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Cadair Idris

Cadair Idris

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Cregennan Lakes are owned by the National Trust, and are situated on the northern slopes of Cader ldris, some 800 ft. above sea level, overlooking the beautiful Mawddach Estuary, with car park, just 5 miles from Dolgellau.

There are two natural lakes:
Large lake with beautiful small island, 27 acres, wild brown trout only. Fly spin/worm.
Small lake, 13 acres, regularly stocked with blue & rainbow trout, plus a good head of wild brownies. Fly only.

Ideal for families to serious anglers. Fishing is permitted between 8.00 am. and 1 hour after dusk.

Here, the National Trust owns two small hill farms where the rough grazing is managed in the traditional way. A sign of summer here is the arrival of that dainty visitor, the wheatear, which is often difficult to spot. A renowned and often photographed beauty spot. There are tremendous views of the Mawddach Estuary and Barmouth Bridge from near the lake.

There is a car park and toilets by the lake.

Grid Reference: SH657143

Coach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsAccepts groups

Children welcomeDogs accepted

Cadair Idris Visitor Centre and Cadair Tea Room are 250 metres from the car park and the Minffordd path to the summit passes by them. The visitor centre houses an exhibition showcasing the wildlife, geology and legends of Cadair Idris National Nature Reserve. The exhibition includes: interactive games short film about the making of the mountain film about work that Natural Resources Wales does for nature conservation here animated films telling the legends of Idris the Giant live infrared footage of rare lesser horseshoe bats in the roofspace The centre is owned by Natural Resources Wales, and managed in partnership with the staff of Ty Te Cadair Tea Room. Both the visitor centre and tea room are open seasonally.

Open all the time

Prices

Free entry

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Address

Southern Snowdonia,
LL39 1AX

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Directions

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Map reference: SH 696154  Lat: 52.72122 Long: -3.93070

Public Transport:
Bus services 30,32,34 [Dolgellau-Tywyn-Machynlleth] run on the A487, stopping at the junction with the B4405 close to the entrance of the car park.

By Car: Visitor Centre Car park is signposted off the A487. The Minffordd path to the summit of Cadair Idris also starts from this location.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 10 miles from Tywyn station

Facilities

  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted

Cadair Idris Visitor Centre and Cadair Tea Room are 250 metres from the car park and the Minffordd path to the summit passes by them. The visitor centre houses an exhibition showcasing the wildlife, geology and legends of Cadair Idris National Nature Reserve. The exhibition includes: interactive games short film about the making of the mountain film about work that Natural Resources Wales does for nature conservation here animated films telling the legends of Idris the Giant live infrared footage of rare lesser horseshoe bats in the roofspace The centre is owned by Natural Resources Wales, and managed in partnership with the staff of Ty Te Cadair Tea Room. Both the visitor centre and tea room are open seasonally.

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