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Outdoor Activity Tourism Worth £601m
The importance of the outdoor sector to the Welsh economy has been underlined in a recently published report, The Economic Impact of Outdoor Activity Tourism in Wales.

Commissioned by Visit Wales, the Miller Research report headline figure of £601 million total expenditure, accounts for 12%* of the overall Welsh tourism expenditure and supports 8,243 jobs.

In terms of added value - economic impact accounting for people living in Wales - it is 10% of the £3.1 bn added value figure for the Welsh tourism economy.

A key finding was activity tourism is a relatively high value tourist activity. Analysis showed that when walkers (includes hill walking) are excluded the average gross spend per visitor is approximately £106, compared to £50 when included.

Looking beyond its economic impact, activity tourism is linked to numerous priority policy agendas of the Welsh Government.

Based on total tourism expenditure according to Welsh Government figures. More »

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Plas Curig - Boutique Hostel Hostels aimed at outdoor users are traditionally well-known for their functionality rather than their luxury. But Plas Curig in Snowdonia is one of a growing number of accommodation providers that is set to change all that. It is a premium budget hostel billed as the only 5-star hostel in Wales and recently featured in The Guardian as the UK's poshest hostel.  More »

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Discover the Heart of Adventure 19/12/2014
Outdoornorthwales.com is a newly launched guide to the finest outdoor spaces and places of north Wales, reinforcing the region's 'Heart of Adventure' branding. More »

Land Rover shoot on Moel Eilio 06/11/2014
A recent and controversial advertising shoot for 4x4 vehicles has resulted in damage to the grassy slopes of a prominent Snowdonia mountain.  More »

Snowdon Biking Agreement 30/04/2014
From May 1st until September 30th cyclists are asked to stay off Snowdon’s bridleways between 10.00 a.m. and 5.00 p.m. when the paths are at their busiest. More »

About Snowdonia

Snowdonia is the adventure capital of the UK. Nowhere else within the British Isles will you find such a high concentration of opportunities for modern outdoor activities, set against a truly breathtaking backdrop of mountains, lakes, rivers, woodlands, towering sea cliffs and sandy beaches.

Visit the Directory section for a comprehensive listing of outdoor activity providers, outdoor shops, outdoor friendly bed & breakfast, guest houses, campsites, group accommodation More »

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