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Name:Gau Graig
Hill number:2143
Height:683.7m / 2243ft
Parent (Ma):2137  Cadair Idris - Penygadair
Section:30F: Dolgellau to Machynlleth
Area:Cadair Idris
County/UA:Gwynedd (CoU)
Class:Nuttall, Subsimm, Buxton & Lewis
(N,sSim,BL)
Grid ref:SH 74376 14027
Summit feature:outcrop 100m SW of cairn
Drop:25.4m
Col:658.3m  SH 7391 1377  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 124
(1:25k) OL23W
Observations:outcrop is 0.69m higher than pointed rock by cairn (SH 74444 14104) and 0.18m higher than rock 70m NE at SH 74421 14079
Survey:Leica NA730/Trimble GeoXH 6000
Survey of Gau Graig.pdf
Comments:Simm deleted May 2015
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 314 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Revisited this one following relocation of high point! Ascended from CP at top of pass on A487 (full of plane spotters!), following fenceline. Looks impossibly steep but there is a very good track all the way - a really enjoyable climb.Crib Goch11/04/2017
4/4 As part of Cadair Idris Hile Picked of the 4 i missed previously (Cyfrwy/Mynydd Moel/Mynydd Gwerngraig/Gau Graig)Fergalh21/01/2017
from cad westunderhill29/10/2016
With ClaireAimless Rambler15/09/2016
With G. Cwmrhwyddfor fm > Craig Lwyd via Minffordd Path > Craig Cwm Amarch > Cyfwry > Cadair Idris - Penygadair > Mynydd Moel > Mynydd Gwerngraig > Gau Graig > Cwmrhwyddfor via old road to NE of Gau Graig & alongside A487 via permitted & new access paths.RT197012/08/2016
Parked in Gwernan Lake Hotel car park expecting to be charged 5 on return which the owner kindly waived. Don't expect same courtesy in peak season. Followed Foxes path to col between Cadair Idris & Mynydd Moel, 2 hours to do just under 2 miles. Plan was to do all 5 easerly Nuttalls but felt too tired to attempt so headed east and picked off Mynydd Moel and Gau Graig. Steep descent and long walk from Mynydd Moel to Gau Graig persuaded me I did not want to return for CAdair Idris etc so descended down and along Gau Craig on well defined footpath not shown on maps, returning to hotel from Ty'n-y-bryn and Bwlch-coch along road. Tough route of 8.86 miles and 901m of ascent. Would recommend this as an ascent route to visit these two Nuttalls then on to Cadair Idris and two others nearby.SteveSmith10/03/2016
Nuttall Walk 10.1 part: Craig Lwyd - Craig Cwm Amarch - Cadair Idris - Mynydd Moel - Mynydd Gwerngraig - Gau Graigronaldo33308/07/2015
With Frank and Steve an a cloudy cool day, circuit from MinfforddLou27/06/2015
TIME IN WALES RUNNING OUT SO HAD TO DO NUTTALLS WALK 10.1 ALTHOUGH MISTY AND DAMP ON THE TOPS AND NO VIEW OF THE CLIFFS BUT SUNNY ON THE WAY UP PAST LLYN CAU. EASY ASCENT UP THE TOURIST PATH OVER CRAIG CWM AMARCH AND CUT ACROSS ON EASY GRASS TO PONY PATH FOR CYFRWY THEN BACK TO CADAIR IDRIS. NEARLY WENT DOWN THE FOXES PATH BY MISTAKE IN THE MIST BUT EVENTUALLY GOT OVER MYNYDD MOEL AND CAU GRAIG. BOOK DIRECTIONS TAKE YOU OVER A CLIFF OFF THIS ONE SO WENT FURTHER WEST AND CAME DOWN N.E. RIDGE AS DIRECTED.BURGESS24/06/2015
Dragon's BackDinoF24/06/2015
From Minfordd. Craig Llwyd, Craig Cwm Amarch, Mynydd Pencoed, Cyfrwy, Cadair Idris, Mynydd Moel, Mynydd Gwerngraig, Gau Graig. Stunning weather and an all round great day :-)AlunRees3105/04/2015
From top of Talyllyn Pass - continued over Cadair to Craig Cwm Amarchjim pererin11/02/2015
Cloudy day on Cadair Idris. Started at the top of the pass with Gau Graig, Mynydd Gwerngraig, Mynydd Moel, Penygadair, Mynydd Pencoed, Craig Cwm Amarch and Cyfrwy. Overnight at Kings YHA.nosdrahcir30/07/2014
Circular walk taking in Gau Graig,Mynydd Moel,Pen y Gadair and Cyfrwy.ju ju27/07/2014
http://adventuresivebeenon2.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/cadair-idris-walking-for-pleasure-meet.htmlcpjmathieson27/07/2014
A STEEP ASCENT UP CAD WESTAristotle Chip22/07/2014
From Dolgellau, Pandy woods to minor road and then fenceline to Gau Craig ridge, reasonable views becoming increasingly misty to around 30 metres, rain drizzle at first becoming more persistent throughout the whole day until descent. Beautiful landscape. Climbed off obvious path to reach summit cairn and then continued on route to Mynydd Moel.Dazingdale08/05/2014
From Minffordd car park, walk 10.1 of the Nuttalls' Volume 1, Wales. Total walk 0930 to 1600. With Penda. Cold, very windy and violent hailstorms on the tops, even snowed on Cadair Idris. Cloudy above 2,000ft. Good views from summit and on descent, book very vague about last bit down this hill - a wearying slog back to car.beorwulf21/03/2014
From MinffordRuth11/01/2014
HF HolidaySmelly Boots10/09/2013
Dropped off at car park on A487. Up east slope in just over the hour. No tourists in sight.bolton28/08/2013
29stod196208/06/2013
Going from the main carpark (4 for all day) covered as part of a circular route of Craig Lwyd, Craig Cwm Amarch, Mynydd Pencoed, Cyfrwy, Penygadair, Mynydd Moel, Mynydd Gwerngraig and Gau Graig. Descended north-east off the end. Once down in the valley the right of way marked on maps has access issues.JohnStoneham02/06/2013
Last peak of the day before descending through the farm to get back to the road. very hot!!HillboBaggings30/04/2013
Cadair Idris Loop. Started off good. Weather closed in and ended up scrambling down in fog and rain!MattD201024/08/2012
Started from lay by on A487, a couple of miles N of the main Cader iris car park. Track out of back of lay by easy to follow. Eventually we went up steeply beside a fence, then a hands and feet climb for a hundred meters? Then a walk to the summit. 2.5 K in 1.5 hours. GPS showed the summit to be just ovet 1Km from car park. Another 4 k down over easy to follow paths which should show no problems after the climb up, to the car park.Malcvolm11/08/2012
On HF walk along Cadair Idris ridgeCrib Goch18/07/2012
Early morning walk from the pass. Tougher than expected up but an easier descent. Just tired legs! Up and down in 2 hr 45 mins.SS13/05/2012
Linear walk from Brynllys to Arthog via all the Maesglase and Cadair Idris Nuttalls.davidpettit8405/05/2012
Me, Iant, SueBorthGoat18/09/2011
Car Park at Minffordd (4) Path through woods to Llyn Cau Craig Cwm Amarch Cyfrwy Cadair Idris Mynydd Moel Gau Graig Back to lower slopes of Mynydd Moel and then drop down by stream and eventually reach road at Cwmrhwyddfor Farm (very rough going in heather and bracken) Back to Car Park. (JL)gerrybowes12/07/2011
With other CUHWC members as a long walk from Dolgellau back to Cwm Cywarch.AGWilliamson14/05/2011
Crazily long linear walk with CUHWC; Ty-nant - pony path - Cyfrwy - Craig Cwm Amarch - Cadair Idris - Mynydd Moel - Gau Graig - M. Ceiswyn - Waun-oer - Cribin Fawr - Craig Portas - Maesglase - Foel Dinas - Dinas Mawddwy - Bryn Hafod bunkhouse.Mark Jackson14/05/2011
From Minffordd car park (SH 73186 11574) - Llyn Cau - Craig Lwyd - Craig Cwm Amarch - Cyfrwy - Cadair Idris - Mynydd Moel - Mynydd Gwerngraig - Gau Graig.david23020126/04/2011
a superb circular of the cadair idris range. 5 tops, stunning views, achy legsstig_nest11/04/2011
me and jan dirty weekend in Dolgellau..?Maximus28/02/2011
Along path from car pk near top of A487. Good climb. Camped by Llyn Cau returnig up the valley next morningchris.brockwell16/08/2010
parked at the pony path car park and had a long road walk to ascend Gau Graig from Bwlch Coch and on to main trig before descending the pony pathemily08/08/2010
Not correct date. No log kept. Craig Cwm Amarch, Cyfrwy, Cadair Idris, Mynydd Moel, Gau Graigijpowell01/07/2010
Lots of snow!roddyp28/11/2009
Did this as out and back from below Mynydd Moel, a bit of a bog trot and really one for the baggers only.woodse09/09/2009
Impressive from the road. A streak of quartz near the summit.johnjennison07/09/2009
numerous ascentsDewi Prysor11/08/2009
From Minffordd.Wheelsy02/08/2009
climbed as part of the Cadair Horseshoe, summit marked by a decent cairn which i visited however one of the knolls to the South West looked a bit higher.isabelle03/07/2009
With AntScoff Cruddle13/06/2009
Following the Nuttalls walk 10.1 on a hot hazy day, good views amd fairly quiet away from Cadair Idrisrhalstead28/07/2008
With Erylgoatley26/07/2008
Final part of horseshoe from Minffordd (estimatedd date). Mercifully free of crowds. Nice views on to the A487.huwthomas24/04/2008
with Gary and DevonStuart Hyde24/11/2007