Walk gw115 Glyder Fach, Castell y Gwynt and Glyder Fawr from Ogwen Cottage, Llyn Ogwen

A very steep ascent and descent


Route outline for walk gw115:

Llyn Ogwen  -  Ogwen Cottage  -  Llyn Bochlwyd  -  Bwlch Tryfan  -  Bristly Ridge  -  The Cantilever Stone  -  Glyder Fach  -  Castell y Gwynt (Glyder Fach)  -  Bwlch y Ddwy-Glyder  -  Glyder Fawr  -  Llyn y Cwm  -  Twll Du (Devil's Kitchen)  -  Llyn Idwal  -  Ogwen Cottage  -  Pont Pen-y-benglog  -  Llyn Ogwen



Points of Interest/Notes on this walk:

Try and find time to have a look underneath Pont Pen-y-benglog (near Ogwen Cottage at the western end of Llyn Ogwen) where the remains of the original stone arched bridge built by Thomas Telford can be seen. Access the river bank is via a stile on NW side of the bridge.


Peaks, Summits and Tops reached on this walk:

hewitt
2
Welsh
Mountains
Wainwright
0
Wainwrights
 Welsh Nuttalls
3
Welsh
Nuttalls
Dewey
0
Welsh
Deweys
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
1
Welsh
Marilyn
Bridget
0
Bridgets

Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

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)

Glyder Fawr is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (5th highest in Wales, 5th highest in England & Wales) and a Welsh Marilyn (3rd highest in Wales, 111th highest in the UK).

Glyder Fawr means 'Large Heap or Large Pile of Stones' in Welsh and is pronounced 'g-lid-der var'.

Completing this walk will also take you to the top of Glyder Fach at 990m (3249ft). Glyder Fach is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (6th highest in Wales, 6th highest in England & Wales)

Glyder Fach is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (6th highest in Wales, 6th highest in England & Wales). Glyder Fach means 'Small Heap or Small Pile of Stones' in Welsh and is pronounced 'g-lid-der vach'.

You will also reach the summit of Castell y Gwynt (Glyder Fach) at 972m (3190ft). Castell y Gwynt (Glyder Fach) is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (9th highest in Wales, 10th highest in England & Wales). Castell y Gwynt (Glyder Fach) means 'Castle of the Wind' in Welsh.


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1:25,000 scale OS Explorer Map (the ones with orange/yellow covers):

OL17 Snowdon/Yr Wyddfa and Conwy Valley/Dyffryn Conwy


1:50,000 scale OS Landranger Map (the ones with pink/magenta covers):

115 Snowdon & Caernarfon


Some Photos and Pictures from Walk gw115 Glyder Fach, Castell y Gwynt and Glyder Fawr from Ogwen Cottage, Llyn Ogwen

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Walk gw115 Glyder Fach, Castell y Gwynt and Glyder Fawr from Ogwen Cottage, Llyn Ogwen - Cwm Cneifion (The Nameless Cwm) from Glyder Fawr

Cwm Cneifion (The Nameless Cwm) from Glyder Fawr

Photo: Geoff Smithson (68)

Walk gw115 Glyder Fach, Castell y Gwynt and Glyder Fawr from Ogwen Cottage, Llyn Ogwen - Glyder Fawr from Castell Y Gwynt (Glyder Fach)

Glyder Fawr from Castell Y Gwynt (Glyder Fach)

Photo: Florence Belgravia (3)

Walk gw115 Glyder Fach, Castell y Gwynt and Glyder Fawr from Ogwen Cottage, Llyn Ogwen - Y Garn from from Llyn Idwal

Y Garn from from Llyn Idwal

Photo: Mike Knipe (120)

Walk gw115 Glyder Fach, Castell y Gwynt and Glyder Fawr from Ogwen Cottage, Llyn Ogwen - Tryfan from Glyder Fawr

Tryfan from Glyder Fawr

Photo: Geoff Smithson (57)

Walk gw115 Glyder Fach, Castell y Gwynt and Glyder Fawr from Ogwen Cottage, Llyn Ogwen - Llyn Bochlyd through the cloud from Glyder Fach

Llyn Bochlyd through the cloud from Glyder Fach

Photo: Chris Clarke (6)

Walk gw115 Glyder Fach, Castell y Gwynt and Glyder Fawr from Ogwen Cottage, Llyn Ogwen - Climbing on Glyder Fawr

Climbing on Glyder Fawr

Photo: Geoff Smithson (53)

Walk gw115 Glyder Fach, Castell y Gwynt and Glyder Fawr from Ogwen Cottage, Llyn Ogwen - The Snowdon Horseshoe from Glyder Fach - featuring in the mid-distance: Y Lliwedd (centre left), Crib Goch (centre right), Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) and Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl) (far right)

The Snowdon Horseshoe from Glyder Fach - featuring in the mid-distance: Y Lliwedd (centre left), Crib Goch (centre right), Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) and Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl) (far right)

Photo: Florence Belgravia (2)

Walk gw115 Glyder Fach, Castell y Gwynt and Glyder Fawr from Ogwen Cottage, Llyn Ogwen - The south ridge of Tryfan from the top of Bristly Ridge, Glyder Fach

The south ridge of Tryfan from the top of Bristly Ridge, Glyder Fach

Photo: Paul Johnson (22)

Walk gw115 Glyder Fach, Castell y Gwynt and Glyder Fawr from Ogwen Cottage, Llyn Ogwen -  Llyn Idwal

Llyn Idwal

Photo: Geoff Smithson (26)

Walk gw115 Glyder Fach, Castell y Gwynt and Glyder Fawr from Ogwen Cottage, Llyn Ogwen - On the cantilever stone on Glyder Fach last sunday

On the cantilever stone on Glyder Fach last sunday

Photo: Paul Tate (2)

Walk gw115 Glyder Fach, Castell y Gwynt and Glyder Fawr from Ogwen Cottage, Llyn Ogwen - Fell Runner climbing Glyder Fawr

Fell Runner climbing Glyder Fawr

Photo: Geoff Smithson (55)

Walk gw115 Glyder Fach, Castell y Gwynt and Glyder Fawr from Ogwen Cottage, Llyn Ogwen - Nearing the summit of Tryfan with Llyn Bochlwyd and the north shore of Llyn Idwal far below

Nearing the summit of Tryfan with Llyn Bochlwyd and the north shore of Llyn Idwal far below

Photo: Dave Papworth (1)

Walk gw115 Glyder Fach, Castell y Gwynt and Glyder Fawr from Ogwen Cottage, Llyn Ogwen - 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)

Walk gw115 Glyder Fach, Castell y Gwynt and Glyder Fawr from Ogwen Cottage, Llyn Ogwen - Twll Du (The Devil's Kitchen)

Twll Du (The Devil's Kitchen)

Photo: Colin White (9)

Walk gw115 Glyder Fach, Castell y Gwynt and Glyder Fawr from Ogwen Cottage, Llyn Ogwen - Pen yr Ole Wen from Llyn y Cwm on Cwm Idwal

Pen yr Ole Wen from Llyn y Cwm on Cwm Idwal

Photo: Mike Knipe (118)

Walk gw115 Glyder Fach, Castell y Gwynt and Glyder Fawr from Ogwen Cottage, Llyn Ogwen - The Devil's Kitchen (Twll Du) from above Llyn Idwal

The Devil's Kitchen (Twll Du) from above Llyn Idwal

Photo: Geoff Smithson (25)

Walk gw115 Glyder Fach, Castell y Gwynt and Glyder Fawr from Ogwen Cottage, Llyn Ogwen - Rock slabs above Twll Du (The Devil's Kitchen)

Rock slabs above Twll Du (The Devil's Kitchen)

Photo: Mike Knipe (119)

Walk gw115 Glyder Fach, Castell y Gwynt and Glyder Fawr from Ogwen Cottage, Llyn Ogwen - Cwm Idwal featuring Glyder Fawr (left), Twll Du or The Devil's Kitchen (centre) and Y Garn (right)

Cwm Idwal featuring Glyder Fawr (left), Twll Du or The Devil's Kitchen (centre) and Y Garn (right)

Photo: Don Williams (5)

Walk gw115 Glyder Fach, Castell y Gwynt and Glyder Fawr from Ogwen Cottage, Llyn Ogwen - Tryfan, Bwlch Tryfan, Bristly Ridge and Glyder Fach from Llyn Ogwen

Tryfan, Bwlch Tryfan, Bristly Ridge and Glyder Fach from Llyn Ogwen

Photo: Chris Player (3)


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