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Y Garn (Glyderau)
947m (3108ft)

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

Y Garn (Glyderau) means 'The Cairn' in Welsh and is pronounced 'ur gan (g-lid-der-rye)'.

The summit of Y Garn (Glyderau) is marked by a large cairn.


Record Y Garn (Glyderau) as Bagged, Climbed & Conquered


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Welsh Mountain
10th highest in Wales,
13th in England & Wales

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Welsh Nuttall
11th highest in Wales,
15th in England & Wales

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Welsh Marilyn
4th highest in Wales,
167th highest in Great Britain

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Snowdonia National Park


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115 Snowdon & Caernarfon


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Other walkers who hiked, climbed, bagged and summited Y Garn (Glyderau) Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Y Garn (Glyderau)

Sion Britton walked up on July 9th, 2022 [from/via/route] O Deiniolen via Carnedd y Filiast, Mynydd Perfedd a Foel Goch. [with] Solo [weather] Braf

Stephanie Doyle climbed on March 12th, 2022 [from/via/route] Devil's kitchen Y Garn circular [with] Friend [weather] Perfect! Slightly windy after our decent but no complaints. - Best views to date 🥰

Andrew Cotter bagged on April 6th, 2015 [weather] Sunny

Melfyn Parry hiked on April 17th, 2019 [from/via/route] Start & finish at Ogwen car park SH649603. Steep ascent to summit of Y Garn, then descent to lunch break on ridge above Cwm Cywion before continuing along the path towards Foel Goch. Turned right along path on ridge of Y Llymllwyd before descending alongside the Mushroom Gardens to rejoin the path at SH641600 & returned to start. [with] U3A [weather] Mainly sunny & warm

Neall Garrad summited 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 conquered on September 10th, 2013 [weather] thick cloud

Adrian Haywood scaled on April 11th, 2021 [from/via/route] Via devil's kitchen [with] Friends [weather] Nice day, a couple of snow showers at the top

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

Tony Deegan bagged on March 25th, 2019 [with] Terry, Richie, Si & Ian [weather] great weather

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More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of Y Garn (Glyderau)

Y Garn (Glyderau) and Cwm Clyd

Y Garn (Glyderau) and Cwm Clyd

Photo: Geoff Smithson (34)

Pen Yr Ole Wen and Nant Ffrancon from Y Garn (Glyderau)

Pen Yr Ole Wen and Nant Ffrancon from Y Garn (Glyderau)

Photo: Geoff Smithson (35)

Llyn Ogwen and Tryfan from Y Garn (Glyderau) summit

Llyn Ogwen and Tryfan from Y Garn (Glyderau) summit

Photo: Geoff Smithson (41)

Elidir Fawr from Y Garn (Glyderau)

Elidir Fawr from Y Garn (Glyderau)

Photo: Gerard Molloy (13)

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)

Glyder Fach and Glyder Fawr from Y Garn (Glyderau)

Glyder Fach and Glyder Fawr from Y Garn (Glyderau)

Photo: Gerard Molloy (4)

Llyn Clyd with Llyn Idwal beyond from Y Garn (Glyderau)

Llyn Clyd with Llyn Idwal beyond from Y Garn (Glyderau)

Photo: Geoff Smithson (36)

Llyn Ogwen, Llyn Idwal and Tryfan from Y Garn (Glyderau)

Llyn Ogwen, Llyn Idwal and Tryfan from Y Garn (Glyderau)

Photo: Gerard Molloy (7)

Y Garn (Glyderau) from Llyn Ogwen

Y Garn (Glyderau) from Llyn Ogwen

Photo: Chris Player (4)

The view from Y Garn (Glyderau) summit

The view from Y Garn (Glyderau) summit

Photo: Geoff Smithson (39)

Elidir Fawr from Y Garn (Glyderau)

Elidir Fawr from Y Garn (Glyderau)

Photo: Peter Scholes (2)

Me and grandson Kieran on Y Garn (Glyderau)

Me and grandson Kieran on Y Garn (Glyderau)

Photo: Martin Jones (1)

Tryfan from Y Garn (Glyderau)

Tryfan from Y Garn (Glyderau)

Photo: Geoff Smithson (49)

Y Garn (Glyderau) (far left), Foel-goch (Glyderau) and Carnedd y Filliast from Llyn Idwal

Y Garn (Glyderau) (far left), Foel-goch (Glyderau) and Carnedd y Filliast from Llyn Idwal

Photo: Chris Player (7)

Glyder Fawr from Y Garn (Glyderau)

Glyder Fawr from Y Garn (Glyderau)

Photo: Gerard Molloy (5)

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

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

Photo: Peter Scholes (7)

Mynydd Perfedd and Foel-goch from Y Garn (Glyderau)

Mynydd Perfedd and Foel-goch from Y Garn (Glyderau)

Photo: Peter Scholes (3)

Y Garn (Glyderau)

Y Garn (Glyderau)

Photo: Peter Scholes (1)

Llanberis Pass with Y Garn (Glyderau) beyond from near Crib y Ddysgl on the Llanberis Path near the top of Mount Snowdon

Llanberis Pass with Y Garn (Glyderau) beyond from near Crib y Ddysgl on the Llanberis Path near the top of Mount Snowdon

Photo: Linda Royston (6)

Llyn Clyd, Llyn Ogwen, Llyn Idwal and Tryfan from Y Garn (Glyderau)

Llyn Clyd, Llyn Ogwen, Llyn Idwal and Tryfan from Y Garn (Glyderau)

Photo: Gerard Molloy (1)


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