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Glyder Fach
990m (3249ft)

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

Glyder Fach means 'Small Heap or Small Pile of Stones' in Welsh and is pronounced 'g-lid-der vach'.


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6th highest in Wales,
6th in England & Wales

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6th highest in Wales,
6th in England & Wales

Walk Glyder Fach walking UK Mountains in The Glyders (or Glyderau) Snowdonia National Park Conwy    Wales

Glyder Fach Summit

Photo: Colin White

Glyder Fach 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 Glyder Fach Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Glyder Fach

Mark Smith walked up on July 9th, 2021 [with] Alstom group [weather] thick cloud

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

Angela Moroney bagged during 2011 - 2017 3PEAKS

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

Hugh Strickland summited 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 & back along Carneddau including Pen Llithrig y Wrach

Bleddyn Rhys conquered 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 scaled on April 21st, 2010 [from/via/route] Start from Llyn Ogwen car park via Devil's kitchen [with] Solo [weather] Sunny, with some snow

Robert Shaw walked up on March 9th, 2013 [from/via/route] Straight up from Llyn Ogwen & via Tryfan. [with] Steve Capron. [weather] Misty & cold. - Was a tough climb straight up, enjoyed the walk across the top.

David Wand climbed on July 30th, 2015 [weather] Sunny & hot - Wales 3000 14 peaks in 24hrs peak 9

Chris Newham bagged on November 7th, 2015 [from/via/route] gw115 [with] Craig [weather] Heavy rain all day

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More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of Glyder Fach

Tryfan and Glyder Fach from Y Garn (Glyderau) summit

Tryfan and Glyder Fach from Y Garn (Glyderau) summit

Photo: Geoff Smithson (42)

Temperature Inversion - Glyder Fach and Glyder Fach poking out of a sea of clouds from Carnedd Moel Siabod

Temperature Inversion - Glyder Fach and Glyder Fach poking out of a sea of clouds from Carnedd Moel Siabod

Photo: Mike Knipe (210)

The Snowdon Horseshoe from Glyder Fach - featuring in the mid-distance: Y Lliwedd (centre left), Crib Goch (centre right), Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) and Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl) (far right)

The Snowdon Horseshoe from Glyder Fach - featuring in the mid-distance: Y Lliwedd (centre left), Crib Goch (centre right), Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) and Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl) (far right)

Photo: Florence Belgravia (2)

Deep Snow on The Glyderau

Deep Snow on The Glyderau

Photo: George White (19)

Andy, Ste, Coxy and Guy on Glyder Fach

Andy, Ste, Coxy and Guy on Glyder Fach

Photo: Andrew Dixon (1)

Hubby and kids, YingLi and WingHoi, on the cantilever rock on Glyder Fach in the mist

Hubby and kids, YingLi and WingHoi, on the cantilever rock on Glyder Fach in the mist

Photo: Manfai LiisaTang (1)

Bwlch y Ddwy-Glyder, Castell y Gwynt and Glyder Fach from Glyder Fawr in mist

Bwlch y Ddwy-Glyder, Castell y Gwynt and Glyder Fach from Glyder Fawr in mist

Photo: Geoff Smithson (71)

Pen yr Ole Wen, Llyn Clyd, Llyn Ogwen, Llyn Idwal, Tryfan, Glyder Fach, Glyder Fawr, Crib Goch and Garnedd Ugain from Y Garn (Glyderau)

Pen yr Ole Wen, Llyn Clyd, Llyn Ogwen, Llyn Idwal, Tryfan, Glyder Fach, Glyder Fawr, Crib Goch and Garnedd Ugain from Y Garn (Glyderau)

Photo: Gerard Molloy (3)

360 degree view from Moel Penamnen summit featuring (from left to right): The Moelwyns - Moelwyn Bach, Craigysgafn & Moelwyn Mawr, Allt-fawr, Moel Druman & Ysgafell Wen, Moel Farlwyd (foreground above/left of blue lake), Yr Aran (pointed peak above Moel Farlwyd), Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) & Y Lliwedd, The Glyderau - Glyder Fach, Glyder Fawr & Tryfan, Carnedd Moel Siabod, Y Ro Wen, Foel-fras (Moelwyns), Manod Mawr (above two light blue lakes) and The Arenigs - Arenig Fawr & Arenig Fach.

360 degree view from Moel Penamnen summit featuring (from left to right): The Moelwyns - Moelwyn Bach, Craigysgafn & Moelwyn Mawr, Allt-fawr, Moel Druman & Ysgafell Wen, Moel Farlwyd (foreground above/left of blue lake), Yr Aran (pointed peak above Moel Farlwyd), Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) & Y Lliwedd, The Glyderau - Glyder Fach, Glyder Fawr & Tryfan, Carnedd Moel Siabod, Y Ro Wen, Foel-fras (Moelwyns), Manod Mawr (above two light blue lakes) and The Arenigs - Arenig Fawr & Arenig Fach.

Photo: Dafydd Morgan (43)

On the famous cantilever stone on the summit of Glyder Fach

On the famous cantilever stone on the summit of Glyder Fach

Photo: Mike Smart (9)

Castell y Gwynt and Glyder Fach from Glyder Fawr

Castell y Gwynt and Glyder Fach from Glyder Fawr

Photo: Geoff Smithson (62)

Nant Ffrancon from Glyder Fach

Nant Ffrancon from Glyder Fach

Photo: Alan Butterworth (2)

Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) & Y Lliwedd (left) and The Glyderau - Glyder Fach, Glyder Fawr & Tryfan (right) from Moel Penamnen

Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) & Y Lliwedd (left) and The Glyderau - Glyder Fach, Glyder Fawr & Tryfan (right) from Moel Penamnen

Photo: Dafydd Morgan (45)

Deep Snow on The Glyderau

Deep Snow on The Glyderau

Photo: George White (18)

Bristly Ridge and Glyder Fach from Llyn Ogwen

Bristly Ridge and Glyder Fach from Llyn Ogwen

Photo: Chris Player (2)

On the cantilever stone on Glyder Fach last sunday

On the cantilever stone on Glyder Fach last sunday

Photo: Paul Tate (1)

Mount Snowdon from Glyder Fach

Mount Snowdon from Glyder Fach

Photo: Alan Butterworth (1)

Glyder Fach in mist from Glyder Fawr

Glyder Fach in mist from Glyder Fawr

Photo: Geoff Smithson (72)

My best friend on top of the cantilever on Glyder Fach

My best friend on top of the cantilever on Glyder Fach

Photo: Andrew Spicer (1)

Me and my dog Dante on The Cantilever Stone, Glyder Fach

Me and my dog Dante on The Cantilever Stone, Glyder Fach

Photo: Skeet Williams (1)


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