Zip World - Fforest
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. With adventures to keep the whole family busy all day, choose from the Fforest Coaster, the UK’s only alpine coaster of its kind, bouncing fun on Treetop Nets or zip line and adventure courses high in the trees on Tree Hoppers or Zip Safari – plus you could try Europe’s highest giant swing, Skyride, if you dare!
See the Zip World website for full details of all the adventures.
What makes it special
- Swing through the trees on a wire
- Ride the Fforest alpine style coaster
Other things to do nearby
A high ropes centre offering thrilling activities from rope courses to gorge walking. Visit the website
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.
The Fairy Glen is a secluded and enchanting gorge carved by the river Conwy.
Popular with confident mountain bikers from all over the world, there's excellent mountain biking in the area, especially on the Marin Trail - but this is only suitable for serious mountain bikers as
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.
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
Swallow Falls Waterfall is the highest continuous waterfall in Wales. The falls are set on the River Llugwy in the beautiful Gwydir Forest. Visit the website.
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
Llyn Ogwen is very popular with fishermen. You might even catch a Gwyniad, a sub-species of European white fish, trapped in the lake after the Ice Age 10,000 years ago.
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
There's 80 acres of magnificent gardens to explore, with lovely Italianate terraces, formal lawns and magical wooded valley. From here there are stunning views across to northern Snowdonia.
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
Take the old Roman road from outside the hostel and walk to Tal-y-Fan Mountain, part of Carneddau Range, 2000ft above sea level.
1.1 miles Visit the aquarium, reptile house and otters, fish on the lake, explore the woodlands and tuck in at the Dutch pancake house. Visit the website
From the front door of all our Snowdonia hostels you will be treated to unrivalled access to some of the UK's finest walking and hiking territory. From YHA Snowdon Pen-Y-Pass: There are three route