Discover Snowdonia“Snowdonia is the most complete outdoor destination in the UK.”
– Jon Sparks, photographer and writerPATHS & PEAKS
Our footpaths come in all shapes and sizes: rough and smooth, long and short, easy and exhausting. We have gentle lakeside and forest strolls, trails to the peaks of Snowdon and serious challenges for steely outdoor enthusiasts.
But it’s not all mountains – there’s also fabulous coastal walking that’s about to get even better with the opening of the Wales Coast Path.
For those who prefer their outdoor fun on 2 wheels, our forests – including Coed y Brenin Forest Park, are full of exciting man-made single tracks.
There are off-road grassy tracks, rocky trials and ancient paths that lattice our natural landscapes.
We have countless miles of dedicated cyclepaths and plenty of gentle, family-friendly lake and riverside routes too.IN THE SADDLE
Horse riders and pony trekkers have an inspiring choice of bridlepaths and routes that take them along wooded vales and up into our glorious high country.ON THE WATER
We have around 200 miles of coastline, big beaches, tiny coves, slipways, harbours and marinas. Outstandingly beautiful estuaries, open seas, sheltered waters, lakes and rivers.
We have locations and facilities that make all kinds of watersports enthusiasts very happy indeed, from hardcore surfers and sailors to those who fancy a pleasant paddle on the lake.
Sailing is superb all along the coast, from the sheltered waters of the Menai Strait to the open seas. There are charming little sailing centres, attractive harbours at places like Porthmadog and Caernarfon, and a world-class marina at Pwllheli.
North Wales is home to fabulous sea fishing from sand and shingles beaches to estuaries and rocky shorelines.
Fish from big beaches like Dinas Dinlle, or go deep and charter a boat from places like Conwy, the Menai Strait, Abersoch or Pwllheli.
There are many mountain torrents and lazy lowland rivers for game fishermen too, and there’s also great coarse fishing at locations like Trawsfynydd Lake.BIRDWATCHING
North Wales is home to 2 nature reserves: Conwy Nature Reserve and Bardsey Island National Nature Reserve.
Go there not just for the scenery but for the teeming populations of Manx shearwaters, oystercatchers, razorbills and kittiwakes.
But the bird that all true twitchers really want to spot is the rare osprey. The RSPB’s Glaslyn Osprey Project near Porthmadog, is one of the few places in Britain where you may catch sight of them in the skies or by nest-cam.GOLF AS IT SHOULD BE
We have around 20 courses, including one of the UK’s finest – Royal St David’s at Harlech, and the iconic link at Nefyn, perched on cliffs along the Llyn Peninsula.
Courses at Aberdyfi, Porthmadog, Pwllheli and Bangor are part of the James Braid North Wales Golf Trail.
With characteristics such as hilly terrain, rocky outcrops, gorse, elevated greens and a long par 4, out of reach to most golfers, it’s the perfect recipe to test your game. WET & WILD FUN
From rafting to kayaking, surfing and wakeboarding, we’ve got it all.
A range of watersports for sport or recreation, is readily available throughout Snowdonia, from gentle introductions to the wildest white water experiences and toughest challenges, for both novice and expert all year round. ADRENALINE JUNKIES
Wales is the activity capital of the UK.
From coasteering to bouldering, abseiling to canyoning, we’ve got you covered.
Both mountains and coast offer all kinds of climbing opportunities for both beginner and enthusiast.
ADVENTURE PLAYGROUND“Snowdonia is the adventure destination. Nowhere else within the British Isles do you find such a high concentration of the best outdoor activities, set against truly breath-taking backdrops.”
– Chris Wright, Snowdonia Active