Cae Gwyn Farm and Nature Reserve
Cae Gwyn ('White Field') is a centuries old farm run on organic lines in the south of Snowdonia National Park. We are situated directly next to Coed-y-Brenin forest in the valley of the Rhinog mountain range with splendid panoramic views.
We offer bed and breakfast, camping facilities & self catering camping barn accommodation in an unspoilt natural environment, and aim to provide a closer to nature holiday experience. Cae Gwyn offers flexible holiday opportunities to suit for all, and whether you are mountain-biking, walking, climbing, fishing, canoeing or simply just enjoying the taste of fresh mountain air, we hope you will find your own ideal holiday at Cae Gwyn. Our guests are invited to walk freely around our 140 acre farm, where you may find a hidden picnic spot in the nature reserve next to the river on moss-covered rocks.
Being close to mountains, lakes, rivers and the sea, Cae Gwyn offers many possibilities for outdoor activities, rendering itself to be an excellent base particularly for mountain-biking, walking, fishing and canoeing.
For mountain bikers, we offer bike-friendly accommodation and lock-up/bike-wash facilities. As Cae Gwyn Farm is only a mile up the road from the turn into the Coed-y-Brenin forest, you can leave your car and ride out for the day, straight from a farm gate, down the main road to the Coed-y-Brenin Visitors Centre or take the quiet country lane into the forest, eventually crossing the 'Beast' at Brutus. If you want to refresh after a day's riding before you head home, you can use our shower room even after you checked out (with prior arrangement).
For walkers, public footpaths cross our land and provide one of the few close access points to the Rhinog range, one of which leads directly to the famous Roman Steps and the Cambrian Way. We have walking itineraries around Cae Gwyn and Trawsfynydd - please ask for more information if you wish to explore locally.
We own the fishing rights of over a kilometre of Afon Eden so you can enjoy fishing anywhere on the farm at your leisure. You may also want to fish in the large lake in Trawsfynydd, the Mawddach river & estuary or in the Cardigan Bay at Barmouth.
Wi-Fi connection is now available in the farmyard area.
Activities around Cae Gwyn
There is an abundance of natural as well as cultural activities and opportunities around and near Cae Gwyn all year round. There are numerous footpaths in the mountains, including the Cambrian Way and Precipice Walk, and mountain biking tracks in the Coed-y-Brenin forest. You can also enjoy trekking along the Mawddach river and estuary, driving on the coastal road along miles of white sandy beach of the Barmouth coastline, exploring nearby RSPB sanctuaries or visiting ancient castles and slate caverns. River/lake/sea fishing, wind-surfing, climbing, bird-watching, golfing, pony trekking/horse riding, canoeing, water-rafting, pottery workshops, are also some of many activities to be found in the near vicinity of Cae Gwyn.
We provide secure bike storage and bike-wash facilities with a jet hose. From Cae Gwyn the Coed-y-Brenin visitor centre is only 1.5 miles away. Should you wish to take your car to the visitor centre where all the trails stat and finish, there is an ample car park (small charge). There are also a café, shop and professional bike shop (Beic Brenin).
Coed-y-Brenin mountain bike trails are some of the best in Europe and vary in type and level of challenge, catering for mountain bikers of all abilities. You consequently need to come equipped with appropriate clothing, safety wear and bike maintenance equipment. There are 8 mountain biking routes at Coed-y-Brenin, ranging from the 11km family trail, which is mostly easy-forest riding, to the black 38km Beast of Brenin trail.
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This page was last updated: 15 July 2013