Pen yr Ole Wen, 978m, is a mountain in Snowdonia,
North Wales. It is accessible from trails starting close to Ogwen
Cottage on the A5 road in the Ogwen Valley, Conwy County. The mountain
is popular with rock climbers. The mountain lies to the north of Ogwen
Cottage, from where it has a pyramidal appearance. It may be climbed
from a path close to the car park at Ogwen Cottage that leads directly
up the south west corner. A slightly easier ascent involves starting
about a mile south-east from the car park, following a stream until
nearing the outflow from the mountain lake Ffynnon Lloer and then
branching left to take the path up the ridge. From the North take the
A55 and leave the A55 at junction 11, then at roundabout take the 1st
exit onto the A5 (signposted Betws-y-coed). At roundabout take the 1st
exit onto the A5 (signposted Betws-y-coed), Continue forward onto Bangor
Road - A5 and arrive at Pont Pen-y-benglog (Car Park at Ogwen Cottage).
From the South get onto the A470 and continue forward onto the A470,
entering Dolwyddelan. At T-junction turn left onto the A5 (signposted
Betws-y-Coed)and continue forward onto the A5 and enter Betws-Y-Coed
then bear right onto the A5, entering Capel Curig and then continue
forward entering Pont Pen-y-benglog.
Review Pen yr Ole Wen Mountain.