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  Plas Curig - Boutique Hostel
16/04/2012 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.
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Snowdonia Running Guides and Landscape Walks
04/09/2008  are two new outdoor focused businesses sharing a love of Snowdonia but appreciating its special qualities at very differing paces. Mountain running and geotourism have both recently experienced a growth in interest. So if you are a novice or fully-fledged fell runner looking to take to the hills, or wished you knew more about how Snowdonia's landscape was formed, you should check out these businesses
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Snowdonia Outdoor Activity guides

Get the lowdown on the whole range of outdoor activities in Snowdonia. The Activity Guide series provides the very latest practical advice and guidance - what to do, how, where and when.

This informative series has been authored by a range of local writers, all experts in their chosen field. Whether you are a beginner or an enthusiast, these guides will help make the most of your visit to Snowdonia.

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Rock Climbing and Bouldering in Snowdonia Rock Climbing and Bouldering in Snowdonia
“Some of the most celebrated and varied rock climbing in the world.”
(guide written by Simon Panton)
Hill Walking & Mountaineering in Snowdonia Hill Walking & Mountaineering in Snowdonia
“Snowdonia is justly regarded as one of the finest mountain ranges in the UK.”
(guide written by Andy Newton)
Mountain Biking in Snowdonia Mountain Biking in Snowdonia
“Snowdonia contains an astonishing wealth of trails and cycling routes.”
(guide written by Dafydd Davis)
Sub Aqua Diving in & around Snowdonia

Sub Aqua Diving in & around Snowdonia
“Reefs, rocks, shipwrecks and even submerged caverns make North Wales an extremely popular destination for both novice and experienced divers alike.” (guide written by Chris Holden)

Paragliding and Hangliding in Snowdonia Paragliding and Hangliding in Snowdonia
“The complex geology and meteorology of the area make flying its world class sites both a pleasure and a challenge.”
(guide written by David Gale)
Group and Family Activities in & around Snowdonia Group and Family Activities in & around Snowdonia
Sea Level Traversing, Gorge Scrambling, Rafting, etc “a fantastically varied natural playground with a range of excellent venues...”
(guide written by Anne Vowles)
Low Level Walking in and around Snowdonia

Low Level Walking in and around Snowdonia
“From the steep mountain valleys to meandering estuary trails, or multi day coastal paths, Snowdonia provides endless opportunities for walking.”
(guide written by Sam Roberts)

  Coming soon...
  Sea Kayaking - “tremendous scope for exploration and adventure.” (guide written by Olly Saunders)
  Canoeing and White Water Kayaking - “a perfect base to go paddling or white water rafting at Canolfan Tryweryn.” (guide written by Loel Collins)
  Surfing, Windsurfing and Kitesurfing - “The North Wales coastline has some of the best watersports beaches in the UK..” (guide written by Dave Buckland)
  Sailing - “a diverse and inviting coastline, second to none in the UK, this is a great play ground for sailors,.” (guide written by Christian Mach)