The traverse of the Glyders ridge must surely rank as THE best walker’s route in Southern Britain. Throw in a quick scramble up Tryfan’s South face (and a little more practise on the edge of Bristly ridge) – and you achieve the perfect recipe for a great November day out in the hills.
We started out from Idwal Cottage, taking the track south east, then up and over the lip to Llyn Bochlwyd. A nice easy start and a perfect place for a quick breather before the fun starts. The whole day is mapped out for you from the shore of the lake : Tryfan’s conical peak to the West with the great wall of Glyder cliffs straight ahead.