Our cabins in Beddgelert Forest are within the Snowdonia National Park (Parc Cenedlaethol Eryri). Snowdonia is walking and climbing country so lace up your boots, don your waterproofs (it’s Wales; it rains), and explore. Moel Hebog (Welsh for “bare hill of the hawk”) is the backdrop to our location and offers a satisfying climb. For the more ambitious, the foot of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) is just 2.5 miles away, accessible from the village of Rhyd-Ddu.
For days trips, visit the coast at Porthmadog or Criccieth, both within easy reach, or lose yourself in the iconic village of Portmeirion. Take a steam train on the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland railway and visit Caernarfon Castle, or head to Porthmadog and pick up the line to Blaenau Ffestiniog, into the heart of the slate mining history that is an intrinsic part of Snowdonia’s heritage.
Rainy day activities in Snowdonia
Snowdonia is all about the outdoors -walking, climbing, cycling, and water sports. Rain is always a possibility, but it’s just part and parcel of the experience. However, there are plenty of exciting options that will keep you out of the rain too.
The Zip World Slate Caverns at Blaenau Ffestiniog offer a fascinating underground journey into the old mines, and, for thrill-seekers, there’s Bounce Below – a series of slides, nets and ladders in a cavern the size of a cathedral.
Head for Caernarfon too, if the clouds are low. An imposing medieval fortress, the castle here houses the Museum of the Royal Welch Fusiliers. In and around the town there is also indoor karting, an indoor climbing centre, and a swimming pool and leisure centre.