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Top tips for hiking up Snowdon
 

Top tips for hiking up Snowdon

Hiking to the summit of Wales’ highest mountain is high on the bucket list for many adventurous travellers. Here are our top tips for hiking up Snowdon!

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Top 5 beautiful places to practice yoga in Snowdonia
 

Top 5 beautiful places to practice yoga in Snowdonia

If you’re looking for the perfect spot to practice yoga in Snowdonia then we’ve got five ideas next to lakes, waterfalls, wildflower meadows and mountains.

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Top 10 best places to go paddleboarding in North Wales
 

Top 10 best places to go paddleboarding in North Wales

Paddleboarding is one of the fastest growing water sports in the UK. Here are 10 of the best places for paddleboarding in North Wales

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Top tips for hiking up Snowdon
 

Top 5 Holiday Cottages Near Yr Wyddfa / Snowdon

If you’re up for the challenge here’s a list of our Top 5 Holiday Cottages Near Yr Wyddfa / Snowdon.

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World Heritage Status Given To North Wales Slate Mines
 

World Heritage Status Given To North Wales Slate Mines

North Wales has a rich industrial heritage and the region has been recognised with World Heritage Status given to North Wales Slate Mines

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The Sherpa Bus
 

The Snowdon Sherpa Bus

Want to walk in Snowdonia without leaving a trail of big carbon footprints? The Snowdon Sherpa Bus network is the environmentally-friendly way to explore

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Secret Castle series. Dolbadarn
 

Secret Castle series. Dolbadarn

The sturdy round tower of Dolbadarn Castle stands a lonely guard above spectacular Llyn Padarn near Llanberis.

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Secret Mountains Series. Tryfan
 

Secret Mountains Series. Tryfan

Where hiking meets proper mountaineering and an Everest connection. Tryfan is one of the great peaks of North Wales.

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Homemade Welsh Cakes at Traditional Farmhouse near Snowdon
 

Homemade Welsh Cakes at Traditional Farmhouse near Snowdon

You will be greeted with some delicious homemade Welsh cakes at this traditional farmhouse near Snowdon when you stay between now and Christmas

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Best Family Cycling Routes In Snowdonia
 

Best Family Cycling Routes In Snowdonia

North Wales has lots of traffic free, flat cycling routes. Through forests, around lakes and along rivers, we have it all. Best family cycling routes in Snowdonia.

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Llyn Gwynant at the foot of Snowdon
 

WINTER LAKE WALKS IN SNOWDONIA

The lakes in Snowdonia are an incredibly beautiful part of the area’s landscape and at this time of year, they come into their own. Walking around the lakes all wrapped up with the crisp cold air and if you’re lucky, the sun shining is incredible. Here are our best winter lake walks…   LLYN TEGID | BALA To make your way around Llyn Tegid will take in the region of 8 hours. However, there are lots of different routes ranging from 1-8 hours; some part walking, part steam train or certain sections that are known for their beauty. For a breakdown of the walks, this is a great information source: Bala Lake Walking Trails.     LLYN PADARN | LLANBERIS A couple of hours allows for a great walk which will include a bit of forest, a bit of industrial archeology an old quarry hospital, not to mention the incredible views of the lake and the…

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SHOP LOCAL CHRISTMAS 2016
 

SHOP LOCAL CHRISTMAS 2016 | SNOWDONIA

A recent study showed that if every adult living in the Snowdonia area spent £5 a week in a local shop as opposed to the big chain stores, the local economy would benefit by approx £26 million every year. What better way to support the community than to buy local this Christmas. To give you some inspiration as to what’s on offer, here’s our guide to SHOP LOCAL CHRISTMAS 2016 | SNOWDONIA…   HAMPERS There are so many lovely local food and drinks brands and they make for really great presents, especially those who are difficult to buy for. BODNANT WELSH FOOD | CONWY – have a good selection of wine, cheese and condiment hampers using all locally sourced produce. RHUG ESTATE | CORWEN – offer incredible meat hampers; everything you could want for Christmas. KERFOOTS | PORTHMADOG – they have a good selection of ready made hampers or you can create your own if you…

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THINGS TO DO IN LLANBERIS

Known as Snowdon’s village, Llanberis is situated at the foot of Snowdon. Sitting on the twin lakes of Llyn Padarn and Llyn Peris, the surrounding scenery is rugged and beautiful. Adventure activities are available near-by and the town has lovely cafes and restaurants. https://youtu.be/VNL4M0lVT3g ACTIVITIES NATIONAL SLATE MUSEUM A look back in history to the workings of the second largest slate quarry in the world. Guided tours show you how the quarry worked and what it would have been like to live and work in this Victorian slate quarry. ELECTRIC MOUNTAIN Is a hydroelectric power plant built inside a mountain. Opened in 1984 by Prince Charles, it is now a critical contributor to the energy supply for the UK. Take a tour and learn the history, how it came about and how it works – fascinating! SURF-LINES Offer great adventures days incorporating canoeing, kayaking, climbing and coasteering. You can pick from either one of their tailor-made…

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Top 5
 

Top 5 | Holiday Cottages In North Wales For Walking

Autumn is just around the corner and a lovely time for walking in Snowdonia; nothing quite beats a good long walk followed by lots of cups of tea and cake. We have a number of cottages with great walking routes literally from the back door, perfect for getting out and about in the Snowdonia mountainside. To help you find the perfect retreat, here are our Top 5 | Holiday Cottages In North Wales For Walking:   COTTAGE WITH SEA VIEWS NEAR ABERSOCH | BWLCHTOCYN This three-bedroom cottage with sea views near Abersoch is the quintessential seaside holiday home. Chic interior décor, a secluded south facing patio and a quiet yet fashionable location make this cottage the perfect coastal holiday retreat. As the Welsh Coastal path runs alongside the bottom of the garden, you are perfected situated to explore the Llyn Peninsula.   TRADITIONAL FARMHOUSE ACCOMMODATION NEAR SNOWDON | PERTHI-UCHAF This traditional farmhouse accommodation is just outside…

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Snowdonia Swimming
 

Wild Swimming Snowdonia Style….

Wild Swimming Snowdonia Style, not only enriches the soul and pushes you out of your comfort zone, but quite honestly its really good fun! It always amazes me how many people visit Snowdonia without experiencing it. Snowdonia is full of waterfalls (Rheadar in Welsh) and rivers and its such a unique part of the area that if you come to visit, you really should jump into at least one waterfall pool. Its exciting, its fun, its an adventure, its a challenge and…. its free… There are many ways to enjoy the pleasures of wild swimming; be it getting suited and booted for a 1 mile lake swim with a group, or, like me, grab your kids, the dog and a towel and go forth looking for the waterfalls and river pools for a quick dunk or a swim around if the temperature allows! Yes, it is usually a cold affair jumping into the pools, but that’s…

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