encourage your inner cave-dweller and explore Wales’ underground heritage with Go Below

take to the lakes and rivers via kayak or canoe with Rob at Outdoor Adventure Wales

surfing… 300-metre surf lagoon surrounded by forest- yup get amped at Surf Snowdonia

thrill it up and take to the white stuff at the National White Water Rafting Centre

from blues to double blacks, the best uplift service in the UK it has to be the MTB mecca of    Antur Stiniog for some gnarly downhill thrills

fly through the trees with the greatest of ease at Fforest Zip Safari a 60ft high canopy adventure

new skills requisition required?  then Tracey and Stu at Breese Adventures  teach mountain expertise whilst raising a heap of dollar for charity



the most concentrated place in the world for castles? it has to be Wales – with over 600 in total and 8 of the best examples some with World Heritage status within striking distance of Betws-y-Coed you’ll be spoilt for choice – our faves are Conwy, Beaumaris and Harlech… oh but then there’s Criccieth and Caernarfon and Dolwyddelan…

the Snowdon range – walk, climb, take the train, drive an iconic route, whatever you chose to do the panoramas will take your breath away


some of the very best hotels and accommodation the national park has to offer are right on the doorstep from old world charm to contemporary style or luxury self catering with access to the Stations Leisure Spa and guaranteed best price anywhere on the web (forget the big booking engines): Royal Oak Hotel