Bristly Ridge

Friday 15th May, 2020

Bristly Ridge

We will travel by minibus to the Ogwen valley, where we will walk up to Bwlch Tryfan to then start the ascent of Bristly Ridge up to the Glyders. This is a long grade 1 scramble with some exposed sections, but with plentiful hand holds (see the ridge in the photo). Once at the top we will explore Glyder Fach (994 m / 3,261 ft), including the Cantilever and Castle of the Winds, then walk to Glyder Fawr (1,001 m  / 3,284 ft), before descending to Llyn Idwal and Ogwen for the minibus back to Trefriw.

Duration:  All day.  Please bring a packed lunch.

Distance:  about 6 miles / 10 km

Grade:  Strenuous mountain, with a long section of grade 1 scramble.

Suitability:  Fit and experienced walkers. Participants must be able to cope with such an ascent, and for a long day in the mountains.

Remember that it can be cold on the tops, even in May.  Please ensure that you have good, warm, waterproof clothing and good boots.

Meet:  8:45 a.m. at Trefriw Village Hall (LL27 0JH, SH781631)

Walk Leaders:  Rob Collister (author of ‘Days to Remember’) and Idris Bowen   (Read an interview with Rob here.)


Click on the map to see the rough location of this walk.

Booking:   To book a place on this walk, use the ‘Eventbrite’ box below.  (Not available till mid-March when booking opens.)

Please ensure that you have read the booking information, terms and conditions before you attend any walks.

Please note that, although we make no charge for our walks, we do ask for voluntary donations. More details on our funding page.

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