Watersports near Kings, Dolgellau
The National White Water Centre is at Bala, 20 miles from the hostel, with white water rafting, canoeing and kayaking - you can hire your equipment or get tuition. For something a bit different you can try dinghy sailing on the lake. The Mawddach estuary is great for canoeing/kayaking. There are huge sandy beaches nearby - ideal for surfing and windsurfing, you'll need to bring your own gear or drive to the hire centre 30 minutes away.
What makes it special
- Great for watersport enthusiasts
Other things to do nearby
White water rafting is a must for any water enthusiast in this area.
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 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
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
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.
The Fairy Glen is a secluded and enchanting gorge carved by the river Conwy.
A wonderful location for horse riding, pony trekking or extended day trail rides with breathtaking views across the Snowdonia Mountains. A variety of routes and options cater for all types of rider
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
Specialising in group bike hire, we, Beics Betws, are based in Betws y Coed - a Mecca for Mountain Biking with lots of nearby routes. Visit their website.
A high ropes centre offering thrilling activities from rope courses to gorge walking. Visit the website
In a stunning woodland setting nestled in the North Wales Conwy Valley, close to the iconic Snowdonia village of Betws y Coed, a host of forest adventures and foodie delights await.
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
The quieter area of southern Snowdonia, with fewer tourists, is absolutely beautiful and a great place for walking.
We have several forestry routes leading from the hostel grounds to go off and explore on foot - just ask at reception! Discovering Britain walk with the Royal Geographical Society: The Qu
The Marin Trail is a world famous downhill trail, just 5 minutes ride from the hostel.
Bike hire is available in the village but we can arrange for bikes to be collected and returned at the hostel.