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Glyder Fawr
Scrambles in Snowdonia Collins Guide: Snowdonia and North Wales


Glyder Fawr ( 999 m ) in Wales Glyder Fawr

( 1001m )

Rock Outcrops on summit of Glyder Fawr ( 999 m ) in Wales

Rock Outcrops on summit of Glyder Fawr

Glyderau in Wales

Tryfan and The Glyderau

The Glyderau ( the Glyders) are a mountain group in Snowdonia, North Wales.

The name derives from the highest peaks in the range - Glyder Fawr and Glyder Fach.

According to Sir Ifor Williams, the word "Glyder" derives from the Welsh word "Gludair"

meaning a heap of stones.

The Glyderau stretch from Mynydd Llandegai to Capel Curig 

and include five of the Welsh Munros  - summits over 3000 feet;

 including Tryfan - one of the finest mountains in Wales

and one of the few mountains on the UK mainland requiring scrambling to reach the summit.

The eastern half of the range with Glyder Fawr, Glyder Fach and Tryfan

is very popular with walkers and climbers.

Foel Goch in the Glyders

Foel Goch ( 2,726ft, 831m ) in the Glyders

Map of ascent routes on Tryfan and the Glyders

Map of ascent routes on Tryfan and the Glyders

( Note: Click here or on map for large format copy )

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Travel & Guide Books & Maps - UK & Ireland:-

Snowdon & Conwyn Valley - OS Explorer Map Brecon Beacons East MapBrecon Beacons West Map

Snowdon & Conwy Valley - Ordnance Survey Explorer Map Explorer Map OL23: Snowdonia - Cadair Idris & Lake BalaLandranger Map 0115: Snowdon & Caernarfon


Mountain: Exploring Britain's High Places National 3 Peaks WalkWales - Rough Guide  Wales - Lonely Planet  The High Mountains of Britain & Ireland

The High Mountains of Britain and Ireland Lonely Planet - Walking in BritainWales - Lonely Planet Classic Walks in Britain & IrelandBig Walks of Great Britain Great Snow & Ice Climbs of the British IslesClassic Mountain Scrambles in England & WalesGlyndwr's Way

Mountains of Wales Hillwalking in Wales Vol I Hillwalking in Wales Vol II Collins Guide: Snowdonia and North WalesThe Mountains of Wales Scrambles in Snowdonia A Welsh Coast to Coast Walk The Welsh 3000ft Challenges

Hillwalker: Mountains of Wales Ridges of SnowdoniaSnowdonia & North Wales - 50 Walks Brecon Beacons - 50 Walks Brecon Beacons East Map Brecon Beacons East MapMountaineering Rock Climbs in Snowdonia & the Lake District North Wales Walking - On the Level - Snowdonia & Anglesey North Wales, Snowdonia & Offa's Dyke - Pathfinder Guide

200 Challenging Walks in Britain & Ireland Frontiers: The World's Best Hikes Britain's Best WalksBest Routes on Britain's Mountains Great British Ridge Walks

Weather for Hillwakers & Climbers Mountain Weather Guide to the Weather Weather: Collins Gem Hillwalking Handbook for Mountain Leaders First Aid on MountainsHillwalkers Guide to Mountaineering Hillwalkers Manual Mountain Skills Training Handbook

Mountains of the Mind - A history.. Mountains of the Mind - ExperiencesWorld's most significant ClimbsMountain Travellers HandbookMountaineering: The Freedom of the HillsHistory of Mountain ClimbingMountaineering: Freedom of the Hills

Beyond the Limits - Randolph FiennesFit for Life - Ranulph Fiennes Survival of the Fittest SAS Survival Handbook Outdoor Survival Guide - Ray Mears SAS Mountain SkillsGPS for Dummies Wilderness NavigationNavigation for Walkers

A Short History of Planet Earth The Earth from the Air Rocks, Minerals & Gemstones Notes from a Small Island - Bill BrysonNotes from a Small Island - Bill Bryson

Let's Go Britain & Ireland Lonely Planet: Western EuropeLet's Go Western Europe Rough Guide to Europe 2003 Let's Go Europe Lonely Planet: Europe on a Shoestring

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