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The rise of the sweaty pound and the best places to spend it
 

The rise of the sweaty pound and the best places to spend it

Ironmen, ultrarunners, mountain bikers and plain old marathoners: increasing numbers of us are planning our holidays around what some might consider bloody hard work.

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Things To Do In Caernarfon
 

Things To Do In Caernarfon

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.

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Barmouth, a Traditional Seaside Holiday
 

Things To Do In Barmouth

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.

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Things To Do In Abersoch 2018
 

Things To Do In Abersoch

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. https://youtu.be/FaCpnpe3KFk   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 has recently been placed 17th best golf course in Wales and has been voted the friendliest!Glasfryn Parc Wakeboarding, karting and quad biking are all on offer as well as bowling, fishing and archery for those who are looking for something a little less intense. Come rain or shine, there is something for each member of the family here.Segway Tours is Probably not the most obvious of activities, but this is off road no less! If you’re not looking for the off road adventure you can always have a more leisurely cruise around the 30 acres of beautiful forest. Based at…

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Things To Do In Beddgelert
 

Things To Do In Beddgelert

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. https://youtu.be/GEU-00qQKQM   ACTIVITIES Gelerts Grave The grave site of Llewelyn The Great’s faithful hound who was slain in a case of mistaken identity… he is the namesake of the village and to find out the full story, you may want to take a little wander up there. Snowdonia Advenrture Activities offer gorge walking, canyoning, kayaking, climbing, mountain biking and going underground. Sygun Copper Mine Ever fancied panning for fools gold? A unique experience of seeing how a Victorian copper mine used to work where a series of tunnels take you through the mine with magnificent caves and stalactites. Ty Isaf is the oldest…

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SNOWDONIA STYLE ADVENTURE | MOUNTAIN BIKING

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 style adventure | mountain biking…   COED Y BRENIN | DOLGELLAU Set in the most beautiful forest just outside Dolgellau, there are 8 trails in total ranging from a simple forest road, a blue trail perfect for children and families and a series of 6 red and black trails to keep even the most experienced of riders going. Alongside the mountain biking trails, they have great walking and running trails too. The on site cafe and shop provide great home cooked food and cakes. There is a bike hire shop at the centre.   ANTUR STINIOG | BLAENAU FFESTINIOG Set in…

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Conwy Castle
 

Things to do in Conwy

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. https://youtu.be/VNL4M0lVT3g ACTIVITIES SURF SNOWDONIA This man-made wave garden creates the perfect waves time after time. A great place to learn to surf or hone your skills. With an additional water climbing wall, onsite cafe, swimming pool, soft play centre, there is plenty to do. CONWY CASTLE No trip to Conwy is complete without a visit to the castle – its impressive structure is sure to keep you and the family entertained going around and immersing yourself in the history that comes with it. CONWY VALLEY MAZE The worlds largest garden maze will keep you and the family entertained for hours! £5 per person. GREENWOOD FOREST PARK< Voted the best family attraction North Wales it offers a great day out…

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Things to do in Pwllheli
 

Things to do in Pwllheli

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. https://youtu.be/VNL4M0lVT3g ACTIVITIES SNOWDONIA ADVENTURE ACTIVITIESOffer gorge walking, canyoning, kayaking, climbing, mountain biking and going underground.SAILINGPwllheli Sailing Club holds the status of a Volvo Champion Club, so if you want to enjoy a bit of sailing while you are in the area, we would recommend you visit here.GOLFThe Pwllheli Golf Course was founded in 1900 and is a unique course offering both tree lined parkland and a links golfing experience. The golf club has fabulous views including those of the Cambrian Coast, Snowdonia Mountains and the Llyn Peninsula.WAKEBOARDINGGlasfryn Parc is 5 miles from Pwllheli and a must if you’re looking for a little adrenaline infused activity. Wakeboarding, karting and quad biking are…

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Things to do in Bala

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.

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TOP 5 MOUNTAIN BIKING IN NORTH WALES
 

Top 5 Mountain Biking in North Wales

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 the end of it all as well, of course. With some of the world’s most beautiful untouched territory at hand, the North Wales has just about everything that an avid mountain biking enthusiast can possibly thirst for – and we’ve got five fantastic routes that you’ll just have to put on that 2014 itinerary. Coed y Brenin Meaning “King’s Wood” in Welsh, this spectacular piece of land rolls out in true Welsh regal style, imposing and supernatural in its scale and presence. Part of Snowdonia National Park, it features several single-track courses as well as a dual-slalom course, and is a…

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Cycling Holiday North Wales
 

Cycling Holiday in North Wales

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 miles of rugged trails with fantastic names like ‘Beast of Brennin’, ‘Dragons Back’ and ‘Minour Tour’. The trails are colour coded according to difficulty similar to ski slopes. So all abilities can be confident of having a great time. All the trails start and finish from the new eco visitor centre just south of Trawsfynydd on the A470. There’s a nice café there, a well stocked spares shop, bike wash facilities and shower cubicles. Bikes can also be hired from the very nice people at Beics Brennin. Mawddach Trail The Mawddach Trail is the perfect choice for a family outing out…

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