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

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

Walk Glyder Fawr walking UK Mountains in The Glyders (or Glyderau) Snowdonia National Park ConwyGwynedd, 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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You can walk to the top of Glyder Fawr by using any of these 3 easy‑to‑follow route maps:
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Walk gw115 Glyder Fach, Castell y Gwynt and Glyder Fawr from Ogwen Cottage, Llyn Ogwen

A very steep ascent and descent

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 5.5ml (9km)
Ascent:2,854ft (870m)
Time:5 hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 6 Icon (Moderate)
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Walk gw187 Y Garn (Glyderau), Glyder Fawr, Castell y Gwynt and Glyder Fach from Ogwen Cottage, Llyn Ogwen

A strenuous walk to dramatic views

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 7ml (11km)
Ascent:3,308ft (1,008m)
Time:6 hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 6 Icon (Moderate)
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Walk gw102 The Welsh 3000's (Glyderau) from Llanberis

5 of the 15 Welsh 3000's

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 12.5ml (18.5km)
Ascent:5,327ft (1,624m)
Time:9½ hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 8 Icon (Hard)

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

Daniel Moran walked up Glyder Fawr on March 5th, 2021 [from/via/route] Lake below [with] Solo [weather] Sun & snow on the ground - Devils kitchen

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

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

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

Andrew Cotter summited Glyder Fawr on April 4th, 2015 [weather] Sunny

Melfyn Parry conquered Glyder Fawr 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 scaled Glyder Fawr 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 walked up Glyder Fawr on July 9th, 2021 [with] Alstom group [weather] thick cloud

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

Angela Moroney bagged Glyder Fawr during 2011 - 2017 3PEAKS

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

Glyder Fach from Glyder Fawr

Glyder Fach from Glyder Fawr

Photo: Geoff Smithson (56)

Cwm Cneifion (The Nameless Cwm) from Glyder Fawr

Cwm Cneifion (The Nameless Cwm) from Glyder Fawr

Photo: Geoff Smithson (68)

Glyder Fach and Glyder Fawr from Y Garn (Glyderau)

Glyder Fach and Glyder Fawr from Y Garn (Glyderau)

Photo: Gerard Molloy (4)

Y Gribin (Glyderau) and Glyder Fach from Glyder Fawr

Y Gribin (Glyderau) and Glyder Fach from Glyder Fawr

Photo: Geoff Smithson (69)

Glyder Fawr from Y Garn (Glyderau)

Glyder Fawr from Y Garn (Glyderau)

Photo: Gerard Molloy (5)

Bwlch y Ddwy-Glyder, Castell y Gwynt and Glyder Fach from Glyder Fawr in mist

Bwlch y Ddwy-Glyder, Castell y Gwynt and Glyder Fach from Glyder Fawr in mist

Photo: Geoff Smithson (71)

Castell y Gwynt and Glyder Fach from Glyder Fawr

Castell y Gwynt and Glyder Fach from Glyder Fawr

Photo: Geoff Smithson (62)

Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) & Y Lliwedd (left) and The Glyderau - Glyder Fach, Glyder Fawr & Tryfan (centre) and Carnedd Moel Siabod (right) with Moel Penamnen and Llyn Newydd & Llyn Bowydd (mid distance right) from the summit of Manod Mawr (North Top)

Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) & Y Lliwedd (left) and The Glyderau - Glyder Fach, Glyder Fawr & Tryfan (centre) and Carnedd Moel Siabod (right) with Moel Penamnen and Llyn Newydd & Llyn Bowydd (mid distance right) from the summit of Manod Mawr (North Top)

Photo: Dafydd Morgan (55)

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)

Pen y Pass and Llyn Cwmffynnon from Glyder Fawr

Pen y Pass and Llyn Cwmffynnon from Glyder Fawr

Photo: Geoff Smithson (61)

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)

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)

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)

Glyder Fawr from Castell Y Gwynt (Glyder Fach)

Glyder Fawr from Castell Y Gwynt (Glyder Fach)

Photo: Florence Belgravia (3)

Fell Runners on Glyder Fawr

Fell Runners on Glyder Fawr

Photo: Geoff Smithson (52)

Llyn Y Cwm and Y Garn from Glyder Fawr

Llyn Y Cwm and Y Garn from Glyder Fawr

Photo: Geoff Smithson (51)

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 Fawr from Llechog (Llanberis Path) on the way up Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Glyder Fawr from Llechog (Llanberis Path) on the way up Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Mike Griffiths (24)

Glyder Fawr

Glyder Fawr

Photo: Geoff Smithson (67)


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