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 North Wales, UK | by Robert J Heath, flickr
North Wales, UK | by Robert J Heath, flickr

Great Adventures To Have In North Wales, UK

Picture of India Doyle
Updated: 9 February 2017
From the peaks of Snowdonia to the rugged coastal beauty of the Isle of Anglesey, Wales’s great outdoors will challenge even the most seasoned adventurers. We’ve rounded up the best adrenaline rushes to be found here.

Tackle A Range Of Peaks In Snowdonia

Famous for its mountains, the Snowdonia National Park offers one of the most remarkable outdoor experiences in the UK. If you don’t feel like a hike you can always take the Snowdon Mountain Railway up to the top and enjoy the views. There are also plenty of peaks for the more adventurous to enjoy.

Nant Ffrancon Valley, Snowdonia, courtesy of Stuart Madden, flickr

Nant Ffrancon Valley, Snowdonia, courtesy of Stuart Madden, flickr

Live Out Lewis Carroll’s Real Wonderland 

The Victorian seaside resort of Llandudno was home to Alice Liddell, the inspiration behind Carroll’s famous character. Immerse yourself in this beloved tale by following the Alice Town Trail. The journey starts next to a magnificent marble White Rabbit and takes you past spectacular views in the Happy Valley, into the Haulfre Gardens and finishes in the Diamond Quarter.

 North Wales, UK | by Robert J Heath, flickr

North Wales, UK | by Robert J Heath, flickr

Experience Extreme Kayaking

Embrace open waters on the Isle of Anglesey with Sea Kayaking UK. From sheltered bays to tidal races, theres an opportunity for every type of kayaker to embrace the sport. Alternatively, explore with BLUEsky in Conwy who specialise in rockhopping.

Test Your Endurance On The 12-Mile Trail

Adventure unfolds more readily in the wild, and the Lôn Eifion cycle trail is an exhilarating way to experience the outdoors. Starting near Caernarfon Castle, North Wales, the trail allows you to explore 12 miles of North Wales’s natural surroundings. Cycle alongside the Welsh Highland Railway and then try to keep your balance as you enjoy knockout views of Caernarfon Bay and Snowdonia.

Welsh Oysters, courtesy of Visit Wales

Welsh Oysters, courtesy of Visit Wales

Expand Your Tastes On The Ultimate Gastronomic Voyage

Those who prefer a serving of domesticity can head to the Bodnant Welsh Food Centre where you can experience bee-keeping demonstrations, create new dishes in cookery classes, or buy great Welsh produce. Keep your eyes peeled for Halen Môn sea salt; sourced from the sea around the Isle Of Anglesey.

Figure Out How To Pronounce ‘Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch’ 

The Isle of Angelsey was the last place in Wales to resist the Roman invasion, and burial mounds from the Neolithic and Bronze Age communities remain to this day. As well as exploring its cultural history, visitors to the Isle can also enjoy a linguistic adventure, as this is home to the longest place name in Europe: Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch (translation: Saint Mary’s Church in the hollow of the white hazel near the rapid whirlpool and the Church of Saint Tysilio of the red cave).

Menai Suspension Bridge © wiki/commons

Menai Suspension Bridge © wiki/commons

Explore The River Dee In A Horse-Drawn Boat Trip

This UNESCO World Heritage Site is an impressive feat of engineering. Nicknamed ‘the stream in the sky’, it was built in 1805 and is the largest aqueduct in Britain. Those with a taste for heights may choose to test their endurance and walk across the 19-pillar structure, but if you want a truly unique experience why not take in the clear waters of the River Dee on a horse-drawn boat trip along the beautiful Llangollen canal.

Investigate The Greatest Castles And The Tiniest Houses

In Conwy explore the beautiful 700-year-old UNESCO World Heritage Site Conwy Castle, one of Edward Is greatest defences during his reign. You can also explore the 21 towers along the walls that enclose Conway town. After this medieval expedition, squeeze yourself into the Quay House. At only 10ft x 6ft, it is the smallest house in Britain.

Smallest House in Great Britain, Conwy Quay. Courtesy of Visit Wales

Smallest House in Great Britain, Conwy Quay. Courtesy of Visit Wales

Mile-Long Zip Wires

Zip wires arent just for children; adults and kids alike will struggle to contain their excitement while soaring along the longest zip wire in Europe. Located in Bethesda, just outside the Snowdonia National Park, the aptly named Zip World Velocity invites adventurers to hurtle a mile across a quarry while hanging 500ft in the air.

Walk Along The Edge Of Wales

The Edge of Wales route is a relatively new coastal path that runs along the top of the Llŷn Peninsula and follows the pilgrims’ routes to Bardsey Island. For other adrenaline-filled walks in North Wales, try the Mary Jones walk in the Snowdonia National Park, or explore along the Taith Ardudwy Way.