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.


Peak Bagging Statistics for 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.

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 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 - Tryfan from Glyder Fach

Tryfan from Glyder Fach

Photo: Geoff Smithson (65)

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 - Deep Snow on The Glyderau

Deep Snow on The Glyderau

Photo: George White (19)

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

Tryfan from Llyn Ogwen

Photo: Chris Player (1)

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 - Castell y Gwynt (Castle of the Wind) from Glyder Fach

Castell y Gwynt (Castle of the Wind) from Glyder Fach

Photo: Geoff Smithson (70)

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

The Cantilever Stone on Glyder Fach

Photo: Colin White (7)

Walk gw115 Glyder Fach, Castell y Gwynt and Glyder Fawr from Ogwen Cottage, Llyn Ogwen - Ogwen Cottage, Nant Ffrancon and the shoulder of Pen yr Ole Wen from Llyn Idwal

Ogwen Cottage, Nant Ffrancon and the shoulder of Pen yr Ole Wen from Llyn Idwal

Photo: Chris Player (8)

Walk gw115 Glyder Fach, Castell y Gwynt and Glyder Fawr from Ogwen Cottage, Llyn Ogwen - Me and my dog Dante on The Cantilever Stone, Glyder Fach

Me and my dog Dante on The Cantilever Stone, Glyder Fach

Photo: Skeet Williams (1)

Walk gw115 Glyder Fach, Castell y Gwynt and Glyder Fawr from Ogwen Cottage, Llyn Ogwen - Llyn Idwal with Twll Du or The Devil's Kitchen beyond

Llyn Idwal with Twll Du or The Devil's Kitchen beyond

Photo: Don Williams (6)

Walk gw115 Glyder Fach, Castell y Gwynt and Glyder Fawr from Ogwen Cottage, Llyn Ogwen - The Devils' Kitchen (Twll Du) (left) and Y Garn (Glyderau) (right) from near Idwal Cottage, Llyn Ogwen

The Devils' Kitchen (Twll Du) (left) and Y Garn (Glyderau) (right) from near Idwal Cottage, Llyn Ogwen

Photo: Rob Barklamb (51)

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

Llyn Bochlywd from Glyder Fach

Photo: Colin White (6)

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

Fell Runners on Glyder Fawr

Photo: Geoff Smithson (52)

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

Glyder Fawr summit

Photo: Geoff Smithson (59)

Walk gw115 Glyder Fach, Castell y Gwynt and Glyder Fawr from Ogwen Cottage, Llyn Ogwen - Pen y Pass and Llyn Cwmffynnon from Glyder Fawr

Pen y Pass and Llyn Cwmffynnon from Glyder Fawr

Photo: Geoff Smithson (61)

Walk gw115 Glyder Fach, Castell y Gwynt and Glyder Fawr from Ogwen Cottage, Llyn Ogwen - CJ with Tryfan in beyond from near Llyn Ogwen

CJ with Tryfan in beyond from near Llyn Ogwen

Photo: Peter Royle (12)

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 - Andy, Ste, Coxy and Guy on Glyder Fach

Andy, Ste, Coxy and Guy on Glyder Fach

Photo: Andrew Dixon (1)

Walk gw115 Glyder Fach, Castell y Gwynt and Glyder Fawr from Ogwen Cottage, Llyn Ogwen - *Looking SE towards Capel Curig from Glyder Fawr

*Looking SE towards Capel Curig from Glyder Fawr

Photo: Colin White (4)

Walk gw115 Glyder Fach, Castell y Gwynt and Glyder Fawr from Ogwen Cottage, Llyn Ogwen - Pen yr Ole Wen and Llyn Idwal from the top of The Devil's Kitchen (Twll Du)

Pen yr Ole Wen and Llyn Idwal from the top of The Devil's Kitchen (Twll Du)

Photo: Geoff Smithson (73)


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