WHAT HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES ARE AVAILABLE IN SNOWDONIA?

WALKS

ACTIVITIES

ATTRACTIONS

Numerical references are to locations on map and corresponding web addresses below

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Orientation:

The bungalow in Harlech is situated approximately at circled number 1. This about half-way between Mount Snowdon and Cader Idris (Dolgellau). The bungalow in Barmouth is situated between circled numbers 21 and 32, at the western end of the Mawddach estuary under the gaze of Cader Idris. Both bungalows are in quiet cul de sacs and easily located from the A496.

Attractions and Activities:

Harlech Castle (1), and several other castles within easy reach

Royal St Davidís Golf Course (2) Portmeirion Italianate Village (3)

Slate Caverns (4) as well as Gold (37) and Copper (5) Mines, Archaeological/ Bronze & Stone Age Sites (6). Renowned Narrow Gauge Steam Railways -Ffestiniog and Talyllyn (7) and Rack & Pinion Railway to the summit of Mt. Snowdon (8). The Centre for Alternative Technology (9) has been the beacon for sustainable living in Britain. Electric Mountain (10) is the largest underground hydro-electric power plant in Europe

Forest Trails, Mountain Biking & Going Ape in Coed y Brenin (Kingís Forest) (11) Cycle Routes. Abseiling (12). White Water Rafting (13)

Greenwood Childrenís Forest Activity Park (14) Sailing (15)

Bird Watching (Ospreys have nested in Snowdonia each year since 2004) Pony trekking (26). Freshwater Fishing (even wild Salmon and Trout) (17) and Sea Fishing.

King Arthurís Labyrinth (18). Lloyd George Museum (20)

ARE THERE ANY WALKS IN THE AREA ?
WALKS
A very wide range from easy, safe and level walks to some of the most challenging in Britain but all of them memorable. Some of Snowdonia National Parkís most scenic walks are a short distance away. Details of a comprehensive selection of walks are available at both bungalows.
Beach walks along the beautiful sandy, unspoilt beaches of Dyffryn Ardudwy (21), Llandanwg (22), & Morfa Harlech (National Nature Reserve) (23).
Waterfall walks in Cwm Nantcol (24) & Coed y Brenin (25).
Woodland walks in Coed y Brenin & Aber Artro Woods (27), Llanbedr (Woodland Trust), famous for bluebells late April/May.
Mountain walks beyond the Roman Steps in Cwm Bychan (28) into the Rhinog Range and to the summit of Cader Idris (29) and Mt Snowdon (all National Nature Reserves).
Estuary walks along the bank of the River Mawddach (30) also across Barmouth Bridge. Barmouth: Panorama Walk (31), Dinas Oleu (National Trust) (32), the first ever property donated to the National Trust. Precipice Walk (33), Torrent Walk (34), near Dolgellau.
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WHAT IS THERE TO DO IN SNOWDONIA ?
THINGS TO DO IN SNOWDONIA
Map id No Activity Web address
12 Abseiling www.pathfindersnowdonia.co.uk/
13 Canoeing www.welsh-canoeing.org.uk
11 Cycling www.gwynedd.gov.uk
19 Boat Trips(Bardsey Isle) www.shearwatercruises.com
off map Boat Trips(Dublin) www.irishferries.com
off map Boat Trips(Dublin) www.stenaline.com
14 The Fun Centre www.thefuncentre.co.uk
20 Fishing www.broneifion.com
17 Fishing www.trawslake.com
11 Go Ape (rope work & zip wires) www.goape.co.uk
2 Golf www.royalstdavids.co.uk
16 Go-Karting www.glasfryn.co.uk
off map - Nr 14 Go-Karting Indoor www.redlineindoorkarting.co.uk/
off map - Nr 16 Hovercraft Flying home.btconnect.com/tanrallt/hov.htm
off map High Performance Driving www.angleseycircuit.com
11 Mountain Biking www.parcnet.com
11 Mountain Biking www.mbwales.com
11 Mountain Biking www.forestry.gov.uk/wales
All areas Mountaineering www.hightrek.co.uk
26 Pony Trekking phone:01341 422377
36 Quadbiking www.madianquads.co.uk
16 Quadtrekking www.glasfryn.co.uk
12 RockClimbing www.snowdonia-adventures.co.uk
12 Ropeworks (Adventures on Ropes) www.ropeworks.co.uk
15 Sailing (CMC Pensarn) www.cmcpensarn.org.uk
14 Sledging, archery www.greenwood-centre.co.uk
21 - 34 Walking - See 'Walks' in the section above. phone:01766 780411
13 White Water Rafting www.welsh-canoeing.org.uk
13 White Water Rafting www.ukrafting.co.uk
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WHAT IS THERE TO VISIT IN SNOWDONIA ?
PLACES TO VISIT IN SNOWDONIA
Map id No Place of Interest Web address
6 Ancient Ruins(Dolmens, etc) www.heneb.co.uk
6 Ancient Ruins(Dolmens, etc) www.rcahmw.gov.uk/
1 Castles (Beaumaris, Caernarfon, etc) www.cadw.wales.gov.uk
9 Centre of Alternative Technology www.cat.org.uk
5 Copper Mine www.syguncoppermine.co.uk
32 Dinas Oleu (first National Trust property) www.nationaltrust.org.uk
10 Electric Mountain www.electricmountain.co.uk
11,25 Forest(Coed y Brenin) www.parcnet.com
37 Gold Mines (Clogau, Gwynfynnedd) www.mindat.org/loc-4280.html
1 Harlech Castle www.cadw.wales.gov.uk
3 Italianate Village www.portmeirion-village.com/
18 King Arthurs Labyrinth www.kingarthurslabyrinth.co.uk/
20 Lloyd George Museum www.gwynedd.gov.uk/museums
off map Penrhyn Castle www.nationaltrust.org.uk
3 Portmeirion www.portmeirion-village.com/
8 Railways, Mountain www.snowdonrailway.co.uk
7 Railways, Narrow Gauge - Welsh Highland www.festrail.co.uk
7 Railways, Narrow Gauge - Ffestiniog www.festrail.co.uk
7 Railways, Narrow Gauge - Tal y Llyn www.talyllyn.co.uk
off map Segontium Roman Museum cadw.wales.gov.uk/
4 Slate Mine www.llechwedd-slate-caverns.co.uk/
off map Slate Work www.inigojones.co.uk
all areas Snowdonia Colour Photos www.davenewbould.co.uk
all areas Snowdonia National Park www.eryri-npa.co.uk
all areas Snowdonia www.ymweldageryri.info/
8 Welsh Slate Museum www.museumwales.ac.uk/en/slate/
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