Situated where the A5 crosses the A470 Betws-y-Coed is known as the Gateway to Snowdonia. It's surrounded on all sides by forests and it's name actually translates at 'Sanctuary in the Forest'. It's the perfect base for walking, cycling, and mountain biking, but also a great place to just relax.
We are based five minutes up the road towards Capel Curig on the main A5 in North Wales. Capel Curig is an outdoors activity haven and very popular with walkers, kayakers, climbers and mountaineers.
Snowdonia Nordic Walking is based on a working farm in Capel Curig, North Wales. We also offer camping, "chicken coops", and B&B facilities. Please visit our website for more info on how to book accommodation and enjoy walking and the outdoors whilst staying with us.
Swn-y-Dwr is a peaceful and contemporary holiday cottage in the heart of Betws-y-Coed and sleeps up to 11 people.
Ty’n Y Fron is a country house B&B just a short walk from the centre of Betws-y-Coed, the Gateway to the Snowdonia National Park. It has been awarded a 5 Star Grading and Gold Award for Excellence by Visit Wales (the Welsh Tourist Board). The house is set in grounds of nearly an acre and guests are welcome to relax in the garden at the end of the day. All bedrooms have an en-suite shower room (one with a bath) and are individually decorated to suit all tastes. On site parking is available for the exclusive use of guests.
Old Rectory Cottage is a detached dog friendly self-catering cottage in the delightful village of Trefriw, just a ten minute drive from Betws-y-Coed. The cottage sleeps six people in three bedrooms and has two bathrooms and parking for two cars. A great location, close to all that Snowdonia has to offer. Including walks from the doorstep.
Beddgelert Bikes are based close to the forest in the Spectacular Snowdonia National Park. Off road trails for all abilities start from their centre.
Situated in Beddgelert village, park in Snowdonia National Park public car park and follow the signs for Beddgelert bikes - they are on the left.
Contact - email@example.com or Call 07572 336578
Jenny is an INWA qualified Nordic Walking Instructor, having completed training with British Nordic Walking, and is trained in Emergency Outdoor First Aid - so you will be in safe hands!
She is originally from nearby Llandudno, North Wales, and moved to Snowdonia in 2015, after spending 10 years living in various cities in England (and six sunny months in Australia!) "Having been away from the area and then moving back, really makes me appreciate the natural beauty of Capel Curig, and the great outdoors so much more. I really wanted to share this with people. Moving here was was a complete change from living in cities like London - but one I am grateful for every day."
An experienced triathlete and skier, Jenny first tried Nordic Walking with a local group, whilst looking for new outdoor activities and a way to keep fit in the off season. "I went to my first session, and was amazed at the workout I got. I considered myself pretty fit, but the speed of the walk was a surprise, and I discovered muscles I never knew I had!"
After having two children in quick succession she was also seeking an effective alternative to standard cardio exercise, that would be kind on the joints and still help maintain fitness levels. Nordic walking fit the bill perfectly! "Most of all I love getting out in the fresh air and speaking to people - it's such a mood booster and I never regret a walk."
Jenny speaks English and Welsh so can deliver your session in either language - and is always happy to teach visitors a few useful Welsh words or assist with tricky pronunciation!
The original aim of launching Snowdonia Nordic Walking Ltd was to share this accessible and enjoyable sport with either local people, or those visiting the area. It's a chance to view some spectacular scenery whilst also learning a new skill and getting information about a beautiful and interesting area. The hope is that you leave us having made a connection, as well as getting a great full-body workout!