Things to do near Harlech, Snowdonia
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There is a wide range of activities in the area, below are a few suggestions of activities within an hours drive of Harlech.
Please note that we cannot be held responsible for the activities identified, when organising activities you are strongly advised to make your own investigation into the experience and qualifications of the providers. An excellent guide (written by Anne Vowles) is produced by Snowdonia Active gives advice on how to organise group and family activities.
Or view this clip by Visit Snowdonia, there are also suggested itineraries for days out in Snowdonia on their website
Beaches, there are plenty of local beaches for safe bathing, rock pooling, fishing, kiting
Canoeing and Sea Kayaking, rivers, lakes and the sea provide a wide range of experiences for all levels
Take a luxury cruise on "Shearwater" from Pwllheli marina and explore the Llyn coast line
Climbing, Snowdonia has some of the best and most varied rock climbing in the world.
Climbing Wall - brand new climbing wall at Harlech swimming pool
Cycling/Mountain Biking, enjoy traffic free trails, forest trails and mountain bike trails
Fishing enjoy a huge variety of fishing locations and catch a wide range of fish including salmon, sea trout, perch, roach, pike and many more. Remember you will need appropriate permits and should contact local angling associations for more information.
Fun Centre, Caernarfon - N Wales' largest indoor adventure play centre
Golf experience an exciting game of golf in Snowdonia, where breathtaking mountain, coastal and sea views provide some of the most renowned of courses at Aberdovey, Abersoch, Harlech, Nefyn, Porthmadog and Pwllheli.
Hang Gliding and Paragliding - the geology of Snowdonia make it a world class location for gliding.
Glasfryn Activity Parc - for Go-karting, quad trekking and ten pin bowling
Greenwood Forest Park, Caernarfon - fun, adventure and rides, ideal for young families
Horse Riding There are a number of horse riding centres in Snowdonia who can arrange local treks.
Llama Trekking on the Lleyn Peninsula
Paintballing, in Pwllheli
Pleasure Flight over Snowdonia - from Caernarfon airport
Snowdon Mountain Railway - Ride to the top of Mount Snowdon
Sub Aqua Diving - Snowdonia, the Lleyn Peninsula and Anglesey have a wide variety of marine dive-sites
Swimming - Harlech Swimming pool
Harlech Triathlon is a popular annual event which takes place in May
Three Peaks Yatch Race, Barmouth - the original running & yachting race, and one of the oldest extreme multi-sport endurance races in the world. Takes place in June.
Walking, from walking to the top of Snowdon, to more leisurely strolls in the magnificent countryside.
Festival of Walking, Barmouth takes place in September
White Water Rafting, Bala
Also look at our Places to Visit page