Barmouth Walking Festival 2015

Barmouth Walking Festival

The Barmouth Walking Festival is fast approaching once again. It’s a great event organized by the Barmouth Publicity Association and runs from the 18th to the 27th of September. For £7.50 you can join a group of like minded enthusiasts for a guided walk along some fantastic routes. The walk leaders have all been carefully selected and can really add to the experience with their local knowledge of the landscape, history ond nature. There are more than 30 walks to choose from. The price goes down a little if you book 4 days or more. The brochure suggests that there are routes for all abilities. But most of them I would suggest are best suited for people who have done some walking before. 10 miles through the Rhinog Mountains is not for everybody. We’ve had a lot of guests in the past that have really enjoyed the experience despite some sore feet so we highly recommend…

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Road Works on Snowdon

The Snowdonia National Park are busy laying tarmac on sections of the popular Miners Track which leads to the summit of Snowdon. Initially I was quite taken aback by the news. A ridiculous notion dreamt up by some obscure and unelected committee I thought. The rights of a disadvantaged minority riding rough shot over common sense. Political correctness gone mad. “I bet it’s funded by Europe.” I agreed with critics pointing out that this would lead to even more pressure being placed on this natural recourse and an inevitable increase of people on the mountain who are ill-prepared and badly equipped. But I’ve had a bit of a rethink. As with many headlines, the reality is not as shocking as you first suspect. The section of the Miners Track being renovated is limited to the first gradual stretch from Pen y Pass, a popular starting point up to Llyn Glaslyn. Traditional building methods have been used…

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Aberdovey Availability

7 nights from Sunday the 23rd of June for £679.50 (10% discount) We’ve just released the week beginning the 23rd of June plus some additional dates towards the end of July. So get in touch if you fancy a break in this elegant 4 bedroom house in fashionable Aberdovey. [Read more about this property..]

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New Property

Pant-Golau (Sleeps 8 + cot) We’ve just added a really nice cottage to our website. Mark and Lisa, the owners of Pant Golau, have done a wonderful job of refurbishing this stone cottage which in the tiny hamlet of Pensarn near Llanbedr. They’ve worked hard and have made sure that everything has been done to a really high spec. So it’s all shiny and new and ready to go now. We’ve kept the prices low for this first summer season. And it’s naturally one of the few cottages where we have plenty of availability, at the moment at least. Have a look at let me know if you’re tempted to book or want more information. [Read more about this property..]

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Two Swans a Swimming

Last Minute Bargain

Stabal (Sleeps 2 adults + child) 3 nights from Friday the 11th of June £250 We offering this short break as a last minute type deal. So if you fancy a quick romantic gateway in this lovely cottage down by the beach drop us an email or give us a ring quick! [Read more about this property..]

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Bennar Beach

Green Coast Award

Two of our local beaches, Harlech and Bennar Beach in Dyffryn Ardudwy, have won the ‘Green Coast Award’ again this year. The award is aimed at rural beaches which provide a “natural, unspoilt environment’ as well as the excellent water quality standard required to achieve the more recognizable ‘Blue Flag Award’. The award is given out by the nice people at ‘Keep Wales Tidy’ with financial help from Europe. It’s great to see that our fantastic beaches are getting recognition at that sort of level. But I guess the downside might be that if more people visit our beaches it’ll be harder no maintain the standard. So mum’s the word!

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Crib Goch and Llyn Llydaw

The 14 Peaks of Wales

There are 14 peaks in Wales over 3000 feet, or so I thought until recently. Apparently Tryfan’s credentials are under suspicion. Despite being one of the most handsome mountains in the Snowdonia National Park it’s height of 3002 feet has always meant that it only ever just scraped over the pass mark. Three men, John Barnard, Graham Jackson and Myrddyn Phillips are out to put the issue to rest once and for all however. They’ve already got form in this area having recently highlighting that Sgurr nan Ceannaichean did not qualify as a Munro Mountain. The Munro’s being the Scottish equivalent of the over 3000 feet club. I for one really hope that one of my favorite mountains passes the grade. You can keep a track of the survey work by visiting the GandJSurvey channel on YouTube. If you fancy having a go at climbing all 14 peaks the Snowdonia Society have put a great website…

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Two Bedroom Ground Floor Holiday Cottage

Gamboling Lambs and Daffodils

Bwthyn (Sleeps 4 + cot) 7 nights from Friday the 9th of April for £440 (was £499) Spring is one of the nicest times to visit this part of North Wales. Spring Lambs, daffofils and fresh pasture and best of all not too many tourists to spoil it all. [Read more about this property..]

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BBC Wales Nature Site

BBC Wales have put a great little site together, Wales Nature & Outdoors, which highlighting the wonderful nature and wildlife that we enjoy here in wales as well as some things you might want to do while you’re here.  So if you’re planning a visit  it’s well worth having a look.

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Upland Escapes

‘Upland Escapes’ have selected us as one of their accommodation providers for their walking holidays.

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Glaslyn Ospreys

The Glaslyn Ospreys are now proud parents to three chicks, the second chick was born on Thursday 14 May at 6.10am and the third chick was seen at 5.42am Sunday 17 May.

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Royal Welsh, Spring Fair

We escaped from the farm last week to go to the ‘Small Holders Fair’ which is held every year in Builth Wells on the Royal Welsh Show ground.

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