A walk to Llyn Idwal with views of Tryfan, Glyder Fawr, Devil’s Kitchen and Y Garn

This walk starts out from the car park close to Ogwen Cottage and is easy one with decent paths all the way to Llyn Idwal. On a clear day you will be afforded with great views of Tryfan, Glyder Fawr, Devil’s Kitchen and Y Garn. I used my Olympus OM-D EM-5 MK II DSLR camera & Olympus 17mm F1.8 lens for all of these photo’s.

Glyder Fawr will be your first sighting as you make your way over a footbrige near the very start.

Glyder Fawr panorama
Glyder Fawr panorama

 

Y Garn will make an appearance as the path bears to the right and heads directly towards Llyn Idwal.

Y Garn
Y Garn

 

Devil’s Kitchen will then very shortly come into view to the left of Y Garn.

Devil's Kitchen and Y Garn panorama
Devil’s Kitchen and Y Garn panorama

 

Here are a few more panorama’s of the scenery as you get closer and closer to Llyn Idwal. A slight detour off the path was made for a couple.

The Path
The Path
The bowl
The bowl
Glyder Fawr
Glyder Fawr
Y Garn II
Y Garn II

 

You will also have a great view of Tryfan on the left.

Tryfan
Tryfan

 

This is the scene that will great once you arrive at Llyn Idwal and turn right to the head of the lake.

Llyn Idwal panorama
Llyn Idwal panorama
Tryfan, Glyder Fawr, and Llyn Idwal panorama
Tryfan, Glyder Fawr, and Llyn Idwal panorama

 

I walked a little further away from the Llyn Idwal for this shot of the clouds looming over Tryfan

Darkness & Light
Darkness & Light

 

We returned by the route we had walked and took a short drive to take this final photo from the other side of Tryfan just as the sun started to set.

Tryfan at sunset
Tryfan at sunset

 

Pete

I have been shooting nature with Olympus digital & Olympus OM camera gear on film since 2004

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