All you need to know about Cader Idris mountain range and scaling it's highest peak, Penygadair.
If you are looking for somewhere to stay to climb Cader Idris, or you're already at our B&B and want to know a bit more about the hike, this page is for you. The Old Vicarage B&B is ideally situated close to Cader Idris.
Every night stay includes our 3 course cooked breakfast
We also offer packed lunches
and happy to dry any hiking gear
How high is Cader Idris?
Cader Idris is a mountain range in Southern Eryri (Snowdonia) it's highest peak, Penygadair is 893 m (2,930 ft) tall
How long does it take to climb Cader Idris?
Depends on the route but on average our guests complete Cader in 5 hours
What are the routes up Cader Idris?
Minffordd, Pony Path, Llanfihangel y Pennant Path
What are the Welsh 3 Peaks?
Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon), Cader Idris, Pen y Fan
What does Cader Idris mean?
It is said that Cader Idris is named after a giant called Idris. ‘Cadair Idris’ in English means ‘Chair of Idris’, while 'Cader' could also refer to an ancient fortress. It's locally known as Cader Idris rather than Cadair, but either may be used. The most well-known tale is that if you spend the night on the mountain, you’ll end up mad or a poet.
Cader Idris PATHS
LLANFIHANGEL Y PENNANT
Longer route that avoids the steepest ascents. Some good opportunity for photography
Hike length: 7 hours round trip, 16km
Journey time: 25min