Elevation (feet): 2,265
Elevation (meters): 690
Continent: Europe
Country: United Kingdom
Range/Region: Snowdonia
Latitude: 53
Longitude: -4
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov
Nearest major airport: Manchester
Convenient Center: Porthmadoc

Thanks to Tom Atkinson for adding this peak.

Superbly shaped little mountain in North Wales, surrounded by higher but les shapely peaks. Ideal for introducing younger children to the delights of mountains. From one elevation, looks like the Matterhorn.

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 11 trip reports for Cnicht.

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  • Log #19205 - by Garry Henesy on Sep 27, 2006
    I had a party of students from Orpington College in Kent, based at the Cwm Pennant centre, which was completing a BTEC Land-based Activities component. Having used Cnicht a number of times before, I...
  • Log #18921 - by Paul Rouse on Feb 14, 2006
    We parked at the small car park at Croesor, and walked up the way marked track. The peek is alway in front of you while you are walking. The views from the top include: The Snowdon Horseshoe, Moel...
  • Log #16981 - by andrew hunter on Mar 29, 2004
    We came at this from the little road to the west, starting by the youth hostel. A steep-ish clamber brings you into a valley with a fine view of the summit sraight ahead. There's a shingly ascent to...
  • Log #16982 - by Steve Thomas on Mar 16, 2004
    Started from Blaen Nanmor and scrambled up NW spur up to summit. Return via Llyn yr Adar and llyn Llagi. Cold day with cloud base about 750m, therfore summit was clear with excellent views down Cwm...
  • Log #16983 - by neil on Feb 23, 2004
    Car park in the village of Croesor, easily signposted path up North ridge to summit (1hr 15 min), Many choices of descent route, we went around the cwm to Croesor quarry, investigated some of the old...
  • Log #16984 - by markhardman on Aug 30, 2003
    Excellent walk,the paths around llyn yr adar are hard to follow. I tried to descend the south side of cwm croesor and had to climb down an old slate inclne - quite dangerous
  • Log #16985 - by dave and liz stones on Aug 11, 2003
    Fabulous mountain, murky day with much cloud but we loved it, return via the dam but dont try it in thick fog! Just before the turning for Croesor is a pub with an unpronouncable welsh name (the...
  • Log #16986 - by Peter and Julia Bradbury on July 16, 2003
    Excellent climmb from Nantmor up the south face and along the ridge to Llyn yr Adar and down to the Nanmor valley. Really hot day with good views of the Snowdon group and the sea at Porthmadog. The...
  • Log #16987 - by Ian, James & Anne McKechn on July 15, 2003
    James & Anne's first mountain. James is now 17 and a regular visitor to the mountains. For report and pictures go to above URL, select index of past trips, then select 17.4.1993.
  • Log #16988 - by Sue & Philip Powell on Nov 05, 2002
    Steep climb, some easy scrambling, great views of surrounding area from the top.
  • Log #16989 - by Micael Hobby on Oct 20, 2002
    As the author says a delightful mountain resembling, in profile, the Matterhorn. The most enjoyable route is via its "Hornli Ridge" - the sw ridge.