The new centre at Ogwen was opened by John Griffiths AM, Minister for Sports on Thursday, July 18th 2013.
Work on improving provision in the Ogwen Valley, replacing the old centre and the Warden’s Office, began back in September 2012.
At that point, the facilities there were too cramped and basic and the centre could not provide a sufficient service to the thousands of people visiting the area each year. However, through the Cwm Idwal Partnership (an initiative which includes Snowdonia National Park Authority, Natural Resources Wales and the National Trust) as part of the EU-backed Communities and Nature (CAN) funding project, the work of building Ogwen is now complete.
Now, providing a service to the 125,000 visitors who visit Dyffryn Ogwen every year and to improve their experience of the area, the new facilities at Ogwen include inclusive access to a new exhibition on the Cwm and surrounding mountains, an office, toilets, changing areas, and a food and drink kiosk. It will be a high quality facility for visitors to Cwm Idwal, enhancing their experience of the Cwm, which in turn will support the outdoor sector in Snowdonia who use the Cwm as an educational and outdoor activity resource.
In preparation for the new facilities, intensive research and wide consultation were made before finalising the plans. Amongst the groups that were consulted were local communities, prospective users, the Eryri Disability Equality Forum and the Arfon Access Group and following their suggestions, a number of changes were made to the original plans.
For further details, contact Cwm Idwal Partnership Officer, Simon Rogers by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or telephoning 07917215253.
Ogwen Centre (© SNPA)
Interpretation Room (© SNPA)
Interpretation Pannel (© SNPA)
Ogwen Users Forum
Ogwen Users Forum was set up so that users of the new centre have the opportunity to share information and express their opinions on the service offered there.
The Forum will meet twice a year.
Follow the links to see the Terms of Reference and the Ogwen Users Forum Notes: