Cost: £35.00

  • DISTANCE – 7.5 miles
  • TIME – 6-7 hours
  • ASCENT – 490m
  • GUIDED – Walk with experienced Mountain Leaders
  • DIFFICULTY – Moderate

Looking for something a little more interesting and off the beaten track? Cnicht is located in the more remote and wild Moelwynion Mountains.

Known as ‘The Welsh Matterhorn’, owing to its shape, Cnicht is said resemble a knight’s helmet or some say because it guards the entrance to the Moelwynion mountain range.

The Moelwynion are a group of mountains in central Snowdonia. Situated on the west coast of Wales, Snowdonia National Park is one of the most beautiful, historic and diverse landscapes of Britain, making it Wales’s undisputed activity capital.
It covers 823 square miles and is world renowned for its rugged landscape and geology, and Wales’s highest mountain, Snowdon, also known by its historical name Yr Wyddfa.

The Moelwynions extend from the north-east of Porthmadog to Moel Siabod, the highest of the group. The name derives from the names of two of the largest mountains in the group, Moelwyn Mawr  and Moelwyn Bach , 770m and 710m, respectively. Moel Siabod, to the north, is the highest at 872m.

A great day out hiking involving a short easy scramble at the last section to the summit, spectacular views and the unique desolation of a remote, large abandoned quarry!

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