The Southern area of the Snowdonia National Park or 'Cader Country' offers whatever type of holiday you are looking for. Whether you are into: fishing, climbing, surfing, kite boarding, sailing, mountain biking, bird watching, painting, landscape photography or horse riding, there are endless scenic places to explore. This region of Wales is without doubt a 'hidden gem' with some of the most spectacular scenery in Britain. This is a walker's paradise with Cader Idris at its center. Snowdon itself is only 60 minutes by car from Barmouth. The beautiful Coed Y Brenin Wood, with miles of mountain bike & walking tracks is just a few minutes out of Dolgellau. Don't worry if you are not the active type, the effortless Mawddach Trail, featured in Julia Bradbury's 'Great Railway Walks' program, is accessible to everyone and takes you on a journey along one of the UK's most spectacular estuaries, brimming with wildlife. There are miles of beautiful unspoilt sandy beaches, as well as many local attractions, such as the Talyllyn Narrow Gauge Railway, which steams from Tywyn up to the mystical Dolgoch Falls. In the shadows of Carer Idris is the stunning Talyllyn Lake. Just a short drive form there is Corris and the world renowned 'Centre for Alternative Technology' (or CAT) which is a fascinating place to visit and learn. Close to CAT is The Corris Craft Centre and King Arthurs Labyrinth, another must-visit place.
Surf Snowdonia is an exciting new surfing and water sports park to be built in the village of Dolgarrog, in the beautiful Conwy Valley of North Wales. Set in the foothills of the Snowdonia National Park, Surf Snowdonia will be a showcase for the World’s first publicly accessible artificial surfing lagoon.
Not to be missed!! For adrenalin junkies of all ages…
The world’s longest zip wire ride, here in Snowdonia at 2 locations!!
Penrhyn Quarry, Bethesda and Llechwedd Slate Cavern at Blaenau Ffestiniog about 45 minutes from Dolgellau.
Bounce Below is the world’s first subterranean playground of its kind – and its here in Snowdonia by. The surreal experience of Bounce Below is set within a historic disused slate cavern, installed with massive bouncy nets to jump around in, unlike anything seen before!!