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

Walk Y Garn (Glyderau) walking UK Mountains in The Glyders (or Glyderau) Snowdonia National Park Gwynedd    Wales

Y Garn (Glyderau)

Photo: Peter Scholes

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)

Mark Smith walked up on September 10th, 2013 [weather] thick cloud

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

Angela Moroney hiked during 2011 - 2017 3PEAKS

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

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

Hugh Strickland scaled 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

Mark Price walked up on August 13th, 2018 [from/via/route] idwal cottage via Devils Kitchen [with] Kat and Robert [weather] Shower early on clearing to sun at the summit with only a light breeze

Bleddyn Rhys climbed 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 bagged on March 20th, 2018 [from/via/route] Marchlyn Mawr reservoir road [with] Solo [weather] Sunny, some snow

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

Y Garn (Glyderau) summit cairn with Crib Goch and Garnedd Ugain in the distance

Y Garn (Glyderau) summit cairn with Crib Goch and Garnedd Ugain in the distance

Photo: Gerard Molloy (11)

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

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

Photo: Geoff Smithson (44)

View from Y Garn (Glyderau) summit

View from Y Garn (Glyderau) summit

Photo: Geoff Smithson (43)

Me on Y Garn (Glyderau) summit

Me on Y Garn (Glyderau) summit

Photo: Geoff Smithson (45)

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) and Cwm Clyd

Y Garn (Glyderau) and Cwm Clyd

Photo: Geoff Smithson (34)

Y Garn (Glyderau) (far left), Foel-goch (Glyderau), Carnedd y Filliast, Ogwen Cottage, Nant Ffrancon and the shoulder of Pen yr Ole Wen (right) from Llyn Idwal

Y Garn (Glyderau) (far left), Foel-goch (Glyderau), Carnedd y Filliast, Ogwen Cottage, Nant Ffrancon and the shoulder of Pen yr Ole Wen (right) from Llyn Idwal

Photo: Chris Player (9)

Y Garn (Glyderau) summit

Y Garn (Glyderau) summit

Photo: Geoff Smithson (38)

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)

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

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

Photo: Gerard Molloy (7)

Glyder Fawr from Y Garn (Glyderau)

Glyder Fawr from Y Garn (Glyderau)

Photo: Gerard Molloy (5)

The view from Y Garn (Glyderau) summit

The view from Y Garn (Glyderau) summit

Photo: Geoff Smithson (39)

Y Garn (Glyderau) from Llyn Ogwen

Y Garn (Glyderau) from Llyn Ogwen

Photo: Chris Player (4)

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

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

Photo: Geoff Smithson (46)

Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) from Y Garn (Glyderau)

Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) from Y Garn (Glyderau)

Photo: Geoff Smithson (50)

Y Garn (Glyderau) from near Llyn Idwal

Y Garn (Glyderau) from near Llyn Idwal

Photo: Geoff Smithson (21)

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

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

Photo: Geoff Smithson (36)

Alan and Nikki on Y Garn (Glyderau) in the snow with Pen yr Ole Wen (left) and Tryfan above Llyn Idwal (right) in the background

Alan and Nikki on Y Garn (Glyderau) in the snow with Pen yr Ole Wen (left) and Tryfan above Llyn Idwal (right) in the background

Photo: Alan Rebbeck (1)

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)

Y Garn (Glyderau), Elidir Fawr (centre) and Foel-goch from near Y Foel Goch

Y Garn (Glyderau), Elidir Fawr (centre) and Foel-goch from near Y Foel Goch

Photo: Don Williams (19)


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