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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… CANYONING As it involves working your way down natural river gorges/canyons, Snowdonia is a great place to try out canyoning. To get down the canyons, you will use a mix of walking, scrambling, climbing, jumping, abseiling and swimming. It’s high adrenalin and not for the faint hearted, but one of the most fun watersports you can do here. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON CANYONING, PLEASE CLICK HERE. TO BOOK A CANYONING TRIP, PLEASE CLICK HERE   SURFING Surf Snowdonia opened its doors in 2015. It’s the worlds first inland surf lagoon,…

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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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Merry Christmas Nadolig Llawen
 

SHOP LOCAL FOR CHRISTMAS SNOWDONIA STYLE...

Supporting local businesses is always high up on my list of priorities and you might be surprised by how much ‘local sparkle’ you can add to your Christmas offering. To give you a nudge in the right direction, here is our low down on how to shop local for Christmas Snowdonia style…   EXPERIENCES Gifting someone an experience is great – the long lasting memories and serotonin high that comes with these far out weigh the quick dopamine rush from unwrapping a ‘material’ object. There is alot on offer in Snowdonia, so here are 5 of the best:   ZIP WORLDZip World offer 8 different types of activities from the longest zip line in the world, underground trampolines and a roller coaster in the forest. A great range of prices and something for all the family. MORE INFO SURF SNOWDONIA Surf Snowdonia is perfect for any budding surfing enthusiasts or those pro’s who want to see what the…

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All I Want For Christmas Is A Snowdonia Adventure
 

TOP 5 | THINGS TO DO ON A RAINY DAY IN SNOWDONIA

Never let the rain stop you in Snowdonia. It’s part of the furniture and there are lots of things to do even when it pours down. So if the rain decides to visit when you are staying, here are the top 5 | things to do on a rainy day in Snowdonia.   1 – WATER SPORTS It’s wet anyway so take advantage of all the watersports we have on offer. From canyoning, gorge walking, white water rafting, canoeing, kayaking and Sup’ing, it’s all available on the many stunning lakes in the area. Snowdonia Adventure Activities, Adrenalin Addicts and Bala Watersports are some of the providers. Surf Snowdonia should also be on your to-do list in the rain.   2 – STEAM TRAINS The Ffestiniog and Welsh Highlands is a steam train that runs from Caernarfon to Blaenau Ffestiniog over the Snowdonia mountains and around the lakes. Expect stunning scenery in what is a spectacular trip. There…

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TOP 10 THINGS A CHILD SHOULD DO IN SNOWDONIA
 

TOP 10 THINGS A CHILD SHOULD DO IN SNOWDONIA

The National Trust launched a hugely popular campaign a few years ago listing the top 50 things a child should do before they were 11 and 3/4. It took them away from their screens and encouraged parents to get their children to embrace the great outdoors. Everything on that list can be done in Snowdonia and if you’re here for a couple of weeks, it would be a great thing to do. However, if you just want tick a few things off, here are the top 10 things a child should do in Snowdonia… CLIMB A HUGE HILL You could do a mountain, but if you are looking for a more gentle ascent, the Roman Steps up by Cwm Buchan or Molfre in Dyffryn Ardudwy could be a good choice. GO ON A REALLY LONG BIKE RIDE The Mawddach trail is perfect. A 7 mile flat stretch running from Barmouth to Dolgeallau with a pub at…

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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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Criccieth beach and castle
 

SNOWDONIA INFORMATION PACK | CRICCIETH

Criccieth is known as “The Pearl Of Wales On The Shores Of Snowdonia”. Set around the castle, it’s a small town with beautiful beaches. Lots of walking and cycling paths allow you to fully immerse yourself in the Welsh countryside while Porthmadog and Pwllheli are just down the road. Here is our Snowdonia Information Pack | Criccieth

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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 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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Snowdonia Adventure Activities 10% Discount
 

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…

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SHOP LOCAL CHRISTMAS 2016
 

Nadolig Llawen a Blwyddyn Newydd Dda | Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

2015 has been a fantastic year for Dioni with lots of new additions to the family showcasing how much self catering has changed over the years. Beautiful holiday cottages which offer that home from home feel and in some cases the chance to live in that house you really want for a week of two. So we would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our guests that have come and stayed with us in this beautiful part of the world, the cottage owners who work tirelessly throughout the year offering incredible experiences for those who visit and last but not least the local companies and business who have offered our guests discounts and promotions to make their stay in Snowdonia that little bit more special including: Snowdonia Adventure Activities Pant Du Cider Surf Snowdonia Pormeirion White Water Rafting Caffi Castell Harlech St Davids Golf Course Ski Llandudno Glasfryn park We look forward to…

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Things To Do In Snowdonia When It Rains....
 

Things To Do In Snowdonia When It Rains....

Before we start, it’s only fair to point out that it doesn’t actually rain in Wales as much as you might think. The west coast of Snowdonia in particular, fairs better weather wise, than most of the UK. Met office statistics show that the number of ‘wet days’ during the summer months is less than in England and when comparing ‘hours of sunshine’ the western coast of wales again, tends towards the top of the UK table. But you’re right of course, this isn’t Spain, and yes it might rain. So here is our line up of things to do in Snowdonia when the weather is less than perfect… Underground Adventures Like the treasures of London during the Blitz, you might want to seek refuge in some of the slate caverns of Blaenau Ffestiniog. In 1940, on the orders of Winston Churchill, Manod Quarry was used to store all the pictures from the National and Tate…

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All I Want For Christmas Is A Snowdonia Adventure
 

All I Want For Christmas Is A Snowdonia Adventure.......

If you’re stuck for Christmas present ideas this year, giving a loved one a Snowdonia Adventure might be the answer to your problems. From climbing Snowdon, white water rafting, bouncing on the UK’s only underground trampolines suspended 180ft off the ground, traveling the worlds fastest zipline, jumping water falls and climbing some of the most beautiful and challenging rock faces in the world, its all here in Snowdonia….. A wonderful adventure will stay with you forever and something you can re-live over and over. So if you are coming on holiday to Snowdonia next year, or you know of someone else coming, why not treat them this Christmas with a voucher for an experience they will remember forever. To help you with your Christmas shopping, we have teamed up with 2 of Snowdonia’s top activities providers to offer Dioni customers exclusive discounts: SNOWDONIA ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES: Toni and her team offer rock climbing, gorge walking, canyoning, kayaking,…

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