Outdoor Activities for Walkers, Climbers and Paddlers

Bryn Llys offers a great base for climbers, walkers and paddlers, with easy access into the mountains for rivers and lakes. Situated five minute’s drive from the Ogwen Valley and close to the A5 and A55 expressway, allowing quick access other parts of North Wales and to the coast and island of Anglesey. We are on hand to help you get the most from your time in North Wales, whether it’s some friendly advice on venues or routes, making the best of the weather or if you would like some ideas for future objectives, we are always happy to chat.

Outdoor Activities for Walkers, Climbers and Paddlers

The Mountains:

Walking

Whether its just a short stroll through spectacular scenery or a multi-day expedition across the mountains Snowdonia, North Wales has it all. With the iconic peaks of Snowdon, Glyderau and Carneddau close by there is plenty of options to choose from. If you prefer something a little shorter and lower but with great views across the region there are plenty of options close by. But it doesn’t have to be about the hills and mountains. We have stunning forests, lakes and coastline each offering their own unique environments and great days out for walkers. Don’t be put off by the weather, the local micro climates around the region can often mean there is always somewhere to find shelter and more favourable conditions even on the worst days!

Scrambling

The mountains of Snowdonia have some of the best scrambling anywhere in the UK!

The legendary Snowdon Horseshoe, a long, high mountain day taking in the famous knife-edge ridge of Crib Goch, then the summit of Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon), and finally over Lliwedd where the early pioneers of Himalayan climbing used to train, is a classic day out

The iconic Ogwen Valley boasts a number of classic scrambles on iconic peaks such as Tryfan, Glyder Fach and Y Garn.

If you prefer a bit more isolation and wilderness then head to the Carneddau where you will find some hidden gems – long routes, spectacular scenery and breath-taking taking views.

Climbing

North Wales is one of the best places for rock climbing offering some of the most magnificent, celebrated and exciting routes in the world. The cliffs and crags of Snowdonia are steeped in climbing history and folklore and this area has long been a proving ground for British climbers and mountaineers and those seeking adventures in the worlds biggest mountain ranges.

In a relatively small geographical area, North Wales can offer many climbing venues with very different characteristics; single pitch or multi pitch, steep or slabby, bold or well protected, roadside or isolated. Many areas have their own micro climates – and with a little local knowledge it is possible to find somewhere dry to climb even on the wettest of days! With such great diversity of venues, rock types, styles and grades North Wales has something for every climber

Bryn Llys offers a great base for climbers and walkers, with easy access into the mountains – only five minute’s drive into the Ogwen Valley and close to the A5 and A55 expressway allowing quick access other parts of North Wales and to the coast and island of Anglesey. We are on hand to help you get the most from your time in North Wales whether it’s some friendly advice on venues or routes, making the best of the weather or if you would like some ideas for future objectives we are always happy to chat. We also have a separate drying room, laundry and storage space for all your kit if required.

The Water

Whether it’s just a short relaxing paddle through spectacular scenery or getting out on the water for a longer adventure, the rivers, lakes and coastline of Snowdonia and North Wales have it all with plenty of options for great days out. Don’t be put off by the weather, the local micro climates around the region can often mean there is always somewhere to find shelter and more favourable conditions even on the worst days!

Sea Kayaking

North Wales has some of the best sea kayaking in the world. It’s partly due to the rolling surf, challenging tides and the incredible views. The stunning coastline of cliffs, islands and wildlife make for a truly memorable experience. The island of Anglesey offers fantastic coastline on all sides, with plenty of options in most conditions.

Kayaking

The stunning mountains and deep valleys of Snowdonia offer a wealth of lakes and rivers for all kayakers. North Wales is home to some amazing rivers providing white water kayakers of all abilities with a challenge. If you prefer something more serene, the local lakes offer flat water paddling options for those wishing to explore the area by kayak

Close by we have the white-water centres at Llangollen and Canolfan Trweryrn which also offer rafting options, a great day out for families and groups!

Canoeing and Stand up paddle boarding

If you like the sound of beautiful surroundings, but not so much the challenging waters, then canoeing or stand up paddling boarding are the perfect options. You can do both on many of the scenic lakes in North Wales. A short drive from us, Llyn Padarn offers a stunning lake surrounded by majestic mountains it’s a great venue for the whole family to enjoy the gentle waters of North Wales.

Bryn Llys offers a great base for paddlers, with easy access into the mountains for rivers and lakes  – only five minute’s drive rom A55 expressway allowing quick access other parts of North Wales and to the coast and island of Anglesey. We are also very close to the river Ogwen, one of the best and classic rivers in North Wales and can help with logistics and shuttles. With a drying room and plenty of parking and storage for equipment it offers a great base for groups and courses. We are on hand to help you get the most from your time in North Wales and we have a wealth of experience and can help you access equipment hire and tuition if you are looking to take your first paddling strokes or fine tune your existing skills.