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The Traverse of the Glyder Ridge from Ogwen
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Nat Park - Snowdonia - Glyders Tryfan

County/Area - Gwynedd & Conwy

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 5.5 miles / 8.9 km

Ascent - 2485 feet / 753 metres

Time - 5 hours 10 minutes

Grade - hard

Glyder Fach and Glyder Fawr are the main focus of this Snowdonia walk from Ogwen. The walk provides a rugged day in the mountains of Snowdonia with Llyn Idwal and the Devil's Kitchen also included in the route. Overall the walk offers impressive scenery throughout and is one of the highlights of Snowdonia. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description). A route profile is also provided.


 

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Walks from the same start

Walk 1186
Y Garn from Ogwen Cottage (Route A)
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 4.5 miles / 7.3 km
Walk 3019
Y Garn & Carnedd y Filiast from Ogwen Cottage
Grade - hard
Length - 8.5 miles / 13.8 km
Walk 3062
Pen yr Ole Wen from the Ogwen Valley
Grade - moderate
Length - 5.0 miles / 8.1 km
Walk 2417
A Glyderau trio: Glyder Fach, Glyder Fawr and Tryfan
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 6.5 miles / 10.6 km
Walk 1137
Y Garn from Ogwen Cottage (Route B)
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 4.5 miles / 7.3 km
Walk 2680
A circuit of Llyn Idwal from Ogwen Cottage
Grade - easy
Length - 2.8 miles / 4.6 km

Other walks nearby

Walk 2650
0.3 miles / 0.4 km away
Tryfan, the Glyderau and Y Garn
Grade - very hard
Length - 8.0 miles / 13 km
Walk 2820
1.1 miles / 1.8 km away
Carneddau traverse from Llyn Ogwen to Bont Newydd
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 14.0 miles / 22.8 km
Walk 1150
1.4 miles / 2.3 km away
The High Carneddau from the Ogwen Valley
Grade - hard
Length - 10.0 miles / 16.3 km
Walk 1215
1.4 miles / 2.3 km away
Tryfan & Llyn Ogwen from the Ogwen Valley
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 5.5 miles / 8.9 km
Walk 3001
1.4 miles / 2.3 km away
Tryfan by the North Ridge from Ogwen Valley
Grade - hard
Length - 3.5 miles / 5.7 km
Walk 3026
1.4 miles / 2.3 km away
Tryfan & the Eastern Tops from the Ogwen Valley
Grade - hard
Length - 5.8 miles / 9.3 km
Walk 1232
2.3 miles / 3.6 km away
Carnedd Llewelyn, Llyn Eigiau & Llyn Cowlyd
Grade - hard
Length - 16.0 miles / 26 km
Walk 2855
2.3 miles / 3.6 km away
Gallt yr Ogof & Braich y Ddeugwm
Grade - moderate
Length - 4.0 miles / 6.5 km
Walk 3056
2.4 miles / 3.8 km away
Pen yr Helgi Du from the Ogwen Valley
Grade - moderate
Length - 5.5 miles / 8.9 km
Walk 1074
2.6 miles / 4.2 km away
The Glyder Traverse
Grade - very hard
Length - 12.0 miles / 19.5 km

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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