If you fancy a day of surfing but don’t want to rely on Mother Nature for great waves, we have the adventure for you at Surf Snowdonia! We’re the proud home of the world’s first inland surf lagoon, with a 300-metre wave pool, surf academy, and Wipeout-style water assault course for the most fun you’ll have this side of the Conwy Valley. When your day’s activities are over, you can stay on-site in one of our glamping pods or bell tents, listening to the sound of the surf lapping around you.
While Surf Snowdonia has everything you need for a thrilling day of adventure, there are plenty more exciting things to do in this beautiful area of North Wales too. Check out our list of five other Snowdonia activities to enjoy – we promise you’ll love them as much as we do!
For more watery thrills to get your blood pumping, try out the National White Water Centre on the River Tryweryn. Go white water rafting and experience the rush of being swept along the rapids, negotiating the boulders and crashing waves as you work together with your fellow riders. Or put your physical skills to the test with canyoning, where you’ll climb, scramble and swim around the gorge as your experience is enhanced by the wonderful views that surround you.
Indulge your inner thrill-seeker with Snowdonia Adventure Activities, the specialists in high-octane pursuits designed to get your adrenaline racing. Go rock climbing as the Mawddach Estuary flows and crashes beneath you, at the training location of some of the first Everest pioneers. If you’re feeling more adventurous still, take yourself abseiling and descend 100ft down the cliff face with the aid of a rope. For something more water-based, try canoeing or kayaking and bob happily along the river for a lovely relaxing day with all the family. Or go even deeper into Snowdonia’s history in the underground adventure experience, where you’ll explore the old slate mines with the aid of a guide. There’s plenty more to choose from too, with canyoning, gorge scrambling and mountain biking rounding off the menu of bracing escapades.
With its cinematic scenery and cloud-scaling peaks, you could say Snowdonia National Park was made for soaring through the air on a high wire. And what do you know, the north-west Wales region has become the go-to destination for zip line adventures. At Zip World Velocity, in Bethesda, you can sail through the air at up to 100mph over Penrhyn Quarry, taking in the panoramic views as you fly.
Zip World Titan, at Blaenau Ffestiniog, is the biggest zip line destination in Europe, covering more than five miles of land in total. Flying in groups while seated, you embark on three separate zip lines covering a total of over 8,000m.
Ascend the highest mountain in Wales – all 1,085m of it – aboard the Snowdon Mountain Railway in Gwynedd. Rumoured in ancient legend to be the resting place of Arthur’s Knights, Snowdon has been the site of this unique experience since 1896, taking visitors on an awe-inspiring journey with spectacular vistas along the way. You’ll reach the village of Llanberis at the summit, where you can partake in a number of outdoor activities including mountaineering and mountain biking (of course), pony trekking and even scuba diving.
Snowdonia National Park has some of the most breathtaking walks in the country, with scenery to rival any wonder of the world. Here are some of the best:
This quieter, off-the-beaten-track route means you can enjoy the best of the mountain views without the throngs of fellow tourists getting in the way of your selfie.
Take in spectacular Ice Age landscapes as you gauge the narrow path around the oldest nature reserve in Wales, peppered with rare plantlife.
Beautiful waterfalls and oak woodlands give you plenty to admire along the way, as you journey to the summit where historic tower remains lie.
Let the magnificent sounds of the River Gamlan wash over you as you traverse the turbulent terrain. Rhaeadr Ddu, which translates as Black Falls, cascade for over 60ft.
This walk treats you to stunning photo opportunities of the river and forest variety, as well as a rather majestic tarn.