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Glyder Fawr

Rocky outcrop on Glyder Fawr
Elevation 999 m (3,278 ft)
Prominence 643 m (2,110 ft)
Parent peak Snowdon
Listing Marilyn, Hewitt, Welsh 3000s, Nuttall
Translation big lump (Welsh)
Pronunciation [Welsh: [ˈɡlɪdɛr ˈvaur]]
Location Gwynedd / Conwy,  Wales
Range Snowdonia
Coordinates 53°06′03″N 4°01′47″W / 53.10097°N 4.02978°W / 53.10097; -4.02978
Topo map OS Landranger 115 / Explorer OL17
OS grid SH642579
Listed summits of Glyder Fawr
Name Grid ref Height Status
Glyder Fach SH656583 994 metres (3,261 ft) Welsh 3000s, Hewitt, Nuttall
Y Foel Goch SH677582 805 metres (2,641 ft) Hewitt, Nuttall
Gallt yr Ogof SH685585 763 metres (2,503 ft) Hewitt, Nuttall

Glyder Fawr is a mountain in Snowdonia, Wales, the highest in the Glyderau. It is the fifth highest mountain in Wales. It lies on the ridge between Glyder Fach and Y Garn, and has views to the north, across the Ogwen Valley, of Pen yr Ole Wen and the Carneddau, and views south to the Snowdon Horseshoe. The summit is very rocky, making progress slow. Routes to the summit lead from Ogwen Cottage on the shores of the lake Llyn Idwal to the north, from Pen-y-Pass to the south, and along the Glyder ridge to the east and west, leading to Y Garn and Glyder Fach.

The summit marks the boundary of Gwynedd and Conwy County Borough.

According to Sir Ifor Williams, the word "Glyder" derives from the Welsh word "Gludair", meaning a heap of stones.[1]


  1. ^ Nuttall, John & Anne (1999). The Mountains of England & Wales - Volume 1: Wales (2nd edition ed.). Milnthorpe, Cumbria: Cicerone. ISBN 1-85284-304-7.

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