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Y Garn (Glyders)
947m (3108ft)

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


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

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

Y Garn (Glyders)

Photo: Peter Scholes

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

Andy Buxton walked up on June 22nd, 1968 [from/via/route] 14 Peaks (but done before and 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

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

Hugh Strickland summited 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 and back along Carneddau including Pen Llithrig y Wrach

Mark Price conquered 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 scaled 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 walked up on March 20th, 2018 [from/via/route] Marchlyn Mawr reservoir road [with] Solo [weather] Sunny, some snow

David Wand climbed on July 30th, 2015 [weather] Hot and sunny - Wales 3000 14 peaks over 3000ft peak 10

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

Rachael Tyler hiked on April 16th, 2016 [from/via/route] Ogwen Cottage [with] 29 of the family. In memory of 'our Mike'. The 4th anniversary trek. [weather] Cold but fine. - Spectacular views.

Matt Minshall summited on February 12th, 1977 [from/via/route] Ogwen Cottage [with] Tom, Gary and Al [weather] Appalling

Christina Lander conquered on June 7th, 2015 [from/via/route] Llyn Ogwen - Llyn Idwal - Y Garn - Llyn y Cwn - Glyder Fawr - Glyder Fach - Bwlch Tryfan - Tryfan - Bwlch Tryfan - Llyn Bochlwyd - Llyn Ogwen [with] Dick [weather] Perfect sunny day - Best day ever - very tired by the end, but so worth it!

Sam Rayn scaled on October 13th, 2014 [from/via/route] from Lyn Ogwen [with] Sham, Glen [weather] clear below 700m, summit completely covered in mist, visibility poor

Gerald Murphy walked up on August 4th, 2014 [from/via/route] Nant Peris Park & Ride car park, on the way out following the route on page 2 of the Go4aWalk route sheet for the Welsh 3000s. ie Turn right just after the Vaynol Arms by the old chapel, along the metalled road and following the 2nd signed footpath by the next to last house. From there across several stiles uphill, crossing the Dudodyn by a metal bridge. For a considerable distance then across boggy (very boggy) ground until after 2 zig zags around fences before the real slog begins. The path is clear but the summit of Elidyr Fawr never seems to come closer for ages. All of a sudden, when you're convinced that the apparent peak will be a false summit, a quick clamber over large boulders takes you straight to the cairn and windbreak. From there the views are spectacular across the reservoir with clear sight of Carnedd Filiast and Mynydd Perfedd. It was tempting to do a dash to include Carnedd Filiast but I knew that I had already budgeted for an 8 hour day. When heading for Mynedd Perfedd keep close to the fence on the skyline - the lower path will mean an unnecessary climb up to Mynedd Perfedd. From the windbreak the path to Foel Goch and Y Garn is really clear. Foel Goch is scaled faster than it looks and has spectacular views across Nant Ffrancon. Y Garn makes a nice end to the walk out with great all round views. There seem to be lots of cairns to mark the approach on the path. I took a different route back using the ridge between the two rivers (Afon Padr and Afon Dudodyn). This was a great path to begin with across open, grassy countryside but, the path all but disappears by the time you are in sight of Nant Peris. Next time I'll descend from Llyn Cwn. [with] alone. [weather] Sunny but following a weekend of rain, light wind, highish summer cloud. - No other comments

Simon Neilson-clark climbed on June 18th, 2014 [from/via/route] Opposite circle to Tryfan [with] Mrs H [weather] Sunshine - Nice ridge walk The end with a view of the lake

Robert Taylor-marriott bagged on July 28th, 2010 [from/via/route] Route 13: Glyder Fawr & Y Garn (GFYG) Completed 28.07.10 [with] Vince Wetton & Robert Taylor-Marriott. [weather] Cloudy, windy + rain.

Marilyn Wadkin hiked on June 21st, 2014 [from/via/route] Ogwen Valley, Y Gribin [with] Rob [weather] Clear skies and sunshine. - After bagging Glyder Fach and Glyder Fawr

Wyn Griffiths summited on June 21st, 2014 [from/via/route] Vaynol Arms - Elidir Fawr, Foel Gogh [with] Andy & Chris [weather] Perfect

Stephen Lewis conquered on August 24th, 2013 [from/via/route] gw194, Nant Peris [with] Alone [weather] Low cloud, drizzle - Nice pint in Vaynol Arms post walk

Richard Evered scaled on March 27th, 2014 [from/via/route] Nant Peris via Elidir Fawr [with] Keith, Rooney [weather] As Elidir Fawr - As Elidir Fawr

Graham Williams walked up on January 24th, 2014 [from/via/route] Ogwen Cottage, up Devils Kitchen to Y Garn then on to Elidr Fawr [with] The Travelling Raspberries (Chris Barnes, Nick Jones.) [weather] Very Wet and Icy

Steve Frank climbed on May 25th, 2008 [with] Jackie Frank

Stephen Hobdell bagged on March 31st, 2013 [weather] Snowy, -8degC, -18degC with wind chill

Michael Smith hiked on June 25th, 2013 [from/via/route] Llyn ogwen [with] Wkmws [weather] Sunny - Brilliantcwalk

Craig Hewison summited on June 9th, 2013 [from/via/route] FromRhyd-Ddu [with] Annual Walk [weather] perfect

John Drysdale has conquered [from/via/route] Llanberis pass [with] Paul Garrett and Josh [weather] Fair, good visibility - Josh in trainers, getting trek pole bent out of shape, pint in the village after

David Lane scaled on October 27th, 2005 [with] Kelly

Jonathan Chitty walked up during May, 2011 [from/via/route] Ogwen Cottage - Cwm Idwal - Devil's Kitchen - Y Garn Return same route [with] Kate Winn [weather] Overcast, rained at the top of Devil's Kitchen, poured on the top.

Vince Wetton climbed on July 28th, 2010 [with] RTM

Stephen Millington bagged on September 18th, 2012 [from/via/route] East ridge

Stuart Mellor hiked on October 21st, 2009 [from/via/route] Ogwen Cottage GW187 via Bristly Edge with assistance 3 lads. [with] dominic my son aged 11 [weather] Bright sunny extremely windy.

Darran Tunnah, Kate Colbrook, Louis Smith, Linda Mckeogh, Andrew Else, Craig Lewis, Mark Davidson, Robert Maclean, Paul Booth, Trevor Williams, Paul Donoghue, Immacolata Pescatore, Steve Lockett, Andrew Greenhill, Wendy Sockett, Kath Edwards, Rob Barklamb, Chris Bede, Paul Warren, Pete Howes and Adam Shewry have all walked, climbed & bagged Y Garn (Glyders).

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Llyn y Cwm with Glyder Fawr beyond from Y Garn (Glyders)

Llyn y Cwm with Glyder Fawr beyond from Y Garn (Glyders)

Photo: Geoff Smithson (47)

Y Garn (Glyders)

Y Garn (Glyders)

Photo: Peter Scholes (1)

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

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

Photo: Gerard Molloy (11)

Y Garn (Glyders) from near Llyn Idwal

Y Garn (Glyders) from near Llyn Idwal

Photo: Geoff Smithson (21)

Approaching Y Garn (Glyders)

Approaching Y Garn (Glyders)

Photo: Geoff Smithson (33)

Me and grandson Kieran on Y Garn (Glyders)

Me and grandson Kieran on Y Garn (Glyders)

Photo: Martin Jones (1)

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

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

Photo: Gerard Molloy (1)

My two nephews, Paul and Nick, on Pen yr Ole Wen in the Carneddau mountains in winter. Prominent in the background is the Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) and Y Garn (Glyders) - standing proud in Alpine conditions.

My two nephews, Paul and Nick, on Pen yr Ole Wen in the Carneddau mountains in winter. Prominent in the background is the Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) and Y Garn (Glyders) - standing proud in Alpine conditions.

Photo: Michael Ellis (1)

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

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

Photo: Gerard Molloy (7)

The view from Y Garn (Glyders) summit

The view from Y Garn (Glyders) summit

Photo: Geoff Smithson (39)


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