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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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Walking in the Rhinog Mountains – the most beautiful wilderness in Wales
 

Walking in the Rhinog Mountains – the most beautiful wilderness in Wales

Walking in the Rhinog Mountains. This range of hills is wild and unspoilt, and comes without the crowds of more popular peaks in Snowdonia.

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THINGS TO DO WHEN IT RAINS IN SNOWDONIA
 

Things to do when it rains in Snowdonia

Never let the rain put you off having an adventure in Snowdonia. There is lots to do and so much to see even when the wet weather comes to visit. Here are our favourites things to do when it rains in Snowdonia…

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Harlech – home to the world’s steepest street & so much more besides!
 

Harlech – home to the world’s steepest street & so much more besides!

The historic coastal town of Harlech recently won the title for the world’s steepest street – but there’s so much more to explore in this wonderful medieval town.

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wildswimsnowdonia
 

Wild Swim Snowdonia

Wild swimming is fast gaining popularity amongst those who love the great outdoors. Wild Swim Snowdonia provided guided swims throughout Snowdonia.

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Swimming Snowdonia
 

TOP 5 | SNOWDONIA LAKES TO SWIM IN

Snowdonia is one of the most beautiful places in the world to open water / wild swim. Gwion is due to take part in the Slateman Triathlon in 2 weeks and whilst he has been super dedicated to the running and cycling aspects of the training, the open water swimming wasn’t up there on the top of his check list… so to give him a bit of push to get out there before the big day, here are the Top 5 | Snowdonia Lakes To Swim In:   LLYN GWYNANT My personal favourite. Easy to get to and simply beautiful. You can park by the side of the lake and get straight in. If you are up for it, swim to the otherside of the lake onto the rocks (known as Elephant Rock) and do the jumps.   LLYN CAU This is a beautiful dark blue lake in the crater of Cadr Idris. A 350m ascent…

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Walking witht he kids
 

What To Do with a Moody Teenager This Summer In Snowdonia

Anyone with teenage children will know the gruelling performance one has to go through when entertaining a ‘teenager’ on holiday. Even though the days of your child enjoying or even wanting to do what you planned are a far distant memory, all is not lost… I am not suggesting the daily fight of getting them up and out will go, but from personal experience, this list of what to do with a moody teenager this summer in Snowdonia has been a life saver…   CLIMB A MOUNTAIN This will be met with untold amount of complaining. However, just choose one of the bigger peaks so it’s a challenge and something they will remember with pride. After the first mile of moaning, they soon get into it and when you reach the more challenging aspects of the summits, they will come into their own. Here is a really A Really Simple Walking Guide Up Snowdon.   ZIPLINING…

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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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Swimming Snowdonia
 

Swimming Snowdonia | Wild Swimming At Its Best

There has been a lot of coverage about wild swimming in the Snowdonia mountains of late, and the film Blue Hue produced by Natasha Brooks has certainly helped. The film was winner of the Women in Mountain Adventure film competition 2015, the Spirit Of Adventure film award 2015 and gained international recognition when selected for the Banff Mountain Film Festival tour 2016. We are very lucky here with so many beautiful swimming spots to choose from. Accomplishing a wild swim is invigorating, satisfying as well as peaceful and calming; I have never met a person yet who wishes they hadn’t done one! If entering into the realms of wild swimming peaks your interest, here are 5 top spots that will certainly give you a taster of wild swimming at its best:   WATKINS PATH WATERFALL An extended series of pools and falls starting close to the Snowdon Watkins path. It’s used a lot by walkers coming…

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New Years Resolutions
 

New Year Resolutions

New Year resolutions usually involve reflecting upon self-improvement; do more exercise, spend more time with the kids, lose weight, be more sociable….the list goes on. Sadly however 88% of us will fail…. and the reasons why?….35% of us set unrealistic goals, 33% don’t keep track, 23% forget about them and 1 in 10 made too many. Not a good outlook, however there are ways to increase your chances of success: Focus on 1 or 2 key goals in stead of a big list – when one resolution falls by the wayside, the others usually follow suit. Make your resolutions public – you are more likely to succeed if others are watching what you’re doing! Be specific about what you want to achieve and by when i.e loose 10lbs by April vs loose weight Monitor your progress with mini goals along the way Prepare for your resolution i.e put a plan in place on how you are…

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Top 10 Things a Kid should do before they are 11
 

Top 10 Things a Kid should do before they are 11

So the National Trust launched a campaign last Autumn to encourage our ‘cotton wool’ kids out into the great outdoors by listing 50 things a child should do before they are 11 – all back to basics, simple fun with not an electronic gadget in sight – we LOVE this! EVERYTHING on the list can be done in Snowdonia, so if your coming to stay with us this year with younger ones in tow, make the most of it and get them ticking things off the list. To get you started, here are our top 10 things a kid should do before they are 11 that we think are unique to Snowdonia and can be done in that extra special way, creating those memories for life: 1 – SKIM A STONE – whether its by the sea or on the lakes, its so satisfying when you finally get the stone to jump (for adults too!). 2…

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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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