The Ogwen Valley area is world renowned for geological and glacial features, and also famous for its climbing and walking routes. A short walk from the Ogwen Valley car park is Cwm Idwal, with the legend of Prince Idwal. Cwm Idwal has been a designated National Nature Reserve since the 1950’s. In the opposite direction we can look down the spectacular Nant Ffrancon – a classic U shaped valley carved out by glaciers in the Ice Age.
The Ogwen Snack Bar is open seven days per week for most of the year – opening only at weekends during the winter months. The adjacent Ogwen Valley car parks offer pay and display parking for longer stay visitors whilst free parking is available for short stay.
The area is served by the “Snowdonia Sherpa” bus service – whilst “lon-las” is a spur of the national cycling network. Tryfan, Glyderau and Carneddau ranges are all accessibile from the Ogwen Snack Bar and in most cases circular walks are possible or the “Sherpa” bus system can be used when planning your route. Further Reading if you are planning on visiting the Ogwen Valley for climbing.