RecreationAs you may expect, situated at a height of 400 metres, Hafod Elwy is in itself an ideal centre for walking. Guests are welcome to wander our own 60 acres and there are always willing volunteers to accompany you no matter how far you choose to walk. For those who enjoy hill walking, the mountains of Snowdonia are a short drive away. Riding is through spectacular scenery with ancient routes passing close to the Hall. Cyclists can enjoy the adjacent newly opened Alwen cycling trail.
Local lakes and reservoirs offer a variety of challenges to the casual or dedicated fisherman. We can offer private access to the nearby Alwen Reservoir, where Wild Brown Trout are the main challenge. Sea fishing is excellent at several spots within easy driving distance. A knowledgeable and experienced fishing guide is available should you wish (freshly caught sea bass is rarely off our menu!).
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If Bird Watching is your enjoyment you will be pleased to note that a wide variety of species can be spotted in this wild and unspoilt habitat. Species spotted on our land and within walking distance by keen amateur in May 2006 included male Black Grouse and a Merlin, that same week a visiting expert spotted:buzzard, Hen harrier, herring gulls, black headed gulls, greylag geese, curlew, snipe, swallows, house martin, cuckoo, mistle thrush, robin, redstarts, pied flycatcher, spotted flycatcher, redpolls, siskin, crossbills, tree pipit, meadow pipit, whinchat, wheatear, chiffchaff, willow warbler, grasshopper warbler, sedge warbler, grey wagtail, great spotted woodpecker, wood pigeon, jackdaw, blackbird, raven, crow, magpie, skylark, pied wagtail, goldfinch, great tit, chaffinch, wren, goldcrest and coal tit.
We are within a short driving distance of several magnificent castles, Betws-y-Coed, beaches and other attractions.