As it’s officially the #yearoftheoutdoors there’s no excuse! Dive in, grab adventure with both hands and #findyourepic.
Fro Awel is the perfect base to go exploring the National Park It has everything an adventurer could want and it’s right on your doorstep. If climbing is your thing, read our blog by TuckingGreatTime on their latest climbs in the area.
Snowdonia National Park is incredible. Not only is it home to breathtaking Mount Snowdon and the many walks and hikes it has to offer, but it’s also home to the world’s fastest zip wire at zip world, and Adventure Parc, where you can ride the perfect wave in a 300m lagoon or head over to Adrenaline Indoors, which has just opened. The perfect getaway for teenagers and families if the weather isn’t working in your favour, It’s a brand new adventure area featuring one of the longest artificial caving courses in the world, climbing & racer walls, leaps of faith, possibly the most extreme slides you will ever encounter – including the UK’s ONLY kicker flight slide – a netted aerial assault course, high rise bag jumps, and ninja parkour floor trail. There are ‘freefall’ jumps for the fearless, and you can even take a tandem zip line from the rooftop across the surf lagoon! A totally weather-proof day out for thrill-seekers of all ages, it includes a separate soft play zone for younger visitors.
The climbing in North Wales is fantastic; Sir Edmund Hillary and his Everest conquest team trained in Snowdonia, so it’s got quite the seal of approval! There are a number of indoor climbing walls in the area, such as the Beacon Climbing Centre as well as outdoor climbing for beginners and future Edmund Hillarys.
“Nobody climbs mountains for scientific reasons. Science is used to raise money for the expeditions, but you really climb for the hell of it.” – E. Hillary
The North of Wales has a beautiful landscape crowned by the peaks and surrounded by the mystique of the Celtic Sea. If you want to immerse yourself in Wales’ ancient landscape, how about an escape to The Great Orme for the day. An ancient limestone headland rising 207m straight out of the sea. Jump on the Tramway or the Cable Car to glide effortlessly from The Happy Valley to the summit of the Great Orme.
Peace and tranquility is all around you in Wales, but if you’re a little green fingered and want to experience true harmony in nature, why not take a visit to Bodnant Garden, a world famous Grade I garden, home to champion trees and incredible flora and fauna from around the world.
If Ornithology is your passion then head over to Traeth Lafan and make sure you take your binoculars. Don’t worry if you don’t have any; you can pop along to Cader Idris Outdoor Gear in Dolgellau and get yourself kitted out with a pair and any other adventure gear you may want.
Wales’ beauty is all encompassing and there are natural wonders to be found all around the National Park, but here are a few you may not know of:
Portmeirion Village is a fabulous surprise in the Welsh countryside. Used countless times on T.V. and film, this gem of a place is often referred to as ‘Little Italy’. Home to shops, cafes, historical buildings with fantastic views, it’s a brilliant day out in the Mediterranean….but in Wales. This beautiful place has special connections to The Beatles too and the Village are throwing a grand night to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the iconic album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.
The Ogwen Valley is a superb day out and really does encapsulate the power of Snowdonia National Park. This wide glacial valley is surrounded by mountains, lakes, historic towns and industrial heritage.
Spend the day soaking up the romance of Pistyll Rhaeadr, the tallest waterfall in Wales. With beauty spots a plenty and a cafe to boot, it’s the perfect way to spend the day.