Ironmen, ultrarunners, mountain bikers and plain old marathoners: increasing numbers of us are planning our holidays around what some might consider bloody hard work.
Caernarfon is a beautiful medieval town set on the north coast of Wales. With miles of sandy beaches and rugged mountains a short drive away, it’s a great central place to enjoy a bit of town life and history whilst being on the door stop to experience the great outdoors. Here’s our quick guide to Things To Do In Caernarfon.
On the coast of Snowdonia, where the mountains meet the sea, Barmouth is perfect for walking, outdoor activity breaks, or fresh air getaways. The town has gift shops, restaurants, cafes and bars all located within a 5 minute walk from the harbour and promenade running alongside a blue flag beach. Here are the best things to do in Barmouth.
Abersoch, situated on the Llyn Peninsula offers great beaches, internationally recognised sailing waters and good surfing. Shops, restaurants, bars and cafes are all plentiful and easily accessible in town. ACTIVITIES The Abersoch golf course was designed by Harry Varden and opened in 1908. It is a links and parkland course with stunning views. It […]
Beddgelert is Snowdonia’s loveliest village. A place of legend yet rich with adventure, it is small and friendly with a handful of shops, arts and crafts, restaurants, traditional pubs and a fabulous ice cream shop! Here’s a short summary of things to do in Beddgelert, one in our series of Snowdonia Information Packs. ACTIVITIES […]
Snowdonia is mountain biking mecca, so when you are here, unless you have a severe aversion to bikes, you should make the effort to give it a go. There are trails for all abilities from beginner to advanced and makes for an amazing day out. Here are the best places to go for that Snowdonia […]
With a foreboding castle set against a mountainous backdrop, the medieval walled town of Conwy has everything on offer: beaches, mountains and bustling villages alongside festivals, art galleries, restaurants and excellent shopping making a great holiday location. ACTIVITIES SURF SNOWDONIA This man-made wave garden creates the perfect waves time after time. A great place to […]
Pwllheli, is the main market town and unofficial capital of the llyn Peninsula. The town is full of character with its narrow streets which have many independent shops, traditional pubs, cafes and restaurants. Its award winning marina is host to a number of sailing events. ACTIVITIES SNOWDONIA ADVENTURE ACTIVITIESOffer gorge walking, canyoning, kayaking, climbing, mountain […]
Bala is set right in the heart of Snowdonia amongst mountains, rivers and lakes. Walking, white water rafting, cycling, sailing, canoeing, kayaking are readily available and the town itself has a great range of restaurants, pubs and cafes, catering for all tastes. ACTIVITIES BALA ADVENTURE AND WATERSPORTS This family run business offers a variety […]
Nothing comes close to the feel of a rugged tread plunging into the fresh soil of an undiscovered path, rushing through undergrowth, scaling up a rocky trail and emerging, triumphant, to be greeted by a breathtaking vista of endless coastlines and rugged, forested mountains – unless you have found your way to cosy pub at […]
If, like me, you’ve been inspired by team GB’s performance in the velodrom during the London Olympics, you might want to consider bringing your bikes along when you next visit North Wales. Here’s a couple of places for you to consider. Coed Y Brennin Probably the best mountain biking centre in the UK. Miles and […]