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.

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: