Walk gw219 Llyn y Cwn from Ogwen Cottage, Llyn Ogwen

A short but steep ascent to a fine view


Route outline for walk gw219:

Llyn Ogwen  -  Ogwen Cottage  -  Pont Pen-y-benglog  -  Nant Idawl  -  Llyn Idwal  -  Twll Du (Devil's Kitchen)  -  Lyn y Cwn  -  Idwal Slabs  -  Ogwen Cottage  -  Llyn Ogwen



Points of Interest/Notes on this walk:

Try and find time to have a look underneath Pont Pen-y-benglog (near Ogwen Cottage at the western end of Llyn Ogwen) where the remains of the original stone arched bridge built by Thomas Telford can be seen. Access the river bank is via a stile on NW side of the bridge.


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Some Photos and Pictures from Walk gw219 Llyn y Cwn from Ogwen Cottage, Llyn Ogwen

In no particular order . . .

Walk gw219 Llyn y Cwn from Ogwen Cottage, Llyn Ogwen - Ogwen Cottage, Nant Ffrancon and the shoulder of Pen yr Ole Wen from Llyn Idwal

Ogwen Cottage, Nant Ffrancon and the shoulder of Pen yr Ole Wen from Llyn Idwal

Photo: Chris Player (8)

Walk gw219 Llyn y Cwn from Ogwen Cottage, Llyn Ogwen - The Devils' Kitchen (Twll Du) (left) and Y Garn (Glyderau) (right) from near Idwal Cottage, Llyn Ogwen

The Devils' Kitchen (Twll Du) (left) and Y Garn (Glyderau) (right) from near Idwal Cottage, Llyn Ogwen

Photo: Rob Barklamb (51)

Walk gw219 Llyn y Cwn from Ogwen Cottage, Llyn Ogwen - Cwm Idwal featuring Glyder Fawr (left), Twll Du or The Devil's Kitchen (centre) and Y Garn (right)

Cwm Idwal featuring Glyder Fawr (left), Twll Du or The Devil's Kitchen (centre) and Y Garn (right)

Photo: Don Williams (5)

Walk gw219 Llyn y Cwn from Ogwen Cottage, Llyn Ogwen - Footbridge near Llyn Idwal

Footbridge near Llyn Idwal

Photo: Geoff Smithson (20)

Walk gw219 Llyn y Cwn from Ogwen Cottage, Llyn Ogwen - Llyn Idwal with Y Garn (Glyderau) beyond

Llyn Idwal with Y Garn (Glyderau) beyond

Photo: Geoff Smithson (27)

Walk gw219 Llyn y Cwn from Ogwen Cottage, Llyn Ogwen - Foel-goch (Glyderau) and Mynydd Perfedd from Llyn Ogwen

Foel-goch (Glyderau) and Mynydd Perfedd from Llyn Ogwen

Photo: Chris Player (5)

Walk gw219 Llyn y Cwn from Ogwen Cottage, Llyn Ogwen - Pen yr Ole Wen and Llyn Idwal from the top of Twll Du or The Devil's Kitchen in the snow

Pen yr Ole Wen and Llyn Idwal from the top of Twll Du or The Devil's Kitchen in the snow

Photo: Don Williams (7)

Walk gw219 Llyn y Cwn from Ogwen Cottage, Llyn Ogwen - Tryfan, Bwlch Tryfan, Bristly Ridge and Glyder Fach from Llyn Ogwen

Tryfan, Bwlch Tryfan, Bristly Ridge and Glyder Fach from Llyn Ogwen

Photo: Chris Player (3)

Walk gw219 Llyn y Cwn from Ogwen Cottage, Llyn Ogwen - Foel Goch from Ogwen Cottage

Foel Goch from Ogwen Cottage

Photo: Colin White (1)

Walk gw219 Llyn y Cwn from Ogwen Cottage, Llyn Ogwen - Looking back up to The Devil's Kitchen (Twll Du) from Llyn Idwal

Looking back up to The Devil's Kitchen (Twll Du) from Llyn Idwal

Photo: Geoff Smithson (74)

Walk gw219 Llyn y Cwn from Ogwen Cottage, Llyn Ogwen - The Devil's Kitchen (Twll Du) from near Llyn Idwal

The Devil's Kitchen (Twll Du) from near Llyn Idwal

Photo: Geoff Smithson (24)

Walk gw219 Llyn y Cwn from Ogwen Cottage, Llyn Ogwen -  Llyn Idwal

Llyn Idwal

Photo: Geoff Smithson (26)

Walk gw219 Llyn y Cwn from Ogwen Cottage, Llyn Ogwen - CJ with Tryfan in beyond from near Llyn Ogwen

CJ with Tryfan in beyond from near Llyn Ogwen

Photo: Peter Royle (12)

Walk gw219 Llyn y Cwn from Ogwen Cottage, Llyn Ogwen - Llyn Idwal with Twll Du or The Devil's Kitchen beyond

Llyn Idwal with Twll Du or The Devil's Kitchen beyond

Photo: Don Williams (6)

Walk gw219 Llyn y Cwn from Ogwen Cottage, Llyn Ogwen - Biscuits and hot chocolate near Llyn Idwal with the Nant Ffrancon valley in the distance

Biscuits and hot chocolate near Llyn Idwal with the Nant Ffrancon valley in the distance

Photo: Robert McAllister (1)

Walk gw219 Llyn y Cwn from Ogwen Cottage, Llyn Ogwen - Y Garn (Glyderau) from Llyn Ogwen

Y Garn (Glyderau) from Llyn Ogwen

Photo: Chris Player (4)

Walk gw219 Llyn y Cwn from Ogwen Cottage, Llyn Ogwen - Pen yr Ole Wen and Llyn Idwal from the top of The Devil's Kitchen (Twll Du)

Pen yr Ole Wen and Llyn Idwal from the top of The Devil's Kitchen (Twll Du)

Photo: Geoff Smithson (73)

Walk gw219 Llyn y Cwn from Ogwen Cottage, Llyn Ogwen - Foel-goch from Ogwen Cottage, Nant Ffrancon

Foel-goch from Ogwen Cottage, Nant Ffrancon

Photo: Don Williams (13)

Walk gw219 Llyn y Cwn from Ogwen Cottage, Llyn Ogwen - Rock slabs above Twll Du (The Devil's Kitchen)

Rock slabs above Twll Du (The Devil's Kitchen)

Photo: Mike Knipe (119)

Walk gw219 Llyn y Cwn from Ogwen Cottage, Llyn Ogwen - The Devil's Kitchen (Twll Du) from above Llyn Idwal

The Devil's Kitchen (Twll Du) from above Llyn Idwal

Photo: Geoff Smithson (25)

Walk gw219 Llyn y Cwn from Ogwen Cottage, Llyn Ogwen - Twll Du (The Devil's Kitchen)

Twll Du (The Devil's Kitchen)

Photo: Colin White (9)

Walk gw219 Llyn y Cwn from Ogwen Cottage, Llyn Ogwen - Y Garn (Glyderau) from near Llyn Idwal

Y Garn (Glyderau) from near Llyn Idwal

Photo: Geoff Smithson (21)

Walk gw219 Llyn y Cwn from Ogwen Cottage, Llyn Ogwen - Y Garn from from Llyn Idwal

Y Garn from from Llyn Idwal

Photo: Mike Knipe (121)

Walk gw219 Llyn y Cwn from Ogwen Cottage, Llyn Ogwen - Chris near Twll Du (Devil's Kitchen)

Chris near Twll Du (Devil's Kitchen)

Photo: Chris Jones (1)

Walk gw219 Llyn y Cwn from Ogwen Cottage, Llyn Ogwen - Bristly Ridge and Glyder Fach from Llyn Ogwen

Bristly Ridge and Glyder Fach from Llyn Ogwen

Photo: Chris Player (2)

Walk gw219 Llyn y Cwn from Ogwen Cottage, Llyn Ogwen - Llyn Idwal and Pen yr Ole Wen from below Glyder Fawr

Llyn Idwal and Pen yr Ole Wen from below Glyder Fawr

Photo: Chris Clarke (8)

Walk gw219 Llyn y Cwn from Ogwen Cottage, Llyn Ogwen - Y Garn (Glyderau), Foel-goch (Glyderau), Mynydd Perfedd and the shoulder of Pen yr Ole Wen from Llyn Ogwen

Y Garn (Glyderau), Foel-goch (Glyderau), Mynydd Perfedd and the shoulder of Pen yr Ole Wen from Llyn Ogwen

Photo: Chris Player (6)

Walk gw219 Llyn y Cwn from Ogwen Cottage, Llyn Ogwen - Early morning mist over Llyn Ogwen with Y Garn (Glyderau) and Foel-goch beyond

Early morning mist over Llyn Ogwen with Y Garn (Glyderau) and Foel-goch beyond

Photo: Steve Dunne (1)

Walk gw219 Llyn y Cwn from Ogwen Cottage, Llyn Ogwen - Y Garn from from Llyn Idwal

Y Garn from from Llyn Idwal

Photo: Mike Knipe (120)

Walk gw219 Llyn y Cwn from Ogwen Cottage, Llyn Ogwen - Llyn Idwal with Tryfan beyond

Llyn Idwal with Tryfan beyond

Photo: Geoff Smithson (28)

Walk gw219 Llyn y Cwn from Ogwen Cottage, Llyn Ogwen - Y Garn (Glyderau) (far left), Foel-goch (Glyderau), Carnedd y Filliast, Ogwen Cottage, Nant Ffrancon and the shoulder of Pen yr Ole Wen (right) from Llyn Idwal

Y Garn (Glyderau) (far left), Foel-goch (Glyderau), Carnedd y Filliast, Ogwen Cottage, Nant Ffrancon and the shoulder of Pen yr Ole Wen (right) from Llyn Idwal

Photo: Chris Player (9)

Walk gw219 Llyn y Cwn from Ogwen Cottage, Llyn Ogwen - Y Garn (Glyderau) (far left), Foel-goch (Glyderau) and Carnedd y Filliast from Llyn Idwal

Y Garn (Glyderau) (far left), Foel-goch (Glyderau) and Carnedd y Filliast from Llyn Idwal

Photo: Chris Player (7)

Walk gw219 Llyn y Cwn from Ogwen Cottage, Llyn Ogwen - Stonechat at Llyn Idwal Nature Reserve

Stonechat at Llyn Idwal Nature Reserve

Photo: Chris Clarke (7)

Walk gw219 Llyn y Cwn from Ogwen Cottage, Llyn Ogwen - The Devil's Kitchen (Twll Du) and Y Garn (Glyderau) from near Llyn Idwal

The Devil's Kitchen (Twll Du) and Y Garn (Glyderau) from near Llyn Idwal

Photo: Geoff Smithson (22)

Walk gw219 Llyn y Cwn from Ogwen Cottage, Llyn Ogwen - Tryfan from Llyn Ogwen

Tryfan from Llyn Ogwen

Photo: Chris Player (1)

Walk gw219 Llyn y Cwn from Ogwen Cottage, Llyn Ogwen - Glyder Fawr and Twll Du (The Devil's Kitchen) from Llyn Idwal

Glyder Fawr and Twll Du (The Devil's Kitchen) from Llyn Idwal

Photo: Kurt Elliott (5)

Walk gw219 Llyn y Cwn from Ogwen Cottage, Llyn Ogwen - Y Garn (Glyderau) from Llyn Idwal

Y Garn (Glyderau) from Llyn Idwal

Photo: Colin White (10)

Walk gw219 Llyn y Cwn from Ogwen Cottage, Llyn Ogwen - Pen Yr Ole Wen from near Llyn Idwal

Pen Yr Ole Wen from near Llyn Idwal

Photo: Geoff Smithson (23)


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