Tregarth To Ogwen Bank
On arrival at the main road (B4366) turn right and after passing the garage, take the first left over the old railway bridge and then first right down to the track past the Tregarth Community Centre.
On arrival at the main road (B4366) turn right, pass the garage, take the first left over the old railway bridge and then first right down to the track past the Tregarth Community Centre.
The Ogwen Trail starts again, running along the left side of the football field.
Head on through the trees along the raised embankment until you pass under the road on the other side of the village then continue through the new tunnel section emerging to cross over the River Ogwen by Bryn Bella cross roads.
Continue under the road (through a shorter tunnel) & press on along the Ogwen Trail trail initially following the A5, before dropping away (after the gates) to follow the river Ogwen towards the village.
As you approach the village, by the rugby field you will see narrow footbridge on the right, crossing the river Ogwen.
[At this point you can cross the footbridge and emerge back on to the B4366 at Coed y Parc or you can take a loop up to the High Street allowing you to access shops, pubs, cafes, hardware store, art gallery/pottery & supermarkets. Traffic on the High Street is busy & I recomend pushing bikes along the pavement before rejoining the Ogwen Trail sign posted on the right further along the High Street.]
At Coed y Parc, cross the road and rejoin the Ogwen Trail at old Felin Fawr slate works, formerly the home of the Penryn Quarry Railway.
The Ogwen Trail follows around the edge of the car-park before disappearing under the bridge to skirt along the edge of the slate tips all the way to Ogwen Bank.
This is a delightful section, with tantelising glimses of the Carneddau mountains over the woodland.
Kids, look out for the "slate slide" on the right.
At the gates, carefully cross over the "Penrhyn Quarry / Zip World" road & follow along side the Ogwen to The bridge at Ogwen Bank - the end of this section of the Trail.
Take a moment to look at the slate carvings on the bridge at Owgen Bank. They are a feature of the area, also appearing on slate fence posts, steps & fire places in many quarry cottages.
Tregarth To Ogwen Bank Images
OGWEN TRAIL SECTIONS
You will find the start of the Ogwen Trail at Port Penryn just outside Bangor. Take the turning to the port just before the sharp bend on the A5 (OS...
On arrival at the main road (B4366) turn right, pass the garage, take the first left over the old railway bridge and then first right down to the...