GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


3 miles (5.5 km)

Climb to the 'MatterhornofWales' on this challenging walk from the village of Croesorin Gwynedd. Although several thousand metres lower, Cnicht has a similar appearance to the famous mountain of the Alps.
It's about a 2 mile walk from the village to the 689m (2,260ft) summit. It's generally a good stony path with some grassy sections as well. There is some scrambling required as you make your way to the top though. Cnicht is generally a very peaceful place with stunning views from the summit.
The walk begins in Croesorwhere there is a small car park. Then head north out of the village on a country lane before a stony track climbs through woodland. When you come out of the woodland section there are splendid views of the surrounding hills and mountains. The path continues in a north easterly direction, climbing steadily towards the summit.
You can turn it into a longer circular walk by descending to Cwm Croseor and returning along the Afon Croesor.
You can virtually climb to Cnicht using the google street view link below!

Cnicht OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Cnicht Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Elevation Profile


GPS Files

GPX File

Cnicht.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Share>Save to Files')

Memory Map Route

Cnicht.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)