Gwynedd - Glyderau circular walk

Circular walk around the Glyderau range in Snowdonia

This circular 7-mile (10.5km) hike is surrounded by three huge peaks and visits multiple photo-worthy spots but somehow manages to be less crowded than much of the rest of the Snowdonia National Park.

Glyderau means ‘pile of stones’ in Welsh. On this walk you’ll realise it’s an apt name, as you’ll have to pick your way through some huge boulders.

With this route, you can view three huge, Welsh, 3,000 foot peaks, stop off at places called The Canon, Cantilever Stone, Devil's Kitchen and the whimsically-named Castle of the Wind and finish your ramble at a location worthy of any Holywood blockbuster. And you’re never more than 1.5 miles away from the car park.

Start your walk at the visitor centre car park at the western end of Llyn (Lake) Ogwen, which has a convenient refreshment shop and toilets (make use of these as there aren’t any at the top). And watch out for foggy conditions.