Glyder Fawr, Y Garn and Elidir Fawr linear walk
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This is definitely one of the quieter parts of Snowdonia and enjoys fantastic views of Snowdon to the west, Tryfan to the east and the coastline to the north.
We'll meet in Llanberis and take the bus up to Pen Y Pass. From here we'll ascend to Glyder Fawr (1001m) and follow the tops past Y Garn (947m) to reach Elider Fawr (924m) before descending back into Llanberis.
Please note that this event is subject to change / cancellation depending on weather conditions so please check your messages in the days before the event for any message from the event leader, who will keep you informed of any changes.
Difficulty: The first ascent is accross boggy ground then there is a steep scree section, there is no "path". The descent from Glyder Fawr is a steep scree slope. From there there is an obvious path to follow for most of the route.
Dogs: Encouraged! Most of the sheep were taken off the mountain yesterday (20th Sept) but there may be stragglers. Very likley to meet a herd of feral goats on the descent through the quarries. Bring a small shovel to bury poo or "stick and flick" into undergrowth.
Photos: Leader's own images. Copyright granted to ODL for the purposes of this event.
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What to bring
Please bring good walking boots/appropriate footwear.
Please don't forget full waterproofs even if the weather looks good it can change quickly and these will be useful to keep the wind off you even if its not raining.
This route is exposed to wind from all directions!
*** Bring a torch *** just in case...
Check the ODL kit list for general advice.
Food & drink
This is strenuous day on the hill so please be prepared. Ideally, bring plenty of water and snacks for several short breaks with perhaps a longer one at the summit(s).