Tryfan via Heather Terrace & the Gylders


22 May 2022

No dogs


Do not walk if you are feeling unwell. Carry your own hand sanitiser. In case of an emergency ensure you have with you a face mask and first aid pack.
Inevitably, the route will go through gates and over stiles that other people will have touched. It may have narrow sections that mean you will be passing close to other people.

This walk has steep climbs and some scrambling but the rewards of excellent views are worth the effort. The initial part is gentle, navigating our way to the start of Heather Terrace, then the climbing really starts. At the end of the terrace we then turn north to reach the famous peak of Tryfan. We will head back down to Bwich Tryfan and then start the last major climb to the Gylder Fach. The walk continues along the ridge to reach Gylder Fawr from there we will follow the path back down to the A5 passing Devil’s Kitchen and Llyn Idwal. The last couple of kilometres is along a path on the north side of Llyn Ogwen returning us to the start.

Meeting Time:
Meeting Place:
At walk start point
Walk Starts:
Walk Finishes:
Duration (incl stops):
Highest Point:
999m Gylder Fawr
Stoney and rocks, grass and tracks
OL17 Snowdonia
Starting Point:
A5 East end of Llyn Ogwen in layby along main road, GR: SH668:605, Post Code LL24 0EU


Let the walk leader know of any relevant medical conditions

Refer to the Handbook for walk related information and specifically for recommended walking equipment and safety information

Remember you are responsible for being properly equipped

Ensure you have the walk leader’s phone number in case of an emergency

If you become detached from the group STOP, call out; try contacting group by phone or text. If no contact return to the last place you were with the group. Wait 30 mins repeatedly trying to make contact. After 30 mins seek help and/or make your own way safely.

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The Google map below is the location of the walk start point.