Snowdonia and North Wales
This site aims to provide information promoting local outdoor leisure activity, adventure and accommodation providers in the area, supporting the local businesses and community.
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Listed are – Providers of Accommodation, Outdoor Activity and Leisure Pursuits for those seeking outdoor leisure and pleasure in the area – for individuals, groups, corporate, educational – from the dedicated, to fun filled Hen & Stag parties.
Snowdon and the mountains
Snowdon is the highest mountain in England and Wales, it is also perhaps the easiest to ‘conquer’ – a reasonable fit person can walk to the top and back as a day walk. It has been popular from Victorian times and the Snowdon Mountain Railway keeps some of that Victorian charm alive. Today there is a modern visitor centre near the top, and for those who do not or can not walk the train gives an opportunity to reach high enough to enjoy the views across mountains and right along the coast (weather permitting)
Snowdonia has over 90 peaks over 2000 feet with 15 peaks over 3000 feet (www.eryri-npa.gov.uk has the full list)
Mountain activities are well catered for with a good selection of professional tuition and equipment providers in the area, catering for the experienced or the novice.
The area is the home and workplace for many people, the national park is not a museum, it is part of the modern world, the locals welcome visitors, the local economy derives much of its income from tourism but it is a home and workplace please be patient if you find yourself behind a slow tractor.
Snowdonia has its mountains, it also has many steep sided valleys, lakes, reservoirs, fast flowing rivers and beautiful coast. For such a small area there is such a fine array of fantastic scenery. This diverse habitat contains a variety and abundance of wildlife. It is also an area of full of history from ancient castles to more recent industrial heritage. The economy of Northern Wales relies heavily on tourism and much investment has been made to provide visitors with a quality experience whatever their visit entails. Families will find plenty to occupy children of all ages and for the more adventurous there are plenty of activity based experiences on offer. If you have not been to the area for a while it is worth considering a return visit and if you have never been to Snowdonia then you have missed out on one of the most beautiful an interesting parts of the UK. As an Englishman I have a special place in my heart for this area and its people, I have been a regular visitor for many years and can not recommend the area highly enough.
For those with mobility problems the Accessible Countryside for Everyone website may prove useful see their – Anglesey, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Gwynedd and Wrexham pages for accessible walks (also useful as buggy walks)
for general Walking and Cycling info & events in England and Wales see rambleon.org.uk