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So you’ve decided on North Wales for your next holiday adventure, what’s next? Well, you can choose from island life on Anglesey, exploring the Llyn Peninsula you should think about giving Snowdonia a chance to show off what it has to offer.

What springs to mind when you think of Snowdonia? Summits, peaks, and walking boots perhaps? Well, there is so much more to this place than its incredible mountain scenery (although obviously, it is a massive part of the area’s charm!) There is plenty to keep the whole family occupied all year long.

Gentle walks or ‘get the heart race pumping’ hikes; activities for adrenalin junkies or leisurely afternoons spent with a picnic by a lake – take your pick, Snowdonia has something to suit everyone!

1. Zip World

Snowdonia Zip Wire

For the adrenaline junkies amongst you, why not plan a trip to Zip World. Challenge yourself on adventures like Velocity 2 – the fastest zip wire in the world, Zip Safari – a stunning forest site or Bounce Below – an entire underground trampoline experience.

2. Snowdonia Watersports

Snowdonia Watersports

Snowdonia is home to several lakes that are perfect for all sorts of activities including gorge scrambling, kayaking, paddle boarding and coasteering. Llyn Geirionydd and Llyn Tegid are some of our favourite lakes for getting active on the water.

3. Snowdonia Cycling

Snowdonia Cycling

Whatever your cycling experience, Snowdonia offers visitors a range of exceptionally beautiful routes to enjoy on a bike. From steep hills and mountain paths to long-distance trails through enchanting woodland or shorter roads along the coast, there’s no denying Snowdonia’s show-stopping scenery.

4. Snowdonia Horse Riding

Snowdonia Horse Riding

See Snowdonia from the saddle. Again, whether you are a complete beginner or a competent rider – there are lots of riding stables based in North Wales that provide a range of options for you. Join in on group pony trekking and full-day mountain rides or simply visit the stables to learn all about horse care.

5. Snowdonia Walks


A trip to Snowdonia wouldn’t be complete without walking up Snowdon – the highest mountain in England and Wales. Aside from Snowdon, Welsh 3000s are a group of 15 peaks in Snowdonia that all have an ascent above 3000 ft. For a challenge, walk up Y Garn via Devil’s Kitchen or dare to complete Crib Goch, which is often referred to as a ‘knife-edged’ arête. There are also many family-friendly walking routes in North Wales waiting to be discovered or check out our top 8 Snowdonia walks for more adventure inspiration.

To explore more about exactly what Snowdonia can offer you during your getaway to North Wales visit our Snowdonia accommodation today. Or why not have a read of the best events in Snowdonia and North Wales or Snowdonia Facts for some extra inspiration?

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