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 - Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) and Crib Goch from Glyder Fawr

Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) and Crib Goch from Glyder Fawr

Photo: Geoff Smithson (60)

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 - 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 - Andy, Ste, Coxy and Guy on Glyder Fach

Andy, Ste, Coxy and Guy on Glyder Fach

Photo: Andrew Dixon (1)

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

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

Photo: Mike Knipe (122)

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

Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) from Y Garn (Glyderau) summit

Photo: Geoff Smithson (44)

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

Fell Runner climbing Glyder Fawr

Photo: Geoff Smithson (55)

Walk gw187 Y Garn (Glyderau),  Glyder Fawr, Castell y Gwynt and Glyder Fach from Ogwen Cottage, Llyn Ogwen - My son Joe jumping for joy between Adam and Eve on the top of Tyfan

My son Joe jumping for joy between Adam and Eve on the top of Tyfan

Photo: Fiona Haward (2)

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

Tryfan from Glyder Fach

Photo: Geoff Smithson (65)

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

Y Garn (Glyderau) and Cwm Clyd

Photo: Geoff Smithson (34)

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

Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) from Y Garn (Glyderau)

Photo: Geoff Smithson (50)

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

Deep Snow on The Glyderau

Photo: George White (18)

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

Stonechat at Llyn Idwal Nature Reserve

Photo: Chris Clarke (7)

Walk gw187 Y Garn (Glyderau),  Glyder Fawr, Castell y Gwynt and Glyder Fach from Ogwen Cottage, Llyn Ogwen - *Sunrise over Gallt Yr Ogof from Tryfan

*Sunrise over Gallt Yr Ogof from Tryfan

Photo: David Hands (5)

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 (1)

Walk gw187 Y Garn (Glyderau),  Glyder Fawr, Castell y Gwynt and Glyder Fach 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 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 - 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 - *Looking SE towards Capel Curig from Glyder Fawr

*Looking SE towards Capel Curig from Glyder Fawr

Photo: Colin White (4)

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 (58)


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