Waunfawr which means "Big Moor", is a small village which lies between Caernarfon and Beddgelert with a bridging point for the Gwyrfai river. In spring the valley echoes with the sound of cuckoo's and woodpeckers, whilst the river attracts otters, ducks and dippers. The village has a considerable history associated with copper mines, slate and granite quarries, whilst the road through the village dates back to Roman times.

The village has a local nature reserve ' Parc Dudley' which covers the area of the old Dudley granite quarry, having an abundance of wildlife and beautiful walks and views of the mountains. The Welsh Highland Steam Railway which links Porthmadog and Caernarfon, has a station in the village. There is a convenience shop, the Antur Cafe and a pub serving craft beers and food all within walking distance. Horse riding and pony trekking is available in the village, and there is access to the National Cycle Route 8 via Lôn Gwyrfai is a cycling and walking route linking Waunfawr to Caernarfon.

Snowdon Ranger Footpath: 2 miles

Caernarfon: 4 miles

Llanberis: 6 miles

Beddgelert: 8 miles

Dinas Dinlle Beach: 8 miles

City of Bangor: 9 miles

Anglesey: 10 miles

Black Rock Beach: 22 miles

Betws-y-Coed: 25 miles

Llandudno: 27 miles

Zip World, Bethesda: 11 miles

Chester: 57 miles

Things to do and see

History & Education

Llechwedd Slate Caverns

Inigo Jones Tudor Slate Works

Sygun Copper Mine

The National Slate Museum

Airworld Aviation Museum

Beaumaris Castle

Caernarfon Castle

Penrhyn Castle

Plas Newydd

Beaumaris Gaol

Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens

Portmeirion Village

Plas Brondanw

Local Nature Reserves

Adventure & Family Fun

Adventurous Ewe

Beacon Climbing Centre

Plas Menai National Outdoor Centre

RibRide Adventure Boat Tours

Puffin Island Pleasure Cruise

Plas y Brenin

Boulder Adventures

Ski & Snowboard Centre

Raw Adventures


Adventure Park Snowdonia

Zip World

Zip World Bounce Below

Zip World Caverns

Zip World Safari

Zip World Fforest Plummet

Zip World Fforest Skyride

Zip World Treetop Nets

Zip World Junior Tree Hoppers

Zip World Fforest Coaster

Zip World Quarry Karts

Zip World Underground Golf

Tan y Ddraig Paint a Pot Studio

Snowdon Mountain Railway

Welsh Highland Railway

The Llanberis Lake Railway

GreenWood Forest Park

Redline Indoor Karting

Gypsy Wood

The fun Centre

Anglesey Sea Zoo

Foel Farm Park

Parc Glynllifon

Pili Palas Nature World

Llanddwyn Bay

Piggery Pottery

Antur Bike Hire

Helicopter Pleasure Flights



Mountains & Walks

Mountain Walk

Llanberis Pass

Climb Snowdon