Y Garn, Snowdonia National Park

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Y Garn is a mountain in Snowdonia, North Wales, part of the Glyderau.It is one of the Welsh 3000s — the 15 summits in Wales over 3,000 ft in height. It is the tenth highest peak in Wales. Moderate snow accumulations can take place on the western sloping side of the mountain from October to May.The south-westerly side of the mountain slopes gently down to the Nant Peris valley. The other, north-easterly side is of a different character, consisting of two steeply sided cwms, Cwm Clyd and Cwm Cywion, and finally Llyn Idwal and Ogwen Cottage. Along the ridge to the north lies Elidir Fawr, while to the south-east is the top of the Twll Du and Glyder Fawr.
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  • August 16, 2017
    I set out from Pen Y Gyryd and walked up onto Glyder Fach via the miners track, then crossed the plateau to Glyder Fawr, after an awkward descent down steep screes, I decided to take in Y Garn, judgin...  more »
  • September 25, 2016
    People seem to have confused Y Garn here - there is a second Y Garn (creatively named - Y Garn II) starting near Rhyd Ddu, and is wonderful in itself, especially the Nantlle Ridge. But I believe this ...  more »
  • June 28, 2016
    Canolfan Ogwen Centre .....Wow!! Waterfalls,lakes and a wondeful walk. I'm 65 and not overly fit this is a walk that i managed ... if you want a more difficult walk carry on up the mountain paths ...V...  more »

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