Stunning mountains to climb, adventures on land and sea, underground exploring and spectacular bike trails – Penmachno Hall is the perfect base for all your outdoor activities, and our North Wales adventure guide has got it all covered.
Go Below Underground Adventures
3 miles away | official website | TripAdvisor
Test your nerve by journeying through a mountain via a series of exciting challenges on one of their three epic underground adventures. Try your hand at zip-lining through caverns, or climbing up a vertical shaft, boating across a lake, traverse over an abyss, scale a waterfall or abseil your way down to the deepest point in the UK! You can join them all year round, whatever the weather. No previous experience is necessary, there’s no potholing or squeezing through small gaps, and they provide all safety equipment and footwear.
Three locations in North Wales with wonderful adventures to be had at each!
Open all year round, Zip World Fforest in nearby Betws-y-Coed offers an idyllic woodland setting for all your adventurous wishes. The heart of the site is the Fforest Coaster – based on the traditional toboggan but running on rails, it offers an all-weather experience for ages three and up. There are two high ropes courses: Treehoppers for younger children (five to 12 years) and Zip Safari (nine years and up). You can bounce and explore on Tree Top Nets – giant bouncy nets suspended in the trees – or experience the thrill of Skyride, Europe’s highest five-seater swing. After all that adventure you can relax and refuel at the on-site cafes.
Do you dare to try Caverns at Blaenau Ffestiniog? Fly, climb and traverse your way through the unique underground course in a slate mine disused for the past 200 years. Then there’s Titan 2 – soak up the former slate mine’s rich history on an exciting overground guided tour in an ex-army truck, then get dropped off at the zipping platform before flying at speeds of up to 70mph along two exhilarating zip lines. This seated zipping experience is the ultimate experience, perfect for anyone over the age of seven, and can be enjoyed solo or in a group with its four parallel zip lines. With Bounce Below you can unleash your inner thrill-seeker in an enormous underground net adventure. Jump and slide your way through the disused mine on the best playground ever!
Prepare for a truly unique and exhilarating experience on Velocity 2 near Bethesda – the fastest zip line in the world. Soar over Penrhyn Quarry where you could travel at speeds of over 100mph while you take in the breathtaking views and feel the freedom of flight. Gear up for a gravity-fuelled adventure with Quarry Karts, the UK’s only mountain cart experience as you travel down the quarry dirt track and enjoy the excitement of twists and turns to incredible views of the Snowdonia mountain range. And you can submerge yourself in the rich history of the quarry on a Quarry Tour. Relax and enjoy the ride as you’re driven in a truck around the famous site, and soak up the magnificent panoramic views. Plus tea and cake, of course!
5 miles away | official website | TripAdvisor
Seren Ventures is an adventure activity and skills course provider based in Betws-y-Coed. They provide rock climbing courses, scrambling courses, mountain skills, winter mountaineering, navigation skills, canyoning from beginner to advanced, gorge scrambling, coasteering, abseiling and climbing. They’re also able to tailor a course to suit your requirements
Adventure Parc Snowdonia
13 miles away | official website | TripAdvisor
Nature-inspired, high-thrills experiences for all ages. Adrenaline Indoors has weather-proof activities, while Outdoor Adventures has challenges including a brand new pump track and Carver skate bowl. Their man-made surf zone offers inland surfing for all abilities from age 5+. Surf with or without tuition, in beginner, intermediate and advanced zones. Their guaranteed waves roll every 90 seconds!
National White Water Centre
18 miles away | official website | TripAdvisor
The National White Water Centre is dedicated to providing the best white water experiences on offer in the UK, a world-class whitewater venue available to all paddle sport enthusiasts and to help Canoe Wales develop canoeing and kayaking throughout Wales. Their aim is for everyone to enjoy the river as much as they do; whether it’s through their white water rafting sessions, providing a great place to kayak and canoe throughout the year, or by helping people take their first steps into paddle sport.
21 miles away | official website | TripAdvisor
Many of our guests at Penmachno Hall come to Snowdonia with the primary aim of climbing Mount Snowdon. The highest mountain in Wales at 3,560ft the summit can be reached by six primary routes. The official website above provides detailed descriptions of how to tackle the climb, from the most gradual ascent via the Llanberis Path (nine miles there and back), to the more challenging climbs for experienced mountaineers.
Snowdonia Adventure Activities
25 miles away | official website | TripAdvisor
Snowdonia Adventure Activities provides instructor-led activities to people of all ages and abilities. Activities include rock climbing and abseiling, kayaking, canyoning, gorge walking, mountain biking, mountain walking and scrambling, canoeing and underground trips.
28 miles away | official website | TripAdvisor
Experience the tranquility of the Menai Straits, its stately homes, ferocious tides and whirlpools or travel seaward to Llandwyn Island, a rocky peninsula of outstanding beauty surrounded by white sandy beaches. The vessels are state-of-the-art RIBs with quiet but powerful 250hp engines capable of carrying up to 11 people at 50 mph, in comfort.
Exhilarating trails and stunning scenery, with easy access from all parts of the UK, have made mountain biking one of the best adventure sports available in the country.
The Penmachno Trails are North Wales’ hidden gem of mountain biking, with 30km of single-track and scenic forest trails venturing high into the Snowdonia National Park. The trails are split into two loops, which you can tackle individually or as one huge 30km ride.