Your North Wales Bucket List: Five Fun-Filled Adventures

With the New Year drawing ever closer, many of us begin to consider the new goals and adventures we would like to achieve in our lives. Whether that’s exploring a new area or challenging yourself to an adrenaline-fuelled day out, we all need something to look forward to and work towards. North Wales is home to some of the most beautiful locations in the UK, and as voted the adventure sports capital, the discoveries and exciting challenges to be had are abundant! If you are in search of some inspiration for a bucket list entry, after reading our five adventures of 2018, some of these ideas may feature on top of your list. SnowdoniaAt an impressive 3,560ft and the highest mountain range in Wales and England, Snowdonia is an imposing and rugged landscape. If you’re looking for something rewarding, fun and a little bit of a challenge, why not have a go at climbing to the top? Getting out into the great outdoors is not only proven to improve your mood, but it also gives you the opportunity to push yourself. The walk up can be an exhilarating experience, that will take determination but with this, comes the reward of the breath-taking landscape that you will be surrounded by when you reach the pinnacle. Grab a group of your friends or family, turn your phones off and be immersed in what nature has to offer. Snowdonia National Park.Pontcysyllte Aqueduct Walking across the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct takes approximately 45 minutes, although if you’re not used to heights then it may take slightly longer! The structure is worldly recognised for the innovativity of the engineering at the time. The World Heritage Site, Pontcysyllte Aqueduct was a central transportation route during the Industrial Revolution and was internationally celebrated for the exemplary and ingenious iron design and structure used. Built in 1795, the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct carves the landscape at an incredible 38 meters high and has a total of 19 iron spans, it still stands as the largest aqueduct in Britain. Pontcysyllte AqueductImage credit: Russell Trow Smallest House in Great Britain For the novelty bucket list entry, a visit to the smallest house in Great Britain should tick the unique and unusual box. The Quay House in Conwy attracts thousands of visitors each year and takes ‘chocolate box’ to the next level. The property has a front door and two small windows, one downstairs and the other upstairs. It has been owned by the same family since 1900 and has received an official declaration of its status, as well as an appearance in the Guinness Book of Records. Image credit: Monika Zip World and Caverns North Wales is home to the fastest zip line in the world and also the longest in the whole of Europe! For those of you visiting the area who are keen to seek out a thrilling, adrenaline-fuelled adventure, Zip World should be included in your itinerary. Your day will be filled with soaring heights at unimaginable speeds as you are taken across the stunning quarry lake that boasts panoramic views of the Welsh countryside. After you have spent your time sky-high you can then go on to explore the underground world of the caverns. The exhilarating adventure takes you deep into the caves below where you will climb, jump and scramble around the rock faces. Image credit: William Hook Bala LakeWild, open-water swimming is fast becoming one of the biggest trends. With the secluded natural beauty and the freshness of an icy plunge, many are being lured by the idea of a quick dip. Bala Lake is surrounded by mountains and as the largest natural lake in Wales, it is perfect for swimming. While there are kayaks, windsurfers, and people fishing, there are no motorised boats permitted on the water, so you are guaranteed a peaceful paddle. Image credit: Emma Websdale What would feature on your North Wales bucket list? Will you be attempting any of the adventures mentioned above during your stay at our New Years Eve holiday park, North Wales? Let us know via our social media channels!

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