If you go down to the woods today...

You may be in for a big surprise, especially if you haven’t visited along the river bank at Penrhyn Castle for a while!

Views out across the river Ogwen

Our woodland ranger team who care for the woods surrounding the castle have been very busy of late. They’ve been clearing and creating a peaceful area along the banks of the River Ogwen, and there is a brand new structure to show for all their hard at work - a hand built wooden hide for visitors to enjoy the wildlife and peaceful surroundings.

‘Cwt’ Ogwen

The wooden hide or ‘cwt’ in Welsh was built using traditional woodworking skills and the materials used were sourced from felled trees and reclaimed timber. It sits on specially built stilts above the water, providing an elevated view across to the River Ogwen and the fields and mountains of Snowdonia beyond.

New for 2018

The Rangers will be on hand to chat whilst they use their woodworking skills every Thursday from 11 January 2018 until 22 March 2018.  Come along and learn more about the work that they do and the vital role that they provide each day in protecting and maintaining the woodland not only around Penrhyn Castle but also at our sister site in Glan Faenol.