Pen Yr Ole Wen
Climb to the 7th highest mountain in Snowdonia on this challenging walk in the Carneddau mountain range.
Start the walk from the National Trust Ogwen Cottage car park at the western end of Llyn Ogwen. Head up to the A5 and turn left until you cross the bridge. On your right you should see a stile and a National Trust information board. This path will lead you all the way up to the Pen Yr Ole Wen summit.
The mountain stands at a height of 978 m (3,209 ft), the same height as England's highest peak, Scafell Pike. There's splendid views over the Ogwen Valley, Cwm Idwal and the Glyderau group including Tryfan. After taking in the views the route then descends back to the car park on the same track.
To extend your walk you can try our Carneddau Walk and explore the other mountains in the range.
You can also enjoy lovely lakeside walks around the nearby Cwm Idwal and Llyn Ogwen.