Things To Do
2021 is the Year of Adventure in Wales! There is so much to do from surfing to cycling, here is just a sample. If you have any particular interests, We are happy to advise you about what to do and where to go.
Mawddach Big 8
Following the National Cycle Network Route 8 in a figure of 8 and with the Mawddach Estuary at its heart, this two day cycle challenge covers 99.4 mls/160km and a 4,500m climb!
Coed Cae, Talcynhaeaf,
Dolgellau, LL40 2TU
4.5 miles - 9 mins - LL40 2HZ
The centre at Coed y Brenin forest is internationally famous for its bespoke mountain biking trails and facilities that are suitable for beginners and the most seasoned bikers.
Not only mountain biking - but there are a host of other things to do at this award winning, environmentally family friendly attraction. These include walking trails with some wheel chair friendly routes, cycling trails, bike hire facilities, a Go Ape rope trail, cafe, showers and toilets and a child’s play area.
26 miles - 34 mins - LL23 7NU
This is the largest centre of its type in the UK and located in the Snowdonia National Park a few miles from Bala, famous for being the town at the edge of the largest natural lake in Wales.
Suitable for individuals, groups or families and open on a year round basis, experience rafting in the continuously flowing, boulder strewn white water or sample one of the other water based activity packages on offer at the centre.
Cycling along the Mawddach Trail
300m from Bryn Adda.
From the doorstep of Bryn Adda, LL40 1YA - take a left turn at the bottom of the lane by the post box. At the T-junction, turn right and go over the bridge, the car park on your left, which heads to Barmouth. The trail on the other side of the road heads to Dolgellau, both suitable for a leisurely bike ride.
The eight mile or 15km walk follows the bed of the old Great Western railway to Barmouth. Being level, it is accessible for wheel chair users. Along the way there are 2 RSPB sites and the trail can be accessed at various points such as Pont y Wernddu, Penmaenpool/Taicynhaeaf/Arthog and Morfa Mawddach.
18 miles - 33 mins - LL41 3NB
Home to a wealth of North Wales slate mining history, Slate Caverns now houses world-first underground and above-ground adventures. With views across Snowdonia from the top of Titan 2, where you can zip 1080m from half the height of Snowdon to the world’s only subterranean playground of its kind, Bounce Below, and Caverns, the most incredible underground adventure zip line and adventure course – there is something for everyone in all weathers.
34 miles - 48 mins - LL24 0HX
In a stunning woodland setting nestled in the North Wales Conwy Valley, close to the iconic Snowdonia village of Betws y Coed, a host of forest adventures and foodie delights await. With adventures to keep the whole family busy all day, choose from the Fforest Coaster, the UK’s only alpine coaster of its kind, bouncing fun on Treetop Nets or zip line and adventure courses high in the trees on Tree Hoppers or Zip Safari – plus you could try Europe’s highest giant swing, Skyride, if you dare!
48 miles - 1 hr 12 mins - LL57 4YG
Set in North Wales near the stunning Snowdon range, in what once was the world’s largest slate quarry, Penrhyn Quarry is now home to the fastest zip line in the world, Velocity 2, where you can fly 500m above the bright blue quarry lake. Learn all about the history of the quarry on the Penrhyn Quarry Tour or watch the zippers fly by from the Blondin Restaurant or Café. If you are after a corporate venue with a difference, The Gallery is a meeting space with a view like no other.
Guided outdoor adventures in North Wales.
Descent Adventures was formed through a lifelong passion for the outdoors and underground exploration. As a family run business, we at Descent Adventures pride ourselves in giving a unique adventure and lifelong memories. Located in the heart of Snowdonia, we offer exclusive underground mine exploration tours and waterfall jumping on our gorge walking adventures.
Mountain Bike training and guiding service in the Dolgellau area operated by those with National Governing Body qualifications issued through the Scottish Mountain Bike Leaders Association (SMBLA)