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Top 8 activities to do in Snowdonia

It is no secret that there's no lack of adventure in Snowdonia, in face there are hundreds of activities to do there's no way you could do them all in one trip.

This guide will help you decide which activities you are going to choose for your trip, there's always chance to do the next ones on your next visit...

Here are the top 8 activities to do in Snowdonia National Park

1. Walking/Running

Coed Y Brenin Forest Park Dolgellau
Coed Y Brenin Forest Park

Here in Snowdonia there are hundreds of walking trails, paths and hikes for all ages and levels of experience. You can visit the popular Mt Snowdon or take the plunge and adventure out into Snowdonia's best kept secret; the Rhinog's.

One of the best walks for scenery is the lake walk right on our doorstep, check out our page about Llyn Trawsfynydd

If you are looking for a bigger challenge then Snowdonia has many running trails, Coed-y-Brenin Forest Park has a mixture of walking and running trails from beginner to advanced levels.

The Cross Foxes is located on the Snowdonia Way, making us perfect for anyone who is walking the trail and wants a quick snack or a place to spend the night.

2. Biking

Cycling routes in Snowdonia
Biking in Snowdonia

Snowdonia is known for its fantastic biking routes, here at The Cross Foxes we get many road and mountain bikers stopping in for a snack on their route.

Coed-Y-Brenin also has many mountain biking routes with a range of difficulty levels, here at The Cross Foxes we have our very own Connaire Cann who host's guided biking and walking routes and for those who are up for a challenge.

Connaire offers bespoke biking adventures with Wheel Good Times and is a real adventure seeker.

3. Water sports

White water rafting at the National White Water Centre, Snowdonia
National White Water Centre

There are many water sports to be enjoyed in Snowdonia including white water rafting, canoeing and kayaking. The National White water centre has many of these activities available to book, we highly recommend these activities for an exhilarating experience.

At Bala lake there is equipment available for hire such as wetsuits, kayaks, paddle boards and more.

4. Historical sites

Historical site Brynn Cader Faner in Snowdonia
Brynn Cader Faner

The village of Trawsfynydd itself has an interesting history, being home of the famous poet Hedd Wyn. There are many other sites of history in Snowdonia National Park including Brynn Cader Faner, a prehistoric circle of stones up to 6ft high.

Snowdonia has hundreds of other historical/pre-historical sites, most of them only require a moderate yet potentially muddy walk to access them.

There are also many mines that you can visit in Snowdonia that you can visit and even get a tour!

5. Visit Castles

Harlech castle in Harlech, Snowdonia
Harlech Castle

There are over 600 castles in Wales, many of them being in Snowdonia National Park. The majority of the castles are in good enough condition to walk in and explore and usually have guided tours available or labelled information boxes informing you all about the history of the castle.

A trip to the castle is very educational and really gives you a clear view on what life might of been like hundreds of years ago.

6. Zip world

Velocity zipwire at Zipworld

There are 4 different Zipworld locations in Snowdonia National Park, all 4 also have different thrilling activities available.

Zipworld is the perfect place to visit for some unique exhilarating adventures, check out their site to explore the range of activities.

7. Fishing

Fishing in Llyn Trawsfynydd
Trawsfynydd Lake

There are many lakes great for fishing in Snowdonia, including Llyn Trawsfynydd right next to The Cross Foxes.

Llyn Trawsfynydd has hosted many international fishing competitions and has a good reputation for its top quality fishing.

There are more than 100 lakes in Snowdonia and many more rivers making it an area abundant in varied fishing destinations.

8. Beaches

Barmouth Beach with bridge view
Barmouth Beach

Believe it or not there are many beaches nearby in Snowdonia, it is home to 200 miles of coastline and 35 beaches.

A popular beach destination is on the seaside village of Barmouth. There are also many other activities in Barmouth such as water sports, hiking, cycling, shopping and even fun fair rides!

So... what are you waiting for? Come and stay with us to explore the many activities here in Snowdonia. There's something to do for all!

The Cross Foxes Hotel in Trawsfynydd, Snowdonia
The Cross Foxes Trawsfynydd

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