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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - Y Garn from from Llyn Idwal

Y Garn from from Llyn Idwal

Photo: Mike Knipe (121)

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 - Y Garn (Glyderau) from Llyn Ogwen

Y Garn (Glyderau) from Llyn Ogwen

Photo: Chris Player (4)

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 - 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) (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 - 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)

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 - Biscuits and hot chocolate near Llyn Idwal with the Nant Ffrancon valley in the distance

Biscuits and hot chocolate near Llyn Idwal with the Nant Ffrancon valley in the distance

Photo: Robert McAllister (1)

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

Pen yr Ole Wen from Y Garn (Glyderau)

Photo: Geoff Smithson (32)

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 - On the  Cantilever Stone, Glyder Fach

On the  Cantilever Stone, Glyder Fach

Photo: Damien Baker (1)

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 - The Devil's Kitchen (Twll Du) from above Llyn Idwal

The Devil's Kitchen (Twll Du) from above Llyn Idwal

Photo: Geoff Smithson (25)

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

The view from Y Garn (Glyderau) summit

Photo: Geoff Smithson (39)

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 - Fell Runners on Glyder Fawr

Fell Runners on Glyder Fawr

Photo: Geoff Smithson (52)


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