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.
Snowdonia Running Guides and Landscape Walks
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
is a relatively new outdoor business in the area specialising in sea kayaking courses. Throughout the summer they will also be running sea kayak trips and lessons every Thursday evening from their base in Port Daniel Boat Yard on the Menai Strait. What better way is there of winding down after work?
The Revolution is Here
If you've been meaning to sort out those badly adjusted bike gears, need a spare inner tube or simply want some advice about what machine to buy, then Revolution Bikes in Bangor is a good place to start.
I-Spy a Mammal in Snowdonia
Engaging with the natural environment is all part of the attraction of outdoor recreation. Cofnod
, who provide a local focus for the collation, management and provision of environmental data, are appealing for information on mammals to be sent to them for the Snowdonia Mammal Atlas.
Patrick Winterton lecture
On 16 February, 8pm at Aberdovey Yacht Club, Patrick Winterton is to give a lecture on his amazing sea Kayak trip from Glasgow to most northerly point of the British Isles, Muckle Flugga.
New North Wales Rock Guidebook
Publication of the much needed new selected rock climbs in North Wales guidebook, is something to look forward to in the New Year. Snowdonia-Active asked the editor, Simon Panton, a few questions to give you an idea of why it promises to be something special.
Welsh Sea Kayaking From Pesda Press
From the Dee Estuary to the Bristol Channel, the Welsh coastline in all its varied guises provides a fantastic playground for the sea kayaker. The fifty journeys selected cover all of the interesting parts of the coast and provide easy sheltered paddles, testing offshore trips for the adventurous and everything in between.
Tywyn Business Opportunity
The owner of the former Joint Services Mountain Training Centre is looking for partners to develop it as an activity sports and educational centre.
Outdoor Book Publisher Moving On
Specialist publisher, Pesda Press, catering for the outdoor world moves to Galeri.
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