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Glyder Fach
990m (3249ft)

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


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


Record Glyder Fach as Bagged, Climbed & Conquered


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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)



Glyder Fach is on Peak Bagging Map & Hill Tick List:


You can walk to the top of Glyder Fach by using any of these 3 easy to follow route maps:






Other walkers who hiked, climbed, bagged and summited Glyder Fach Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Glyder Fach

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

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

Angela Moroney summited during 2011 - 2017 3PEAKS

Alan Pritchard conquered 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 scaled 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 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 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 bagged 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.

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

My son Patrick climbing Y Garn (Glyderau) with Tryfan (left) and Glyder Fach (right) in the background

My son Patrick climbing Y Garn (Glyderau) with Tryfan (left) and Glyder Fach (right) in the background

Photo: Rob Barklamb (53)

On the cantilever stone on Glyder Fach last sunday

On the cantilever stone on Glyder Fach last sunday

Photo: Paul Tate (1)

Deep Snow on The Glyderau

Deep Snow on The Glyderau

Photo: George White (18)

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)

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)

Me and my lad on the

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

Photo: Carl Etheridge (1)

Y Gribin (Glyderau) and Glyder Fach from Glyder Fawr

Y Gribin (Glyderau) and Glyder Fach from Glyder Fawr

Photo: Geoff Smithson (69)

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)

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)

Tryfan and Glyder Fach from Y Garn (Glyderau) summit

Tryfan and Glyder Fach from Y Garn (Glyderau) summit

Photo: Geoff Smithson (42)

Sunset over Llyn Lockwood (centre bottom), Llyn Gywant, Y Lliwedd and Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) from the Miner's Track near Glyder Fach

Sunset over Llyn Lockwood (centre bottom), Llyn Gywant, Y Lliwedd and Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) from the Miner's Track near Glyder Fach

Photo: Gemma Bason (3)

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)

Tryfan from the top of Bristley Ridge, Glyder Fach

Tryfan from the top of Bristley Ridge, Glyder Fach

Photo: Paul Hancock (7)

Glyder Fach from Glyder Fawr

Glyder Fach from Glyder Fawr

Photo: Geoff Smithson (56)

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)

Tryfan from Glyder Fach

Tryfan from Glyder Fach

Photo: Geoff Smithson (65)

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)

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)

Llyn Bochlywd from Glyder Fach

Llyn Bochlywd from Glyder Fach

Photo: Colin White (6)


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