Climbing near Kings, Dolgellau
There's a training area above Barmouth, known as 'The Slabs'. Local firms offer instructor led courses and equipment hire. The area is suitable for all levels and abilities including the most experienced.
Don't miss the amazing views from the crags on Cader Idris and routes to conquer Snowdon.
What makes it special
- Suitable for all levels and abilities
- Amazing views
Other things to do nearby
Rise and fall with the countryside on quiet lanes and exciting downhill sprints in this stunning area. Try one of the ride with GPS routes that we've created.
Cycle down the coastal roads and round the Dovey estuary. There are loads of minor roads around Borth and into the foothills of Plynlymon Fawr to explore.
YHA Borth is just 20 metres from a four mile beach, so windsurfing, kite surfing and surfing are all available right on the doorstep.
A unique range of very special adventures. Experience Europe's longest Ziplines, or massive underground trampolines and high-rope cavern adventures called Bounce Below. See the Zip
Descend Jacobs ladder and wander through tunnels and chambers. Outside the caverns there's breathtaking views of Cardigan Bay.
Portmeirion, the setting for the cult 60s series The Prisoner – 'I am not a number. I am a free man.
The Centre for Alternative Technology aims to inspire, inform and enable people to explore new ways of living. Visit the CAT website
The only permanent exhibition of contemporary Automata in the UK. The interactive models move with a variety of fascinating mechanisms.
The quieter area of southern Snowdonia, with fewer tourists, is absolutely beautiful and a great place for walking.
The Mawddach trail between Dolgellau and Barmouth is ideal for families who enjoy gentler cycling. Running alongside the estuary, following the route of the old railway, it is totally flat and o
Mountain Biking enthusiasts will have heard all about Coed-y-Brenin. Approx 15 minutes from the hostel and run by the Forestry Commission, it's the mountain bike mecca of Wales. Bike hire
The Queen of Welsh Resorts
The Lon Las route takes you from Portmadog to Bangor. You can either do the route in one day, or take time to explore the mountains and use the hostel as your base.
Travel on the glorious line from Caernarfon through Porthmadog to Blaenau Ffestiniog – some 40 miles of narrow-gauge steam! These are 2 separate railways which meet at the central station of Por
Bike hire for all ages so you can have a memorable day out in Snowdonia. Set off to explore Beddgelert Forest and get away from it all. Visit the website
Coed-Y-Brenin is a mountain biking mecca set amongst mountains and forests of southern Snowdonia. There are also fantastic walks, a visitor centre, a high ropes course, and opportunities to