top . The peak was foggy but what a satisfying experience loved it.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 8, 2018

Been here a few times now and it never fails to be one of the most enjoyable walks. Being in the south of Snowdonia, is easily doable in a day if you live in the S/West. The walk itself is fairly strenuous (4.5-5hrs). If you...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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StephC1210
August 13, 2018|
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Response from Marine21 | Reviewed this property |
We saw a Hercules flying along the estuary from the Pony Path.
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Gymbunny63
August 6, 2018|
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Response from katelucy_whitham | Reviewed this property |
Yes! Our husky and staffie found it fine. As with any dog - I wouldn’t go up in very hot weather.
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Lisa C
August 5, 2018|
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Response from MickHatter | Reviewed this property |
I agree others' views that a little too tough for toddlers....if you go the easier route up the Pony Path there's nothing too steep or challenging for a confident 6 or 7 year old, but under that age I'd suggest you might be... More
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