All within easy walking distance from Pen Y Bont Farmhouse are:
View from House grounds View near Front of Pen Y Bont Hills to walk from the door
All within short driving distance from Pen Y Bont Farmhouse are:
Bala is an attractive and lively historic market town within the boundaries of Snowdonia National Park, designated an area of outstanding natural beauty . It is ideally situated for touring North and Mid Wales. One would have difficulty finding a location as well situated as the Bala area. It is within an hour's spectacular drive of most of the coastal resorts of Mid and North Wales, not to mention the innumerable beauty spots and magnificent views within the interior of this beautiful region.
There are interesting shops, inns, restaurants and an intriguing historical Town Walk. There is one wide main street, where the original markets were held, and two back lanes, running to the old Tomen. Tomen y Bala is a large Norman castle mound or "motte" located at the North end of the town and open to the public. From it's summit the visitor can enjoy extensive views of Lake Bala and the mountains beyond. The second Bala motte is in private ownership at the North-West corner of the lake (Castle Gronw).
Bala boasts it’s own lake - Lake Bala or Llyn Tegid, the largest natural lake in Wales. Along the East side runs a charming narrow-gauge steam railway. The lake is the largest natural lake in Wales and also is home to the unique fish called the Gwyniad, said to date back to the Ice-Age.
Some contact links:
Tourist Information Tel: 01678 521021 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
National White Water Centre 01678 521083 www.canoewales.com/national-white-water-rafting-centre
Fly Fishing - Steve Wood 07979 031187 Steve Wood Fly Fishing
Get Wet - The Adventure Company Ltd Tel: 07909 768950 www.get-wet.co.uk
Leisure Centre Tel: 01678 521222
Bala Lake (Llyn Tegid) Warden Tel: 01678 520626
Bala Sailing Club 01678 520118 www.balasc.org.uk
Bala Golf Club 01678 520359
Bala Angling Association www.balaangling.co.uk
Ten Pin Bowling 011678 540444