Short breaks, Golf, Zip world, Cycling, Coastal paths and more - Llwyngwril area in Snowdonia, Wales

Dolphins and Porpoises can often be seen playing in the bay, and seals as well, which are often languishing on the rocks by the ancient church of Llangelynnin, which dates from the 12th Century.

Century.) Majestic Red Kites can often be seen soaring above the village and around the area, otters, herons and dippers in the river, and a wide variety of other birds and wildlife.  The beach is shingle and this part of coast is rated as being superb for wind-surfing and on a blustery day they can often be seen riding the breakers, all around the year.  Fishing is also good, and sea bass and mackerel among others can be landed right here on the beach.


The river Gwril cascades down the mountain, and runs through the village.  It feeds a man-made channel of water, which connected and powered the mills in the village at one time, and even powered the village with electricity. This flows finally through Hendre Farm and out onto the beach. The beach is shingle but has sand when the tide is out. Many people take picnics to the beach and have a bonfire and watch the sun go down over the sea, which is often spectacular.

There is Quaker history in the village, with a Quaker Burial Ground , near the beach, and also a house called Llwyn Du (black wood), which dates from 1137, but is best known as the home of Quakers during their persecution in the 1600s, prior to leaving Wales for America. The occupants at this time were Humphrey ap Hugh, and his family, who went off to settle in Pennsylvania with William Penn, at a time when Quakers were being persecuted by the Crown.  More detailed Quaker history can be found in the Tourist Information Centre in Dolgellau, which is in the square.

The village falls within the Snowdonia National Park, which ensures that the essential tranquillity here and beauty is preserved. Many people who visit this village come back repeatedly, because of the peaceful and relaxing atmosphere and the stunning beauty of the surroundings. The Snowdonia National Park would not allow any over commercialisation.  The village has evolved over many centuries with a landscape carved by a reteating glacier; iron age, (the site of an iron age fort lies above the war memorial, - Castell y Gaer - bronze age evidence and Cromlechs and standing stones, and ley lines are all on the mountain above the village and run through the village, which can be detected easily with dowsing rods.

The village has a pub with a restaurant, (Garthangharad -01341 250 484) which it is advisable to ring and book, as it is popular with locals and visitors.  We also have a village shop, which sells almost anything you would need: fresh dairy products, fresh veg/salad/fruit (special orders can be taken, if you are going to be here for a week), and there will be a limited Post Office Service in the village from April/May 2012.

Near to the village are: The Blue Lake at Friog, which is a disused slate quarry, which has filled with water, this is a good spot for a dip on a hot sunny day; Bird Rock at Llanegryn which is a dramatic landmark; and nearby Castell y Bere, The ancient church at Llanegryn, with the most beautiful carved rood screen, which was carried over the mountain from Cymer Abbey by the monks. also the ancient church of Llangelynnin must not be overlooked, whioch is just outside the village, close to the sea.

The Mawddach Trail along the old railway line which ran to Dolgellau at one time, is nearby, and it is ideal for walking or cycling, and there are a number of routes that include all, or part of the Trail.  It is also possible to walk or cycle over Barmouth Bridge from Morfa Mawddach, alongside the railway line, which spans the stunningly beautiful Mawddach Esturary.

Horse-riding is possible from a trekking centre in Arthog, from where you can be taken on mountain or beach rides, both of which are great fun.

We have a book about the village and surrounding area,:' Llwyngwril, An Illustrated Guide'  This has been written by one of the members of the Tourism Association and we are saving to buy some Illustrated Tourist Information Signs for either end of the village and also one in the centre of the village.  The first of which will be erected during 2012.  We feel that the local signposting is not sufficient to inform visitors to the area what we have here, which can be bought in the e-shop on this site.

ATTRACTIONS WITHIN REACH:
ZIPWORLD
http://www.zipworld.co.uk

PREPARE FOR ANOTHER WORLDZip World Caverns is a remarkable, uniquely exhilarating and atmospheric underground adventure that has been inaccessible for nearly 200 years.  
Take a journey through the underground caverns on zip lines, rope bridges, via ferrata and tunnels.  It is the ultimate all weather adventure.
After being kitted up, you need to complete a training course using the specialised lanyard safety system before setting off on the main course.
Our Team is always on hand to assist any nervous adventurers.
Additional Information
Children under the age of 18 years will not be allowed to take part in the adventure unless accompanied by a participating adult.
Maximum participant weight of 120kgs.
Minimum participant weight of 30kgs.
Minimum participant height of 1.2 meters.
Must be able to reach 1.8 meters while standing.
Minimum age of 10 years.
Children under the age of 18 years will not be permitted to take part unless accompanied by a participating adult at all times. 

Participants will be supplied with a safety helmet and protective gloves.  


VELOCITY THE LONGEST ZIP WIRE IN EUROPE!
THE NEAREST THING TO FLYINGZip World Velocity, Bethesda, is the fastest zip line in the world and the longest in Europe.  This adventure takes you on the Little Zipper to build your confidence before you journey up the quarry on our famous red trucks where you are told about the history of Penrhyn Quarry.  Take in the stunning views from the Big Top of Velocity, out towards Anglesey with views of the Isle of Man on a clear day!  You will then descend down the Big Zipper over the quarry lake often reaching speeds well in excess of 100mph.


BOUNCE BELOW from 14th May 2016
The all new Bounce Below will be BIGGER, BETTER and BOUNCIER!

After almost two incredible years of bouncing below, we’ve decided it’s time to go bigger, faster and bouncier.

Bounce Below has temporarily closed and an exciting new series of nets and slides is under way!

We’re building bigger slides made of metal which will be double the fun and triple the speed.  We are expanding into previously untouched sections of the caverns and adding new and bouncier nets.

ZIP WORLD CAVERNS
PREPARE FOR ANOTHER WORLDZip World Caverns is a remarkable, uniquely exhilarating and atmospheric underground adventure that has been inaccessible for nearly 200 years.  
Take a journey through the underground caverns on zip lines, rope bridges, via ferrata and tunnels.  It is the ultimate all weather adventure.
After being kitted up, you need to complete a training course using the specialised lanyard safety system before setting off on the main course.

JUNIOR BOUNCE!
We know that the old Bounce Below was ridiculously good fun, but the new Bounce Below is going to be AMAZING! 
The kids are free to run, climb and slide in an adventure that is exclusive to them, making it a safe and enjoyable way to burn off some energy.
The best thing is, as it’s underground there’s no need to ever let the kids down, this activity is open whatever the weather, so whether you are holidaying in North Wales or looking for something to do with the little ones near your Welsh home, no need to look any further.

Bounce Below activity lasts 1 hour, customers should arrive 30 minutes before their scheduled booking time for registration.

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