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About Merthyr Farm .......

Merthyr is a 350 acre improved hill farm that has been in the Roberts’ family since 1926. The current farmhouse was built in the 1700’s and there is evidence of an earlier dwelling just below the cow shed. However, the archaeology in the immediate area, in the form of standing stones, hut circles, ring cairns and stone circles, points to there having been occupation here for much, much longer. The modern translation of the name ‘Merthyr’ is ‘martyr’ but a traditional translation is ‘resting place of the saint’ as in Merthyr Tydfil,- but which saint is associated with Merthyr farm has been lost in the mists of time.

The land is mainly to grass with a herd of 30 pedigree Welsh Black cows and a flock of 480 breeding ewes - mainly Welsh Hill Speckled and Welsh Mules.  Lambing is usually between February and the end of April, whilst calving is during the spring and summer. We farm in a low-intensity system that is respectful both to the animals and the land.

Farming is undergoing significant changes and over the past 30 years we have been involved in an increasing number of environmental schemes that reduce the impact of farming on the environment, preserve the beauty of Snowdonia plus improve and increase habitats for wildlife. Thousands of square metres of stone walls have been restored (mainly by Bryn) and new hedgerows planted to create wildlife corridors.

Moss, the handsome, intelligent looking chap on the left - welcomes all guests and ensures everything runs smoothly!

Merthyr Farm Campsite
Harlech, Gwynedd, Wales, LL46 2TP

Enquires to merthyrfarm@hotmail.com

Call or text 07779579225, or call 01766 780897