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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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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

Andrew Cotter walked up on April 4th, 2015 [weather] Sunny

Melfyn Parry climbed 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 bagged 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 hiked on July 9th, 2021 [with] Alstom group [weather] thick cloud

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

Angela Moroney conquered during 2011 - 2017 3PEAKS

Alan Pritchard scaled 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 walked up 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 climbed 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 bagged on April 21st, 2010 [from/via/route] Start from Llyn Ogwen car park via Devil's kitchen [with] Solo [weather] Sunny, with some snow

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

Glyder Fach from Glyder Fawr

Glyder Fach from Glyder Fawr

Photo: Geoff Smithson (56)

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)

Castell y Gwynt from Glyder Fach

Castell y Gwynt from Glyder Fach

Photo: Geoff Smithson (64)

Moel Penamnen summit with Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) (left) and The Glyderau (Glyder Fach & Glyder Fawr) on the horizon

Moel Penamnen summit with Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) (left) and The Glyderau (Glyder Fach & Glyder Fawr) on the horizon

Photo: Dafydd Morgan (42)

Tryfan from Glyder Fach

Tryfan from Glyder Fach

Photo: Colin White (5)

Me and my friends on Glyder Fach

Me and my friends on Glyder Fach

Photo: Marion Stimpson (1)

The famous cantilever stone on Glyder Fach

The famous cantilever stone on Glyder Fach

Photo: Don Williams (4)

Bristly Ridge and Glyder Fach from Llyn Ogwen

Bristly Ridge and Glyder Fach from Llyn Ogwen

Photo: Chris Player (2)

Mount Snowdon from Glyder Fach

Mount Snowdon from Glyder Fach

Photo: Alan Butterworth (1)

Y Gribin (Glyderau) and Glyder Fach from Glyder Fawr

Y Gribin (Glyderau) and Glyder Fach from Glyder Fawr

Photo: Geoff Smithson (69)

Glyder Fach in mist from Glyder Fawr

Glyder Fach in mist from Glyder Fawr

Photo: Geoff Smithson (72)

On the cantilever stone on Glyder Fach last sunday

On the cantilever stone on Glyder Fach last sunday

Photo: Paul Tate (2)

Tryfan from the top of Bristley Ridge, Glyder Fach

Tryfan from the top of Bristley Ridge, Glyder Fach

Photo: Paul Hancock (7)

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)

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

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

Photo: Peter Scholes (7)

Me and my lad on the

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

Photo: Carl Etheridge (1)

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)

Nant Ffrancon from Glyder Fach

Nant Ffrancon from Glyder Fach

Photo: Alan Butterworth (2)

Andy, Ste, Coxy and Guy on Glyder Fach

Andy, Ste, Coxy and Guy on Glyder Fach

Photo: Andrew Dixon (1)

Llyn Bochlywd from Glyder Fach

Llyn Bochlywd from Glyder Fach

Photo: Colin White (6)


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