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Ogwen Walks and Walking Guide

Snowdonia, Gwynedd

The Ogwen Valley lies on the A5 south of Bangor. Basic amenities are available including campsites and caravan parks. Accommodation is limited and you may have to stay outside the immediate vicinity. Public transport is limited but the Snowdon Sherpa service provides excellent links for walkers during the season.

All walks are free to download and print all have GPS files. There are many highlights which include Tryfan and the Glyders, the high peaks of the Carneddau, and slightly further away a variety of routes on Snowdon including Crib Goch. Easy walks are limited and perhaps the best walk is to follow the path around Llyn Idwal which is in the heart of the mountains. Overall the Ogwen Valley provides one of the best areas in the Snowdonia National Park with a superb range of great days in the mountains.

★ = GPS file available

WalkDescriptionGradeMiles
2680A circuit of Llyn Idwal from Ogwen Cottage easy2.80
3001Tryfan by the North Ridge from Ogwen Valleyhard3.50
2122Cwm Glas from Pen-y-passmod/hard4.00
2855Gallt yr Ogof & Braich y Ddeugwmmoderate4.00
1137Y Garn from Ogwen Cottage (Route B)mod/hard4.50
1186Y Garn from Ogwen Cottage (Route A)mod/hard4.50
3062Pen yr Ole Wen from the Ogwen Valleymoderate5.00
1088The Traverse of the Glyder Ridge from Ogwenhard5.50
1215Tryfan & Llyn Ogwen from the Ogwen Valleymod/hard5.50
1454Glyder Fawr and Glyder Fach from Pen-y-Passmod/hard5.50
3056Pen yr Helgi Du from the Ogwen Valleymoderate5.50
3026Tryfan & the Eastern Tops from the Ogwen Valleyhard5.75
3073Crib Goch, Garnedd Ugain and Snowdon hard6.50
3051Yr Elen from Gerlan, Bethesdahard6.50
2417A Glyderau trio: Glyder Fach, Glyder Fawr and Tryfan mod/hard6.50
1958The Snowdon Horseshoehard7.50
1418Snowdon and Y Lliwedd from Pen-y-passmod/hard7.50
1216Y Lliwedd & Snowdon from Pen-y-passmod/hard7.50
2692Snowdon via Dinas Mot & Crib Goch from Pen-y-passhard8.00
2558Carnedd Dafydd & Pen yr Ole Wen from Bethesdamod/hard8.00
2650Tryfan, the Glyderau and Y Garnvery hard8.00
3019Y Garn & Carnedd y Filiast from Ogwen Cottagehard8.50
3036Snowdon via Crib Goch from Pen-y-passvery hard8.50
3052Yr Elen & Carnedd Dafydd from Gerlan, Bethesdahard9.00
1150The High Carneddau from the Ogwen Valleyhard10.00
1074The Glyder Traversevery hard12.00
2820Carneddau traverse from Llyn Ogwen to Bont Newyddmod/hard14.00
1232Carnedd Llewelyn, Llyn Eigiau & Llyn Cowlydhard16.00
3002The Welsh Three-Thousanderssevere31.50

The walks listed above are the nearest 30 from Ogwen when measured in a straight line.

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