Ogwen Cottage is neatly tucked between the dramatic Carneddau and Glyderau mountain ranges. Although the ranger base is only open on an ad hoc basis (depending on the rangers work schedule) visitors exploring nearby Cwm Idwal (a stunning glaciated lake), Tryfan, Y Glyderau and Carneddau are welcome to call in for more information about the area.
A walk around Llyn Ogwen allows families to enjoy superb views of Tryfan and the Glyderau and with no hills to climb, this is a great way for families to experience the mountains without the often strenuous hike to the summits. Legends say that Bedwyr Bedrynant, one of the knighst of King Arthur cast the famous sword Excalibur into the lake at Llyn Ogwen. Children will enjoy the hunt for the mythical sword and enjoy climbing the rocks along the way.
Additional information: *Parking areas dotted around the lake. *Walk takes between 1 to 2 hours depending on pace. (Moderate). *Café and toilet at Ogwen Cottage when open. *Guides available from Ogwen Cottage. *Disabled and pram users will find many areas difficult to navigate.