Y Garn, Snowdonia National Park

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Y Garn is a mountain in Snowdonia, North Wales, part of the Glyderau.
It is one of the Welsh 3000s — the 15 summits in Wales over 3,000 ft in height. It is the tenth highest peak in Wales. Moderate snow accumulations can take place on the western sloping side of the mountain from October to May.
The south-westerly side of the mountain slopes gently down to the Nant Peris valley. The other, north-easterly side is of a different character, consisting of two steeply sided cwms, Cwm Clyd and Cwm Cywion, and finally Llyn Idwal and Ogwen Cottage. Along the ridge to the north lies Elidir Fawr, while to the south-east is the top of the Twll Du and Glyder Fawr.
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  • This is a fabulous mountain and the views at the top are spectacular. It is a great climb because the path up is very clear. We went up the northeast ridge by turning right at the lake and came back d...  more »
  • This was our first mountain climbed with our newly formed group of hiking and camping buddies. The Ogwen valley is one of my favourite places to visit, the scenery is beautiful and there are plenty of...  more »
  • Fantastic views of Tryfan. Great walk up through the Devil's Kitchen.
  • Great view from the top! Moderate level of fitness required if you're going up Devil's Kitchen beforehand.
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