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.
Zip World Fforest
5 miles away | official website | TripAdvisor
Open all year round, Zip World Fforest 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 3 and up. There are two high ropes courses: Treehoppers for younger children (5 to 12 years) and Zip Safari (9 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.
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.
Zip World Caverns
12 miles away | official website | TripAdvisor
Zip World at Blaenau Ffestiniog is home to some of the best adventures the UK has to offer.
Bounce Below: Hidden underground in a 176-year-old disused cavern, that is twice the size of St Paul’s Cathedral, Bounce Below is the first facility of its kind in the world. Trampoline-like nets are hung within two vast chambers at different levels, the highest being 180 feet up from the bottom of the cavern, linked together by walkways and slides.
Zip World Titan: Titan is currently the largest zip zone in Europe. Zipping in a seated position, you are afforded stunning views over Blaenau Ffestiniog and down the valley ahead. The summer experience at Zip World Titan encompasses three zip lines – Alfa, Bravo and Charlie. Each rider travels over 2,000m. The total length of the zip lines is over 8,000m!
Zip World Caverns: Zip World Caverns is an exhilarating and atmospheric underground adventure that has been inaccessible for nearly 200 years. Take a journey through the underground caverns on zip lines, rope bridges, via ferrata and tunnels. After being kitted up, you need to complete a training course before setting off on the main course.
13 miles away | official website | TripAdvisor
A world-first inland surf lagoon and the only guaranteed surf break in the UK. Their awesome technology delivers a variety of wave profiles, so absolute beginners can surf safely alongside the pros. Their expert surf tuition and reliable waves make this the ideal, family-friendly training arena.
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.
Mountain Bike Wales website
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. Many of Wales’ trails start at a Mountain Biking Centre; a purpose built centre is a dedicated single site Mountain Biking location, with a visitor centre and MTB facilities serving multiple way marked trails of varying difficulty. If you’re looking for somewhere with parking, refreshments, toilet facilities and more, all to hand, then riding a trail from one of Wales’ MB Centres is a great option, for all grades of trail.