Ogwen Walks and Walking Guide
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
|2680★||A circuit of Llyn Idwal from Ogwen Cottage||easy||2.80|
|3001★||Tryfan by the North Ridge from Ogwen Valley||hard||3.50|
|2122★||Cwm Glas from Pen-y-pass||mod/hard||4.00|
|2855★||Gallt yr Ogof & Braich y Ddeugwm||moderate||4.00|
|1186★||Y Garn from Ogwen Cottage (Route A)||mod/hard||4.50|
|1137★||Y Garn from Ogwen Cottage (Route B)||mod/hard||4.50|
|3062★||Pen yr Ole Wen from the Ogwen Valley||moderate||5.00|
|1088★||The Traverse of the Glyder Ridge from Ogwen||hard||5.50|
|1215★||Tryfan & Llyn Ogwen from the Ogwen Valley||mod/hard||5.50|
|1454★||Glyder Fawr and Glyder Fach from Pen-y-Pass||mod/hard||5.50|
|3056★||Pen yr Helgi Du from the Ogwen Valley||moderate||5.50|
|3026★||Tryfan & the Eastern Tops from the Ogwen Valley||hard||5.75|
|3073★||Crib Goch, Garnedd Ugain and Snowdon||hard||6.50|
|3051★||Yr Elen from Gerlan, Bethesda||hard||6.50|
|2417★||A Glyderau trio: Glyder Fach, Glyder Fawr and Tryfan||mod/hard||6.50|
|1958★||The Snowdon Horseshoe||hard||7.50|
|1216★||Y Lliwedd & Snowdon from Pen-y-pass||mod/hard||7.50|
|1418★||Snowdon and Y Lliwedd from Pen-y-pass||mod/hard||7.50|
|2692★||Snowdon via Dinas Mot & Crib Goch from Pen-y-pass||hard||8.00|
|2558★||Carnedd Dafydd & Pen yr Ole Wen from Bethesda||mod/hard||8.00|
|2650★||Tryfan, the Glyderau and Y Garn||very hard||8.00|
|3019★||Y Garn & Carnedd y Filiast from Ogwen Cottage||hard||8.50|
|3036★||Snowdon via Crib Goch from Pen-y-pass||very hard||8.50|
|3052★||Yr Elen & Carnedd Dafydd from Gerlan, Bethesda||hard||9.00|
|1150★||The High Carneddau from the Ogwen Valley||hard||10.00|
|1074★||The Glyder Traverse||very hard||12.00|
|2820★||Carneddau traverse from Llyn Ogwen to Bont Newydd||mod/hard||14.00|
|1232★||Carnedd Llewelyn, Llyn Eigiau & Llyn Cowlyd||hard||16.00|
|3002★||The Welsh Three-Thousanders||severe||31.50|
The walks listed above are the nearest 30 from Ogwen when measured in a straight line.
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