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Y Garn (Glyderau)
947m (3108ft)

The Glyders (or Glyderau), Snowdonia, Gwynedd, Wales

Y Garn (Glyderau) means 'The Cairn' in Welsh and is pronounced 'ur gan (g-lid-der-rye)'.

The summit of Y Garn (Glyderau) is marked by a large cairn


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Welsh Mountain
10th highest in Wales,
13th in England & Wales

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Welsh Nuttall
11th highest in Wales,
15th in England & Wales

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4th highest in Wales,
167th highest in Great Britain

Walk Y Garn (Glyderau) walking UK Mountains in The Glyders (or Glyderau) Snowdonia National Park Gwynedd    Wales

Y Garn (Glyderau)

Photo: Peter Scholes

Y Garn (Glyderau) is on Ordnance Survey Maps:

OS Explorer Map OL17
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)


OS Landranger Map 115
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)



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Other walkers who hiked, climbed, bagged and summited Y Garn (Glyderau) Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Y Garn (Glyderau)

Adrian Haywood walked up on April 11th, 2021 [from/via/route] Via devil's kitchen [with] Friends [weather] Nice day, a couple of snow showers at the top

Andy Buxton climbed on June 22nd, 1968 [from/via/route] 14 Peaks (but done before and since) [with] BVGS

Angela Moroney bagged during 2011 - 2017 3PEAKS

Tony Deegan hiked on March 25th, 2019 [with] Terry, Richie, Si & Ian [weather] great weather

Alan Pritchard summited on October 5th, 2014 [with] A group [weather] Good - Walked the 15 peaks in 24 hours challenge - enjoyed... πŸ˜ŽπŸšΆβ€β™‚οΈ

Hugh Strickland conquered on September 1st, 2018 [from/via/route] 20 miles (just under 10 hours, 8500 feet) Capel Curig to Y Garn, down to Ogwen upPen Yr Ole Wen and back along Carneddau including Pen Llithrig y Wrach

Mark Price scaled on August 13th, 2018 [from/via/route] idwal cottage via Devils Kitchen [with] Kat and Robert [weather] Shower early on clearing to sun at the summit with only a light breeze

Bleddyn Rhys walked up on October 24th, 2010 [from/via/route] Dyffryn Ogwen - cerdded lawr y lon o Ogwen Cottage, fynnu ar y ridge ac yn ol i'r Dwyrain ar hyd y copaon. [with] Gyda Kev [weather] Braf a chymylog. Golygfeudd gwych! - Diwrnod hir a da. Ymweld a goreuon Cymru.

Kevin Williams climbed on March 20th, 2018 [from/via/route] Marchlyn Mawr reservoir road [with] Solo [weather] Sunny, some snow

David Wand bagged on July 30th, 2015 [weather] Hot and sunny - Wales 3000 14 peaks over 3000ft peak 10

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More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of Y Garn (Glyderau)

Llyn Idwal with Y Garn (Glyderau) beyond

Llyn Idwal with Y Garn (Glyderau) beyond

Photo: Geoff Smithson (27)

Llyn y Cwm from Y Garn (Glyderau)

Llyn y Cwm from Y Garn (Glyderau)

Photo: Geoff Smithson (48)

Y Garn (Glyderau) summit

Y Garn (Glyderau) summit

Photo: Gerard Molloy (2)

Y Garn (Glyderau) from Bwlch y Cywion

Y Garn (Glyderau) from Bwlch y Cywion

Photo: Peter Scholes (5)

Approaching Y Garn (Glyderau)

Approaching Y Garn (Glyderau)

Photo: Geoff Smithson (33)

Me and grandson Kieran on Y Garn (Glyderau)

Me and grandson Kieran on Y Garn (Glyderau)

Photo: Martin Jones (1)

My two nephews, Paul and Nick, on Pen yr Ole Wen in the Carneddau mountains in winter. Prominent in the background is the Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) and Y Garn (Glyderau) - standing proud in Alpine conditions.

My two nephews, Paul and Nick, on Pen yr Ole Wen in the Carneddau mountains in winter. Prominent in the background is the Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) and Y Garn (Glyderau) - standing proud in Alpine conditions.

Photo: Michael Ellis (1)

Moel Eilio, Llyn Pardarn and Llanberis from Y Garn (Glyderau)

Moel Eilio, Llyn Pardarn and Llanberis from Y Garn (Glyderau)

Photo: Gerard Molloy (9)

Y Garn (Glyderau)

Y Garn (Glyderau)

Photo: Peter Scholes (1)

Foel Goch (Snowdon), Moel Eilio and Llanberis from Y Garn (Glyderau)

Foel Goch (Snowdon), Moel Eilio and Llanberis from Y Garn (Glyderau)

Photo: Gerard Molloy (8)


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