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TP1839 - Cader Idris
 
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Grid reference :
Type :
Condition :
Slightly damaged Slightly damaged
Flush Bracket :
S1603
OSGB36 Station :
PP105
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP1839
County :
Gwynedd
Nearest town :
DOLGELLAU

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Cader IdrisPP105PP105271111.03313035.17893.3681PILLAR01/06/1937201/06/1956N0BADLY DAMAGED

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There are 97 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 316th with 9 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 7.37/10 (from 185 logged visits)
Was First logged: 30th Aug 1964
Was Last found intact: 27th Jul 2019
Was Last logged: 20th Aug 2019

Of the 185 logged visits,
30 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 490m
The average error was 32m
2 were exact

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Logged Visits:

Not Logged 20th Aug 2019  14:55  by ltrc

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Slightly damaged 27th Jul 2019  16:00  by MysteriousSue

FB Number: S1603  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 10/10

Reached the summit at 4pm exactly (1.30pm start) after doing Snowdon via Crib Goch in the morning. Lovely day in the valley but very strong wind up top - could barely stand up on the trig. Lovely walk up with the woodland, waterfalls and lake. Will definitely be back to try the Pony Path as did the Minffordd Path this time.


Good condition 22nd Jun 2019  12:00  by Matt792h

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Beautiful day with some amazing views.


Good condition 18th May 2019  11:20  by T-Bagger

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10


Slightly damaged 2nd May 2019  11:06  by robcross

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 9/10


Not Logged 4th Nov 2018  12:36  by TroutMayFly

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 10/10

backdated actual visit 4/5/2005


Slightly damaged 6th Oct 2018  13:39  by jonglew

Gridref: SH 71120 13042   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Pillar's had a chequered history resulting in appearing to have been built without a flush bracket despite it having one originally. Primary Trigs in Wales by John Davies gives a good account. Centre cap gone, and just a residue of the replacement composite disc remains.

Pillar TP1839©jonglew
Spider TP1839©jonglew


Damaged 27th Sep 2018  12:40  by ger

Gridref: SH 71116 13040   FB Number: NO FB  Condition: Damaged  Score: 9/10

Strange pillar - looks like part of one side face has been replaced!? Super views.


Not Logged 5th Sep 2018  09:52  by Peterwth

Gridref: SH 71113 13042   FB Number: MISSING  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

Very cloudy day. Views will be awesome when we call back in spring.

one of my pals at the Pillar.


Slightly damaged 25th Aug 2018  15:00  by Earby Rambler

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 10/10

Walked up from Minffordd with P61 & Brunshaw,taking in Craig Lwyd/Craig Cwm Amarch/Cyfrwy/Mynydd Moel & Mynydd Gwerngraig. Brilliant ridge walk in good weather & great company.

Approach
Trig
Panoramic
Panoramic
Sign
Info board


Slightly damaged 25th Aug 2018  15:00  by painterman61

FB Number: NO FB  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 10/10

Up on the tough Minnfford path very stiff pull up super top and tremendous views trig has large crack on one edge.Bagged 5 nuttalls on the round of about 9 miles.

trig ©painterman61
trig ©painterman61
top ©painterman61
Cadir idris ©painterman61
its me ©painterman61


Not Logged 6th Jul 2018  15:45  by elliothale

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Slightly damaged 26th Jun 2018  13:35  by SidAndBob

FB Number: NO FB  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 10/10

A spectacularly hot and sunny day with perfectly clear skies. Had to wait for a large group of school kids at the trigpoint. Was treated to an impressive aerial display from some jets along the way.

Me and Ted on Cadair Idris ©SidAndBob


Slightly damaged 21st May 2018  10:15  by newestindustry

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10


Good condition 20th May 2018  13:31  by ghost.mouse42

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

what a mountain to climb, rocky ascent but worth it at the top


Slightly damaged 7th May 2018  09:48  by Mountain troop mcgivern

Gridref: SH 71200 13000   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10


Not Logged 31st Mar 2018  16:00  by Straight through crew

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

Nice snowy conditions at the top today, trig and back to car in three hours. Visibilty was poor at the top.

©Straight through crew


Slightly damaged 20th Mar 2018  16:02  by Triggers

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

mynford path on spring day

©Triggers


Slightly damaged 28th Oct 2017  12:08  by Juliebfitness

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 9/10

Gelert & Laika plus Meeezz
Gelert & Laika


Slightly damaged 27th Oct 2017  12:00  by Phil Clayton

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 10/10

Above date is most recent of eighteen visits, first in 1975. This time walked up from Cader Gates and around the ridge to Mynydd Moel before descending steeply. A couple of previous ones were night visits and I've always wondered if I came down as a poet or a madman, or does the second night out on top cancel out the first? Pillar was completed on August 22nd, 1936 but fell into a bad state, was demolished and rebuilt in 1985.


Slightly damaged 12th Oct 2017  14:31  by Bourne

Gridref: SH 71112 13036   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Parked in the car park to the north of Cader and easy walk up Pony Track - Flush Bracket Missing!


Slightly damaged 2nd Oct 2017  13:00  by CURRYSCRIM

Gridref: SH 71114 13037   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Ascended from the car park at Minffordd and had reasonable weather apart from the very windy summit. Descended via a fairly well defined but unmarked on the map path. Last climbed around the mid seventies but don't recall a roof on the shed. Very hard on my knees on the descent but still a great walk. Very few people around today., Does anyone know when and why the flush bracket was removed?

©CURRYSCRIM


Slightly damaged 2nd Sep 2017  13:00  by Richofsebast

FB Number: S1603  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 10/10

Walked up the Minffordd Path with some friends who were on a sponsored walk. This path is relentless, climbing 800m from the car park in 4km length. Amazing views of the lake on the way up and over to the Mawddach Estuary from the top. Needed a beer tent and burger van at the top for the crowds of people!! The circular walk back down seemed even steeper. Fantastic day out.

Trig and Estuary ©Richofsebast
Beer Tent Needed ©Richofsebast
Lake ©Richofsebast


Slightly damaged 12th Aug 2017  11:30  by The Patrician

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

According to Mountain Weather we should have had drizzle clearing in the afternoon. It poured down all morning and we ascended Cadair Idris in a cloud. No views until much later in the afternoon. A good time had by all.

Emma and Sheila at the top ©The Patrician


Slightly damaged 15th Jul 2017  13:19  by wavydale

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

No flush bracket present. Up here for the second time to attend a Geocaching Event with only myself and Wright Girls attending. Real rotten weather- rain all the way up and 2/3 of the way back down


Slightly damaged 13th May 2017  12:00  by swarvjarv

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Tough climb for me with regards to decent and knees.

View looking up towards trigpoint Cadair Idris (view looking up to trigpoint)©swarvjarv


Slightly damaged 22nd Apr 2017  12:34  by VinceTP

Gridref: SH 71111 13038   FB Number: NONE  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 10/10


Slightly damaged 29th Oct 2016  12:00  by underhill

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

From mynydd moel, mynydd Gwerngraig, Gau Craig and cad west in fog


Slightly damaged 1st Oct 2016  12:45  by redDragon

FB Number: S1603  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

No views today because of fog, but it is was an improvement from the 1st visit when we got soaked. Certainly made use of the nearby shelter building that time


Not Logged 20th Aug 2016  16:30  by leiafee

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 8/10

Welsh Three Peaks in horrendous conditions. Staggered against it so didn't really register before diving towards the shelter! Must go back and actually look around.


Not Logged 6th Aug 2016  16:39  by ric.t1

Gridref: SH 71106 13041   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Good condition 6th Aug 2016  12:58  by Lee_AAT

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

©Lee_AAT


Not Logged 30th Jul 2016  12:20  by AsherMarley

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 10/10

asher and marley at trig


Not Logged 17th Jul 2016  13:25  by Lucyparsnips

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Slightly damaged 17th Jun 2016  11:10  by Griefmiester

Gridref: SH 71111 13033   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 10/10

Parking in the usual car park on the lane to the North then along Pony Path diversion over the Saddle then along to summit, back down via the Fox's Path scree slope (not recommended if wearing flip flops! ) then back to start point. Great circuit not a sole for 4 hours :) Pillar little the worse for wear FB gone, great views on the assent and decent, cloud drifting in above 800m.

Pillar


Slightly damaged 9th Jun 2016  12:50  by Captainbob542

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Climbed up the Pony Track in hazy sunshine, all good.

Baxter and I on the trig


Slightly damaged 8th Jun 2016  12:30  by Monki

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Geocaching event on Cader Idris Flush Bracket missing

©Monki


Not Logged 28th May 2016  15:13  by kat04

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

©kat04


Slightly damaged 27th May 2016  13:25  by Boid

Gridref: SH 71116 13038   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 10/10

Good views in all directions for 10/10 marks. Trig itself slightly damaged on one corner and missing the flush bracket and plug

Cader Idris trig


Good condition 8th May 2016  12:58  by Spunky Spider

FB Number: S1603  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

At the top today with Dylan Burgess to attend a Geocaching event by Harry The Furry Squid. A mammoth climb for me and my highest Trig to date, hence the 10/10 score, and for other reasons. Fabulous weather conditions made this a perfect day.

Spunky Spider on top of Cader Idris ©Spunky Spider


Not Logged 12th Mar 2016  11:30  by mntainman

Gridref: SH 71113 13037   FB Number: NONE  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

Cadair Idris


Not Logged 27th Oct 2015  13:50  by Crazygirafe

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 7/10


Slightly damaged 11th Aug 2015  16:39  by aussierules

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 9/10

Tuesday's late jaunt to Minffordd - Mynyd Moel - Penygadair - Cyfrwy - Craig Cwm Amarch. Awesome afternoon in the hills.


Slightly damaged 25th Jul 2015  08:55  by Dusty

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Early start and low cloud slowly lifting. Detour on way up to visit three hill tops and to wait for better conditions. Still in cloud on top so bagged another 3 hill tops but still no luck. Almost back down to road and the cloud had lifted. Typical!

Pillar
Spider


Not Logged 26th Apr 2015  13:13  by dbattyman

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 10/10

Busy day at the summit.


Slightly damaged 17th Apr 2015  12:13  by Funk to Funky

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 10/10

Logged this before but as I was up this way again I thought I would log it again. Views are spectacular all round. Missing the FB as others have said, but pillar is otherwise good with only minor damage.


Slightly damaged 5th Apr 2015  12:30  by Ddraig Ddu

FB Number: MISSING  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 9/10

missing its metal flush plate.

view north


Slightly damaged 4th Apr 2015  11:58  by Ddraig Ddu

FB Number: GOOD CONDI  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 10/10

A caching walk and a trig. yay

view and trig view to the north west


Slightly damaged 19th Mar 2015  15:51  by greenbell

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

No plate and looking a bit sorry for itself!

Beautiful sunny day Walked to with a broken toe - courtesy of Aran Fawddwy previous day - well worth it


Slightly damaged 11th Oct 2014  14:00  by TheGreatScandini

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 9/10

A very enjoyable ascent, weather was nice and gloomy on the way up then the sun came out at the top for a nice photo op :)


Slightly damaged 23rd Jun 2014  16:40  by protheroes

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

fantastic views, if a little busy at the summit!


Slightly damaged 8th Jun 2014  14:04  by stignest

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

no fb? visited for 5th time vies can be as far as the wicklow mtns. but not today


Not Logged 16th May 2014  12:00  by bambam897

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 9/10


Slightly damaged 19th Apr 2014  13:40  by SebastienCale

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Very busy on a beautiful day with a chilly wind. Walked up from the car park near the tea room as per Nuttall walk 10.1, then continuing on to Mynyyd Moel and Gau Graig.

©SebastienCale


Slightly damaged 11th Apr 2014  13:00  by Griggsy

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

From Minffordd

©Griggsy


Good condition 5th Jul 2013  15:57  by ProSpec

Gridref: SH 71112 13033   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Great views!


Good condition 5th Jul 2013  13:00  by Postie

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Walked up the Pony path from the great car park at Tynyceunant. Very easy clear path. Beautiful clear day, just a little wispy cloud near the summit.

©Postie
Was a bit busy, with a school trip ©Postie


Slightly damaged 27th Jun 2013  17:00  by struggling

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Parked at SH741160. Bright with clouds blowing across tops. Headed up FPs SE then SW to SH745153. Turned S following fenceline to the ridge on Gau Graig. Weather closed in rapidly and soon in constant mist with wind rising. Followed fenceline along ridge for approx 1k, then FP to Penygadair summit. Conditions now v bad in cloud with strong wind and driving rain. Visibility 20m and TP loomed out of the gloom ahead. Could hardly stand against wind to take photo! Took 10mins respite in the shelter before retracing route. V glad to reach the car again. 24 hrs earlier on Rhinogs - weather glorious!

TP in the Mist and Driving Rain!


Slightly damaged 15th Jun 2013  13:56  by rob godrer coed

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10


Slightly damaged 8th Jun 2013  10:30  by DanTrig

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 10/10

Great 9 mile walk up Pony Path from car park, bagging Cadair Idris trig as well as Mynydd Moel, Cyfrwy (The Saddle) and Tyrrau Mawr. Perfect weather, great views, great mountains.


Slightly damaged 29th May 2013  13:40  by vegibagger

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

With Jamie and friends met in the car park, Colin and Teresa. Glorious day better than expected. No flush bracket on the pillar.

Left to right Teresa, Colin, Jamie and Charles©vegibagger


Slightly damaged 13th May 2013  11:03  by AndyJ

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10


Slightly damaged 6th May 2013  14:40  by paulxtr

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 9/10

Cader Idris ©paulxtr


Good condition 7th Apr 2013  12:00  by welsh rambler

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Walked up the Pony Path and I had for the first time the summit to myself which was nice but a little eerie.



Slightly damaged 16th Dec 2012  12:52  by Ham Shady

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Walk up the Pony Path from Ty Nant - good path easily followed. Cloud came down as I ascended, poor weather and visibility by the time I got to the top.


Slightly damaged 20th Oct 2012  09:40  by g4wsb

Gridref: SH 71114 13037   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Total fog all morning, walk on the Minffordd path up.GW/NW-009

©g4wsb
©g4wsb
©g4wsb
©g4wsb


Not Logged 1st Sep 2012  13:00  by Bruce Boughton

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Slightly damaged 1st Sep 2012  09:03  by trigging on an island

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Arrived the previous evening with the weather so bad that I could barely even see the pillar from just outside of the refuge. After a reasonably comfortable night inside, I emerged to finally log the trig in much improved conditions.

Home for the night


Slightly damaged 16th May 2012  13:15  by Steve&Gill

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 10/10

Good sunny day clear views all round part of Nuttall 10.1 walk. No flush plate.


Not Logged 14th Apr 2012  12:44  by IWC

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 8/10

Clear bright day with a little fresh snow on top - just about perfect.


Slightly damaged 19th Feb 2012  14:00  by Merthyr_boy

Gridref: SH 71600 13000   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10


Slightly damaged 22nd Sep 2011  00:00  by ngthack

FB Number: S1603  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10


Slightly damaged 7th Sep 2011  09:56  by stonestreaker

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

©stonestreaker


Slightly damaged 1st Sep 2011  11:38  by Jonesduo 2

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10


Slightly damaged 22nd Aug 2011  13:24  by martine41

Gridref: SH 71112 13037   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Fine clockwise walk from Minffordd. Superb depth of colour of Llyn Cau. Mobbed at the top. Waited 15 minutes before having the chance to get beside TP and record an accurate log!


Good condition 14th Jul 2011  14:39  by dewi o dre-gwyr

Gridref: SH 71100 13000   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Found on a walk in the area

A very nice day


Slightly damaged 11th May 2011  13:50  by fell-finder

Gridref: SH 71000 13000   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 9/10

Harsh hike up from Barmouth, but was very lucky with the weather, as the cloud moved off as I reached the dramatic summit of Cadair Idris. The Trig Point's Flush Bracket is missing, seems someone has filled the hole with concrete too. Some damage to the Trig, but considering the pounding from the weather this thing must get, it's doing ok. Tap Fell Finder into Google to follow my trip!

Me at Cadair Idris summit Trig Point!


Slightly damaged 27th Apr 2011  13:00  by sheepsocks

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 9/10

Stunning weather. 3h30m round trip via Pony path. Too many people, otherwise woud have been worth a 10.


Slightly damaged 15th Apr 2011  14:50  by sven

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Ascent via Foxes path as usual. First solo ascent. No crowds. Flush bracket gone. Logged as part of the 100 in a year challenge for Prostate Cancer Charity.


Slightly damaged 29th Jan 2011  13:52  by wavydale

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 10/10

Freezing cold day with fantastic views

Fantastic Views today ©wavydale


Slightly damaged 23rd Oct 2010  13:55  by splash

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

What happened to the flush bracket? When the cloud lifted the views were amazing. A few poeple were in the hut just off the summit


Slightly damaged 10th Oct 2010  15:30  by martinc

Gridref: SH 71115 13038   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Plug missing, flush plate missing.Great views but lots of people.


Slightly damaged 29th Jul 2010  15:25  by RoPeHe

Gridref: SH 71113 13040   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

No sign of flush bracket; one face of pillar shows signs of repair. Thick mist, so no views at all today.


Not Logged 8th Jun 2010  17:03  by PeterKirkwood

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Slightly damaged 4th Jun 2010  16:00  by RuberyBlue

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Circular walk from Minfford. Superb day, views and RAF displays.


Slightly damaged 2nd Jun 2010  15:00  by Shelfyowen

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 10/10

Hard walk up via Myndd Moel, but great views so definately worth it. No flush plate and pillar slightly damaged, but not too bad.


Slightly damaged 29th May 2010  16:00  by QMGS

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

AEH


Slightly damaged 29th May 2010  16:00  by aeh39

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

2nd of the challenge! + Mrs H


Not Logged 29th May 2010  14:00  by timothy_021

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 10/10

Cader Idris race.


Slightly damaged 28th May 2010  13:30  by russie and sidekick

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 9/10

fantastic days walking great weather the trigpoint possesses no flush bracket so couldnt record number plug also missing trig looks slightly damaged but not too bad condition

spider


Not Logged 26th May 2010  00:00  by knobbly stiles

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Not Logged 23rd May 2010  00:00  by Curlew

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Slightly damaged 4th Apr 2010  13:20  by sven

FB Number: S1603  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

On Diffwys yesterday it was bearable. Today despite Daffodils and sunshine in the valleys it was still Arctic at the summit. Lunch with the Four Mustgetbeers in a Kisu outside the shelter. Passed on type of conditions at the summit to poorly clad walkers on our way down to avoid the summit. Someone in the tourist office needs to pass on advice to such walkers as they provide them with the written description of the ascent.

Seriously Arctic conditions at the summit!


Slightly damaged 4th Apr 2010  11:00  by aeh39

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10


Not Logged 21st Mar 2010  12:00  by AndyKeen

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Slightly damaged 17th Mar 2010  11:55  by asbown

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

from minffordd,nice views at times on way up and down but misty on the top with no view at all.



Good condition 17th Oct 2009  17:25  by alistairpooler

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10


Slightly damaged 29th Aug 2009  13:00  by dbartle

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10


Good condition 26th Jul 2009  17:00  by juicyscubagirl

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

would have been amazing except for the fact i couldn't see 5cm in front of me due to fog... was also nearly blown off the mountain on the way up and was only saved by the very strong grip of my instructor (probably didn't want to fill out all the paperwork!)


Slightly damaged 16th Jun 2009  13:27  by countrymatters

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Excellent viewpoint today; FB missing or never present.


Slightly damaged 13th Jun 2009  12:04  by Bridgeman

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Came up Minffordd Path, but crowds today due to sponcered event. Many people crowded around trig point too. Decided to return via Mynydd Moel which I had to myself.


Slightly damaged 2nd Jun 2009  13:15  by shropshire lasses

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 10/10

no flush plate


Slightly damaged 30th May 2009  11:15  by dugswell2

FB Number: S1603  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 9/10

Climbed from Minffordd on a very warm clear day with a cooling wind nearer the tops. Great views.


Slightly damaged 28th May 2009  13:38  by Terry L

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 10/10

No Plug. FB missing. Public. Access Land. Snowdonia National Park. Great Welsh mountain trig, must be 2nd most visited after Snowdon. Ascent by Mynydd Moel path, exhilarating walk along high ridge to Pen y Gadair [trig point], then descent of Minffordd path to complete excellent horseshoe walk.

Cader Idris pillar


Slightly damaged 23rd Mar 2009  10:24  by Spiro

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Best day of the year

Cadair Idris trig point 21 March 09


Slightly damaged 21st Mar 2009  09:35  by Glaslyn

Gridref: SH 71110 13030   FB Number: S1603  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 9/10

Latest of 4 visits but this one ws for sole purpose of visiting trigpoint. Walked up from Minffordd on usual track (parking 4.00 !!) then the scree slope from NE side of Llyn Cau. Lovely morning and summit to myself. Met the crowds on the way down !


Slightly damaged 22nd Dec 2008  12:30  by sven

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Not the best day for an ascent this year. Low cloud and persistent drizzle on a SW wind. Only two people on the summit at the time. The Flush Bracket has gone

A misty view


Slightly damaged 6th Dec 2008  13:15  by ocean soul

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Exceptionally clear and still December day.Walked up Pony Path from Ty Nant.Excellent views.


Slightly damaged 27th Sep 2008  13:50  by daveyboy

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

A fantastic full Horse Shoe walk of the complete Cader Idris ridge. Lovely weather with blue open skys over our heads. All other views towards Snowdonia in the north and Plunlumon in the south seemed to have low cloud line. Felt on top the world when standing on the trig.

S1603 Feeling on top the world of Cader Idris.©daveyboy


Good condition 7th Aug 2008  15:26  by hdke

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10


Good condition 13th Jun 2008  16:27  by hotbox16

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Brilliant walk on a sunny day

©hotbox16


Not Logged 25th May 2008  12:00  by MickM3MCV

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Slightly damaged 7th May 2008  14:30  by Aye Jimmy

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

No FB, nor any sign of where it once was; central plastic cap of spider destroyed.

Cader Idris As seen from nearby Cyfrwy
Cader Idris Trigpoint.


Slightly damaged 26th Apr 2008  17:42  by peregrinus

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 10/10

Trig 8 of 9 on the Leventon Line, llangollen to Barmouth. Fine day, high cloud, great route, great view.

View to Barmouth - journey\'s end ©peregrinus


Good condition 30th Dec 2007  00:00  by beckroad

FB Number: S1603  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Lack of views due to winter conditions limits a grade of 5 for interest. The stone shelter close to this trig point provides an opportunity for a cuppa and chat on with other like minded walkers.


Slightly damaged 3rd Nov 2007  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: No FB  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 10/10

Fine rocky summit. No sign of where FB was: has evidently been repaired since, vgc except old repair and loss of FB; remains of plastic plug. Visited with Aran Fawddwy and Waen Oer during a recce of part of the Meirionnydd Round. Late afternoon, just before dark, misty, descended by torchlight via Pony Path to Ty Nant, overnight at the new Ffynnon Wen YH nr Cerrigydrudion, clean and friendly.


Good condition 30th Aug 2007  15:26  by Downfaller

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Not done on the best of days, set off from a parking spot on the B4405. Summit looked set to be under low cloud for the day. So we had a walk up to Llyn Cau. At this point we decided to ditch the summit and walk around Llyn Cau. On completion of our circular walk the summit was cloud free - So decision change, made the trig pillar in less than an hour. (Pre trig pointing days so no FB/GR logged but got the pic. ) Summit back in low cloud by the time we got there, remember sitting in the shelter taking photos and seeing the low cloud in the pics inside the shelter.!! Average mark because the weather was playing games with us.


Good condition 30th Aug 2007  00:00  by nozzer

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Visited with Downfaller and this was 2nd visit no Dater recorder


Slightly damaged 3rd Aug 2007  10:46  by Noggin the Nog

Gridref: SH 71111 13035   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

©Noggin the Nog


Slightly damaged 2nd Aug 2007  15:15  by smiley dog

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 9/10

camping in barmouth so this seems the obvious choice for a day out


Slightly damaged 2nd Aug 2007  12:00  by aeh39

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Back again - different group, but once again amazing weather....why do I have to come here 8 times before I see a view and then get two in a row!?


Slightly damaged 22nd Apr 2007  00:00  by bogdodger

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10


Slightly damaged 22nd Apr 2007  00:00  by caroleengel

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10


Slightly damaged 17th Apr 2007  18:18  by Clanfield Rambler

Gridref: SH 71108 13039   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 9/10

Visited again after 20 years. Pillar in better condition.Flush Bracket missing. Beautiful day could see Snowdon and the Lleyn Peninsular.

©Clanfield Rambler


Slightly damaged 9th Apr 2007  12:32  by rhayader_wanderer

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Another revisit, picking up an April visit this time. Dry first half then wet cloud in the afternoon


Not Logged 8th Apr 2007  13:00  by sven

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 9/10

LOvely warm & sunny day for April. Foxes Path up, Minffordd Path Down

Warmer than the last visit
The Four Mustgetbeers & Archie


Good condition 8th Apr 2007  12:11  by stignest

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

a fabulous mountain. have climbed it half a dozen times since but this was the first.


Slightly damaged 8th Apr 2007  12:00  by aeh39

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

QMGS Adventurous Training....what a day!


Slightly damaged 27th Aug 2006  12:16  by rhayader_wanderer

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Rolling cloud but not quite enough sun for a Brocken Spectre. Now been up here on 11 of the 12 months of the year


Not Logged 11th Aug 2006  14:34  by elis

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

No flush bracket


Slightly damaged 10th Aug 2006  12:00  by aeh39

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10


Slightly damaged 23rd Jul 2006  10:05  by SteveV

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Misty on the summit, didn't see a lot. Started at Minnfordd Car Park. Great views on the ascent.


Not Logged 18th Jul 2006  10:02  by MORwalker

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Good condition 1st Jul 2006  13:00  by Trigglets

Gridref: SH 71111 13035   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Great round via the Minffordd path, very busy on this very hot day.

©Trigglets


Good condition 20th Jun 2006  18:30  by eddyr

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

A VERY hot day. Fine views, little paddle in Lynn Cau

Standing on the trig Standing on the trig


Slightly damaged 10th Jun 2006  11:15  by Father Ted

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 10/10

A great mountain, especially on a hot day like today. A steady breeze on the top kept the temperatures reasonable. The peak was packed with DoE and other organised maountain challenges. Sat near the geocache for a while well away from the crowds.


Not Logged 14th May 2006  12:15  by Garth Fenton

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

probably the four time up Cader, but the only ascent recorded in my diary.


Good condition 5th May 2006  13:41  by Surfr

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

View to the North is stunning.


Slightly damaged 5th Jan 2006  13:06  by Funk to Funky

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 9/10


Slightly damaged 3rd Dec 2005  13:05  by sven

Gridref: SH 71100 13000   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

A cold day. Cloud no views. Freezing rain to drive into the shelter

Summit Party Cloud & frozen rain couldn't dampen enthusiasm in this party
A cheerful group Not the warmest of days
One of the warmest visits Incredibly mild for midnight in April the full moon over the right shoulder.


Good condition 20th Nov 2005  13:24  by g6lkb

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Slightly damaged 12th Nov 2005  01:00  by scafell3210

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

You struggle up a hill and then find the flush bracket is gone, you walk around the trig three times thinking surely not I've just missed it haven't I ? Its only when you get down again and check here that sanity is restored - it has gone ! Looks like it may have been here on my last visit about 20 plus years ago, much better hill than I remembered - very impressive........... but in the shelter black holes and Calcutta were mentioned today !

Cadair idris Trig - but wheres the flush bracket©scafell3210


Slightly damaged 27th Aug 2005  14:28  by dpeberdy

FB Number: S1603  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Wonderful walk up the Minffordd path and round the top. Really clear except for the few minutes that we were right on top when the cloud nipped in! Busy on the top. Me and Simon.

A busy summit A beautiful day apart from a bit of mist on the top. Fabulous walk up the Minfford path with Simon.


Good condition 18th Jun 2005  17:30  by Trigger

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 18th Jun 2005  17:30  by Kingfisher

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 14th Jun 2005  13:30  by G4OWG

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Last 1000ft in low cloud - this cleared to give the most fantastic views. Well worth the climb!


Good condition 26th Feb 2005  13:00  by plymplodder

FB Number: S1603  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

No view today due to a blizzard.

PLYMPLODDER AT TRIG ©plymplodder


Slightly damaged 4th Dec 2004  14:00  by sven

Gridref: SH 71100 13000   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Cloudy! Occasional clearance to look down at Llyn Cau


Good condition 19th Nov 2004  23:01  by rhayader_wanderer

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Lots count of the visits since first here in 1988 but definitely one of the best, clouds lying in the valleys, a light cover of snow underfoot and a brief visit from a Brocken Spectre while crossing to Cyfrwy


Good condition 27th Sep 2004  11:04  by Red.roaming

FB Number: S1603  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Having perused my various walking holiday trips and have recently started [ie 2015] trigpointing, I am proud to say that I have achieved getting to this trigpoint! The weather was Welsh-wet [ie pouring and misty] but fellow geocacher Climber1958 who lives locally was a pure gentleman and still offered to act as my guide to the summit as I was keen despite the weather! Cannot remember our route but we did pass a poignant memorial to a young Welsh girl who had walked miles barefoot to obtain a Bible, which was thought-provoking. Due to the weather, scenery and views were almost nil - but on a good day they must be superb!


Not Logged 19th Jul 2004  00:00  by Sprog

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 10/10


Good condition 9th Jun 2004  11:44  by beedeedee

FB Number: S1603  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

©beedeedee
©beedeedee
©beedeedee
©beedeedee
©beedeedee


Good condition 29th Feb 2004  13:00  by Crwydryn

FB Number: S1603  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Concrete square, flush bracket and spider centre missing. FB no. from OS data. 29th Feb a brilliant day of sun and snow


Good condition 21st Feb 2004  10:58  by PeterM

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

No metal plate on pillar that I could find


Good condition 21st Feb 2004  10:58  by PeterM

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

No metal plate on pillar that I could find


Slightly damaged 24th May 2003  00:05  by sven

Gridref: SH 71100 13000   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Unbelievably warm for this altitude and time of day/night in April. Moonlit ascent with a strong SW breeze


Good condition 30th Nov 2002  13:27  by bexybear

Gridref: SH 71119 13037   FB Number: S1603  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 24th Nov 2002  12:32  by rob godrer coed

FB Number: S1603  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Good condition 2nd Aug 2002  12:00  by CJO

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

dropped off and then walked over summit back to Barmouth


Not Logged 24th Oct 2001  14:42  by Chalky

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 8/10


Not Logged 20th Nov 1999  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 10/10

among rocks at summit - Many ascents of this superb hill, a recent visit was one of several failed attempts on the Meirionnydd Round, Trig & summit coated in hoar frost. Full moon - but thick freezing fog up here.


Not Logged 13th Feb 1999  12:00  by barryhunter

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

I am only loggin this Mar'04 so cant remember much about the visit. But this was the my first recorded visit to the top (think one before) and a few since.


Not Logged 28th Aug 1998  00:00  by PhilPamAndRob

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

Not too sure of the exact date, but it was a scorching hot day. We went up from Minffordd and used the ridge around the south side of Llyn Cau. Our return from the summit was on a more direct route. Will have to see if I can pin the date dopwn any better


Good condition 11th Jul 1998  11:30  by Trigglets

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Slightly damaged 12th Apr 1998  12:00  by weekender

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

RW & Ruth H


Slightly damaged 19th Oct 1997  15:33  by Andy West

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 9/10


Slightly damaged 18th Jul 1997  13:10  by Marshsand

FB Number: S1603  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

This was my first visit to this area. A subsequent visit on 01.05.98 took us to the "Nuttall" peaks missed on the first visit.


Slightly damaged 19th Apr 1997  12:00  by Hartryggers

Gridref: SH 71102 13036   FB Number: S1603  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10


Slightly damaged 9th Apr 1997  12:00  by lonesome_cowboy_burt

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Circuit from Minfford, return over Gau Graig. Lovely day.

Cader Idris ©lonesome_cowboy_burt


Good condition 18th Jun 1996  14:25  by mad max

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10


Slightly damaged 7th Jun 1996  17:35  by Crazy

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 9/10

A beautiful, sunny warm day and had the summit to myself late in the afternoon on the Cambrian Way. No FB number on trig. Heading down to complete the day in the Gwernan Lake Hotel where I was scared stiff by a tethered eagle owl I hadn't spotted in the twilight gloom.


Damaged 6th Aug 1994  00:00  by mickandshane

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

At the time of our visit the pillar was quite badly damaged and the FB was missing as was the plug. It has subsequently been rebuilt. OS No for the FB is S1603. Just below the trig there was a plaque to Will Ramsbotham, a fellrunner.


Not Logged 30th Jul 1994  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 9/10

My first Marilyn - oh how young and naive I was !


Slightly damaged 1st Oct 1992  13:00  by Nick&Rosie

FB Number: S1603  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Three days in Snowdonia, not a sight of blue sky at any point. Snowdon, Cader Idris and Moel Siobod all climbed in varying degrees of bloody awful weather.

Cader Idris Neil Dring at the TP
Cader Idris Andy Withers, myself and Neil Dring.


Damaged 27th Oct 1991  12:00  by Tikal

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

Another Trig photo I found in my archives. Great climb up the Fox's Path and back down the Pony Path. When we were young with young children.


Slightly damaged 8th Aug 1991  00:00  by Historian

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10


Slightly damaged 17th Jul 1991  18:41  by Cootking

FB Number: S1603  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10


Slightly damaged 31st Oct 1987  12:00  by RichardL

Gridref: SH 71110 13030   FB Number: S1603  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

One of many visits since the mid 1970s, but this is the first that I have recorded photographically, with a definite date to go by.


Damaged 1st Apr 1987  21:38  by Clanfield Rambler

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Damaged  Score: 7/10

This is an old log. Pillar damaged, just found picture

©Clanfield Rambler


Slightly damaged 11th May 1986  10:17  by arranc

Gridref: SH 71100 13000   FB Number: S1603  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10


Not Logged 27th Dec 1983  17:52  by Robert Kemp

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Damaged 11th Apr 1982  00:00  by RogerTempleman

FB Number: S1603  Condition: Damaged  Score: 8/10

Pillar badly cracked with chunks missing. Ascent from minor road out of Dolgellau at 691149.


Good condition 5th Aug 1979  15:46  by fasgadh

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

First of many visits, but none recently. Shocked to hear that the bronze has gone. Went up from the railway station at Barmouth.. ended up at a cracking festival in Dolgellau.


Good condition 16th Sep 1971  13:30  by cmb1953

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Beautiful day....stupendous views. 11/10


Good condition 30th Aug 1964  13:00  by Bergfuehrer

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Merionethshire. My first mountain!



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