Name:Gau Graig
Hill number:2143
Height:683.7m / 2243ft
Parent (Ma):2137  Cadair Idris - Penygadair
RHB Section:30F: Dolgellau to Machynlleth
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Cadair Idris
County/UA:Gwynedd
Catchment:Dysynni, Catchment Boundaries, Mawddach
Class:Nuttall, Subsimm, Buxton & Lewis
(N,sSim,BL)
Grid ref:SH 74377 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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First one of the day coming up from the Mach loop car park, saw a few F15 Strike Eagles fly by. Quite a steep route up but easy to follow.Buckleymon29/09/2023
Day three of Dragons Back Raceemily06/09/2023
Me, Adam & Peggy, 10 mile loopdavecnash03/09/2023
Cadair Idris roundKatyT16/08/2023
with K & JFabioski15/08/2023
Accompanied by Westdenewalker. From car park at junction of A487/B4405 SH 7321 1155 via the Minffordd path, Craig Cwm Amarch, Cyfrwy, Cadair Idris (Penygadair) & Mynydd moel. Followed Cambrian way down to lay-by on A487. SH 7531 1357Kwalkway02/06/2023
From car park at junction of A487/B4405 SH 7321 1155 via the Minffordd path, Craig Cwm Amarch, Cyfrwy, Cadair Idris (Penygadair) & Mynydd moel. Followed Cambrian way down to lay-by on A487. SH 7531 1357Westdenewalker31/05/2023
Visiting the Mach loop with Corrina, Joe and Tom. Parked in layby and walked up ridge continuing up to summit.fnem12/04/2023
Completed at the end of a round of the Cadair Idris horseshoe. The descent back to the road isn't much fun...Richard07/04/2023
Cambrian Way Stage 15Rob Rees07/03/2023
Fabulous sunny day, blue skies, light (but cold) S wind.NorfolkPT2113/02/2023
From Dolgellau, via Ty'n-y-Bryn and the byway from Bwlch Coch. Gusts of 50mph plus and cloud cover down to below 500m for much of the walk, this was a very hard walk. The forecast for clearing weather did not materialise and I abandoned any hopes of continuing on to Mynydd Moel. Having said all that, it's a really good route, just pick a clear day!thesweetcheat11/11/2022
From Kings YH. Up onto ridge via Pony Path, then west to Craig-las before returning east and along to Cyfrwy, Cadair Idris, Mynydd Moel and Gau Graig. Descent by NE ridge to road, then back to Kings via footpaths through farm/woodland. An excellent Nuttall day with fine views in all directions.richard6916/10/2022
Foel Dinas, Maesglase - Maen Du, Maesglase, Craig Portas East Top, Craig Portas, Cribin Fawr, Waun-oer, Mynydd Ceiswyn, Gau Graig, Mynydd Gwerngraig, Mynydd Moel, Cadair Idriskeithouk23/08/2022
First day on Snowdonia way with Dave and Lola.Tintenty16/08/2022
Fantastic circular of Cadair Idris with Spoons, Clowes, Mini Spoons and MarzieRichieRambler30/04/2022
Started at the pay and display car park for the Minffordd trail where toilet facilities are available, and used the Nuttall Route taking in the summits of Craig Cwm Amarch, Cyfrwy, Cadair Idris, Mynydd Moel and Gau Graig. Ten and half mile with 3400ft of ascent no time recorded as I was with a group we took around seven hours.WAYNE ROWLETT23/04/2022
Extended Minffordd path route - Craig Lwyd, Craig Cwm Amarch, Penygadair, Mynydd Moel, Mynydd Gwerngraig, Gau Graig and back again.Barns15023/10/2021
Cadair Idris 8 summits from Minffordd on beautiful day. Craig Lwyd, Craig Cwm Amarch, Mynydd Pencoed, Cyfrwy, Penygadair, Mynydd Moel, Mynydd Gwerngraig, Gau Graig.mavero1005/09/2021
Circular of Cadair Idris from the east.sturuss28/08/2021
Parked in large layby to ESE on A487. Path N, then alongside fence before branching right on summit plateau. Paths all the way. Good views.PGCE14/08/2021
With JackW & RobN. Linear walk with car drop. From the Minffordd Path CP.masmith03/08/2021
With MS and JW. From carpark, up path to Craig Cwm Amarch, Penygadair, Mynydd Moel, Gau Graig. Hot day with great views.robertgn03/08/2021
From Mindffordd CP (£6) to Cadair summit, then eastern Nuttalls, descending north to Dolgellau. richardrosser18/06/2021
Nuttall walk 10.1 but from lay-by higher up the Valley and including deleted tops. Foggy turning sunny, with R.Dan Baddeley12/06/2021
DB Cadair reccemilejunkie23/04/2021
Ive come close to bagging this a couple of times and been thwarted, so I was pleased to finally get to the top of this one today on the way down from th Cader Idris range.simocity12/09/2020
Walking some Nuttalls with my DadJake Simpson12/09/2020
Clockwise circuit of Cadair Idris from Minffordd CP, including detour to Mynydd Pencoed and Gau Graig. Descended initially W, then S from Gau Graig.welshyboyo19/07/2020
Traverse of whole ridge from Craig-Y-llyn to Graig Gau. With R and B.jenx16/03/2020
final peak bagged for the day after the insta-meet. then the return journey down Cadair Idris to the pub!Sockpan07/09/2019
From lay-by on B4405 (SH 75278 13537). Fairly steep, grassy path then scramble up to the summit of Gau Craig. Boggy before loose rock path to the summit of Mynydd Moel. Clear, rocky path to Cadair Idris. Pony Path to SH691135 then good path and track to finish at Llanfihangel-y-pennant (SH 67196 08871).david23020102/09/2019
As Per Nuttall Walk 11m total - Craig Cwm Armarch, Cyfrwy, Cadair Idris, Mynydd Moel, and Gau Craig. Lovely Sunny Day and Good views throughout. Visited by the outcrop and CairnJephcote8313/08/2019
Craig Cwm Armarch, Cyfrwy, Cadair Idris, Mynydd Moel, and Gau Craig. Nuttall walk. DSFred Windsor08/07/2019
17.5 mile, 4571ft Cadair Idris walk.stephenbuda19/06/2019
Nuttalls route in reverse clouds came and went solocolinfielding01/06/2019
Walk from Dolgellau to Llyn Gwernan then up Pony Path to Penygadair, Mynydd Moel, Mynedd Gwerngraig and Gau Graig.Arbie24/04/2019
nuttalls routeDarren-44306/04/2019
Dragon's Back reccedc9622/03/2019
Parked ty’n-y-bryn. Walk west along plateau north side of the cadair range to llyn y gadair. Up shingle to summit cadair idris. Decent east along ridge, summiting mynydd moel and down gau graig back to car.noxibis07/10/2018
From Minffordd via Craig Cwm Amarch, Cyfrwy, Penygadair and Mynydd Moel.Winterfloodian18/05/2018
Final summit of the walkLiam Taylor14/05/2018
DBR plus recceshaydnw24/05/2017
Nuttall Walk WN 10.1 Cader Idris from Minfordd. Craig Cwmn Amarch, Cywfrwy, Cader Idris, Mynydd Moel and Gau Graig. 16.6km with 1160m ascent in just under 7 hours. (S)silveracorn_alan11/05/2017
Minfordd - Llyn Cau - Craig Cwm Amarch - Cyfrwy - Cadair Idris - Mynydd Moel - Gau Graig - NE ridge to path at bottom - road pass (Bwlch Llyn Bach) - return to Minfordd via Cwm Rhwyddfor. Time 6 hours. Leading Robin, Sam, Katherina (preparing for MLT). Fine day. Good visibility throughout though increasing cloud mid afternoon and spot of rain. An excellent route on a fine (but busy) mountain ... second time I have done this peak by the exact same route!jamessteel10019/04/2017
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