Walk gw187 Y Garn (Glyderau), Glyder Fawr, Castell y Gwynt and Glyder Fach from Ogwen Cottage, Llyn Ogwen

A strenuous walk to dramatic views


Route outline for walk gw187:

Llyn Ogwen  -  Ogwen Cottage  -  'Tin Pan Alley'  -  Llyn Glyd  -  Y Garn (Glyderau)  -  Llyn y Cwm  -  Glyder Fawr  -  Bwlch y Ddwy-Glyder  -  Castell y Gwynt (Glyder Fach)  -  Glyder Fach  -  The Cantilever Stone  -  Bristly Ridge  -  Bwlch Tryfan  -  Llyn Bochlwyd  -  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
3
Welsh
Mountains
Wainwright
0
Wainwrights
 Welsh Nuttalls
4
Welsh
Nuttalls
Dewey
0
Welsh
Deweys
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
2
Welsh
Marilyns
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.

Along the way you will also bag:

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 gw187 Y Garn (Glyderau), Glyder Fawr, Castell y Gwynt and Glyder Fach from Ogwen Cottage, Llyn Ogwen

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Walk gw187 Y Garn (Glyderau),  Glyder Fawr, Castell y Gwynt and Glyder Fach from Ogwen Cottage, Llyn Ogwen - Glyder Fawr and Twll Du (The Devil's Kitchen) from Llyn Idwal

Glyder Fawr and Twll Du (The Devil's Kitchen) from Llyn Idwal

Photo: Kurt Elliott (5)

Walk gw187 Y Garn (Glyderau),  Glyder Fawr, Castell y Gwynt and Glyder Fach from Ogwen Cottage, Llyn Ogwen - Y Garn (Glyderau) (far left), Foel-goch (Glyderau) and Carnedd y Filliast from Llyn Idwal

Y Garn (Glyderau) (far left), Foel-goch (Glyderau) and Carnedd y Filliast from Llyn Idwal

Photo: Chris Player (7)

Walk gw187 Y Garn (Glyderau),  Glyder Fawr, Castell y Gwynt and Glyder Fach from Ogwen Cottage, Llyn Ogwen - Llyn Ogwen and Tryfan from Y Garn (Glyderau) summit

Llyn Ogwen and Tryfan from Y Garn (Glyderau) summit

Photo: Geoff Smithson (41)

Walk gw187 Y Garn (Glyderau),  Glyder Fawr, Castell y Gwynt and Glyder Fach from Ogwen Cottage, Llyn Ogwen - Llyn Ogwen, Llyn Idwal and Tryfan from Y Garn (Glyderau)

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

Photo: Gerard Molloy (7)

Walk gw187 Y Garn (Glyderau),  Glyder Fawr, Castell y Gwynt and Glyder Fach from Ogwen Cottage, Llyn Ogwen - Llyn y Cwm with Glyder Fawr beyond from Y Garn (Glyderau)

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

Photo: Geoff Smithson (47)

Walk gw187 Y Garn (Glyderau),  Glyder Fawr, Castell y Gwynt and Glyder Fach from Ogwen Cottage, Llyn Ogwen - Llyn Clyd, Llyn Ogwen, Llyn Idwal and Tryfan from Y Garn (Glyderau)

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

Photo: Gerard Molloy (1)

Walk gw187 Y Garn (Glyderau),  Glyder Fawr, Castell y Gwynt and Glyder Fach from Ogwen Cottage, Llyn Ogwen - Foel Goch (Snowdon), Moel Eilio and Llanberis from Y Garn (Glyderau)

Foel Goch (Snowdon), Moel Eilio and Llanberis from Y Garn (Glyderau)

Photo: Gerard Molloy (8)

Walk gw187 Y Garn (Glyderau),  Glyder Fawr, Castell y Gwynt and Glyder Fach from Ogwen Cottage, Llyn Ogwen - Mount Snowdon from Glyder Fach

Mount Snowdon from Glyder Fach

Photo: Alan Butterworth (1)

Walk gw187 Y Garn (Glyderau),  Glyder Fawr, Castell y Gwynt and Glyder Fach from Ogwen Cottage, Llyn Ogwen - Y Garn (Glyderau), Elidir Fawr (centre) and Foel-goch from near Y Foel Goch

Y Garn (Glyderau), Elidir Fawr (centre) and Foel-goch from near Y Foel Goch

Photo: Don Williams (19)

Walk gw187 Y Garn (Glyderau),  Glyder Fawr, Castell y Gwynt and Glyder Fach from Ogwen Cottage, Llyn Ogwen - Alan and Nikki on Y Garn (Glyderau) in the snow with Pen yr Ole Wen (left) and Tryfan above Llyn Idwal (right) in the background

Alan and Nikki on Y Garn (Glyderau) in the snow with Pen yr Ole Wen (left) and Tryfan above Llyn Idwal (right) in the background

Photo: Alan Rebbeck (1)

Walk gw187 Y Garn (Glyderau),  Glyder Fawr, Castell y Gwynt and Glyder Fach 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 gw187 Y Garn (Glyderau),  Glyder Fawr, Castell y Gwynt and Glyder Fach from Ogwen Cottage, Llyn Ogwen - Pen Yr Ole Wen and Nant Ffrancon from Y Garn (Glyderau)

Pen Yr Ole Wen and Nant Ffrancon from Y Garn (Glyderau)

Photo: Geoff Smithson (35)

Walk gw187 Y Garn (Glyderau),  Glyder Fawr, Castell y Gwynt and Glyder Fach from Ogwen Cottage, Llyn Ogwen - The Devil's Kitchen (Twll Du) and Y Garn (Glyderau) from near Llyn Idwal

The Devil's Kitchen (Twll Du) and Y Garn (Glyderau) from near Llyn Idwal

Photo: Geoff Smithson (22)

Walk gw187 Y Garn (Glyderau),  Glyder Fawr, Castell y Gwynt and Glyder Fach 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)

Walk gw187 Y Garn (Glyderau),  Glyder Fawr, Castell y Gwynt and Glyder Fach from Ogwen Cottage, Llyn Ogwen - The Cantilever Stone on Glyder Fach

The Cantilever Stone on Glyder Fach

Photo: Colin White (7)

Walk gw187 Y Garn (Glyderau),  Glyder Fawr, Castell y Gwynt and Glyder Fach from Ogwen Cottage, Llyn Ogwen - Y Garn (Glyderau)

Y Garn (Glyderau)

Photo: Peter Scholes (1)

Walk gw187 Y Garn (Glyderau),  Glyder Fawr, Castell y Gwynt and Glyder Fach from Ogwen Cottage, Llyn Ogwen - Bwlch y Ddwy-Glyder, Castell y Gwynt and Glyder Fach from Glyder Fawr in mist

Bwlch y Ddwy-Glyder, Castell y Gwynt and Glyder Fach from Glyder Fawr in mist

Photo: Geoff Smithson (71)

Walk gw187 Y Garn (Glyderau),  Glyder Fawr, Castell y Gwynt and Glyder Fach from Ogwen Cottage, Llyn Ogwen - Llyn Y Cwm and Y Garn from Glyder Fawr

Llyn Y Cwm and Y Garn from Glyder Fawr

Photo: Geoff Smithson (51)

Walk gw187 Y Garn (Glyderau),  Glyder Fawr, Castell y Gwynt and Glyder Fach from Ogwen Cottage, Llyn Ogwen - Footbridge near Llyn Idwal

Footbridge near Llyn Idwal

Photo: Geoff Smithson (20)

Walk gw187 Y Garn (Glyderau),  Glyder Fawr, Castell y Gwynt and Glyder Fach from Ogwen Cottage, Llyn Ogwen - Moel Eilio, Llyn Pardarn and Llanberis from Y Garn (Glyderau)

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

Photo: Gerard Molloy (9)


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