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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Watersports Snowdonia Style

Watersports Snowdonia Style

With its miles of stunning coastline, beautiful lakes and rivers, there is plenty of opportunity in North Wales to take part in some of the best water sports the UK has to offer. As Wales is celebrating its incredible waters this year with The Year Of The Sea, we thought we would introduce you as to what is available when it comes to Watersports Snowdonia Style…

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Holiday Cottage With Fantastic Views Near Fairy Glen


Here in North Wales our mountains and lakes are known throughout the world but it is the rivers that might be new to many. To give you an idea of what’s on offer, here are the Top 5 Rivers To Explore In North Wales…   AFON GLASLYN The Glaslyn river flows through the village of Beddgelert, one of the most beautiful villages in Snowdonia. The walk along the river is truly stunning, taking you past Gelerts Grave and into the village itself where you will find traditional craft shops, cafes and of course the famous Glaslyn Ices where they offer some of the best ice-cream in Snowdonia. A mile south of Beddgelert in Nantmor is the Aberglaslyn Pass, a narrow gorge in the river known for its outstanding beauty.   AFON TYWERWYN The National Whitewater Centre is based on the River Tywerwyn. As the rapids are damn controlled, you can be ensured of having consistent water…

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Snowdonia is a fantastic place to visit with children. The choice of activities and things to do is vast, catering for all ages which is a godsend when you have a range of age groups in the mix. Whether you are looking to go away as a family or getting together with other families for a week away in the mountains or by the sea, we have some really great places, perfect for creating those childhood memories that will last a lifetime. Here are our top 5 holiday cottages for half term | North Wales…   LUXURY FARMHOUSE IN MOUNTAIN LOCATION | CWMAIN SLEEPS 10 | FARM STAY | WIFI | REAL FIRE Cwmain is the quintessenial country getaway. A 5 bedroom farm house based on a working farm, it offers seclusion whilst being only 20 minutes away from Bala, a big market town. Its playroom is perfect for the kids to get away and do…

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Llyn Gwynant at the foot of Snowdon


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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Snowdonia Style Adventure

Snowdonia Style Adventure | Stand Up Paddleboarding

Stand Up Paddleboarding is the fastest growing water sport in the world and in all honesty it’s easy to see why. For a start it’s really simple to do (you can be up and going within 5 mins), it’s great to do as a family as it’s geared towards all ages and finally, whether you do it for 30 mins or a 2 hours, you will be sure to have loved the experienced. WHAT’S INVOLVED? It’s like a HUGE surf board, both much wider and much longer making it very buoyant in the water. You stand on the centre of the board and with a long paddle, you paddle and it’s about as simple as that! If you haven’t been working on your core recently you might find it a bit wobbly at first, but if you start out on your knees, get used to the feeling, you will be up and away in no time at all. WHERE TO…

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Things To Do In Bala, Top 10 Things to do in Bala. A quick introduction to this bustling market town famous for water sports and outdoor adventure activities in Snowdonia, North Wales. Bala Adventure and Watersports Centre The great people from Bala Adventure and Watersports can be found on the northern tip of Llyn Tegid / Bala Lake throughout the summer months. They offer a great range of activities both on and off the water. Everything from raft building to mountain biking, from dingy sailing to gorge walking, from kayaking to archery. Visit the website and book your place. National White Water Centre The national white water centre a couple of miles north of Bala has hosted several world championship events. Set within a beautiful natural landscape the wild river Tryweryn has a worldwide reputation of excellence for white water sports. An adventure not to be missed. Shops, Pubs and Cafés There are lots of nice little shops and cafés…

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