Ogwen Cottage - Llyn Bochlwyd - Glyder Fach - Glyder Fawr - Devil's Kitchen
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An absolutely classic round of the Glyders with their fabulous rock formations, returning through the impressive cleft in the rock that is the Devil's Kitchen.
All along this walk you can take in one of the best examples of a glaciated valley in the U.K. Everywhere you look there are the hallmarks of a time when this environment was shaped by the ice.
The first part of the walk takes you up to Llyn Bochlwyd, the archetypal small tarn in a hanging valley. From here we climb to the shoulder between the Glyders and Tryfan. Hardened scramblers can take the direct route up the appropriately named Bristly Ridge - our route takes an easier route up to the plateau of the Glyders.
We cross the Glyder plateau with its evocative bouldered landscape. There's usually someone perched on the Cantilever stone having their photograph taken. Further on there is the Castell y Gwynt (Castle of the Winds), where a castellation of huge rocks have been projected skywards.
After summitting Glyder Fawr we descend a scree slope to Llyn y Cwn, another small tarn. And then plunge down into the Devil's Kitchen, to watch the stream (or torrent, depending on the weather), itself plunging down to Llyn Idwal. We skirt the lake and return back to the start.
Wales - North Wales - Caernarfonshire - Snowdonia
Cafe, Great Views, Lake/Loch, Mountains, National Trust, Toilets, Waterfall
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