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Cnicht

Address: Wales
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Height(m) 689
Height(ft) 2260
Our Rating Rating is 5 out of 5
Location North Wales
National Park Snowdonia
Grid Reference SH645466
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Hill Classification Trail 100

Your Rating

Average reviews rating is 3

(Based on 5 reviews)

Ranked 6 of 25 hills in North Wales

Wow factor

rating is 3

Route variety

rating is 3

Views

rating is 3.5

LFTO Review

Startling, entertaining and deeply satisfying, Cnicht is a fine, sharp peak in central Snowdonia whose ascent involves a fine scramble onto a compact summit. Its puncturing profile is a stirring sight from the roadside, and its location – among the surreal, historic ruins of the Cwm Croesor mine workings -– makes a circuit of Cnicht a unique way to spend an afternoon.


Best route: leave from Croesor, choose any route that takes in the mine ruins of Cwm Croesor; they are well worth a detour.

 

 





User's Reviews

  • cnicht

    tim nixon

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    CANNOCK, UK_England

    User's Overall Rating rating is 3

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    Wow factorrating is 3
    Route varietyrating is 3
    Viewsrating is 3

    overall not a bad route up and around, there are options for other routes up, with a variety of scrabbles or nice walk up depeding upon the route you chose, views are quite good, looking in a westerly direction, these are help by the fact that cnicht appears to be by its self due to the large drops a good overall day

    (Written by: fetch1333)

    04 April 2009 21:36

  • Cnicht and the Moelwyns

    gijane

    User's Overall Rating rating is 4

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    Wow factorrating is 3
    Route varietyrating is 4
    Viewsrating is 5

    for great day out walking over 3 peaks I would recomend walking up Cnicht from Croesor and then go up Moelwyn mawr and Moelwyn Bach.It should take about 5 hours and the views a great on a clear day.

    (Written by: gijane)

    12 June 2008 21:23

  • Cnicht - a bit of a devil

    kctrturner

    User's Overall Rating rating is 3

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    Wow factorrating is 3
    Route varietyrating is 4
    Viewsrating is 3

    This isn't a long walk but be careful if you are an infrequent walker. Towards the top, it is a very hard slog. Well worth it when you get there, great views in particular, looking towards the Porthmadog and the coast.

    (Written by: kctrturner)

    29 April 2008 19:28

  • The Welsh Matterhorn...

    GearMonkey

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    London, UK

    User's Overall Rating rating is 2

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    Wow factorrating is 2
    Route varietyrating is 2
    Viewsrating is 3

    ... is Cnicht's nickname (Cnichtname?). Once you realise it's shapely profile is but a cunning optical illusion, this joke wears thin quite fast. Personally, I was a little disappointed, but then the weather was truly awful that day. The eerie mine workings are definitely worth a visit though - Wales meets the Wild West.

    (Written by: GearMonkey)

    04 January 2008 12:34

  • CNICHT

    BIGY

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    User's Overall Rating rating is 4

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    Wow factorrating is 4
    Route varietyrating is 4
    Viewsrating is 4

    I climbed this last summer with my two lads 10 and 8 years old,we had a fantastic day,the sharp pointy spire to aim for and those green steep hills all round you when you got down in the valley,that is somthing i will never forgetI hope to return one day.

    (Written by: BIGY)

    10 December 2007 21:43

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