Cwm Idwal is an open access area, however, there are a number of dedicated paths within the reserve for you to enjoy, which help to protect the rare habitats. The main math leads around Llyn Idwal and is around 4Km long. Watch the short video below to see whether the nature of the path is suitable for you.

A full explanation of what is ‘access’ land can be found here:

Below are some circular walks that can be done in Cwm Idwal:

There are a number of climbs to challenge you during summer and winter, and there are plenty of books available showing the climbing routes. There is a range of books for learning about the routes of these climbs in Cwm Idwal and Snowdonia and advice on mountain climbling can be found here:

Information about responsible winter climbing is available here:

Lôn Las Ogwen runs from Bangor to the Visitor Centre, further information can be found here: