Glyderau, Snowdonia National Park

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 Rhiwiau Caws.
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  • We intended to do Glyder Fawr, across to Glyder Fach and then Tryfan from Idwal cottage. There is not that much online for routes etc, compared to Snowdon, so we wanted to do something different. We h...  more »
  • Planned a stop at the reserve and up the mountain. At the top of the mountain there is a so-called horizontal stone. From a certain angle, you can make your photos as if you are hell knows at what altitude. But got to the top, not all were able to overpower the pace of recovery and it was decided to climb up to where we can prior to the expiration of the scheduled time and then go back. Landscapes are fascinating. Wildlife reserve is beautiful and gives vitality. Everyone really enjoyed it. If fills back in those places then definitely stay here for a couple of days.
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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 »

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