Glyder Fawr


Glyder Fawr

Infobox Mountain
Name = Glyder Fawr
Photo = Glyder Fawr rocks.jpg
Caption = Rocky outcrop on Glyder Fawr
Elevation = 999 m (3,278 ft)
Location = Gwynedd / Conwy, WAL
Range = Snowdonia
Prominence = 643 m
Parent peak = Snowdon
Coordinates = coord|53.10097|N|4.02978|W|region:GB_source:enwiki-osgb36(SH642579)
Topographic
OS "Landranger" 115 / Explorer OL17
Easiest route =
Grid_ref_UK = SH642579
Listing = Marilyn, Hewitt, Welsh 3000s, Nuttall
Translation = big lump
Language = Welsh
Pronunciation = 'glɪdɛr vaur

_cy. Glyder Fawr is a mountain in Snowdonia, Wales, the highest in the Glyderau.

It lies on the ridge between _cy. Glyder Fach and _cy. Y Garn, and has views to the north, across the Ogwen Valley, of _cy. Pen yr Ole Wen and the _cy. Carneddau, and views south to the Snowdon Horseshoe. The summit is very rocky, making progress slow. Routes to the summit lead from Ogwen Cottage on the shores of the lake _cy. Llyn Idwal to the north, from _cy. Pen-y-Pass to the south, and along the Glyder ridge to the east and west, leading to _cy. Y Garn and _cy. Glyder Fach.

The summit marks the boundary of Gwynedd and Conwy County Borough.

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

External links

* Computer generated summit panoramas [http://www.viewfinderpanoramas.org/panoramas/WAL/Glyderfawr-N.gifNorth] [http://www.viewfinderpanoramas.org/panoramas/WAL/Glyderfawr-S.gifSouth] [http://www.viewfinderpanoramas.org/panoramas.html Index]
*Walking Routes, photos and GPS files [http://www.walkeryri.org.uk/Routes/4glyderau..htm Walk Eryri]
* [http://www.geograph.org.uk/search.php?i=2797362 www.geograph.co.uk : phoots of Glyder Fawr]


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