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Glyderau, Snowdonia National Park

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The Glyderau are a mountain group in Snowdonia, North Wales. The name derives from the highest peaks in the range, Glyder Fawr and Glyder Fach. According to Sir Ifor Williams, the word "Glyder" derives from the Welsh word "Cludair", meaning a heap of stones.The Glyderau stretch from Mynydd Llandegai to Capel Curig, and include five of Wales' fourteen or fifteen summits over 3000 feet; these include Tryfan, considered one of the finest mountains in Wales and one of the few mountains on the British mainland requiring scrambling to reach the summit. The eastern half of the range in particular, including Glyder Fawr, Glyder Fach and Tryfan, is very popular with walkers and climbers. Dinorwig Power Station, a hydroelectric pump-storage system, is located in a man-made cavern within Elidir Fawr. The slopes of the Glyderau also include the lake Llyn Idwal, and a number of classic climbing areas such as the Idwal Slabs.
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  • Beautiful must see place when in Snowdonia.. We spent two days in April hiking in this area, this time weather is not the best but the scenery is beautiful. Very much recommend place..  more »
  • We stopped off here just to look at Llyn Ogwen and noticed a path which we investigated, as you rise higher the views are stunning, you can see Llyn Ogwen at a better angle. Unfortunately we did not h...  more »
  • Great walk from Idwal Cottage up Devils Kitchen to the Glyderau Peaks, and then returning via Tryfan. Fantastic views and challenging walking in some places (especially Tryfan which has a lot of scram...  more »

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