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For those who like their activities and adventure to be on the extreme side!

The activities listed here are mostly within about a half hour drive of Cadair View Lodge

Stay with us if you are going to do these activities

Note - it is best to contact these providers before your stay to check availability

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This information has been carefully researched but we cannot accept responsibility for any mistakes or omissions.

Bike Hire
bullet Trawsfynydd Lake Cafe
bullet Beics Brenin at Coed y Brenin Visitor Centre
Bushcraft + Survival Training
bullet Bear Grylls Survival Academy  - Half Day Course at Dragon Raiders Adventure Park  Criccieth
bulletLocal bushcraft activities for children, adults and families.  Lots and lots of activities to choose from.  Check out Firefox Bushcraft

Canoeing, Kayaking + Rafting


Guests staying at Cadair View Lodge receive 10% discount at National White Water Centre, Canolfan Tryweryn between us and Bala


There are lots of other activity providers who can organise canoeing and rafting for you including Snowdonia Adventures, Off Limits Mountaineering, Bala Watersports and Adventure Activities Snowdonia


For kayak coaching see Flow Free Kayak Coaching


It is possible to hire Canadian Canoes and Kayaks on Trawsfynydd Lake or launch your own craft Details  HERE

Canyoning + Gorge Walking

What's "canyoning"?  Canyoning has become popular in the last few years.  The activity involves following deep river ravines, tumbling with the river, sliding down waterfalls and gulleies into deep pools below.

Activity providers running conyoning adventures locally include Seren Ventures, Snowdonia Adventures and Adventure Activities Snowdonia



For improving skills and learning to climb indoors try Harlech Leisure Centre and Beacon climbing centre ( ** more than 30 minutes drive from Cadair View Lodge **)


For outdoor climbing leaders and trainers try Snowdonia Adventures, Off Limits Mountaineering, Bala Watersports, Seren Ventures, Adventure Activities Snowdonia and Wild Walks Wales


Similar to canyoning, coasteering involves negotiating a route along the rockas above the sea.  Following the edge of cliffs, swimming between rocky outcrops and sometimes jumping from height into pools.  Available from Seren Ventures and Adventure Activities Snowdonia

Extreme Ironing
bulletThis involves finding the craziest place to take your ironing board... up mountains, down caves, underwater!  Search the internet for photos of extreme ironing taking place in Snowdonia.  Cadair View Lodge can always provide something that needs to be ironed if you're in need of raw materials!!  See the official Extreme Ironing Website HERE
High Ropes Course
bullet TreeTop Adventures - High ropes, powerfan, skyride plus junior course (for ages 4 - 8 years).  ** about 40 minutes drive away **
bulletGYG Karting - One of UK's Largest Karting Circuits - Arrive and Drive, Lessons, Events and Team Activities See their website  ** about 40 minutes drive away **
Kite Surfing
bulletLearn the skills with KSW Board Riders at Aberdyfi ** about 1 hour drive away **

Mountain Biking

Coed y Brenin mountain biking, trail centre is 2 miles from Cadair View Lodge accommodation.  Guests can ride from their log cabin over the hills and pick up the trails.  Within 60 minutes drive are Antur Stiniog DH centre, Penmachno Trails, Gwydyr Forest Trails, Dyfi Trails, Mach Trails, Llandegla, Nant yr Arian and lots of wild riding too.
bulletFor local mountain bike coaching, guiding and workshops contact Wheelism Snowbikers
bulletThere is now a 30 acre paint ball site in the area.  Check out Dragon Raiders Paintball Park All sizes and ages of party catered for over several different game scenarios.



Soar with the birds with  Snowdon Gliders ** about 1 hour drive away **

Running - Trail Running / Road Running / Fell Running Coed y Brenin, 2 miles from our accommodation at Cadair View Lodge, has been set up as the 1st dedicated centre for trail runners and hikers in the UK.  Read about it HERE
bulletRun Coed y Brenin - Trail running store, demo centre, the trails and the events
bullet Trail Marathon Wales - Coed y Brenin
bullet Winter Trail Wales - Coed y Brenin
bullet Night Trail Wales - Coed y Brenin

Stand-up Paddleboarding

bulletLearn the skills with KSW Board Riders at Aberdyfi ** about 1 hour drive away **


bulletSurf Snowdonia - Dolgarog - The World's first publicly accessible Wavegarden® artificial surfing lagoon.  Opening Summer 2015.  Surf on waves up to 6ft high in a 300m outdoor wave lagoon  ** about 45 minutes drive away **
Underground Adventures
bullet Bounce Below + Junior Bounce - bounce on huge, underground trampolines
bullet Go Below Challenge - 5 hours underground for 10 year olds upwards.  Exploring, climbing, traverses, boat, zipline
bullet Go Below Xtreme - All day underground for 18 year olds upwards.  Abseiling, traverses, ziplines.  Graded as tough
bullet ZipBelow Xtreme - All day underground for 18 year olds upwards.   Abseiling, traverses, ziplines.  Graded as tough.  The longest underground adventure in the World!
bullet ZipWorld Caverns - "Journey through an underground Indiana Jones-esque adventure environment"  Suitable for 10 years and upwards.  Lasts up to 3 hours.

** Guests Staying At Cadair View Lodge Receive a Discount at Go Below Subject to Terms & Conditions **

Underground Exploration
bulletExploration, adventures and activities for all ages and abilities.  Check out our Going Underground in Snowdonia page



Try Bala Watersports

Zip Line Adventures
bullet Zip Below  - the longest underground adventure in the World - guests staying at Cadair View Lodge receive a discount on this activity subject to Ts&Cs
bullet ZipWorld Caverns - "Journey through an underground Indiana Jones-esque adventure environment"  Suitable for 10 years and upwards.  Lasts up to 3 hours.
bullet ZipWorld Velocity - the fastest zip line in the World - Bethesda ** about 1 hour drive away **
bullet ZipWorld Titan - Europe's only 4 person zip line - Blaenau Ffestiniog

For other activities try

bullet an independent Welsh based search engine for Welsh based web sites. Local links for local people.


Last Minute Wales also have links to various activities

Thank you to all of the leaflet writers whose information I have borrowed to promote their ventures.

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