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610 Beic a Dyffryn Ogwen - Bikes and Ogwen Valley

Things to see and do and places to visit in Snowdonia

We’re Wales’s undisputed activity capital, crammed full of all kinds of outdoor activities like cycling, climbing, horse riding, golfing, canyoning, birdwatching, caving and watersports… you get the picture. Details below and more on our activitesfamily fun and watersports pages.

Walking 
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Cycling 
196 150 Beicio Abermaw / Biking Barmouth

Fishing 
196 Pysgota yn Dolgellau - Fishing in Dolgellau

Watersports 
196 Canolfan Tryweryn National Whitewater Centre

Golf
Porthmadog Golf Club

Food
700 536 Parc Glasfryn caws cheese bwyd food

Shopping
700 536 Siopa Llanberis Shopping_459

Heritage
700 536 Llanberis Castell Dolbadarn Castle_397

Railways
196 Ffestiniog Railway - Rheilffordd Ffestiniog

Events


Walking Trails in Bala and Penllyn

Bala is a veritable Mecca for walkers with a range of walks to suit everyone from families to experienced hill-walkers.

> For families there are: a Treasure Hunt, All-ability Trails suitable for pushchairs and scenic walks of various distances. Or just walk to the lake.

> For those with an interest in history and culture there are heritage walks including: the Town Trail, the Mary Jones Walk and the Betsi Cadwaladr Trail.

> Scenic walks with wonderful views will appeal to many. Walking around the lake is a highlight of the area. For a shorter walk along the lake use the Bala Lake Railway a “must-do” with children.

> For the experienced hill-walker there are mountains almost touching 3,000 ft, classic ridge walking and much more, all with views and without the crowds. The highlights include Arenig Fawr and the Aran ridge.

More details on the GoBala website.


Leisure Centres

We have 12 modern and fully equipped leisure centres within the county which offers something for everyone. From the fitness fanatics who want to continue to visit the gym on their holiday to families who want to go for a swim or those who want to relax in one of the health suites we guarantee to have something to suit everyone. Each Leisure Centre has different facilities and opening times may vary. Please go to our Leisure Centres page or visit the Gwynedd Council website (www.gwynedd.gov.uk/leisure) for more information. 
If you're not the active type, don't worry - there are plenty more things to do that will help you fill your holiday time. Have a look at shopping to find details of where you can find local produce from slate. Our beaches are clean and safe with plenty of places to walk your dog. The nature and wildlife section has lots of information about what and who lives in Snowdonia Mounains and Coast.You will find details of where you can get high quality local food and traditional dishes made from Welsh recipes in the places to eat section.

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