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All within easy walking distance from Pen Y Bont Farmhouse are:

 

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Bala - 10 minutes walk, quaint local shops with home produced produce, two small supermarkets

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Bala - Award-winning restaurants, as well as several take-away food options including Fish and Chips

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Bala - Antique shops, outdoor adventure clothing and equipment shops

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10 minutes walk - Numerous cosy and friendly pubs.

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Bala Watersport hire centre - 10 minutes delightful lakeside walk - canoe, windsurf and dingy hire available. 

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Bala Lake Railway (Steam train) - 2 minutes walk.

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Leisure centre with swimming pool - 10 minutes lakeside walk.

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Bala sailing club - 2 minutes walk, daily and weekly membership available.

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Cycle hire locally in Bala, and numerous cycle routes (try the circular route around Bala Lake, with a local pub, The Eagles at Llanuwchllyn serving delicious home-cooked food for a well-earned break or lunch).

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Snowdownia National Park - wonderful countryside and lakeside walks - from the doorstep.

 

         View from House grounds                                                                                                           View near Front of Pen Y Bont                                                                                             Hills to walk from the door

 

Facilities Nearby

All within short driving distance from Pen Y Bont Farmhouse are:

 

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White water rafting within 15 minutes drive

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Fishing available locally

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Nearby Bala Golf Course offering daily and weekly rates of membership to visitors.

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Easy reach of Mount Snowdon.

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Beautiful beaches of Barmouth, Fairbourne and Shell Island a short drive away

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Mountain bike centres (two different centres) a short drive away

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Get wet has 2 public access high ropes courses, ranging from 8 to 20 metres  - an exciting day out.

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Paintball sessions run twice daily in the summer months and one a day in the winter.

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Get Wet offer other activities such as 4x4 safaris, canyoning and Team-Building courses.

 

Bala

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 its 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: bala.tic@gwynedd.gov.uk

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

Bala Adventure & Water Sports Centre 01678 521059  www.balawatersports.com  e mail info@balawatersports.com 

LANDCRAFT Off Road Tuition & Driving Centres web site www.landcraft4x4.co.uk
e mail
david@landcraft4x4.co.uk  Phone 01678 520820 

 
 

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