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Guided Walks, Fri 26 Jul 2019, free entry

Exploring Ogwen WWII invasion defences

Exploring Ogwen WWII invasion defences


As part of the British Festival of Archaeology join our team for a 2 hour walk in the Ogwen valley to explore the curious structures put in place during the early years of WWII, to protect the valley from invasion.

Learn more about how these stone and concrete structures intended to guard the narrow Ogwen pass from invasion. You're welcome to bring along local information you might have about these structures and the Home Guard who manned them.

To book a place, please send your name, the number of people in your group, and a contact phone number (in case of cancellation) to

Meet at National Trust Rangers Office, Ogwen Cottage, LL57 3LZ. P&D parking at Snowdonia National Park car park or free parking near Llyn Ogwen; allow time to walk to Ogwen Cottage.

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 26 Jul 2019 10:00 to 12:00


Free entry


LL55 4YB



Plan route to Beddgelert using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SH 590481  Lat: 53.01189 Long: -4.10271

North from Porthmadog/Tremadog on the A497/A498 or west from Betws-y-Coed on the A5 and then at Capel Curig take the A4086/A498 or south-west from Caernarfon on the A4085.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 8 miles from Porthmadog station