Our Adventures: How it Works

We meet for our adventure activities at 9am and 1230pm. During the busier summer months, we sometimes run a twilight session at 330pm. Each activity lasts approximately 3 hours. Our adventure activities are suitable for adults and children age 4+. No previous experience is required, all equipment is provided, all activities are guided and most activities require some level of basic fitness (you need to be able to cope with 2 hours of physical activity).

We meet at specific locations for each activity; generally in the Barmouth to Blaenau Ffestiniog (coastal) area. You can book your adventure online up to 24hrs before the trip runs; we're almost always fully booked at weekends and holidays, booking in advance is advised. After booking, you're automatically sent all the information you need, including where exactly we meet and what you'll need to bring (all safety and specialist equipment is provided by us). If you'd like to know beforehand where an activity takes place, just drop us an e-mail.

We welcome adults, families, couples and organised corporate, hen and stag groups. If you're part of a group of 6 or more people, then you'll need to get in touch to book direct; our online booking system will only allow up to 6 people per booking, but we can accommodate up to 16 people per group for most of our activities. If your group is bigger than 16, we should still be able to accomodate you (it will be a private trip), get in touch! If you have any questions at all about whether or not our activities are suitable for you, we're happy to help. Specific information for each activity is detailed below:

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Canyoning

Our most popular activity, we descend the cascading river gorge. Obstacles include, pools, waterfalls, slides and jumps.

Adventure Rating: 3/5

Duration: 2-3hrs

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Canyon Xtreme

Canyon Xtreme is undoubtedly one of the best and most exciting activities in North Wales; big slides, waterfalls and monster jumps up to 40ft.

Adventure Rating: 5/5

Duration: 3-4hrs

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Gorge Scrambling

Canyoning for kids; the gorge is aimed at 4-9 year olds. We play on some good slides, pools and mini-cascades, with no commitment!

Adventure Rating: 2/5

Duration: 2-3hrs

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Rock Climbing

Tie in and experience real rock climbing, outside on one of Wales' finest beginner cliff faces. No experience required.

Adventure Rating: 3/5

Duration: 3hrs

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Abseiling

Normally combined with rock climbing, abseiling is a great test of adventure! We give you the gear and skills required to go for it, high off the ground.

Adventure Rating: 3/5

Duration: 3hrs

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Kayaking

Our kayak safaris on the flat tidal estuary are very enjoyable. An often relaxing experience, we paddle up the river admiring the nature and wildlife.

Adventure Rating: 1/5

Duration: 3hrs

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Canoeing

We paddle the flat, tidal estuary passing fresh and saltwater ecosystems. The canoes paddle easily and there's normally wildlife to be seen along the way.

Adventure Rating: 1/5

Duration: 3hrs

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SUPing

Stand Up Paddleboarding; new this year! We teach you the skills needed to paddle your board along the estuary, where we often see interesting wildlife.

Adventure Rating: 2/5

Duration: 3hrs

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Underground

Adventure in to the abandoned slate mines! Real life exploration, this is not a sanitised show mine like some. We walk and through the vast caverns, climbing the levels to the top.

Adventure Rating: 2/5

Duration: 3hrs

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Mountain Biking

If you're looking to hone your off-road skills or you'd like to make the most of your ride with a guide, we can take you out on some of the best trails in the UK.

Adventure Rating: 1-3/5

Duration: 3hrs

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Mountain Days & Scrambles

Let a guide safely take you on some of the best hikes and scrambles Snowdonia has to offer. Snowdon and Tryfan are firm favourites.

Adventure Rating: 1-4/5

Duration: 5-8hrs

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Private Courses

We run mountain navigation courses for hill walkers. We run rock climbing courses if you're interested in sport or trad climbing/leading.

Adventure Rating: 3/5

Duration: 8hrs

Insurance | Qualifications | Experience

The adventure activities industry in the UK is not regulated by law. This means that just because a company appears to be operating legitimately, does not necessarily mean they have qualified and experienced guides, and potentially worse, a valid insurance policy. Whoever you choose as a business/guide, it's up to you to make sure they're legit, they have an appropriate insurance policy, and their staff are experienced and hold the correct qualifications.

All participants are covered for public liability and negligence on the part of the company for up to £5'000'000. Should you wish to be covered for personal accident and injury (recommended), you must take out your own holiday insurance.

For more information on the qualifications we hold and our professional affiliations (including the BMC, BCA, AMI, BCU, BSA UKCC and British Cycling), please drop us and e-mail and we'll be happy to send details.

We do not allow unaccompanied children on any of our adventures. All under 18s must be accompanied by a paying and participating parent/ legal guardian (there's no max child:adult ratio). We are not ALLS registered and this is a legal requirement for anyone running these types of session.

We started Snowdonia Adventure Activities back in 2011 with the aim of providing the most exciting, accessible and value for money adventure activities in North Wales. Find out more...

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