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Next Coach Meet: 6th March 2022

17th Feb 2022

A chance to do Cader Idris Sunday 6th March Coach


  • 07:00 – West Bromwich. Edward St Car Park (B70 8NN)
  • 07:20 – Service Road M54 Junction 2

Drop offs

  • Dinas Mawddwy (856150)
  • Minffordd (729113)
  • Fairbourne (611136)

Pick ups

  • Fairbourne (611136)
  • Dolgellau (728180)

Required map

  • OS 1:25000 Outdoor Leisure Map No 23 Snowdonia – Cader area or 1:50,000 Sheet 124 Dollgellau area

Suggested Routes

From Dinas Mawddwy

Route 1 : Climbing on Craig Cywarch (10 km / 6 miles)

A chance for rock climbers to get an early drop off (& late pick-up) and head for the climbs 5 km north of the village.

Route 2 : Nev Tandy’s Mid Wales Mountain Marathon – First Section (19 km / 12 miles)

A great linear walk made possible using the coach. Walk up to Bwlch Siglen (837137), then West & North to Maesglase (top now at 817150). Then turn South West to the narrow ridge of Craig Portas (802141), then North across the flat tops of Cribin Fach & Cribin Fawr (795153). Then SW again to col (790150) and on to Waun-Oer (786148). Then drop down NW to Cross Foxes to await coach at hotel or, if you’re feeling fit, use the minor road to get yourself to the Dolgellau pick up (728180)

From Minffordd

Route 3 : Cader Idris via Cwm Cau (14 km / 8½ miles)

LED WALK with Mel The ‘Classic route’ starts beyond the gateposts by heading up steeply though woodland before emerging and curving left to Lyn Cau. Just before the lake (721124) take the left fork up a stony track to the rim of the Cwm. Turn West to reach the summit of Craig Cwm Amarch (711121) before curving North with one sizeable descent before rising to the summit – Pen Y Gadair (711130) with its shelter. Leave ‘Idris’s Chair’ by heading E across the range to reach Mynydd Moel & Gau Graig to join the path going NW to Dolgellau at 754151 – a more ‘interesting’ route than the ‘Pony Path’ according to Mel.

Route 4 : Cader & the ridge West (19 km / 11½ miles)

If you want to finish by the seaside check with Nigel first ! If OK for pick-up follow Route 3 to Pen Y Gadair summit (711130) but then head West along Nev’s Mid Wales Mtn Marathon – Final Section ie the grassy ridge over Tyrrau Mawr (677136) , Craig Y Llyn (660115) & Braich ddu (645121) before dropping down to Blue Lake (621121), & Friog (618127) using rights of way before a final 2km of road to Fairbourne parking (611136)

Route 5 : Cader Idris from the East (15 km / 9 miles)

Start at lay-by on A487 (753135) and head for white post (755151) before turning West to climb onto Gau Graig (744141) the easternmost peak on the Cader plateau with great views. Then SW & W to Mynydd Moel (728137) and on to Pen Y Gadair (711130). Descend to Dolgellau (728180) via Pony Path or the badly eroded Fox’s Path.

From Fairbourne

Route 6 : Coastal Walking & Bird Watching on the Mawddach Estruary (various distances)

Take the edge of estuary path to Morfa Mawddach station and cross the 150 yr old bridge to Barmouth which should now have re-opened. Or carry on ‘The Mawddach Trail’ to Mawddach Crescent & Arthog, perhaps visiting the waterfalls before returning via paths or main road.

Fares: Members £23, Non members £26, Under 18’s & Full time students £10

To Book Your Seat contact Nigel Tarr on 07703 345729

Should you cancel after the Wednesday prior to the coach date a £10.00 fee will be charged. Failure to turn up without cancelling and the full coach fare will be expected.