The Perfect North Wales Adventure
Looking for some outdoor adventure? Want a holiday that is active, fun and exciting? Wales, the adventure capital of the UK, will not disappoint!
Forget lying on a beach, there’s too much to do in North Wales for that! In fact, we struggled to short list the top places to visit into a week’s trip, so why not give yourself longer and experience the natural beauty of North Wales at a relaxed pace.
Chester, situated just a few miles from the Welsh boarder, makes the perfect place to start your holiday. Where else in the world could you hike, bike, paddle, climb, swim, surf, Zip wire, raft, all within an hours drive?
Adventure Parc Snowdonia is a fantastic day out and less than an hours drive away from Chester. Here you can surf in the world-first lagoon and only guaranteed surf break in the UK. Whether you are trying surfing for the first time or more of a pro, the consistent wave is a perfect environment to learn or fast track your skills and have loads of fun along the way. If getting wet isn’t your thing, why not try artificial caving or climbing in the indoor facilities. The menu in the Surf Side Bar & Diner is very tempting, dishes such as pizzas, burgers and pastas are made with the best local ingredients. The views over the lagoon make it the ideal place to recharge after an epic day on the waves.
Continue your journey west for approximately 50 minutes and you’ll reach the Green Coast seaside award winning beach of Rhosneigr. There are 2 sandy bays here divided by a rocky outcrop, the northerly bay being suitable for kitesurfing and the southerly beach tends to hold more appeal for surfing. This area is popular for a range of water sports including Kayaking, surfing, windsurfing, kite boarding and boating. The village of Rhosneigr is a few minutes walk away from the beach and has plenty of facilities such as cafes, shops and pubs.
Llanberis, in the Snowdonia National Park is about a 30 minute drive from Rhosneigr and is the highest mountain in England and Wales. The landscape here is truly wild, with dramatic peaks rising high above the deep valleys, it really is a paradise for hikers. Choose from eight routes to conquer this 3560 feet giant depending on how much of a challenge you like. The hardest being the grade 1 scramble of Crib Goch to the steady gradient of Llanberis Path, but all routes have tremendous scenery and breathtaking views along the way.
Abersoch is the next suggested stop and an ideal destination for anybody looking for adventure on the water. One sport Abersoch has really made their own is wakeboarding, the sport has become increasingly popular over the last few years and they even hold an annual wakeboarding festival called Wakestock.
Zip World Fforest is close to the Snowdonia village of Betws-y-Coed and offers a host of forest adventures
Before heading home to Chester with adventures had, dreams lived!