North Wales

Great for...

Adventure tourism – Thrill seekers look no further, get your adrenaline fix whilst flying through.

Snowdon is the centrepiece of a huge national park that contains not just mountains but vales clothed in ancient oak woods, moorlands, lakes and a stunning coastline. For more seashore, head for the Llyn Peninsula or Isle of Anglesey, booth designated ‘Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty’. There’s another AONB along the border, in the gorgeous shape of the Clwydian Range of hills. So we’re not short on scenery – or activities. It’s said that North Wales is the UK’s activity capital. With all that walking, mountain biking, canoeing, fishing, golf, and horse riding on the doorstep we’re not about to argue.

Don’t despair, adventure can mean a whole host of activities in Wales. If you prefer the quieter pleasures in life, why not get adventurous with food & drink. There are some gastronomic delights throughout this region, why not start by enjoying fresh oysters on the Isle of Anglesey.

Stay? Brigands Inn (Mallwyd), Coes Faen (Barmouth) and Penmaenuchaf Hall (Dolgellau)

Why? Go mountain biking, walking or trail running in the Coed y Brenin Forest Park. Or explore southern Snowdonia at its finest, where mountains slide into the sea along the beautiful Mawddach Estuary/ It’s pure Welsh gold (literally – there’s gold to be found in these hills).

Our Take...

Drive up Bwlch y Groes (The Pass of the Cross), the highest mountain road in Wales (it's not for the faint hearted).