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The Glyder Traverse
Introduction to Walk 1074

Photo from the walk - The Glyder Traverse

Nat Park - Snowdonia - Glyders Tryfan

County/Area - Gwynedd & Conwy

Author - Peter Smyly

Length - 12.0 miles / 19.5 km

Ascent - 4800 feet / 1455 metres

Grade - very hard

This Snowdonia walk traverses the full length of the Glyder ridge visiting all the significant summits except Tryfan. It is not a route to be taken lightly and requires carefully planned transport arrangements. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description). A route profile is also provided.


 

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Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

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