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Great Ideas for Your First Steps in the Heart of Adventure

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Family Cycling

Following a disused railway along the dramatic Mawddach estuary, the Mawddach Trail is a much celebrated cycle route linking the market town of Dolgellau to the bustling seaside town of Barmouth.

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Bouldering

The RAC Boulders are one of the most well-used bouldering venues in the area. Not only is the climbing superb, but these roadside boulders are blessed with a gloriously sunny aspect, solid rock and friendly landings.

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Mountain Biking

Llandegla is widely acknowledged as a prime destination for bikers of all abilities and ages keen to develop and test their skills. The trails range from leafy tracks to gnarly singletracks with big drops.

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Family Paddling

Nestling next to Llanberis at the foot of Snowdon is Llyn Padarn. With spectacular mountain views, the lake is a great place to go for a paddle. Access is easy with plenty of parking and picnic spots in the lagoons area.

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Mountain Walking

For a great introduction to mountain walking Mynydd Mawr is hard to beat. The easiest approach is from Fron, climbing up the broad ridge overlooking Cwm Du gives access to an atmospheric summit with a stunning 360 degree view.

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Scrambling

The Daer Ddu ridge of Moel Siabod is a delightful grade 1 scramble and a great introduction to the game of scrambling. The route gives plenty of interest throughout its length and has a nice sense of exposure.

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Sea Kayaking

The craggy coastline which runs from Rhoscolyn to Trearddur Bay gives one of the best sea kayaking trips on Anglesey. For first-timers the enclosed bay of Borthwen provides a sheltered and sunny haven.

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Rock Climbing

Little Tryfan in Ogwen - a mini-me clone of big Tryfan, these friendly slabs have introduced generations of human mini-mes and their proud parents to their adventurous futures…

North Wales Top Ten

Ten reasons why North Wales is the Heart of Adventure

  1. Lofty Mountain Walking on the Nantlle Ridge

  2. Buckets of Beachlife at Newborough

  3. Kayaking on the rapid River Dee

  4. Rad Mountain Biking at Llandegla

  5. Top it all Road Biking at Bwlch y Groes

  6. Family Cycling cruise along the Mawddach Trail

  7. Awesome Bouldering at Porth Ysgo

  8. Meet 20,000 saints Sea Kayaking to Bardsey Island

  9. Incredible Scrambling on Tryfan?
    You’d better Adam & Eve it!

  10. Live the Dream of White Horses
    Rock Climbing at Gogarth

  1. Lofty Mountain Walking on the Nantlle Ridge

  2. Buckets of Beachlife at Newborough

  3. Kayaking on the rapid River Dee

  4. Rad Mountain Biking at Llandegla

  5. Top it all Road Biking at Bwlch y Groes

  6. Family Cycling cruise along the Mawddach Trail

  7. Awesome Bouldering at Porth Ysgo

  8. Meet 20,000 saints Sea Kayaking to Bardsey Island

  9. Incredible Scrambling on Tryfan?
    You’d better Adam & Eve it!

  10. Live the Dream of White Horses
    Rock Climbing at Gogarth

Books, Guides & Maps

North Wales Rock North Wales Rock

North Wales Rock

The very best rock climbs at crags all over north-west Wales. A lifetime's worth of climbing, all in one handy sized book.

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North Wales Winter Climbing

North Wales Winter Climbing

Full definitive coverage of winter climbs in the most popular areas, including: Ysgolion Duon (Black Ladders), Llech Ddu, Cwm Glas Bach, Cwm Lloer, Glyder Fach, Clogwyn Du, Cwm Idwal, Craig y Rhaeadr and Clogwyn y Garnedd. Plus updates for other areas.

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Walks on the Lleyn Peninsula

Walks on the Lleyn Peninsula

22 circular walks exploring the coast and hills of the Lleyn Peninsula

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Hillwalking in Snowdonia

Hillwalking in Snowdonia

A handy guidebook to nearly 70 hillwalking routes throughout Snowdonia.

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About Outdoor North Wales

GET OUT & GET INTO ADVENTURE!

Compact but mighty, North Wales packs a punch well above its’ weight. Begin your journey to North Wales here and experience a lifetime of adventures that are closer to you than you might think. For outdoor adventurers there are world class thrills to be discovered in abundance on high hills and spectacular ridges, rushing rivers, sweeping bike trails and wild mountain tracks.

Come to visit even if you have no need of thrills and excitement. Stroll on gentle paths along pristine coastal trails, relax on golden sandy beaches and dip your toes in crystal clear mountain streams. Bathed in the lush greens of springtime, the warmth of long summer days, the glow of autumn or the snowy brilliance of winter - you are welcome!

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