The Glyderau

Saturday 18 May, 2024

The Glyderau

This is a strenuous mountain round which will see us visiting the Gylderau (Glyders) range, taking in Glyder Fawr (1,001 m / 3,284 ft), Glyder Fach (994 m / 3,261 ft) and passing the dramatic rock features of Y Gwyliwr (the Cantilever) and Castell y Gwynt (Castle of the Winds).

(The picture, taken from Glyder Fach, shows Castell y Gwynt, with Glyder Fawr in the distance to the right of it. Also in the picture is the Yr Wyddfa / Snowdon massif.)

Our minibus will take us to Penygwryd, from where we will walk up off-road to Pen y Pass (at the foot of Snowdon), to then take the steep path up to Glyder Fawr. We’ll then follow the wide ridge to Glyder Fach, descending on the Miners’ Path to our starting point at Penygwryd.

Aside from 2,800 ft of ascent (and descent), there is a small amount of rock-clambering involved on this walk.

Duration:  All day.  Please bring a packed lunch.

Distance:  7 miles / 11 km

Grade:  Strenuous high mountain.

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

Remember that it can be much colder at altitude, even in May.  Please ensure that you have good, warm, waterproof clothing, including hat and gloves, and suitable sturdy boots.

Departure time:  09:00 a.m. from Trefriw Village Hall (LL27 0JH, SH781631)
Refreshments will be available in the Hall both before and after your walk. (See ‘our cafe’.)  Please stay and socialise!

Walk Leaders:  Keith Hulse & Nick Livesey (author of ‘Photographing the Snowdonia Mountains‘)


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


Booking: To book a place, please click on the Eventbrite button below (opens in a new tab).
Booking opens on 15th March.

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 (card preferred, but cash accepted). More details on our funding page.


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