Farm Trails at Rhydlanfair

The Trail

There is a farm trail available exclusively for guests at the holiday Cottages at Rhydlanfair which enables visitors to immediately experience the locality and the beauty of the countryside.

The farm trail is just under two miles long and will take at least an hour to complete. Part of the route is moderately steep but the trail has been designed to enable visitors a choice to avoid some of the incline on a shorter trail.

The route is clearly marked with arrows and white topped posts. The stops are marked with numbered plaques.

On the trail walk along a pretty green lane which was once an ancient drove road along which farmers walked their cattle eastwards to the English markets. Discover the old hydro electric house and walk through ancient woodland with carpets of bluebells at Springtime. Picnics can be enjoyed at tables and benches which are at particular areas of beauty and tranquility on the farm.

Wildlife that you may see during the walk include woodpecker, red kite, buzzard, hare, heron, nuthatch and meadow pipit. There are also many native wild flowers, and stunning views of the mountains of Snowdonia including Snowdon, Moel Siabod, Glyderau (The Glyders), Tryfan and the Carneddau ridge.

A leaflet giving full details of the trail so you know what to look out for is provided to guests during their stay.

welsh sheep being herded

Herding sheep

kissing gate

Kissing gate


bluebells in woodland

Carpets of bluebells

cattle with moel siabod

Cattle and Moel Siabod


mountains of snowdonia seen from the trail

Snowdonia range as seen from picnic viewpoint on the trail

About Rhydlanfair

Rhydlanfair was once part of the vast Penrhyn Estate and is now largely owned by the National Trust and is in the Snowdonia National Park.

There has been a dwelling here since 1273 though the present house dates from the 18th century and was at one time an inn until Thomas Telford built the nearby London to Holyhead road (now the A5) in 1826. No longer on a through route the inn ceased to trade.

The life of Welsh farmers is unique and challenging and is a tradition which has been passed on from generation to generation. Extending to 200 acres it is now a typical upland farm with around 500 breeding ewes and 25 suckler cows.

Conservation of the wildlife habitats and the landscape around the farm are important objectives but in order for these objectives to be met it is essential that the farm must remain a commercially viable enterprise.

new born calves

New arrivals

hay bales

Hay bales


What Our Guests Say

"Thank you so very much for another lovely stay in your beautiful cottage. Perfect, We could not have asked for anything more - who needs to fly when you have the beauty of Wales."

"Thank you for a wonderful holiday. We are finding it very difficult to leave."

"Thank you for a really fantastic time ! We loved the cottage and the children are super keen to return."


Contact Details

Rhydlanfair Farm Cottages, Rhydlanfair, Betws-y-Coed, LL24 0SS

To book or enquire about availability view the Welsh Country Cottages website or contact them at:

0845 2688734ecc.enquiry@holidaycottagesgroup.com

Please mention that you found the cottage through the Rhydlanfair website, and quote the cottage code.

Or for late availability offers contact us direct at:

07870 29888007792 712731marybetws@gmail.com