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Cadair View Lodge Accommodation In Snowd

Snowdonia Wildlife

Whether you come to our area to walk, mountain bike or to relax you will no doubt encounter some Snowdonia wildlife.  Here are details of places where wildlife can be seen local to our accommodation in Snowdonia and some of the wildlife that you may encounter.

Places To See Wildlife In Snowdonia

The Cob, Porthmadog

The Cob at Porthmadog was built by William Maddocks and finished in 1811.  It stopped the tide from flooding the land in as far as Aberglaslyn.  Land was reclaimed and became productive farmland and the road and railway across The Cob brought prosperity to Porthmadog.  Take a walk along The Cob (footpath away from the traffic on the opposite side to the railway or walk carefully alongside the railway line to see the seaward side).  Here are some of the things to look our for:

  • Mallard ducks

  • Grey seals - often seen in the harbour or near to the sluice gates

  • Curlew

  • Little egret

  • Shelduck

  • Oystercatcher

  • Teal

  • Osprey - during the Summer season at least one pair nest locally

  • Otters

Glaslyn Wildlife Project

Located between Porthmadog and Beddgelert this centre is best known for its breeding ospreys.  To see ospreys visit between mid-March and mid-September (check their website for arrival and departures).  A knowledgeable team are on hand to help with information about the birds and their are scopes, displays and a live steam from the nest to give more information.

Of course there is more to see than just ospreys.  There are other birds around, otters and bats.  Check out their website for events throughout the year and details of how to adopt an osprey, support them in other ways or to volunteer.

Gwaith Powdwr - Penrhyndeudraeth

From 1865 to 1995 this site was an explosives factory.  During the Second World War the factory produced 17 million grenades!  After being decommissioned the Site was taken over by North Wales Wildlife Trust.  It is now open to the public as a nature reserve but it also has lots of historical interest too.

Some of the wildlife to look out for includes:

  • Nightjar

  • Redstart

  • Pied Flycatcher

  • Lesser Horseshoe Bats

  • Brown Long Eared Bats

  • Glow worm

  • Slow worm

  • Grass snakes

  • Adders

Find out more including details of events (wildlife after dark tours and more) by visiting the website HERE

Pen Llŷn a’r Sarnau SAC

The sea off our coast is protected as Pen Llŷn a’r Sarnau SAC.  When standing on any of the beaches of Cardigan Bay it is quite unimaginable what is happening just below the waves.

There are things that you might expect to find there - fish, seals, crabs, jellyfish but there are also leatherback sea turtles, basking shark, dolphins, porpoise and the occasional orca too.

Check out the information HERE and keep your eyes open.

Stay In Our Snowdonia Log Cabins

All of the locations mentioned here are within easy travelling distance of our log cabins in Snowdonia

Stay In Our Group Accommodation

Llys Ednowain sleeps up to 20 guests in 3 en-suite units.  Great for large families or groups.  Units are available to hire separately.


We're adding more and more information about local Snowdonia wildlife all of the time.  Please keep checking back

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