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Glyder Fawr and Glyder Fach Circuit is a 5.8 mile loop trail located near Betws-y-Coed, Conwy, Wales that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking.

Length 5.8 mi Elevation gain 2,624 ft Route type Loop

Hiking

Walking

Lake

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Rocky

Scramble

Snow

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Glyder Fawr is the highest peak in the Glyderau range at just over 1,000 meters. It is the fifth-highest mountain in Wales and has several walking and scrambling routes leading to its summit.

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Photos (334)
Recordings (30)
Completed (48)
John Churchward
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HikingGreat!RockyScramble

Wow what an amazing hike! A good level of fitness is needed, there is a lot of scrambling and can be slippery at places so correct gear is a must. Visibility was extremely poor at the summit due to weather however on a sunny day I can imagine the views are breathtaking. Will definitely do this one again.

Steven Ciavattella
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HikingRockyScramble

what an amazing place to visit. i absolutley loved this walk, very challenging at times but its all parr of the fun

Andrius Dobrovolskis
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HikingNo shadeOff trailRockyScramble

hard but very nice, rewarding views, expected more scrambling

Abbas Sultan
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HikingOff trailRockyScramble

Great trail, loved the scrambling it was a great new challenge

Neil Zerk
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Hiking

My favourite hike to date! I did it when we had our first snowfall so it was a little challenging! Strongly recommend this one

Dan Swettenham
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Hiking

incredible trail great views not for the faint hearted

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Luke Griffin
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I did this trail a few years back but started with the North ridge scramble of Tryfan then ascended bristly ridge before walking the remainder of the glyders. If you like scrambling this is great fun.

Colin Ruh
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Fantastic hike, agree with prior comments that locating the trail in poor visibility is tough.

Jody Waters
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Great place, crazy rock formations but care needed in poor visibility, very easy to lose the trail.

Nathan Rhys
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Sarah Philpotts
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Steven Linder
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Neeraja Bhamidipati
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piotr gorka
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Magdalena Dabrowiecka
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Charlotte Elizabeth
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Jack Simon
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Richard Williams
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Jamie Caldwell
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Ginny Fauci
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Phil Newson
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