A number of options are available for those wishing to set out on foot from Cae Gwyn Farm.

The Mawddach river can be reached easily from the farm via quiet paths and lanes neighbouring Coed y Brenin forest. Just above the eastern edge of the farm, with excellent views of the Rhinog mountains you may follow the Roman road north or south as you wish.

The western edge of the farm reaches up close to the Rhinogs themselves with a variety of walking options all offering fine mountain and sea views, especially over Porthmadog and the Lleyn peninsula. Some of these walks are easy (i.e. Roman Steps exploration) and some more challenging in length and nature – but all with splendid views! The more adventurous can walk across to Barmouth in one day where we can arrange to pick you up.

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Walkers must be equipped with appropriate clothing, guidebooks and ordnance survey maps as some of the paths are not always visible to walkers unfamiliar with the terrain.

Another option is to drive to the nearby village of Trawsfynydd, situated on lake Trawsfynydd. Several interesting walks of varying length are possible from here using a series of guides written by Angela Morgan available from the local shop.

Cae Gwyn Farm is also an ideal base for Duke of Edinburgh Award expeditions, Scout groups, Guides and other youth groups. We have a discount for participants in large group activities so please ask before booking.