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Posted on 09/03/2016 by David

2016 has been named the ‘Year of Adventure’ by the Welsh Government, and through their campaign, visitors from all over the world are invited to our wonderful home with the message to ‘Find Your Epic’. And what better place to start the adventure than by exploring what beautiful North Wales has to offer?

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The Welsh Government’s ‘Year of Adventure’ is supported by some official ambassadors who include Bear Grylls, Maria Leijerstam and Tori James to name a few.

Finding ‘your epic’ may sound like a challenge, but when visiting North Wales it’s easier than you think! If you’re ready to take up the challenge and try something heart-racing and new in 2016, here are a few activities to check out:

1. Zip lining at Zip World

Deep within the mountains of Gwynedd in North Wales, you can find Penrhyn Quarry, which is home to the rather marvellous Zip World. Choose from 3 amazing zip-lining experiences - find out which one is right for you, here!

2. White Water Rafting at the National White Water Centre

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Based on the River Tryweryn in Snowdonia National Park, the water levels on the river are dam-controlled so that the rapids rage year-round. This allows for the river conditions to be consistently reliable, so you can enjoy this adventure in any weather or season. Find out more about white water rafting in North Wales here.

3. Mountain Biking

There are loads of mountain biking trails and opportunities in North Wales – from family friendly jaunts to more serious routes for the more advanced cyclist. For a few ideas to get you revved up and ready to ride, read this.

4. Bushcraft/Survival Skills

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Bushcraft survival skills really are about pushing yourself out of your comfort zone, a real adventure! There are several North Walian destinations which offer courses in bushcraft/survival skills. Learn how to make shelter, fires as well as gaining some experience of cooking in the wilderness! 

5. Wales Coastal Path 

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The Wales Coast Path allows you to walk almost the entirety of the Coastline of Wales. Whether you want to go for a short wander or take on the whole of the North Wales coastline is up to you, but this walk is not short of spectacular scenery. Be adventurous – keep walking! 

6. Bounce Below

If you’re in search of a thrilling adventure, Bounce Below will not disappoint. Enter the caverns and feel exhilarated by the scenery and history of the rocks that surround you. Follow an exciting series of nets, slides and trampolines for an adventure you’ll never forget. 

7. Craft Beers and Cidres

Wales has a number of independent breweries so the ales of Wales are not sparse. Breweries such as Waunfawr in Snowdonia still open for tours but with plenty of pubs selling Welsh ales why not make an afternoon of it. Embrace your adventurous side- try something new!


Whatever challenge you decide to embark on, your trip to North Wales will definitely leave you with some amazing – and adrenaline-fuelled! – memories.