Discovering Britain walk with the Royal Geographical Society

Discovering Britain walk with the Royal Geographical Society

Overview

The Queen of Welsh Resorts

Hostels nearby

Discovering Britain walk with the Royal Geographical Society

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Map references

OS Grid Ref: SH 600 369

Lat/Lng: 52.911744, -4.0824145

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Other things to do nearby

Portmeirion Village

Portmeirion

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Cycling in Indwal

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Slate Caverns

Llanfair Slate Caverns

Descend Jacobs ladder and wander through tunnels and chambers. Outside the caverns there's breathtaking views of Cardigan Bay.

Beddgelert Bikes

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Sygun Copper Mine

Sygun Copper Mine

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Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways

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Zip World showing 2 on the zipwires

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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

Climbing

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There are many local crags within easy walking distance in the area, so you won’t have to walk far before you can start climbing.

Lone figure walks along a beautiful woodland track though Coed-y-Brenin

Coed Y Brenin

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Cycling

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Cycles parked by a lake

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Climbing in Betws-y-Coed

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Snowdonia Walking

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Climbing in Snowdon Pen-y-Pass

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Mountain Biker on a track on the tops

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