Bristly Ridge and the Glyders

Friday 20th May, 2022

Bristly Ridge and the Glyders

We will travel to the Ogwen Valley Visitor Centre by car-share from Trefriw, from where we will walk up to Bwlch Tryfan to start the ascent of Bristly Ridge up onto the Glyders. This is a long grade 1 scramble with some exposed sections, but with plentiful hand-holds (see the ridge in the photo above).

Once at the top we will explore Glyder Fach (994 m / 3,261 ft), including the Cantilever and Castle of the Winds, then walk over to Glyder Fawr (1,001 m / 3,284 ft), before descending, probably by way of The Devil’s Kitchen, to Llyn Idwal and Ogwen for the car-share 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. Exposed in places.

Suitability:  Fit and experienced walkers. Participants must be used to coping with rough terrain  and long days in the mountains.

Remember that it will be much colder on the tops, even in May.  Please ensure that you have good, warm, waterproof clothing, including hat and gloves, and suitable sturdy boots (no trainers).

Departure time:  8:30 a.m. from Trefriw Village Hall (LL27 0JH, SH781631)
Refreshments will be available in the Hall both before and after your walk. (More here.)

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


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

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Places will be limited to 8 people on this walk.

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

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