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.
Top 5 Family Holiday Cottages This Easter
Looking for a place to take the family away this Easter? Then we can help. North Wales is a wonderful place for families to get away and enjoy and depending on what you are looking for, there is plenty to do…..Here at Dioni, we have a number of perfect family retreats and to help you, we have picked out our top 5 family holiday cottages this Easter.
Things to do in Dolgellau
With more than 200 listed buildings and a beautiful Snowdonia backdrop, Dolgellau is a handsome market town which has plenty going on all year round. It’s the perfect place to soak up a bit of local culture along with those soaring mountain landscapes. Here’s a selection of our favourite things to do in Dolgellau.
Bucket List Adventures in North Wales
Fancy a bucket list adventure in 2022? No more procrastinating! Get inspired, get booked, and start the year with something amazing to look forward to
Secret Mountains Series | Moel Ysgyfarnogod
Step into the wild heart of Snowdonia to explore this hidden gem. Off the beaten track, and a great alternative to Snowdon & the busier peaks of North Wales, Moel Ysgyfarnogod.
Secret Mountains Series. Tryfan
Where hiking meets proper mountaineering and an Everest connection. Tryfan is one of the great peaks of North Wales.
Snowdonia Style Adventure | Canyoning
As its not a run of the mill activity, the sport of canyoning is a mystery to some. For those not in the know, it is when you work your way down natural gorges / canyons (areas of water erosion between 2 mountains) using walking, scrambling, climbing, jumping, abseiling (rappelling) and swimming. The Snowdonia landscape is perfect for this sport due to the number of canyons that have been created over the years. Don’t worry, you won’t be tackling anything in the relms of The Grand Canyon, but you will be challenged, have a lot of fun and introduced to some of the most beautiful areas of Snowdonia that can’t be accessed just by foot. So what to expect? Once you are suited and booted it’s really a case of finding an entry point and making your way down the river using a combination of the skills mentioned above. There will be jumps ranging from 5ft…
Buy Experiences, Not Things...
It’s loomimg. That time when we have to decide what to get our loved ones for Christmas. It gets harder and harder every year and I don’t know about you, but in our household we seem to have everything we need. Getting more ‘stuff’ means a) having to make room by discarding perfectly good other ‘stuff’ b) adding to a pile that after a couple of weeks will gather dust and c) also adding to the already fraught management of ‘screen time’! There is a lot of research to support that taking part in an ‘experience’ creates more long term well-being than new material possessions. They tend to be done with others so involves proper social engagement (as apposed to the virtual kind). Accomplishing challenges adds to your personal identity and growth and the memories from an experience create a strong sense of happiness. So taking all of this into consideration and throw in the fact…
Things To Do In Snowdonia During Half Term
If you are here during half term, there are no end of things to do for kids entertainment. To help you make the most of your time, here is our list of things to do in Snowdonia during half term… 1: SNOWBOARDING / SKIING The Llandudno Ski Centre is great value for money and a really great afternoon out. Choose from skiing, snowboarding, tobogganing or sno-tubing and they have an onsite restaurant in the style of an alpine cabin just to add to ambience! 2: CLIMB A MOUNTAIN We obviously have Snowdon in the mix, but you might want to consider something a little less full on with children in tow. Moelfre nr Barmouth, Moel Shabod in Capel Curig or Moel Eilio nr Snowdon are all good to venture up. 3: CASTLES There are over 600 castles in Wales and up here in the North we have some pretty spectacular ones. Even for those hard to…
Snowdonia Bucket List
With so many unique and wonderful things to to see and do, bucket lists were made for Snowdonia! We’ve put together our own lists: one for you adrenalin junkies out there and one more family orientated – that everyday fun that you can only get on a visit to Snowdonia….here’s to Snowdonia bucket lists! ADRENALIN JUNKIE: Climb Snowdon via Crib Goch (it is not for the faint hearted!) Zipworld Velocity at Bethesda (fastest Zipline in the world) Have lunch above the sea in Anglesey on a porteledge with Gaia Adventures Go canyoning with Snowdonia Adventure Activities Surf at Hell’s Mouth, Abersoch Run the half marathon route at the Coed Y Brenin Trail Running Centre. Complete Y- Du (The Black) trail at the Antur Stiniog mountain bike centre. White water raft at the National White Water Centre. Fly from the Llanbedr airfield and see Snowdonia from the skies with Fly Llanbedr Brave the winter nights to see…
Portaledging | The New And Unique Adventure Activity... 10% Discount
So I have been introduced to ‘portaledges’ this week. For those of you who are not in the know, they are platforms you suspend from the side of a cliff that can be slept on, sat on and eaten on. They are usually reserved for rock climbers who need somewhere to sleep and rest when they spend multiple days (and nights) climbing a big wall (can you imagine!)…. It’s all about ‘Portaledging’ these days and GAIA Adventures are the are the only people offering this unique experience to adventurous folks like you and me by introducing their ‘Afternoon On The Edge’ adventure. This is where you spend the afternoon on a portaledge suspended above the sea whilst the team cook up a meal and provide drinks while you chill out, taking in the view, savoring this incredibly unique experience. There is also a chance to do some easy climbing above the waves if you so wish.…
A Really Simple Walking Guide Up Snowdon
A lot of our guests here at Dioni ask for help on getting up Snowdon. They’re not especially keen walkers or experienced hikers but have set themselves the goal of ascending the highest peak in England and Wales. If that’s you, here’s my Really Simple Walking Guide Up Snowdon.