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Ogwen Walks and Walking Guide

Snowdonia, Gwynedd

Find circular walks near the Ogwen Valley which 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, and all routes have mapping and GPX 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
2680Circuit of Llyn Idwal from Ogwen Cottageeasy2.80
3001Tryfan North Ridge from Ogwen Valleyhard3.50
2122Cwm Glas from Pen-y-passmod/hard4.00
2855Gallt yr Ogof & Braich y Ddeugwmmoderate4.00
1186Y Garn from Ogwen Cottagemod/hard4.50
1137Y Garn (Route 2) from Ogwen Cottagemod/hard4.50
3062Pen yr Ole Wen from from Ogwen Valleymoderate5.00
1088Glyder Ridge traverse from Ogwen Valleyhard5.50
1454Glyder Fawr & Glyder Fach from Pen-y-Passmod/hard5.50
1215Tryfan & Llyn Ogwen from Ogwen Valleymod/hard5.50
3056Pen yr Helgi Du from Ogwen Valleymoderate5.50
3026Tryfan & the Eastern Tops from Ogwen Valleyhard5.75
3051Yr Elen from Gerlanhard6.50
3073Crib Goch, Garnedd Ugain and Snowdon from Pen-y-passhard6.50
2417Glyder Fach, Glyder Fawr and Tryfan from Idwal Cottagemod/hard6.50
1958The Snowdon Horseshoe from Pen-y-passhard7.50
1216Y Lliwedd & Snowdon from Pen-y-passmod/hard7.50
1418Snowdon and Y Lliwedd 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 Glyders & Y Garn from Ogwen Valleyvery hard8.00
3019Y Garn & Carnedd y Filiast Ogwen Cottagehard8.50
3036Snowdon via Crib Goch from Pen-y-passvery hard8.50
3052Yr Elen & Carnedd Dafydd from Gerlanhard9.00
1150The High Carneddau from Ogwen Valleyhard10.00
1074The Glyders Traverse from Capel Curigvery hard12.00
2820Carneddau traverse from Llyn Ogwenmod/hard14.00
1232Carnedd Llewelyn, Llyn Eigiau & Llyn Cowlydhard16.00
3002Welsh Three-Thousanders from Pen-y-Passsevere31.50

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

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