Sporting activities in North Wales

You’re staying at one of the many hotels or maybe even at a beautiful country house hotel Snowdonia, and want to experience what sporting activities North Wales has to offer. Below are a few popular spots you should take advantage of on your visit.

Fishing in Snowdonia

Snowdonia has a host of fishing options for both a novice and experienced fisherman. Unlike other, rougher sports available in the countryside, fishing is all about peaceful settings, patience and a healthy balance of the tranquillity and excitement. This sport is versatile and is still enjoyed by different generations.

If you live in Snowdonia you will know that it has stunning coastal areas with numerous inland lakes, a perfect fishing spot in North Wales. Tourists far and wide visit Snowdonia and its wide choices of fishing destinations.

Lakes in and around Snowdonia include Bala Lake, Trawsfynydd Lake, Cwellyn Lake, Tal y Llyn, Cregennan Lake, which is perfect for trout fishing and Ogwen Lake to name only a handful.

However, if you prefer river fishing instead check out Conwy River, Mawddach River, Llyfni River, Dwyfor River and Glaslyn River for a wonderful supply of salmon, brown trout and sea trout, especially numerous in the late summer season.

Golf in Caernarfon

North Wales is very much the go-to for world-class championship courses and hidden gems. Established over 100 years ago, Caernarfon Golf Club is located between the world famous mountains of Eryri and the Menai Straits, with the view of Snowdon just in the background. Boasting magnificent panoramic views of the not only the mountains but the coast lines, the club features true running greens and lush fairways. Made up of 18 challenging holes over 6,000 yards, the course is suitable for all skill levels.

Surfing in Anglesey

Visit Rhosneigr, the beautiful picturesque village in Anglesey, and ride the waves. Consistent for good waves and problematic rip tides, ensure you’re a confident swimmer and surfer before heading out. Although this is not an ideal spot for novice surfers, there are plenty of other places the catch the surf on the North Wales coast line including the Llyn Peninsula, Conwy and Gwynedd. All feature different surfing conditions, some with lower waves.

Don’t worry if you don’t know how to surf as many surfing locations around North Wales also offer lessons for beginners. Or alternatively, If surfing isn’t your thing then why not try bodyboarding or paddleboarding.

Skiing and Snowboarding in Llandudno

Whether you are a beginner or a pro at skiing or snowboarding, this ski and snowboard centre in Llandudno is great for all ages and abilities. The open practice allows you to use the slopes recreationally without tuition; however open practice is only available to experienced skiers. You must be able to use the lifts and be able to control your speed and direction as well as know how to stop.

If you are a novice, there is a great range of snowboard and skiing lessons available. Sessions includes, Adult, Junior, Tots, Private and Family, ranging from levels 1 to 5. These lessons will show you all there is to know about skiing or snowboarding, down to your equipment and how to wear it.


News Reporter