Walk in the spectacular Welsh mountains
A classic round of Snowdonia's Glyderau mountains with their fabulous rock formations, returning through the Devil's Kitchen deep rock cleft. Walking above archetypal small tarns and hanging valleys to reach the formerly glaciated plateau of the Glyders.
After summitting several peaks we descend a scree slope to another small tarn, then plunge down into the Devil's Kitchen to watch a stream plunge down to the lake below that.
Length 5. 5 miles / 8. 9 km
Ascent 2485 feet / 753 metres
The Glyders form a compact range of mountains lying to the south of the Ogwen Valley. In contrast to the relatively smooth outlines of the western flank, the eastern flanks are steep and craggy and full of interest. The main objective of this walk is to visit the two highest summits of the range, Glyder Fawr and Glyder Fach. However it would be possible to include magnificent Tryfan if you have enough energy and an extra hour or so to spend on the mountains. If you were only going to make one walk in the Glyders then this is the one to do.
The Glyder plateau is almost a moon-scape and from there you can have excellent views across the mountains and to the coast. Interesting rock formations include Castell y Gwynt (Castle of the Winds) and the cantilever rock.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I can meet you at your accommodation
End location: I can leave you at your accommodation
Duration: 7 hours
Weather can affect the exact itinerary on the day. We adjust according to this and allow for your interests and abilities too
Estimated Local Cash Needed
10 Gbp - lunch
I provide a guided tour service and can meet and collect from your location (within reason). I have a vehicle to carry upto 4 passengers.