Attractions

Frondirion, placed where it is in the Snowdonia National Park, is surrounded by a wealth of scenery from the enchanting to the awesome and is an ideal location for walkers at all levels of experience and ability. It is only a mile or so to the newly inaugurated Taith Ardudwy Walk, a well signposted upland pathway of 24 miles from Barmouth in the south to Llandecwyn in the north. More details can be found at www.taithardudwy.co.uk

Two unspoilt beaches, Harlech and Llandanwg, lie but a brief walk (or briefer drive) from Frondirion. Harlech is sublime with six and a half miles of clear sand, a natural sand dune system and views of Harlech Castle, the Lleyn Peninsula and Snowdonia’s mountains.
At Llandanwg (one of the settings for Philip Pullman’s novel ‘The Broken Bridge’) adjacent but clearly separate from the sandy, rock-pooled, sea shelled beach is a small car park and a cafe, making it popular with families with young children. In the sand dunes, sometimes half buried, lies a picturesque 12th century church which still has several services throughout the year (candlelit in winter due to the lack of electricity).

Keen golfers will already know of the Royal St David’s Golf Club, Harlech and details of the opportunities to play there will  be found on their website at www.royalstdavids.co.uk

The historic town of Harlech is about twenty five  minutes walk from Frondirion along a quiet country road. A compact town, its focal point is clearly evident in the dignified dominance of Harlech Castle.

The area is rich in mountain bike trails ranging from those suitable for the tyro to those that will test even the experienced biker. See www.cyclingnorthwales.co.uk for more details.

For those interested in the Celtic tradition the area has many standing stones and burial chambers.

Famous as the location for the cult television series 'The Prisoner' the Italianate style village resort of Portmeirion is a short drive or train journey away.

The Welsh Highland Railway runs a service between Caernarfon and Porthmadog . For a total rail experience the visitor will be able to catch a Cambrian Coast train from the local station, Llandanwg, (about fifteen minutes walk from Frondirion) to Porthmadog and catch the service from there. The service will run 40 miles from the North Wales coast at Caernarfon through the heart of Snowdonia - linking Beddgelert, Porthmadog and Blaenau Ffestiniog.  A summer steam train tourist service runs on the Cambrian Coast railway line between Machynlleth and Pwllheli. See www.whr.co.uk for more information.

Buzzards and red kites can frequently be seen from Frondirion; harriers and egrets are in the estuary and ospreys can be seen nesting at the Glaslyn Osprey Project.