Discover Gwynedd’s wealth of wildlife, culture, heritage and local produce. The Discover Gwynedd website celebrates the beauty and diversity of Gwynedd's iconic sites for Mountains; Woods & Rivers; Coast & Sea.
Discover the Snowdon Lily and Led Zeppelin; Princes and Porpoises; Fishermen and Farmers; Fascinating Facts and Fanciful Fiction; all crafted with a crown of Slate, Copper and Welsh Gold... For seasonal information to help discover and re-discover Gwynedd’s special places, the website is the place to go. Unlock hidden treasures, events, activities and workshops, wildlife walks and cycle trails.
Discover Gwynedd through your own computer at www.discovergwynedd.com or at one of the twelve WiFi enabled information points across Gwynedd designed to help you get the most out of our wonderful part of the world.
Cwm Idwal, a National Nature Reserve in the Snowdonia mountains is a fantastic introduction to glacial geology. A well-marked route takes you into the heather-clad upland world of the raven, with arctic alpine plants, fast-flowing streams frequented by dipper, and the sheer scale and grandeur of its icescraped amphitheatre.
Gwaith Powdwr nature reserve (81 acres), on the Dwyryd estuary is a gateway to the hanging oak woodlands of the Vale of Ffestiniog. Gnarled and ancient trees clad with mosses, liverworts and lichens support pied flycatchers and redstarts, while the rivers and streams are home to otters and sewin (sea trout).
To get a real feel for the Gwynedd sea and coast, one of the best places to visit is Uwchmynydd. Standing on the headland at the very tip of the Llŷn, you are in no doubt about the power of the sea, the resilience of the cliffs, and the value of the coastal heaths for key birds such as the chough and stonechat.