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Glyder Fawr
999m (3279ft)

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


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

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

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3rd highest in Wales,
111th highest in Great Britain

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

Glyder Fawr Summit

Photo: Geoff Smithson

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


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






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

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

Angela Moroney climbed during 2011 - 2017 3PEAKS

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

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

Anthony Jackson scaled during 1990 [with] usually alone but occasionally with others too.

Mark Price walked up on September 16th, 2017 [from/via/route] deVal's kitchen [with] Shaun Dunnall, Marek kulak [weather] Low cloud with some showers

Robert Shaw climbed 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.

Iain Jones bagged on November 8th, 2014 [from/via/route] Ogwen Cottage [with] Chris Curtis - 24 May 2015 - run from Gwern Gof Isaf campsite with Graeme High; 17 April 2017 - via Y Gribin & the Devil's Kitchen

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

Me on Glyder Fawr

Me on Glyder Fawr

Photo: Marilyn Butler (1)

Me on Glyder Fawr

Me on Glyder Fawr

Photo: Geoff Smithson (63)

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)

Glyder Fach (centre left), Glyder Fawr (centre) and Tryfan (centre right) from Pen Llithrig y Wrach

Glyder Fach (centre left), Glyder Fawr (centre) and Tryfan (centre right) from Pen Llithrig y Wrach

Photo: Paul Hancock (3)

Y Gribin (Glyderau) and Glyder Fach from Glyder Fawr

Y Gribin (Glyderau) and Glyder Fach from Glyder Fawr

Photo: Geoff Smithson (69)

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)

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)

Glyder Fawr from Llechog (Snowdon)

Glyder Fawr from Llechog (Snowdon)

Photo: Mike Griffiths (24)

Cwm Cneifion (The Nameless Cwm) from Glyder Fawr

Cwm Cneifion (The Nameless Cwm) from Glyder Fawr

Photo: Geoff Smithson (68)

Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) and Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl) from Glyder Fawr

Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) and Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl) from Glyder Fawr

Photo: Geoff Smithson (54)

Roman standing in the summit of Craig Fach with Glyder Fawr forming the horizon

Roman standing in the summit of Craig Fach with Glyder Fawr forming the horizon

Photo: Leslie Williams (7)

Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl) and Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) from Glyder Fawr

Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl) and Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) from Glyder Fawr

Photo: Geoff Smithson (66)

Tryfan from Glyder Fawr

Tryfan from Glyder Fawr

Photo: Geoff Smithson (57)

Climbing Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) - with Glyder Fawr in the background

Climbing Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) - with Glyder Fawr in the background

Photo: Chris Mathieson (2)

Pen y Pass and Llyn Cwmffynnon from Glyder Fawr

Pen y Pass and Llyn Cwmffynnon from Glyder Fawr

Photo: Geoff Smithson (61)

Castell y Gwynt and Glyder Fach from Glyder Fawr

Castell y Gwynt and Glyder Fach from Glyder Fawr

Photo: Geoff Smithson (62)

Glyder Fawr summit

Glyder Fawr summit

Photo: Geoff Smithson (59)

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)

Glyder Fach from Glyder Fawr

Glyder Fach from Glyder Fawr

Photo: Geoff Smithson (56)

*Looking SE towards Capel Curig from Glyder Fawr

*Looking SE towards Capel Curig from Glyder Fawr

Photo: Colin White (4)


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