Another well-located walking and cycling base close to mountains and the trails in the Coed y Brenin Forest Park. It’s making waves in its own right thanks to developments at Llyn Trawsfynydd – known also as Traws Lake – inspired by the Snowdonia One Big Adventure/Centres of Excellence project. The lake is fast becoming a popular activity and adventure spot with excellent fishing for trout and game species, walking, birdwatching, canoeing, kayaking, and a new cycle loop, boat jetty and visitor centre with café. Visit Llys Ednowain Hostel and Heritage Centre which gives a glimpse into local culture and the Trawsfynydd of old. Tomen-y-Mur Roman Fort has an Ein Treftadaeth – Our Heritage information hub. Yr Ysgwrn, farmhouse home of poet Hedd Wyn who died in World War One, will reopen after conservation and redevelopment work in 2017. In the meantime, visitors can see a temporary exhibition at Plas Tan y Bwlch, Maentwrog.