Thursday, 12 July 2012

Our Gypsy Wood

What's in a name? Well, Gypsy Wood Park is so called because the woodland here is said locally to be one of the last places where Romany Gypsies lived in the village, hence it's name as Gypsy Wood.

When John and Christine first opened Gypsy Wood Park in 2004, they learnt about the last remaining Romany gypsy here, Mr Lovell, who camped in the field opposite and used the river that ran through the site.

The woodland's rich history is what inspired Gypsy Wood Park's enchanting and ethereal theme. Today, the wood is home to fairies, elves and a generous sprinkling of magic. You can discover them all on our Gypsy Wood trail and Wetland Walk.

Finding fairies at Gypsy Wood

Do you have memories of the history of Gypsy Wood and the people who lived here? We'd love to hear about them if you do! Tell us using the comments box below.

Did you know?
Gypsy Wood Park is in the pretty village of Bontnewydd, just outside Caernarfon, Gwynedd.

Bontnewydd is the Welsh word for "new bridge".

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