Walk gw115 Glyder Fach 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  -   Glyder Fach  -   The Cantilever Stone  -   Castell y Gwynt (Glyder Fach)  -   Bwlch y Ddwy-Glyder  -   Glyder Fawr  -   Llyn y Cwm  -   Twll Du (Devil's Kitchen)  -   Llyn Idwal  -   Ogwen Cottage  -   Llyn Ogwen.




Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

hewitt
1
Welsh
Mountain
Wainwright
0
Wainwrights
 Welsh Nuttalls
2
Welsh
Nuttalls
Dewey
0
Welsh
Deweys
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
1
Welsh
Marilyn
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).


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 gw115 Glyder Fach and Glyder Fawr from Ogwen Cottage, Llyn Ogwen

In no particular order . . .

Wainwrights unnamed 'perfect mountain tarn' between Glaramara and Allen Crags

Wainwrights unnamed 'perfect mountain tarn' between Glaramara and Allen Crags

Photo: Paul Johnson (23)

Anglesey from Y Garn (Glyders) ascent

Anglesey from Y Garn (Glyders) ascent

Photo: Geoff Smithson (29)

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)

Looking down Nant Ffrancon to Bethesda with Anglesey in the far distance from near Llyn Bochlwyd in the Ogwen valley

Looking down Nant Ffrancon to Bethesda with Anglesey in the far distance from near Llyn Bochlwyd in the Ogwen valley

Photo: Jim Piggott (2)

Glyder Fach, Glyder Fawr and Idwal Cottage from Pen yr Ole Wen

Glyder Fach, Glyder Fawr and Idwal Cottage from Pen yr Ole Wen

Photo: Chris Clarke (9)

Pen yr Ole Wen and Llyn Idwal from the top of Twll Du or The Devil's Kitchen in the snow

Pen yr Ole Wen and Llyn Idwal from the top of Twll Du or The Devil's Kitchen in the snow

Photo: Don Williams (7)

Y Garn (Glyders) from Llyn Idwal

Y Garn (Glyders) from Llyn Idwal

Photo: Colin White (10)

Y Garn (Glyders) from Llyn Ogwen

Y Garn (Glyders) from Llyn Ogwen

Photo: Chris Player (4)

Footbridge near Ogwen Cottage

Footbridge near Ogwen Cottage

Photo: Geoff Smithson (19)

The Glyderau from Llyn Bochlwyd

The Glyderau from Llyn Bochlwyd

Photo: Colin White (2)


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