The Barn Outdoor Pursuits Association

Woodlands Centre

Low cost, self catering accommodation in Betws-y-Coed

Things to do

Free activities

Marin mountain bike trail

The Marin Trail is a proper mountain bike trail in every sense of the term. Big climbs, big descents, brilliant singletrack and truly awesome scenery make this a trail to remember. Most, but not all, of the climbs are on forest roads and tracks giving you time to take in the views of the mountains of snowdonia, and all of the descents are on the sweetest singletrack.The singletack varies from very tight, technical and rocky to wonderfully open and flowing, from dark forest to exposed ridgelines.

For more information contact Beics Betws, who operate a bike hire in the area, on 01690 710 766

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Llyn Elsi orienteering course

Map available from Cotswold Outdoor shop Betws Y Coed. Course starts behind shop

A a challenging outdoor adventure that exercises both the mind and the body. The aim is to navigate in sequence between control points marked on a unique orienteering map and decide the best route to complete the course in the quickest time. It does not matter how young, old or fit you are, as you can run, walk or jog the course and progress at your own pace.

St Michaels Church

Old Church Road Betws-y-Coed Conwy LL24 0AL United Kingdom. 01690 710333

Built in the 14th century, St Michael's Church is the oldest building in Betws-y-Coed, and is located on the banks of the River Conwy. Replaced by the parish church of St Mary's in 1873, St Michael's lay slumbering peacefully throughout the twentieth century. But by the early 1990's it was in a sorry state, with a leaking roof and associated plaster damage ­ and it was urgently in need of repair work.

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Activity providers

Seren Adventures

Vicarage Road Betws-Y-Coed Conwy LL24 0AD United Kingdom. 01690 710754

Climb a Mountain, Scramble up a River, Go Canyoning, learn to map read. This is all available from our base at the Betws-y-Coed Adventure Centre. We provide Adventure Activities, Guided Walks and Outdoor Courses to help you get more out of your outdoor adventures in Snowdonia.

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Horizon Expeditions

9 Castle Terrace Dolwyddelan Gwynedd North Wales LL25 0NJ. 07966808116

Welcome to Horizon Expeditions! Horizon Expeditions specialise in expeditions, hill walking, mountain treks etc, and skills courses for Walkers, Climbers and Mountaineers. We also offer adventure activities for Schools, Youth Groups, Birthday Parties, Stag and Hen parties and any other excuse to get out into the Great Outdoors!

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Go Below Underground Adventures

Penmachno Betws-y-coed Conwy LL24 0PN United Kingdom. 01690 710108

Totally different! Totally exhilarating! Underground Adventure Trips in the abandoned mines of Snowdonia. Get in on the Caving action for some serious subterranean fun!

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Swallow falls

OS gid ref. SH 776 591

Swallow Falls is the highest continuous waterfall in Wales. The falls are set on the River Llugwy two miles west of Betws-y-Coed along the A5 to Capel Curig, in the beautiful Gwydir Forest.

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Conwy Valley Railway Museum

The old goods yard Betws-y-coed Conwy LL24 0AL United Kingdom

The Conwy Valley Railway Museum was originally formed by Alan Pratt in the early 70s with a small exhibition in one of the standard gauge bogie coaches. And the facility of a MK1 coach as a small Café providing tea, coffee and biscuits. The carriages being left on a section of one of the sidings in the old goods yard of Betws y Coed station.

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Attractions of North Wales

Conwy United Kingdom

This website gives you just a flavour of some of the attractions and things to do in Snowdonia and the rest of North Wales that you can visit and enjoy whilst you are staying on holiday in the Conwy Valley.

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The marin trail
Llyn elsi reservoir
Climbing near ogwen
Swallow falls
View from top of Snowdon
Miniature Steam Railway