Bwthyn Llŷs Twrog is an ideal base for a walking holiday. There classic long walks such as the ascent of Snowdon or the Wales Coast Path plus some less known walks such as the Snowdonia Slate Trail and the North Wales Pilgrim’s Way. The latter two walks follow the same route between Waunfawr and Fron, passing close to the Bwthyn. There are also many walks of between 2 and 6 miles (3 to 10  kilometres) that provide wonderful views of the coast and mountains with some also providing an insight into the Slate Quarrying history of the area.

Cilgwyn Circular n - an easy walk around Mynydd Cilgwyn that provides a good introduction to the area with views in all directions and passing a ghost village of quarrymens’ cottages plus several historic buildings.
Nantlle & Bedd Twrog n - a walk along a former tramway that provides spectacular views down into the Nantlle Valley, to Yr Eifl and to Snowdon. It then continues up to the summit of Mynydd Cilgwyn, reputed to be the grave site of St. Twrog.
Llyn Ffynhonnau n - a walk to a tranquil lake nestling below 2290 foot (698 metre) high Mynydd Mawr or if your are feeling energetic you can walk up to the summit of Mynydd Mawr.

The map below shows some of the walks from the Bwthyn. Detailed itineraries of the walks are made available to guests staying in the cottage. 

Llyn Ffynhonnau from Waunfawr Track

Llyn Ffynhonnau from Waunfawr Track

Ruined cottage, Mynydd Cilgwyn walk

Ruined cottage, Cilgwyn Circular walk

Moel Tryfan Quarry, Slate Quarries walk

Braich Quarry ruins, Slate Quarries walk

The picture at the top of this page shows a typical view from one of these walks; the ruins of the Alexandra Quarry buildings with Snowdon in the background. It was taken near the furthest point of the Slate Quarries walk, the track that loops around the ruins is visible on the map.

Bwthyn Llŷs Twrog is also a great location for cycling. There are plenty of quiet and interesting back routes that are ideal for cycling and also cycle and walking trails that allow you to bypass some of the busier main roads. Some parts of the walks listed above are also open for mountain biking.

Waunfawr Track n - a walk on the moorland between Moel Tryfan and Mynydd Mawr with views of Snowdon, with the option to continue on to Waunfawr.
Slate Quarries n - a walk that passes several of the old slate quarries and their ruined buildings.
Bryngwyn Incline & Moel Tryfan n - a walk to the  incline that carried slate out of the quarries, continuing along the old tramway that served the Alexandra Quarry then to the Darwin rocks at the summit of Moel Tryfan.
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