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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

Y Garn (Glyderau) 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)



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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)

Stephanie Doyle walked up 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 πŸ₯°

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

Melfyn Parry bagged 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 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 September 10th, 2013 [weather] thick cloud

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

Angela Moroney walked up during 2011 - 2017 3PEAKS

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

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

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

Y Garn (Glyderau), Foel-goch (Glyderau), Mynydd Perfedd and the shoulder of Pen yr Ole Wen from Llyn Ogwen

Y Garn (Glyderau), Foel-goch (Glyderau), Mynydd Perfedd and the shoulder of Pen yr Ole Wen from Llyn Ogwen

Photo: Chris Player (6)

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 (40)

Pen yr Ole Wen and Llyn Ogwen from Y Garn (Glyderau)

Pen yr Ole Wen and Llyn Ogwen from Y Garn (Glyderau)

Photo: Gerard Molloy (10)

Foel Goch (Snowdon), Moel Eilio and Llanberis from Y Garn (Glyderau)

Foel Goch (Snowdon), Moel Eilio and Llanberis from Y Garn (Glyderau)

Photo: Gerard Molloy (8)

Y Garn (Glyderau) summit

Y Garn (Glyderau) summit

Photo: Geoff Smithson (38)

*Y Garn (Glyderau) (far left), Elidir Fawr, Foel-goch, Mynydd Perfedd and Carnedd y Filiast (Glyderau) from Tryfan

*Y Garn (Glyderau) (far left), Elidir Fawr, Foel-goch, Mynydd Perfedd and Carnedd y Filiast (Glyderau) from Tryfan

Photo: David Hands (4)

Pen yr Ole Wen, Llyn Ogwen and Nant y Benglog from Y Garn (Glyderau)

Pen yr Ole Wen, Llyn Ogwen and Nant y Benglog from Y Garn (Glyderau)

Photo: Geoff Smithson (31)

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

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

Photo: Mike Knipe (122)

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)

Y Garn (Glyderau)

Photo: Geoff Smithson (37)

The Devil's Kitchen (Twll Du) and Y Garn (Glyderau) from near Llyn Idwal

The Devil's Kitchen (Twll Du) and Y Garn (Glyderau) from near Llyn Idwal

Photo: Geoff Smithson (22)

Anglesey from Y Garn (Glyderau) ascent

Anglesey from Y Garn (Glyderau) ascent

Photo: Geoff Smithson (29)

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)

Crib Goch and Garnedd Ugain from Y Garn (Glyderau)

Crib Goch and Garnedd Ugain from Y Garn (Glyderau)

Photo: Gerard Molloy (6)

Elidir Fawr from Y Garn (Glyderau)

Elidir Fawr from Y Garn (Glyderau)

Photo: Peter Scholes (2)

Tryfan from Y Garn (Glyderau)

Tryfan from Y Garn (Glyderau)

Photo: Geoff Smithson (49)

Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) from Y Garn (Glyderau) summit

Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) from Y Garn (Glyderau) summit

Photo: Geoff Smithson (46)

Llyn Ogwen (left) and Llyn Idwal with Tryfan beyond from Y Garn (Glyderau)

Llyn Ogwen (left) and Llyn Idwal with Tryfan beyond from Y Garn (Glyderau)

Photo: Geoff Smithson (30)


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