GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


Pen Yr Ole Wen

2 miles (3.5 km)

Climb to the 7th highest mountain in Snowdonia on this challenging walk in the Carneddaumountain 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 978m (3,209ft), the same height as England's highest peak,Scafell Pike. There's splendid views over the Ogwen Valley, Cwm Idwal and the Glyderaugroup 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.

Pen Yr Ole Wen Postcode

LL57 3LX - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Pen Yr Ole Wen OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Pen Yr Ole Wen Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Ogwen waterfalls. - geograph.org.uk - 510844

Ogwen waterfalls.

Idwal Cottage Youth Hostel - geograph.org.uk - 542986

Idwal Cottage Youth Hostel

Afon Ogwen - geograph.org.uk - 705281

Afon Ogwen

Looking back down the mountainside towards Ogwen Cottage - geograph.org.uk - 971451

Looking back down the mountainside towards Ogwen Cottage

Scree on the mountainside - Foel-goch beyond - geograph.org.uk - 971388

Scree on the mountainside

The last of the steep ascent of Pen yr Ole Wen - geograph.org.uk - 971560

The last of the steep ascent of Pen yr Ole Wen

Pen Yr Ole Wen - geograph.org.uk - 599034

Pen Yr Ole Wen

View of Tryfan from Pen yr Ole Wen Summit - geograph.org.uk - 222977

View of Tryfan from Pen yr Ole Wen Summit

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

Pen Yr Ole Wen.gpx (right click - 'Save As')

Memory Map Route

Pen Yr Ole Wen.mmo (right click - 'Save As')