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  • Lor6969
    Cambridge, UK214 contributions
    Amazing! It is really out of this world. So beautiful! Really recommend the walk around the lake. The walk is not difficult so go for it.
    Written 28 August 2022
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  • Sarah
    Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates4 contributions
    A big thank you and well done to the organisers of this wonderful community hub that brings people together in a fun and interesting way. Well worth a visit <3
    Written 14 June 2019
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  • Avux99
    Cheshire, UK513 contributions
    Got dropped off & cycled this near 11 mile trail (the easy way!) coming down from Llyn Ogwen to Porth Penrhyn near Bangor.

    The downside of doing a one way trip this way is you don’t get the front frontal view heading into the Snowdonia mountains. That said, it’s a problem easily solved by stopping & turning around occasionally!

    Pretty easy coming down this way, it’s predominantly downhill, you are coming down 1,000 feet over 11 miles, some of it is steeply downhill so you’ll have the brakes covered.

    I counted four or five kissing gates which whilst necessary for cattle etc, are annoying from a cyclists perspective. Another thing to look out for are cattle grids, there are a handful of those also.

    The trail surface varies. From Llyn Ogwen it is tarmacked public road (albeit narrow if you are unlucky enough to encounter any cars) until just before Penrhyn Quarry. Then it becomes significantly rougher with a loose stone up & down section of trail all around the edge of the quarry until you are out the other side. Then you have a stretch down the B4409 & then on to Llwyn Bleddyn Road to rejoin the Lon Las Ogwen trail as a tarmacked off road trail (except another very short in B4409 road stretch of 150 yards or so in Tregarth) all the way to Porth Penrhyn.

    Overall, I enjoyed this but it would be a bit of a killer going the other way I guess!
    Written 12 September 2022
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  • Sco
    Aberdeen, UK4,108 contributions
    As with many of the Welsh towns and villages I drove through and visited, many have large, sturdy, well made and built to last churches. This is no exception. If not being used as a church, many potentially could / would make excellent homes.
    Written 3 October 2017
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  • Lucia L
    1 contribution
    Today we did scrambling up the north ridge of Tryfan with Nick. Nick was very knowledge giving us a lot of good scrambling tips and very helpful throughout the day from telling us about the different rocks and birds to taking 'action' photos for us to remember the day by. Would definitely recommend doing and hope to have Nick as our tour guide again the next time we go scrambling! His dog Peris made sure to show us all up with his scrambling skills 😊. Thank you!
    Written 26 May 2022
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  • Greta M
    2 contributions
    The staff are energetic, fun and friendly but take their job and safety very seriously. Although it's not something I would do again, it was definitely an exciting experience. The only complaint I had is that the strap of the helmet repeatedly hit my ear while ziplining so that might need to be looked into, but overall we had a great time.
    Written 27 September 2022
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  • Jason
    1 contribution
    I had contacted Paul from Australia telling him of my plans for climbing during 2020 and if he could help get me started, to which Paul set up a plan that I was extremely happy with.
    I did a Scrambling course and was not disappointed. Paul is an excellent instructor, friendly, knowledgeable and not just about climbing but the area we climbed in.
    Over the 2 days we worked on tying figure of eights with stopper knots, tying clove hitches in and out of reach, removing gear (slings, cams, nuts) whilst climbing and at belays, belaying, abseiling, scrambling on grade 1 unroped, grade 2 and 3 roped both pitches and being short roped.
    I will be back and highly recommend Paul.
    Written 20 February 2020
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  • Ewokewok
    Halifax, UK8 contributions
    Just reviewing the morons who go to a country and take offence at the locals speaking their own language. No stars from me. But five stars to the landlord and Welsh-speakers for sticking two fingers up to them. I’d write this in Welsh if I could. All I’ve got is Caergybi but maybe I’ll drop in one day and the friendly locals will teach me a few words to be going on with.
    Written 30 June 2021
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  • welshvisitor
    Bangor, UK13 contributions
    I have bought several pieces from here both as gifts and for myself.the pottery is made on the premises and you are welcome to see the kiln and wheels.they also promote other local artisans through display space for paintings.
    Written 8 May 2019
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  • 15Pglo
    Glossop, United Kingdom11 contributions
    Having recently bought a caravan in the area, we are on the look out for pubs which welcome dogs indoors as well as outside. We found this pub in the autumn and have been several times. Lovely open fire on cold days. Only shame is that the dog friendly area is so small. There is a raised area of the bar which could easily accept them too.
    Written 17 August 2015
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  • Adrian W
    Menai Bridge, UK82 contributions
    Great day out with my 14 year old son, guided walk by experienced mountain leaders up from Ogwen Cottage via Llyn Bochlwyd up to Glyder Fach & along to Glyder Fawr, challenging weather windy & low cloud, then drop down & up to Y Garn. Fantastic scenery, great knowledge of the terrain. Would thoroughly recommend to anyone wanting to gain some experience of Snowdonia.
    Written 7 August 2016
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  • molly75
    lincolnshire696 contributions
    I visited this place with a friend & 4 kids. I called in at 4pm to book a table for that night & managed to get one for 7pm. It was a Monday, so it was busy because of the eat out to help out 50% off deal. It’s a lovely cosy place & the staff were welcoming. The only thing was the food took over an hour to arrive, not good when we had kids with us. But when it did arrive it was very tasty & we all enjoyed our meals.
    Written 23 August 2020
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  • Rhys T
    3 contributions
    Tom & Jess have a shop with a shared premises with an antique and bric-a-brac shop. The range of fittings, garden equipment and tools is excellent. The shop also supplies fly-fishing supplies, cuts keys and sells groovy bird socks and has a few tables where you can take a coffee and tunnocks tea cake should you so wish!
    Written 15 March 2018
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