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Browsing leisure pursuits within 20 miles of Bala-Backpackers

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A small car park under Norway spruce trees. Access to the Forest Garden Discovery Trail, where you can experience trees from all over the world, some with fascinating facts on secret signs (access to all ability trail).

Coed y Brenin Forest Park (NRW), Ganllwyd, Dolgellau, Gwynedd, LL402HN (14 miles, 23 km)

 

The National White Water Centre has over 30 years of experience in providing white water rafting at the best summer white water facility in the UK.

Canolfan Tryweryn, Frongoch, Bala, Gwynedd, LL23 7NU (4 miles, 6 km)

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There are 5 waymarked trails starting from the Penyffordd Car Park.Designed for horse riders but also suitable for walkers.The trails range from the easiest which is the 5 mile Banwy Trot to 16milers for a full days ride.Grid Ref:SJ 033154

Dyfnant & Vyrnwy Forests (NRW), Powys, SY21 0QH (14 miles, 23 km)

 

Why not hire one of our bikes when you visit Lake Vyrnwy? Take a pleasant ride around the lake and experience some of the most beautiful scenery in Mid Wales.

Artisans, The Old Sawmill, Lake Vyrnwy, Oswestry, Powys, SY10 0NA (12 miles, 19 km)

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There are three recommended walking routes to conquer Cader Idris. Whichever route you take they are all designated ‘hard/strenuous’ routes, and you should allow between five to six hours to get there and back

Southern Snowdonia | Cadair Idris, Southern Snowdonia, LL39 1AX (19 miles, 31 km)

 

Fly fishing at Lake Vyrnwy started in 1818 after the lake was flooded and stocked with 40,000 loch leven brown trout. This reservoir is the world’s second oldest manmade trout fishery.

Lake Vyrnwy Hotel & Spa, Lake Vyrnwy, Llanwddyn, Mid Wales, Powys, SY10 0LY (12 miles, 19 km)

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Located in Snowdonia National Park, Coed y Brenin offers some of the most exciting, Mountain Biking routes in Wales. From the novice to the expert, there are miles of challenging trails to test your skills, what ever your level.

Coed y Brenin Visitor Centre (NRW), Ganllwyd, Dolgellau, Gwynedd, LL40 2HZ (14 miles, 22 km)

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Walk the award winning Lake Vyrnwy Sculpture Trail with superb works of art dotted around the shores of the lake. The sculpture trail will help tens of thousands people who visit the lake each year to discover artwork.

RSPB Lake Vyrnwy Nature Reserve, Llanwddyn, Oswestry, SY10 0LZ (12 miles, 19 km)

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Rhiwagor Trail (2 miles, 3.2 km); Llechwedd-du Walk (5.5 miles, 9.1 km); Ty Uchaf Walk (5 miles, 7.8 km); Craig Garth Bwlch Trail (3 miles, 4.8 km); Grwn Oer Trail (1-2 miles, 3.2 km)

Llyn Efyrnwy | Lake Vyrnwy, Llanwddyn, Powys, SY10 0LY (12 miles, 19 km)

 

Start: Dinas Mawddwy village car park Grid Reference: SH 858 150 Distance: 3.4 km - 2.1 miles Grade: Easy Terrain: Riverside walk along grassy paths and firm tracks Maps: OS Explorer - OL 23

Walk Route: Easy

  • Miles: 2

Dinas Mawddwy, Gwynedd, LL49 9LP (14 miles, 22 km)

 

The cycle route heads inland from the town of Dolgellau across the Cambrian Mountains and heads South East towards Builth Wells and Llanelwedd.

Cycle Route: Sustrans Route 8

Dolgellau Town Centre, LL40 1SR (17 miles, 27 km)

 

Download the free leaflet with six cycle routes through the exciting scenery around Bala, southern Snowdonia, the home of the annual Wild Wales Challenge cycling event. www.GoBala.org

Bala & Penllyn, Gwynedd, LL23 7AD (0 miles, 0 km)

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Begin and end your tour in Eldon Square and look at its buildings in detail.

Walk Route: Town Trail

  • Access: Start at Eldon Square
  • Duration: 1.5 hours at a leisurely pace

Dolgellau, Southern Snowdonia, LL40 1PS (17 miles, 27 km)

 
 
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