Glyder Fach

Glyder Fach

Introduction

994m - 3261ft

Glyder Fach is a mountain in Snowdonia, north-west Wales, and is the second highest of the Glyderau. Routes to the summit lead from Tryfan and Bristly Ridge to the north, via Glyder Fawr from Pen-y-Pass to the south, and along the Glyder ridge to the east, towards Capel Curig. It is a popular spot for climbers.

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

Situated near the summit is the Cantilever Stone, a large rock which from the correct angle appears to be precariously balanced, making it a popular place for photographs. Another notable feature, west of the summit, is Castell Y Gwynt, (Castle of the Wind), a spiky rocky outcrop.

 

Last Updated: 8 May 2017