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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  • Good for a wee trot, this hill make a great day out for a route that is not that strenuous. Can be used as a poor weather alternative if Snowdon is in poor condition. Many variations for such a small ...  more »
  • This is one of many of my special travel memory places. We ran up Y-Garn in P.T. kit in the winter snow in November 79 then run back to Capel Curig. I come here often for the views. From the top of Y-...  more »
  • 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 »
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  • Wonderful scenic terrain with numerous routes to the Summit... You must try the route up from the World famous 'Devils kitchen' its a phenominal experience!
  • Decent view from summet, little dull on the way up/down though, a good mountain to bag if already in the area
  • Nice view on a good day
  • Great day hiking
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