Saturday, 1 July 2000

Glyder Fawr

Glyder Fawr seen from Crib Goch
Height: 1,001m (3,283ft)
Prominence: 912m (2,992ft)
Region: Snowdonia - Glyderau
Classifications: Nuttall, Hewitt, Marilyn, Welsh 3000
Summit feature: Pile of stones
Times climbed: 2
Related trip reports:
Tryfan & The Glyders via Bristly Ridge - 24/09/2016 
Tryfan & The Glyders - 23/05/2016
Glyder Fawr's summit
Glyder Fawr (Glid-dur Vower - Large Mound of Stones) is the highest peak in the Glyderau range at just over 1,000m.

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

The National Trust took over the management of the Glyderau and the Carneddau in 1951 in lieu of death duties on the Penrhyn Estate. The total area is about 7,000 hectares, half of which is common land with registered grazing rights for 45,000 sheep and 741 ponies.

Glyder Fawr is separated from the surrounding mountain ranges making it stand out clearly from afar and giving it commanding views of the surrounding peaks and valleys. The view into the Snowdon Horseshoe is particularly pleasing.

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