Visiting Snowdonia

Snowdonia Stables, Waenfawr

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Horse Riding

What better way to enjoy the splendid views and scenery that Snowdonia has to offer than on horseback?

Where better than Snowdonia to enjoy miles of stunning views of sea, rivers and mountains in peace? There's a place for everyone in Snowdonia, from the bleak landscape of the foothills of Snowdon, to the countryside of Penmachno and the tranquil vale of Maentwrog.

Several local riding centres have accessible facilities: if you would like to try horse riding in Snowdonia, please contact the centres below for more information regarding their facilities.

Snowdonia Riding Stables

Snowdonia Riding Stables

Snowdonia Riding Stables, Waenfawr

Situated on the outskirts of the National Park, Snowdonia Riding Stables offers super riding, hacking or trekking in the magnificent scenery between Snowdon and the sea. The stables are situated in the valley of the river Gwyrfai with miles of traffic-free bridleways ensuring safe access through the beautiful countryside as rides are taken up into the hills of Snowdonia.

How to get there:
On the A4085 from Beddgelert to Waunfawr turn left just after you leave the village of Waunfawr. Then take the first left along the minor road.

Facilities: They have carefully selected ponies and horses to provide a range of sizes, types and temperaments to suit all riders. Whatever your ability they will have a horse or pony that you will enjoy riding. They offer short hour rides to full day mountain rides.

Address: Snowdonia Riding Stables, Weirglodd Fawr, Waunfawr, Caernarfon, Gwynedd. LL55 4PQ

Telephone: 01286 479435
Email: info@snowdoniaridingstables
Website: www.snowdoniaridingstables.co.uk

Lôn Gwyrfai, Beddgelert

This is a multi-use recreational path created especially for walkers, cyclists and horse riders. The path leads through a variety of landscapes offering fantastic views of the surrounding area.

Lôn Gwyrfai

How to get there:
The path starts directly opposite the entrance to the SNPA car park in Rhyd Ddu.

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Bwlchgwyn Farm, Fairbourne

Bwlchgwyn Farm Pony Trekking Centre is a family run business, established in 1957. The Trekking Centre boasts magnificent views of the Mawddach Estuary and the Cader Idris mountain range and you can enjoy a lovely trek down to the golden sands of Fairbourne beach.

How to get there:
Bwlchgwyn Farm is located between the villages of Arthog and Fairbourne. From Dolgellau by-pass (A470) take the A493 coast road towards Tywyn and Fairbourne. Drive through the village of Arthog. Bwlchgwyn Farm is located on the left just before reaching Fairbourne.

Facilities: Bwlchgwyn has a good selection of horses and ponies suitable for persons of all ages and abilities and offer one or two hour treks daily to meet all customer needs. Experienced, friendly and competent staff accompany all the treks. Novice riders as well as experienced riders are welcome as no previous experience is necessary.

Address: Bwlchgwyn Farm Riding Centre, Fairbourne, Gwynedd. LL39 1BX

Telephone: 01341 250107
Email: bwlchgwynfarmholidays @yahoo.co.uk
Website: www.bwlchgwynfarm.co.uk

Gwydyr Stables, Penmachno

The riding centre at Gwydyr Stables (formerly Tŷ Coch) was established in 1973 and offers a wonderful location for horse riding, pony trekking or extended day trail rides. Gwydyr Stables are situated 4 miles from Betws y Coed and surrounded by National Trust and Forestry Commission land. From here you can enjoy striking views across the mountains of Snowdonia.

How to get there:
Follow the A5 east from Betws y Coed, towards Llangollen, for 2 miles (3Km). Turn right at the Conwy Falls café towards Penmachno (B4406). Follow the National Trust signs to “Tŷ Mawr” which is situated a few hundred metres beyond the stables.

Facilities: Individuals or groups are catered for by a team of experienced staff conducting rides on a variety of over 30 horses that range in size and ability from novice treks to experienced rides. Rides are available throughout the year from a half-hour to full day, including summer evenings.

Address: Gwydyr Stables Ltd, Tŷ Coch, Penmachno, Betws y Coed. Conwy LL25 0HJ

Telephone: 01690 760248
Email: riding@horse-riding-wales.co.uk
Website: www.horse-riding-wales.co.uk

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