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Bochlwyd Horseshoe Snowdonia Scramble

By Mark Barrett   

on November 5, 2015    No ratings yet.

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Bochlwyd Horseshoe Snowdonia Scramble

Further Details

Route Summary:

One of the best scrambles in Snowdonia. Read our full account here.

This walk includes the 2 Washis of Glyder Fach, Tryfan

This walk includes the 2 Hewitts of Glyder Fach, Tryfan

This walk includes the 2 Nuttalls of Glyder Fach, Tryfan

Route Start Location: Ogwen

6.38 km 851 m 6 hours

Calculate the time using Naismith’s Rule and factor in your own pace.

Activivity Type: Scrambling, Scrambling Grade 1

Summits and Places on this Route


Check out the businesses nearby for more places to stay and drink.


Exposed, serious and sustained scrambling for the entire route.

Remember that we cannot outline every single hazard on a walk – it’s up to you to be safe and competent. Read up on Mountain Safety , Navigation and what equipment you’ll need.

Parking :

Public Transport:

Traveline for UK Public Transport

Recommended Maps


Bochlwyd Horseshoe Snowdonia Scramble Ordnance Survey Map and GPX File Download

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Bochlwyd Horseshoe Snowdonia Scramble

There are few scrambles in Snowdonia that are as rightly famous as the Bochlwyd Horseshoe. As it includes both the Tryfan North Ridge and Bochlwyd Ridge scrambling routes, scales the impressive peaks of Tryfan and Glyder Fach and ends the day with a scrambly descent down Y Gribin (not to be confused with the other Gribin, on Yr Wyddfa) – is there a more epic 6km route out there?

Keep an eye out for the Cantilever on Glyder Fach, as well as Cwm Bochlwyd, where you can recover before the final stage down to the A5

Bochlwyd Horseshoe Snowdonia Scramble Route

For the full description of this challenging route, as well as a more challenging Grade 2 scramble route up the Bastow Buttress, follow this link – Bochlwyd Horseshoe Scrambling Route. There’ are also a few vids so you can see how hairy this is yourself!

For more walks up Glyder Fawr and Glyder Fach, visit our All the Walking Routes up Glyder Fawr and Glyder Fach article.

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