Activities to do near Bodloesygad Cottage

Walking

Bodloesygad cottage is situated in the Snowdonia national park. There are lots of walks nearby. The river Cynfal which flows at the bottom of the fields below the house provides a number of spectacular walks, which take in the stunning waterfall and Pulpit Llwyd. This is a large rock in the centre of the river where the sorceror Huw Llwyd used to baptise people to banish their demons, as her said that the latter are frightened of the rushing water. For the more adventurous walker mount Snowdon is a short drive away. In the opposite direction is lake Bala offering some gentler walks. There are maps and walk books available in the cottage.

Cycling

The area around Bodloesygad cottage is popular for cycling.  There is space to store your own bikes in the shed opposite the house. There are several bike hire places in Betws-y-coed and in Dolgellau and there is a new downhill cycling centre just outside Blaenau Ffestiniog. The range of cycling routes available means that anybody can find a ride to suit there needs.

Climbing

North Wales offers a huge range of climbing options both indoor and outdoor. In the local area to the cottage you will find the south facing cliffs of the Moelwyn provide some of the best rock climbing in Britain. As they are south facing they dry quickly and as the rock is rough, even when damp it makes good climbing. From easier routes to the extremes all grades are on offer, most are multi-pitch.

Bird Watching

You don't have to move out of the garden to see a wide range of birds - there is a list in the back of the Visitors Book, started by friends, which you are welcome to add to. A little further afield is the RSPB Osprey Centre on the way to Tremadog, and there are numerous other RSPB sites within driving distance, including ones where you can see Red Kites, as well as others devoted to sea birds.

North Wales Birding website

Fishing

With over a hundred lakes, a huge network of rivers and nearly 200 miles of coastline, Snowdonia has long been a favourite destination for fishing enthusiasts. And with so much stunning scenery and such an impressive variety of fish – from bass and plaice around the coast to perch, roach and wild brown trout inland – it’s no wonder Gwilym Hughes, one of Snowdonia’s most celebrated anglers, describes Snowdonia's mountains and coastline as a fishing heaven.

Snowdonia Fishing's website

 

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