Lon Ogwen Cycleway / Cycle Path
Porth Penrhyn (near Bangor) to Ogwen Cottage & Lake Ogwen
This highly attractive cycleway takes you in a relatively short distance (11 miles) from the coast through varying scenery into the heart of one of Snowdonia's most dramatic mountain landscapes.
The first mile or so is alongside a stream in a hidden wooded glen and this is followed by more open countryside. Then the hills come into view and they become ever more imposing as one approaches them.
The first half of the path is built on a former railway that served the quarries and has only a very gently rising gradient.
There is a nearly 2 mile on road section through the village of Tregarth. This road, however, is not particularly busy. The off-road track resumes through a quarry and there are on or two relatively short steep sections.
The last section is on the unfenced lane that goes to Ogwen cottage at the beginning of Lake Ogwen. This lane is usually traffic free and may be regarded as part of the cycleway. The last section, however, is distinctly steep.
The first section near Porth Penrhyn is tarmacadammed but most of the cycle path, apart from the roads, just has a hard grit surface.
The path starts at Porth Penrhyn near Bangor: Grid Ref. 593725 OS Map 50,000:1 No 115 Snowdon.
There is room for free parking adjacent to the start of the path.
Ride on cycleway for 4 miles, crossing two roads
Turn Right at road at end of cycleway and follow this road through the village of Tregarth, passing the Pant yr Ardd pub
11/3 miles after the pub Turn Right at telephone kiosk signposted cycle route and Felin Fawr workshops
Keep on cycleway passing Ogwen Bank waterfall and crossing a lane
Turn Right into lane at end of cycleway which soon becomes unfenced and continue to Ogwen Cottage where the lane joins the A5
Photos of the path and views