Running in Idwal

Running in Idwal

Overview

Glyder Ridge
Distance: 5.5 miles/8km
 
Start/Finish: Ogwen car park, Llyn Ogwen, LL57 3LZ
 
Terrain: Mountain track, trail
 
Toughness: Challenging
 
Ascent: 731 metres
 
Navigation: Moderate to challenging
 
Good for: Ascents, views, really wild
 
 Route info: wildrunning.net/116
 This run is a spectacular and exhilarating tour of the highest summits of the Glyder range, as well as the iconic landmarks of the Devil’s Kitchen and the Idwal Slabs. Leave Ogwen Cottage SE on the main track for 400 metres before branching off, continuing SE, climbing to the shores of Lake Bochlwyd. Ascend to Bwlch Tryfan, passing to the S of Bristly Ridge and ascend to the rocky moonscape of the summit plateau of Glyder Fach (994 metres) and Glyder Fawr (1001 metres) with its wonderful views on a clear day. Descend a technical path NW to Llyn y Cwm and the Devil’s Kitchen, finally passing Llyn Idwal (on your L) and beneath the Idwal slabs before returning to start. Including the summit of Tryfan will extend the run by 2 miles.
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Running in Idwal

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Map references

OS Grid Ref: SH 64890 60366

Lat/Lng: 53.123294, -4.0205198

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