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Glyder Fawr
999m (3279ft)

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

Glyder Fawr means 'Large Heap or Large Pile of Stones' in Welsh and is pronounced 'g-lid-der var'.


Record Glyder Fawr as Bagged, Climbed & Conquered


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5th highest in Wales,
5th in England & Wales

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

Glyder Fawr Summit

Photo: Geoff Smithson

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

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

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

Melfyn Parry bagged 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] Generally poorpoor, low cloud but dry to summit of Y Garn. Cold up there extra layers needed. Bright spells along the Glyders & to top of Tryfan

Neall Garrad hiked 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 summited on July 9th, 2021 [with] Alstom group [weather] thick cloud

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

Angela Moroney scaled during 2011 - 2017 3PEAKS

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

Hugh Strickland climbed 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 bagged 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.

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

Pen y Pass and Llyn Cwmffynnon from Glyder Fawr

Pen y Pass and Llyn Cwmffynnon from Glyder Fawr

Photo: Geoff Smithson (61)

Llyn Idwal and Pen yr Ole Wen from below Glyder Fawr

Llyn Idwal and Pen yr Ole Wen from below Glyder Fawr

Photo: Chris Clarke (8)

Llyn y Cwm with Glyder Fawr beyond from Y Garn (Glyderau)

Llyn y Cwm with Glyder Fawr beyond from Y Garn (Glyderau)

Photo: Geoff Smithson (47)

Me on Glyder Fawr

Me on Glyder Fawr

Photo: Geoff Smithson (63)

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)

Glyder Fawr from Glyder Fach

Glyder Fawr from Glyder Fach

Photo: Alan Butterworth (3)

Glyder Fach, Tryfan and Glyder Fawr from Creigiau Gleision (North Top)

Glyder Fach, Tryfan and Glyder Fawr from Creigiau Gleision (North Top)

Photo: Mike Griffiths (3)

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)

Cwm Idwal featuring Glyder Fawr (left), Twll Du or The Devil's Kitchen (centre) and Y Garn (right)

Cwm Idwal featuring Glyder Fawr (left), Twll Du or The Devil's Kitchen (centre) and Y Garn (right)

Photo: Don Williams (5)

Castell y Gwynt and Glyder Fach from Glyder Fawr

Castell y Gwynt and Glyder Fach from Glyder Fawr

Photo: Geoff Smithson (62)

*Looking SE towards Capel Curig from Glyder Fawr

*Looking SE towards Capel Curig from Glyder Fawr

Photo: Colin White (4)

Fell Runners on Glyder Fawr

Fell Runners on Glyder Fawr

Photo: Geoff Smithson (52)

Glyder Fawr and Twll Du (The Devil's Kitchen) from Llyn Idwal

Glyder Fawr and Twll Du (The Devil's Kitchen) from Llyn Idwal

Photo: Kurt Elliott (5)

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 Fawr from Y Garn (Glyderau)

Glyder Fawr from Y Garn (Glyderau)

Photo: Gerard Molloy (5)

My Cairn Terrier 'Jessie' on atop Glyder Fawr in the snow

My Cairn Terrier 'Jessie' on atop Glyder Fawr in the snow

Photo: Ray Crowe (1)

Tryfan (left), Glyder Fawr, Y Garn (Glyderau) (right) and Llyn Ogwen  from near Glan Dena

Tryfan (left), Glyder Fawr, Y Garn (Glyderau) (right) and Llyn Ogwen from near Glan Dena

Photo: Rob Barklamb (60)

Y Gribin (Glyderau) and Glyder Fach from Glyder Fawr

Y Gribin (Glyderau) and Glyder Fach from Glyder Fawr

Photo: Geoff Smithson (69)

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)

Glyder Fach from Glyder Fawr

Glyder Fach from Glyder Fawr

Photo: Geoff Smithson (56)


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