We are surrounded by footpaths with a variety of walks ranging from strenuous to short and scenic. There are fabulous walks around Llyn Tegid (Bala Lake) and the views are spectacular. For something more strenuous what about the Three Peaks circuit – Arenig Fawr, Moel Llyfnant and Arenig Fach or the twin peaks of the Arans? When walking around Bala and Penllyn you can get away from it all. You may not see anyone for hours and there are many places without clear mobile-phone signals (you may be glad to hear) but remember to let someone know where you are going and when you expect to return. I have books and maps my guests can borrow and can even organise for you to have a personal guide if you wish. See www.GoBala.org for trails or all kinds.  I can also dry your soggy boots and clothes while you relax in my hot tub.


We are just up the road from the National White Water Centre the largest and most well-respected whitewater rafting organisation in the UK. The Tryweryn is a dam released river sowater is often flowing when other British rivers are dry and you can ride the rapids at this unique year round whitewater venue. Llyn Tegid is great for watersports and boats can be launched and hired on the foreshore. There is Off Road Tuition & Driving Centre just up the road if you fancy a bit of a 4X4 Landrover Experience! Have you heard of Coed y Brenin the premier location for mountain biking? That too is just half an hour away. Then there is Get Wet, high ropes, paintball and outdoor adventure. Maybe an adrenaline-fuelled day-out Go Karting?  Or What about ‘Bounce Below’ or ‘Zip World’!


If you’re feeling in need of a rest we have more leisurely activities locally too. The fishing in the area is first class and Llyn Tegid (Bala Lake) is just a mile away. It’s full of fish – 14 different species including the Gwyniad found only in Llyn Tegid! Many fish are caught here in the lake or on the Dee including perch, roach, pike, brown trout, salmon, grayling and eels.  Perhaps you could have a round of golf nearly 1000 feet above sea level.  


Visit the market town of Bala where you can learn about the local history  and have a bite to eat. Follow one of the local trails see GoBala.org or takea trip on our Bala Lake Railway one of the Great Little Trains of Wales. Go to ‘Serenity Spa’ perhaps for a chill.  Have a meal in town or even sample some chocolates made in Bala! In fact maybe you’ll need to stay a few days!  


For more information about things to do in the area go to www.VisitBala.org
















Craig & Aimee came to stay whilst on their epic journey around Wales.  Watch the video for ideas on things to do.

No Children / No Pets

Cysgod y Coed Self Catering is located in Llanfor,

near Bala in the Snowdonia National Park.




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© Melanie Williams.   Cysgod y Coed, Llanfor, Bala, Gwynedd, LL23 7DU   cysgodycoed@gmail.com

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