Enjoy the ‘highlife’ at Ogwen this Whitsun

Rock climbing at Ogwen
Published : 26 May 2016

As summer finally arrives, National Trust and The Outward Bound Trust will be celebrating with a fun day full of activities to get the adrenaline going at Ogwen on Thursday, 2 June, from 11am – 4pm.

Start off by strapping on a harness and scouring up the slabs of Tin Can Gulley. If that’s not enough, we’ll also be offering daring souls a chance to zip-line across the iconic Ogwen river on a Tyrolean Traverse.*
'We strongly believe that nurturing young people’s love and respect for the great outdoors is vital for future conservation. One of the best ways to do this is to enable them to have a great time through fun, challenging and adventurous activities in beautiful locations, there is nowhere better than Ogwen for this' said Simon Rogers, Community Ranger for the National Trust.

For all the family

If you prefer to keep your feet firmly on the ground, join our ranger for a walk up to the lake shore at Cwm Idwal, where you can relax with a stunning backdrop to some live traditional Welsh folk music by local musician, Chris Jones. 
There will be plenty of activities for all the family, including the chance to challenge your-self to find Sir Edmund Hilary’s missing golden boot, to be in with a chance to win a family kayaking session at Aberdaron or Porthdinllaen. 

Working together

We’ll also be opening the doors to Ogwen Cottage to offer tea, coffee, cakes and sandwiches as well as a chance to have a peek inside this iconic building and hear about how the National Trust and The Outward Bound Trust are working together to provide outdoor experiences for hundreds of young people from across the country.
'Ogwen has created a unique opportunity for us to expose young people to even more challenging and wilderness locations whilst creating a learning platform dedicated to the natural environment. Schools have been highly complementary about Ogwen Cottage and the surrounding area' Natalie Harling, Head of Education Business Development for The Outward Bound Trust. 
*Participation in some of the activities may be restricted due to the size of the safety equipment available, we will try to accommodate everyone but we reserve the right to refuse on safety grounds. As a general rule, we’re aiming to cater for young people between 10 and 18.