Five mini adventures in North Wales The activities capital of Britain can provide maximum adventure just an hour from major cities. But don’t worry, in our mountains and on our coastline there is a walk, climb, sail, paddle or pedal whatever your level. Walking the Anglesey Coast Path Walking the Anglesey Coast Path, Church Bay The Anglesey Coast Path covers over 127 miles and on it you will discover farmland and marram dunes, secret picnicking beaches like Porth Dafarch and bird clouded cliffs such as South Stack. You’ll pass a magic castle at Beaumaris, a medieval priory at Penmon, Wales’ largest neolithic tomb near Rhosneiger and scenic pubs everywhere. It can take twelve days to complete but if that sounds too long, just walk the best bits after lunch. Search for a walking operator in Anglesey Clwydian Range mountain biking Moel Y Park, Clwydian Hills, North Wales by Meirion Roberts If you’ve got the bike, Clwyds have your trail in a region where free riding lives up to the name. At least 14 mapped tracks criss-cross the limestone cliffs and heather moorland, from easy loops of Moel Famau to epics like ‘Almost the Delyn’ to go hard. Or hardish – you’re never far from a pub around here. Search for mountain bike operators in North Wales Climbing and high ropes, Snowdonia Climbing in Ogwen Valley, Snowdonia We know a thing about ropework in Snowdonia. British mountaineering began off the Llanberis Pass in the late 1800s. In 1952 Sir Edward Hillary trained for Everest on Tryfan. And in 2013 we opened the longest zipwire in the northern hemisphere – a one-mile flight at speeds up to 80mph. Elsewhere high ropes centres offer scrambling fun the family can share or you can scale mini-Everests with an accredited operators. Search for climbing operators in Snowdonia White Water Centre, Bala Trywern, Bala, Snowdonia by Eddie Evans Oak woods, otters and a whitewater baptism – the National White Water Centre near Bala ticks all boxes. Some beginners come for the upper Tryweryn’s Olympic-grade rollercoaster of Grade 3-4 rapids. Others visit to immerse themselves in nature on a family-friendly expedition that descends through scenery like a Welsh Lord of the Rings. Either way you’ll receive tuition and, crucially, a wetsuit. Come on in – the whitewater’s lovely. Search for white water rafting operators in North Wales Sailing in Abersoch Llyn Peninsula Sailing in Abersoch, Llyn Peninsula, North Wales Olympic Silver medal sailor Hannah Mills trained here, so that’s one recommendation for Abersoch. Then there are the minimal tides and a location that provides as much shelter and space as you require. Just three reasons why sailors rank Abersoch as one of the best sailing venues in Britain. Course, a beautiful shoreline, clean water, dolphins and the backdrop of Snowdonian peaks might also have something to do with it.Search for sailing operators in North Wales Enjoy this? Share it with friends Related items Wild winter in the north Ravens, choughs, baby seals – and hundreds of thousands of wintering birds. North Wales attractions Where to go and what to see during your adventure across the lands and seas of North Wales. Walks in North Wales Explore the soaring mountains and refreshing coastal walks of North Wales. Wild adventures in Wales Preseli Venture owner Sophie Hurst explores a range of options for wild adventures in Wales. Bala family breaks A lake surrounded by mountains, rich in culture, Bala is ‘real’ Wales at its very best. Active service Here are some adventure activities in Wales to put colour in your cheeks.