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.


Peaks, Summits and Tops reached on 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:


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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 - 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 gw187 Y Garn (Glyderau),  Glyder Fawr, Castell y Gwynt and Glyder Fach 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 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 (left) and Llyn Idwal with Tryfan beyond from Y Garn (Glyderau)

Llyn Ogwen (left) and Llyn Idwal with Tryfan beyond from Y Garn (Glyderau)

Photo: Geoff Smithson (30)

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 - Me and grandson Kieran on Y Garn (Glyderau)

Me and grandson Kieran on Y Garn (Glyderau)

Photo: Martin Jones (1)

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

Pen yr Ole Wen, Llyn Ogwen and Nant y Benglog from Y Garn (Glyderau)

Photo: Geoff Smithson (31)

Walk gw187 Y Garn (Glyderau),  Glyder Fawr, Castell y Gwynt and Glyder Fach from Ogwen Cottage, Llyn Ogwen - Sunset over Llyn Lockwood (centre bottom), Llyn Gywant, Y Lliwedd and Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) from the Miner's Track near Glyder Fach

Sunset over Llyn Lockwood (centre bottom), Llyn Gywant, Y Lliwedd and Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) from the Miner's Track near Glyder Fach

Photo: Gemma Bason (3)

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)

Walk gw187 Y Garn (Glyderau),  Glyder Fawr, Castell y Gwynt and Glyder Fach from Ogwen Cottage, Llyn Ogwen - Me and my best mate Steve on Glyder Fach

Me and my best mate Steve on Glyder Fach

Photo: James Reavil (1)

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 - Me on Glyder Fawr

Me on Glyder Fawr

Photo: Geoff Smithson (63)

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

The Glyderau from Llyn Bochlwyd

Photo: Colin White (2)

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

Castell y Gwynt from Glyder Fach

Photo: Geoff Smithson (64)

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

Glyder Fawr summit

Photo: Geoff Smithson (59)

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


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