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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

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Snowdonia National Park


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OL17 Snowdon/Yr Wyddfa and Conwy Valley/Dyffryn Conwy


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115 Snowdon & Caernarfon


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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

Adrian Haywood walked up Glyder Fach on April 9th, 2022 [from/via/route] Devil's Kitchen [with] Mike, Celia and Darryl [weather] mixed

Stephanie Doyle climbed Glyder Fach on August 6th, 2022 [from/via/route] Devil's Kitchen [with] Solo [weather] Nice

Donovan Suddell bagged Glyder Fach on July 13th, 2022 [from/via/route] llyn Ogwen & Tryfan North Ridge [with] Wife [weather] Lots of sunny intervals

Andrew Cotter hiked Glyder Fach on April 4th, 2015 [weather] Sunny

Melfyn Parry summited Glyder Fach on September 1st, 2019 [from/via/route] Oggy 4, Y Garn, Glyder Fawr, Glyder Fach & Tryfan. Start point SH655602, car park after brew shack at Ogwen Lake. Ascent of Y Garn, steep path with upper slopes of scree. Descent to Llyn y Cwn for a short coffee break before making ascent of Glyder Fawr. This path was mainly scree, quite steep with poor visibility. Summit in low cloud, difficult to make out path, use of Satmap confirmed needed to be further to the right, spotted cairn which confirmed correct path, were able to follow line of cairns to toward Glyder Fach. Weather cleared briefly to show views down over Llyn Cwm Ffynnon to Pen y Gwryd Hotel. Circumnavigated Castell y Gwynt to Glyder Fach before descending Brisly scree path to Bwlch Tryfan. Stopped for lunch before ascending Tryfan south ridge. Weather was much better here & Tryfan was clear & quite busy. Descent via western gulley was tough on the knees & thighs & we were subjected to heavy showers for last half mile to car park. [with] PRC [weather] Poor most of the time occasional sunny spells but cold.

Neall Garrad conquered Glyder Fach on June 22nd, 2007 [from/via/route] 15 peaks route from Nant Peris to Llanfairfechan [with] Andy, Chris, John and Warren [weather] Mixed

Mark Smith scaled Glyder Fach on July 9th, 2021 [with] Alstom group [weather] thick cloud

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

Angela Moroney climbed Glyder Fach during 2011 - 2017 3PEAKS

Alan Pritchard bagged Glyder Fach 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

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

Tryfan, Glyder Fach and Glyder Fawr from Foel-goch summit cairn

Tryfan, Glyder Fach and Glyder Fawr from Foel-goch summit cairn

Photo: Peter Scholes (11)

Glyder Fach and Y Garn (Glyderau) from Foel-goch summit

Glyder Fach and Y Garn (Glyderau) from Foel-goch summit

Photo: Peter Scholes (7)

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)

Nant Ffrancon from Glyder Fach

Nant Ffrancon from Glyder Fach

Photo: Alan Butterworth (2)

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)

Me and my friends on Glyder Fach

Me and my friends on Glyder Fach

Photo: Marion Stimpson (1)

A sprinkling of snow on Tryfan (left) and Glyder Fach (right) above Llyn Ogwen from Pen yr Ole Wen

A sprinkling of snow on Tryfan (left) and Glyder Fach (right) above Llyn Ogwen from Pen yr Ole Wen

Photo: Gwyn Sharps (1)

On the cantilever stone on Glyder Fach last sunday

On the cantilever stone on Glyder Fach last sunday

Photo: Paul Tate (1)

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)

Llyn Bochlyd through the cloud from Glyder Fach

Llyn Bochlyd through the cloud from Glyder Fach

Photo: Chris Clarke (6)

Glyder Fawr from Castell Y Gwynt (Glyder Fach)

Glyder Fawr from Castell Y Gwynt (Glyder Fach)

Photo: Florence Belgravia (3)

Tryfan & Glyder Fach (in cloud) from Y Garn (Glyderau)

Tryfan & Glyder Fach (in cloud) from Y Garn (Glyderau)

Photo: Ade Campbell (2)

Glyder Fach from Glyder Fawr

Glyder Fach from Glyder Fawr

Photo: Geoff Smithson (56)

Tryfan from the top of Bristley Ridge, Glyder Fach

Tryfan from the top of Bristley Ridge, Glyder Fach

Photo: Paul Hancock (7)

Glyder Fach and Glyder Fawr from Y Garn (Glyderau)

Glyder Fach and Glyder Fawr from Y Garn (Glyderau)

Photo: Gerard Molloy (4)

Tryfan from Glyder Fach

Tryfan from Glyder Fach

Photo: Geoff Smithson (65)

Me and my lad on the

Me and my lad on the 'cantilever stone' on Glyder Fach

Photo: Carl Etheridge (1)

Glyder Fach, Glyder Fawr and Idwal Cottage from Pen yr Ole Wen

Glyder Fach, Glyder Fawr and Idwal Cottage from Pen yr Ole Wen

Photo: Chris Clarke (9)

Llyn Idawl from Glyder Fach

Llyn Idawl from Glyder Fach

Photo: Colin White (8)

Andy, Ste, Coxy and Guy on Glyder Fach

Andy, Ste, Coxy and Guy on Glyder Fach

Photo: Andrew Dixon (1)


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