With popular walking routes such as the "Snowdon Horseshoe" only between five and twenty minutes away it makes Bryn Eglwys and ideal spot for those with mountaineering in mind. For the less adventurous there are many short walks including the breathtaking Aberglaslyn Pass, and the beautiful Award Winning Village of Beddgelert is a mere five minutes away.
Few places have the variety of landscapes that you find in Snowdonia. At the centre of the area are the mountains, dominated by the peak of Snowdon itself. There are 15 mountains over 3000 feet high, which may not seem big in world terms, but many of these are real mountains with serious faces on them. Mountains such as Tryfan, Crib Goch and Glyder Fach can draw the walker, scrambler and climber back time and time again to tackle new challenges.
Beddgelert has won the Britain in Bloom many times, also Europe in Bloom. This pretty village at the foot of Moel Hebog can be approached by either the Aberglaslyn or the Nantgwynant Passes, both offering spectacular scenery. The creator of Rupert the Bear, Alfred Bestall, lived in this area and drew much of his inspiration from it - there is a memorial to him in the form of a wildlife garden which also serves as a picnic site near the village green. The village takes its name from the legendary wolfhound Gelert, killed in error by Prince Llywelyn after it had saved his baby son from a wolf.