Small but perfectly formed, Cnicht is a mountain that should appear on every walker’s hit list. From Cwm Croesor it’s a shapely peak that has often led to it being known as the Welsh Matterhorn. The reality is somewhat different and it’s really the high point of a slender ridge that rises from a boggy plateau in the north, then drops steeply in a series of rocky prows to the south and it’s these that give the mountain its distinctive profile. This is only a short walk, but it’s quite tough and definitely one for a good day.
Walking Wales: Plan your route from page 14 of our magazine