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Activities and Adventure in and around Dolgellau

2016 is the Year of Adventure in Wales! There is so much to do from surfing to cycling, here is just a sample. If you have any particular interests, Sarah is happy to advise you about what to do and where to go.

Up 4 Adventures

This company offers a great range of adventures including kayaking, rock climbing and mountain biking.

Contact Tel: 01341 422395

Snow Bikers, Dolgellau

Mountain Bike training and guiding service in the Dolgellau area operated by those with National Governing Body qualifications issued through the Scottish Mountain Bike Leaders Association (SMBLA)

Graham and Jacky O'Hanlon, Coed Cae, Talcynhaeaf, Dolgellau LL40 2TU
Contact Tel: 01341 430628

Mawddach Big 8, Dolgellau

Following the National Cycle Network Route 8 in a figure of 8 and with the Mawddach Estuary at its heart, this two day cycle challenge covers 99.4 mls/160km and a 4,500m climb!

Graham and Jacky O'Hanlon
Coed Cae, Talcynhaeaf, Dolgellau, LL40 2TU
Contact Tel: 01341 430628

Coed y Brenin near Dolgellau

Just ten minutes and seven miles out of Dolgellau - the centre at Coed y Brenin forest is internationally famous for its bespoke mountain biking trails and facilities that are suitable for beginners and the most seasoned bikers. Close by there are other opportunities at Climachx trail,Corris (15miles away/30 mins) Mach 1-3 trails, Machynlleth (20miles/30mins), Nant yr Arian (40mils/1hr) and Marin Trail at Llanrwst 36miles/50mins).

Not only mountain biking - but there are a host of other things to do at this award winning, environmentally family friendly attraction. These include walking trails with some wheel chair friendly routes, cycling trails, bike hire facilities, a Go Ape rope trail, cafe, showers and toilets and a child’s play area.

Contact Tel: +44 (0)1341 440747

Tryweryn White Water Rafting Centre

Twenty one miles and just over thirty minutes by car from Dolgellau.

This is the largest centre of its type in the UK and located in the Snowdonia National Park a few miles from Bala, famous for being the town at the edge of the largest natural lake in Wales.

Suitable for individuals, groups or families and open on a year round basis, experience rafting in the continuously flowing, boulder strewn white water or sample one of the other water based activity packages on offer at the centre.

The National White Water Centre/ Canolfan Dŵr Gwyn Genedlaethol, Frongoch, Bala LL23 7NU
Contact Tel: 01678 521083

Cycling along the Mawddach Trail, Dolgellau

From the doorstep of Bryn Adda, LL40 1YA - take a left turn at the bottom of the drive and join the A493 Tywyn/ Penmaenpool road. 'The Mawddach Trail' is a few hundred yards to the right and is suitable for a leisurly bike ride.

The eight mile or 15km walk follows the bed of the old Great Western railway to Barmouth. Being on a level, it is accessible for wheel chair users. Along the way there are 2 RSPB sites and the trail can be accessed at various points such as Pont y Wernddu, Penmaenpool/Taicynhaeaf/Arthog and Morfa Mawddach.

Firefox Bushcraft, Dolgellau

A graduate of the John Rhyder NCFE bushcraft course, Heath Dawson has been engaged in teaching adults and children how to engage sustainably with nature for over five years. His base is a mere 10 minutes and less than five miles away from Bryn Adda.

Derlwyn, Bontddu, Dolgellau LL40 2UD
Contact Tel: +44(0)1341 430 336

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