Walk gw187 Y Garn (Glyders) and The Glyders from Ogwen Cottage, Llyn Ogwen

A strenuous walk to dramatic views


Route outline for walk gw187:

- Llyn Ogwen  -   Ogwen Cottage  -   Llyn Idwal  -   Y Garn (Glyders)  -   Llyn y Cwm  -   Glyder Fawr  -   Bwlch y Ddwy-Glyder  -   Castell y Gwynt (Glyder Fach)  -   Glyder Fach  -   The Cantilever Stone  -   Bwlch Tryfan  -   Llyn Bochlwyd  -   Ogwen Cottage  -   Llyn Ogwen.




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
2
Welsh
Marilyns
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).

You will also reach the summit of Y Garn (Glyders), 947m (3108ft). Y Garn (Glyders) is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (10th highest in Wales, 13th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. ). Y Garn (Glyders) is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (11th in Wales, 15th in England & Wales). Y Garn (Glyders) is classified as a Marilyn (4th highest in Wales, 166th highest in the UK).


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 gw187 Y Garn (Glyders) and The Glyders from Ogwen Cottage, Llyn Ogwen

In no particular order . . .

Pen yr Ole Wen and Pen yr Helgi Du from Bwlch y Cywion

Pen yr Ole Wen and Pen yr Helgi Du from Bwlch y Cywion

Photo: Peter Scholes (4)

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

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

Photo: Geoff Smithson (70)

The view from Y Garn (Glyders) summit

The view from Y Garn (Glyders) summit

Photo: Geoff Smithson (40)

Tryfan from Glyder Fawr

Tryfan from Glyder Fawr

Photo: Geoff Smithson (57)

Y Garn (Glyders) summit

Y Garn (Glyders) summit

Photo: Gerard Molloy (2)

Me on Y Garn (Glyders) summit

Me on Y Garn (Glyders) summit

Photo: Geoff Smithson (45)

Snowdon from The Watkin Path

Snowdon from The Watkin Path

Photo: Mike Smart (8)

Footbridge near Llyn Idwal

Footbridge near Llyn Idwal

Photo: Geoff Smithson (20)

View from Y Garn (Glyders) summit

View from Y Garn (Glyders) summit

Photo: Geoff Smithson (43)

Pen y Pass and Llyn Cwmffynnon from Glyder Fawr

Pen y Pass and Llyn Cwmffynnon from Glyder Fawr

Photo: Geoff Smithson (61)


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