Canolfan Y Fron

Welcome to the village at the foot of ‘Elephant’ Mountain

The small village of Y Fron is located in the middle of a rugged upland common in Snowdonia, just 6 miles south of Caernarfon. The cuckoo visits every May, the skylarks sing the summer long, and sheep and cattle roam free. Originally founded by slate quarry workers Y Fron is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts and perfectly located for a Snowdonia holiday, being close to the mountains, the sea and the centres of Caernarfon, Porthmadog, Pwllheli and Bangor.

About Canolfan Y Fron

Canolfan in the Community – July 2021



We are delighted to announce that Cegin Fron is now licenced to serve alcoholic drinks. We offer a selection that includes local gins, vodka, wines, lagers and local beers to complement the fantastic food prepared by Chef Jude.

If you haven’t yet tasted the delicious food cooked by our new chef Jude, she looks forward to seeing you in Cegin Fron. Plan with your friends a time to come and visit us to savour both great food and a glorious view of the Nantlle Ridge.

Come and try our new menu with home cooked food and old favourites including stone baked pizzas.

Eat in ⇔ Eat Out ⇔ Takeaway

To book a table or order a takeaway please call 01286 882048


Siop Fron open 08:30 – 17:30 Daily (Sunday 10:00 – 17:00). 


The Llety has now fully reopened, including the shared kitchen. We are continuing to take precautions against Covid-19 by ensuring that crockery and cutlery are not shared and asking guests to observe social distancing in the kitchen and to wear masks when not seated.

Canolfan y Fron now has a laundry available for use by guests staying in the Llety and the local community alike. It has both washing and drying facilities. To use the laundry, please call in at either Siop Fron or Cegin Fron where you can purchase tokens for use in the machines.

You can make bookings on this web site, by calling 01286 880882 or go to, Expedia or Airbnb where you will find the Llety by searching for accommodation in Upper Llandwrog.


Canolfan y Fron Annual General Meeting 2021

The Canolfan y Fron AGM was held on Sunday, 18th July 2021. It was attended by 22 out of 130 Members.

An election for Members of the Board of Directors was held, in accordance with the Articles co-opted Directors Steven Whitten and Eiriona Williams stood down at the meeting and Director Susan Amanda Hindle stood down under the rule that requires at least a third of Directors to retire. Eiriona Williams and Susan Amanda Hindle both stood for election to the Board. Directors Michael John Elsden and Sandra Clare Barthorpe were not required to stand for election.

The voting resulted in significant changes to the Board as follows:

Susan Amanda Hindle was not elected

Alison Joy Palmer was not elected

Branwen Alaw Humphreys was elected

Edward Willcox was elected

Eiriona Williams was not elected

Mason Jones was elected

Nia Williams was elected

Robert Philip Stilton was elected

Willian James Embrey was elected

The chair held 12 proxy forms while Members held 40 proxy forms. One single Member held 27 proxy forms allowing them to vote “as my proxy decides”. Vote harvesting of this sort is not contrary to the Articles of Association even though the Member holding these proxies was able to outvote the Members at the Meeting. If you signed a proxy form and the result of the meeting is not as you expected, you should raise the matter with the person that you nominated as your proxy.

Members voted for the Chair of the Board to be decided by the Members attending the meeting. Robert Philip Stilton was elected to this post.

We both look forward to working with the Directors-elect and wish to congratulate them on their success. We also look forward to them contributing as members of an extremely hard-working team that ensures the smooth running of the Canolfan.

We would also like to thank Mandy, Eiriona, John and Steve along with Alison for their dedicated hard work through this last year. They all helped to save the Canolfan from closure; and have set a clear pathway towards success. The wider community may be unaware of the huge amount of voluntary work that they had to do to keep the ship afloat including lengthy weekly Zoom meetings, actively managing the various parts of the business and doing volunteer work particularly in the Siop. We both will personally miss the Sunday evening Zoom meetings. Thank you all for your commitment and humble attitudes so that we all could work together during a most challenging Pandemic.

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Crynhoad Aurora/Aurora Gathering

Crynhoad Aurora/Aurora Gathering

Dec 5, 11:00am - Dec 5, 12:30pm+3Jan 2, 11:00am - Jan 2, 12:30pmFeb 6, 11:00am - Feb 6, 12:30pmMar 6, 11:00am - Mar 6, 12:30pm

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Cist Car Boot/Car Boot Sale

Dec 19, 10:00am - Dec 19, 4:00pm+4Jan 16, 10:00am - Jan 16, 4:00pmFeb 20, 10:00am - Feb 20, 4:00pmMar 20, 10:00am - Mar 20, 4:00pmApr 17, 10:00am - Apr 17, 4:00pm

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Ffair Nadolig/Christmas Fair

Dec 19, 2:00pm - Dec 19, 8:00pm

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    Llety Y Fron

    The new and unique visitor accommodation is suitable for groups of up to 18, or for individuals and families. The accommodation wing has 16 beds sleeping up to 18 guests in four stylish and comfortable en suite rooms, with a shared community area including a kitchen, changing rooms, secure outdoor equipment store and electric car charging points. Free Wi-Fi throughout. The whole Llety can be booked for groups by contacting us direct AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE as these bookings on busy weekends often go many months, or even years in advance. We are in the centre of a quiet rural village so we are not suitable for groups specifically seeking a wide variety of cafes, restaurants, pubs and hostelries. To enquire or book at the cheapest rate contact 01286 880882 or email

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    Cegin Fron

    Cegin Fron is an ideal stop for walkers on the North Wales Pilgrims Way or the Snowdonia Slate Trial or cyclists doing a climb to the village. Dogs on leads are welcome if they are well behaved. The views from the Caffi of the Nantlle Ridge across the valley are ever changing, and worth a visit any time of the year. Come and try our new menu with home cooked food and old favourites including stone baked pizzas.


    Siop Fron - our local village shop

    Our community shop, the closest in 3 miles, caters for residents and visitors alike with a selection of basic groceries, dairy and eggs, fruit and vegetables, confectionery, drinks, newspapers, and solid fuel supplies. We also sell local produce and crafts, including cards and souvenirs of the area. The friendly staff are mostly local volunteers, who will give you a special welcome and do their very best to make sure you get what you’re looking for.

My Mountain

'Giant Mountain' when winter bites
And 'Heather Mountain' when summer delights
But to a visitor passing by,
It is just an elephant against the sky.

Mei Mac

Y Fron

In Snowdonia’s bosom nestles a village,
Far from the world’s turmoil and madness,
Might, strength and beauty surrounds An everlasting beauty.

E Williams
Former pupil at Ysgol Bronyfoel

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