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Ogwen Falls snack bar can trace its history back to the early
1900's when it was precariously perched on rocks at the head of the
waterfall from which it takes its name
Known throughout the world it has its place in mountaineering
history in this part of Snowdonia and has been run by the same
family since 1953
The snack bar moved to its current location twenty eight years ago
to newer premises incorporating Snowdonia National Park warden
office and public toilets. This was a brown site development
previously being an old hawn stone quarry - this quarry produced
writing slates used in schools in the last century and exported
Ogwen Falls snack bar is open seven days per week for most of the
year - opening only at weekends during the winter months.
The adjacent car parks offer pay and display parking for longer
stay visitors whilst free parking is available for short stay.
A short walk from the car park is Cwm Idwal, with the legend of
Prince Idwal. Cwm Idwal has been a designated National Nature
Reserve since the 1950's. In the opposite direction we can look down
the spectacular Nant Ffrancon - a classic U shaped valley carved out
by glaciers in the Ice Age.
The area is served by the "Snowdonia Sherpa" bus service
- whilst "lon-las" is a spur of the national cycling
Tryfan, Glyderau and Carneddau ranges are all accessible from Ogwen
Falls and in most cases circular walks are possible or the "Sherpa"
bus system can be used when planning your route.
Whether it be at the start of your day or after a strenuous day in
the mountains Ogwen Falls can provide you with that all important
refreshment - hot or cold