Welcome to Llyn Ogwen & Llyn Idwal
Despite the A5 being the main road to Anglesey, the section of the national park west of Capel Curig is often overlooked. It's a gorgeous drive, with the slate-hued shore of Llyn Ogwen on one side and the Glyderau mountains on the other. You couldn't ask for a more beautiful setting for the Idwal Cottage YHA, near the western end of the lake. From here a track leads up to Cwm Idwal, an amphitheatre-shaped hanging valley sheltering another impossibly scenic lake, Llyn Idwal. Keep an eye out for feral goats, descended from herds farmed here in the distant past.