If action is what you’re after, North Wales has it all! The stunning mountain scenery of Snowdonia and the beautiful coastline includes activities such as mountain climbing, hiking, horse riding, sailing, golf, bird watching, canoeing, quad biking and fishing to name a few.
Whether it’s extreme sports or a gentle stroll to explore the unspoilt coasts and countryside, whatever time of the year you visit us, you will be spoilt for choice. We’ve given just a few ideas and links below to help give you a few ideas.
Many people visit the area to climb Snowdon – the highest mountain in England and Wales, but there are also numerous cycle paths, coastal walks, public footpaths and beautiful beaches so you are spoilt for choice. After a long day walking, you can come back to relax by the fire with a drink after a long soak in the bath.
The list of man-made and natural fishing lakes in North Wales is extensive. Bala Lake, is the largest natural still water in North Wales, with the River Dee flowing through it, offering season round opportunities to catch different fish. You can fish for fun off Llandudno Pier, night fish in Anglesey or a watching the sun rise by a tranquil countryside stream. With its dramatic coast line there are also great opportunities for harbour fishing and sea-fishing.
Just 30 minutes away, Glasfryn Parc offers the thrill of outdoor karting (indoor karting is available in nearby Caernarfon). They also offer many other indoor and outdoor activities including bowling, quad biking, fishing, shooting and archery.
With 49 golf courses in North Wales, many of them the most picturesque in the UK to play, you’re spoilt for choice. Caernarfon has its own 18 hole parkland course, with a 10% discount offered if you mention Plas Dinas. The views of Snowdonia, the Menai Straits and Anglesey on the way round are stunning. Many golfers stay for three nights and play a different course each day.
Wales now has 1,000 miles of cycle paths so there’s never been a better time to start exploring the country on two wheels. Beics Menai is a hire shop in the shadow of Caernarfon Castle. It is ideally placed for Lôn Eifon, the 12 ½ mile off-road cycle route from Caernarfon to Bryncir which passes under our driveway. There’s also Lôn Menai, a four mile route along the Menai Straits, and Y Foryd, a country lane which crosses onto Anglesey.
We’re ideally placed for Plas Y Brenin, just 30 minutes drive who offer a selection of rock climbing activities throughout Snowdonia National Park, along with a range of other outdoor activities. Snowdonia’s landscape offers some of the finest rock climbing routes in Britain. After a day of mental and physical challenges, you’ll be ready for some relaxation and a good meal back at Plas Dinas.
Less than ten minutes away, you’ll find Snowdonia Riding Stables offering you superb riding amongst some of the best mountain and coastal scenery in the British Isles, whether you are a complete beginner or a competent rider. They have a range of horses and ponies to suit all riders. One hour to full day rides are available.
Just 15 minutes down the road, you’ll find Plas Menai, the National Watersports Centre. They offer a multitude of water based activities such as dinghy sailing, kayaking, power boating and wind surfing. There are lots of other activities based locally and the website below offers plenty of information on what’s on offer in North Wales.
North Wales as you've never seen it before. Round lakes, rivers and waterfalls, over moors, mountain passes and through tunnels. Both on and off road you'll have the adventure of a lifetime. Tours from a few hours to a full day.