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Cadair X

85 participants · Sat 26th Jun 2021 · Tywyn
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CADAIR X is one of the toughest half-marathon routes in the UK, summiting one of Snowdonia's most iconic mountains, Cadair Idris. The route takes you past glacial lakes, ancient woodland and stunning viewpoints of Snowdonia National Park.

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Route description
Route description

Starting from the Tyn-Y-Cornel Hotel the route follows a steady path along the north side of the stunning Tal Y Llyn before entering the Cadair Idris National Nature Reserve. You will run through the tranquil woodland of Dol Idris and then up through the wooded gorge. As you ascend out of the trees you will clasp glimpses of the stunning glacial lake Llyn Cau to your left. You will continue your ascent towards Mynydd Moel before traversing west and ascending to the summit of Cadair Idris, 893m. Expect a reasonable ascending path, with the most challenging underfoot terrain around the summit area.

Your descent will follow the Pony Path before turning south west towards Tyn Y Fach and Mary Jones' Chapel. You will then follow a beautiful section of the Mary Jones walk before traversing North East through tranquil woodland tracks back to Tal Y Llyn and the Tyn Y Cornel Hotel for some well earned rest.

The most technical section of descent is just after the summit of Cadair Idris.

Logistics and schedule

Registration: 08:15 - 09:15
Start time: 09:30


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Ty`n-y-cornel, Tywyn LL36 9AQ, UK

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