Ogwen Valley

New Ogwen building will help walkers follow Darwin's footsteps

Walkers will be able to follow the footsteps of Charles Darwin with the opening of a new visitor centre in Snowdonia.

24 July 2013

Police renew appeal for sightings of missing hillwalker

Police have renewed their appeal for sightings of a hillwalker who has not been seen for five days. Shayne Colaco, aged 32, of Stoke-on-Trent, is b...

09 August 2012

Will Welsh peak be promoted to metric super league?

Wales could have a new ‘super mountain’ after a group of amateur hill sleuths turned their attention to a Snowdonia peak.

07 September 2010

Parking in the park: Snowdonia's gridlock under scrutiny

Up to 700,000 people slog up the main paths to Wales’s highest mountain every year, and the limited car parks in the area are bursting at the seams.

08 June 2010

Climbers injured in two north Wales falls

Two climbers were airlifted to hospital after injuring themselves in two separate incidents in north Wales yesterday.

14 February 2010

Rescuers' webcams aid Snowdonia walkers

Walkers and mountaineers heading for the hills in the North of Snowdonia can check out real-life conditions, thanks to mountain rescuers.

29 January 2010

Woman dies in Snowdonia fall

A woman has died in a fall in Snowdonia. The incident happened this evening on the Idwal Slabs near the base of Glyder Fawr in the Ogwen Valley. Ea...

21 September 2009

Walker found by helicopter crew after going missing overnight

A walker has been found safe and well after going missing overnight. The 60-year-old man was found by the crew of a Sea King helicopter from RAF Va...

15 June 2009

First Minister says new Ogwen centre will be asset for walkers and climbers

Wales’s First Minister said a new building in the heart of Snowdonia will be an asset for walkers and climbers.

26 April 2013

Outdoors fans' views sought on new Snowdonia visitor centre

Authorities in north Wales have revealed plans for a new visitor centre in the heart of climbing and walking country.

28 March 2011

Injured climber airlifted while raising cash for rescuers

A climber involved in a dramatic helicopter rescue earlier this year had to be airlifted to hospital again after injuring himself while raising cash for his rescuers.

08 August 2010

Quids in for walkers and climbers on Snowdonia buses

Walkers and climbers in Snowdonia will be quids in with a scheme offering bus trips into the heart of the mountains for just a pound.

21 March 2010

Inquest opened on walker who fell from Snowdonia mountain

An inquest was opened today on a walker who fell to his death from a Snowdonia mountain last week. Derren Barber of Bognor Regis, West Sussex, died...

02 February 2010

Climber airlifted after 100m fall in Snowdonia

A climber was airlifted to hospital yesterday after falling 100m (328ft) in Snowdonia. The man was leading an ice climb on Ysgolion Duon on the nor...

08 January 2010

Hillwalkers restore student's trust after mountain test

A student’s experiment in trust has seen hillwalkers take the moral high ground. Paul Bellis Jones, a 24-year-old keen walker from Glan Conwy nea...

29 August 2009

Runners rescued as atrocious weather hits Welsh 1,000m race

All the competitors in the annual Welsh 1,000m Peaks Race have been found after atrocious unseasonal weather hit the event.

06 June 2009


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