Vital Statistics:

Length:11mls (17.5km)
Ascent:5,327ft (1,624m)
Time:9½ hrs
Grade:(Hard)

Route outline for walk gw102:

- Pen-y-Gwryd Hotel  -   Llyn Caseg-fraith  -   Bwlch Tryfan  -   Tryfan  -   (Adam and Eve)  -   Bwlch Tryfan  -   Glyder Fach  -   The Cantilever Stone  -   Castell y Gwynt (Glyder Fach)  -   Bwlch y Ddwy-Glyder  -   Glyder Fawr  -   Y Garn (Glyders)  -   Bwlch y Cywion  -   Foel-goch  -   Bwlch y Brecan  -   Bwlch y Marchlyn  -   Elidir Fawr  -   Afon Dudodyn  -   Nant Peris.




Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

hewitt
4
Welsh
Mountains
Wainwright
0
Wainwrights
 Welsh Nuttalls
5
Welsh
Nuttalls
Dewey
0
Welsh
Deweys
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
3
Welsh
Marilyns
Bridget
0
Bridgets

The highest point of this walk is Glyder Fawr at 999m (3279ft). Glyder Fawr is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (5th highest in Wales, 5th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. ). Glyder Fawr is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (5th in Wales, 5th in England & Wales). Glyder Fawr is classified as a Marilyn (3rd highest in Wales, 110th highest in the UK).

Completing this walk also take you to the top of Castell y Gwynt (Glyder Fach), 972m (3190ft). Castell y Gwynt (Glyder Fach) is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (9th in Wales, 10th in England & Wales).

You will also reach the summit of Y Garn (Glyders), 947m (3108ft). Y Garn (Glyders) is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (10th highest in Wales, 13th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. ). Y Garn (Glyders) is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (11th in Wales, 15th in England & Wales). Y Garn (Glyders) is classified as a Marilyn (4th highest in Wales, 166th highest in the UK).

Along the way you will also bag Elidir Fawr, 924m (3033ft) - a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (13th Wal, 19th Eng & Wal), a Welsh Nuttall (14th Wal, 22nd Eng & Wal) and Foel-goch 831m (2727ft) - a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (27th Wal, 57th Eng & Wal) and a Welsh Nuttall (31st Wal, 67th Eng & Wal).


For more details about what constitutes a Mountain and Mountain & Hill Classifications see: Peaks & Mountains.

For more details about peak bagging and how to record your achievements see: Peak Bagging.


This walk 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)


Some Photos and Pictures from Walk gw102 The Welsh 3000's (The Glyders) from Llanberis

In no particular order . . .

Glyder Fawr summit

Glyder Fawr summit

Photo: Geoff Smithson (58)

Glyder Fawr from Y Garn (Glyders)

Glyder Fawr from Y Garn (Glyders)

Photo: Gerard Molloy (5)

Glyder Fawr from Castell Y Gwynt (Glyder Fach)

Glyder Fawr from Castell Y Gwynt (Glyder Fach)

Photo: Florence Belgravia (3)

Looking SE towards Capel Curig from Glyder Fawr

Looking SE towards Capel Curig from Glyder Fawr

Photo: Colin White (3)

LLanberis from Elidir Fawr

LLanberis from Elidir Fawr

Photo: Will Caesar (2)

Moel Eilio, Llyn Pardarn and Llanberis from Y Garn (Glyders)

Moel Eilio, Llyn Pardarn and Llanberis from Y Garn (Glyders)

Photo: Gerard Molloy (9)

Carnedd y Filiast (Glyders) (North Top), Carnedd y Filiast (Glyders) and Marchlyn Mawr Reservoir from Bwlch Y Marchlyn, Elidir Fawr

Carnedd y Filiast (Glyders) (North Top), Carnedd y Filiast (Glyders) and Marchlyn Mawr Reservoir from Bwlch Y Marchlyn, Elidir Fawr

Photo: Peter Scholes (17)

Pen y Pass and Llyn Cwmffynnon from Glyder Fawr

Pen y Pass and Llyn Cwmffynnon from Glyder Fawr

Photo: Geoff Smithson (61)

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

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

Photo: Geoff Smithson (44)

Fell Runner climbing Glyder Fawr

Fell Runner climbing Glyder Fawr

Photo: Geoff Smithson (55)


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