Y Garn (Glyderau)

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For other hills of the same name, see Y Garn (disambiguation).
Y Garn
Y Garn (Glyderau).jpg
Y Garn from Tryfan. Llyn Bochlwyd and Llyn Idwal are in the foreground, and Elidir Fawr to the right.
Elevation 947 m (3,107 ft)
Prominence 236 m (774 ft)
Parent peak Glyder Fawr
Listing Marilyn, Hewitt, Welsh 3000s, Nuttall
Translation the cairn (Welsh)
Pronunciation Welsh: [ə ˈɡarn]
Location
Location Snowdonia, Wales
OS grid SH630595
Topo map OS Landranger 115
Listed summits of Y Garn (Glyderau)
Name Grid ref Height Status
Foel-goch 831 m (2,726 ft) Hewitt, Nuttall

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 slopy 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 Devil's Kitchen and Glyder Fawr.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nuttall, John & Anne (1999). The Mountains of England & Wales - Volume 1: Wales (2nd edition ed.). Milnthorpe, Cumbria: Cicerone. ISBN 1-85284-304-7.

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Coordinates: 53°06′54″N 4°02′54″W / 53.11503°N 4.04837°W / 53.11503; -4.04837