This is a five mile linear route on one of Wales’ most majestic mountains which is shrouded in myth and legend. One tale tells that “any man who spends a night in the hollow atop of the mountain will awaken as either a poet or a madman”. The terrain covered includes grassy paths, open farmland, hilltop and rocky paths.
There are public toilets at the start of the route and a pub nearby, there are no other facilities along the route.
Cadair Idris is a Special Site of Scientific Interest (SSSI) and Special Area of Conservation (SAC), the gentler slopes of the mountain are home to mosses, heathers and bilberry, the crags and ledges are home to arctic-alpine plants such as arctic saw-wort.
The terrain is sometimes steep and rocky underfoot, hiking boots are a must.