The Glyderau is a group of 11 mountains in the Ogwen Valley, part of Snowdonia National Park in North Wales and formed by the last ice age.
Starting in Llandegai and ending in Capel Curig, the Glyderau’s mountains are Elidir Fawr, Carnedd Y Filiast, Mynydd Perfydd, Foel Goch, Y Garn, Glyder Fawr, Glyder Fach, Tryfan, Y Foel Goch, Gallt Yr Ogof and finally Cefn Y Capel.
To many people the word Glyderau specifically refers to the highest peaks in the range, namely Glyder Fawr and Glyder Fach. Bridged by Castell Y Gwant and Y Gribin ridge, these two mountains dominate the landscape for miles around – their name derives from the Welsh word “Cludair”, aptly translated as “a heap of stones”.
Most commonly accessed from Ogwen Valley car park, both Glyder Fawr & Fach are enormously popular with walkers, runners and climbers.
Free Glyderau Trail Routes
This website contains free trail routes for a number of our favourite ways to wander around the Glyderau. These route guides are primarily a record of places we’ve visited often and know extremely well. We advise all site visitors to conduct significant further research before following in our footsteps.
How To Find The Glyderau
It’s most common to access the Glyderau from either Ogwen Valley or Capel Curig.
Ogwen Sat Nav postcode: LL57 3LZ (Ogwen Cottage)
Capel Curig car park postcode: LL24 0EN (behind Joe Browns outdoor shop)