Cadair Idris

Quick Facts

Location: Snowdonia National Park (Eryri in Welsh), South

Height: 893m / 2930ft

Routes: Pony Track (9km round trip) and Minffordd (9.5km round trip)

Route options on Cadair Idris

Two regular routes are avaialble on Cadair Idris - the most popular Pony Path from the Ty Nant car park to the north of Cadair Idris, and the Minffordd path from the south, starting close to the Minffordd Hotel.

Where to start from

There are car parks to the north and south for each of these routes:

  • Ty Nant Car Park (pay and display cash only, postcode LL40 1TN)
  • Dôl Idris Car Park (pay and display coins or card, postcode LL36 9AJ)

Cadair Idris Route Map

The map of Cadair Idris below shows both the Pony Path from Ty Nant and the Minffordd route.

OS Maps links and GPX Route Downloads

Cadair Idris Pony Path route on OS Maps. Right click and 'Save As' here, to download the Cadair Idris Pony Path for GPS.

Cadair Idris Minffordd route route on OS Maps.Right click and 'Save As' here, to download the Cadair Idris Minffordd route for GPS.


Kings Youth Hostel is nearby to the north, Minffordd Hotel to the south.

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