Cader Idris, Dolgellau

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Cadair Idris or Cader Idris is a mountain in Gwynedd, Wales, which lies at the southern end of the Snowdonia National Park near the town of Dolgellau. The peak, which is one of the most popular in Wales for walkers and hikers, is composed largely of Ordovician igneous rocks, with classic glacial erosion features such as cwms, moraines, striated rocks, and roches moutonnées.
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  • If you come to Snowdonia, don't feel you have to go with the crowds and climb Snowdon. You will end up queueing to get to the summit. Cader Idris is a lovely mountain to climb. Some routes can take...  more »
  • I must admit to staying in a rented house some 3 miles from this peak and thoroughly liked the views up to it from various angles. I did NOT climb as we were experiencing a windy spell after Ciara  more »

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