Snowdonia holidays

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Drones circling over Snowdonia could bring life-saving mobile signal to remote areas
A prototype craft that will fly network telecoms starts trials with north Wales mountain rescue services next year

Steven Morris

27, Oct, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘I wanted my children to grow up here’: how Airbnb is ruining local communities in north Wales
Families in Gwynedd county are being evicted as swathes of property are converted to short-term rentals for the tourism industry – and the situation being played out across the country. Can anything be done to help?

Sirin Kale with data by David Blood

10, Aug, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Wales on wheels: bikepacking for novices
A self-guided camp-and-cycle trip in southern Snowdonia was so glorious, I didn’t want it to end

Sian Lewis

20, Jul, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Let there not be light: a stargazing walk in celestial Wales
Light pollution is a modern scourge but a concerted effort to bring the darkness to Wales is under way – with the help of astronomy strolls led by experts wielding laser pens

Jamie Lafferty

24, Feb, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Go south of Snowdon to find peaceful walks away from the crowds
Magnificent valleys, lookouts and rivers to stroll alongside add to the tranquillity in a quieter part of Snowdonia national park

Kevin Rushby

23, Sep, 2021 @5:30 AM

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Slow down in Snowdonia: a laid-back way to see north Wales
We take the train and local buses on a break with a new low-carbon specialist that aims to ‘make slow travel mainstream’

Jane Dunford

02, Aug, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Snowdonia on a budget: a five-star hostel in the heart of the national park
In the third of our series, an upgraded former YHA hostel is the perfect base for cycling, swimming and scrambling in Sir Edmund Hillary’s footsteps

Dixe Wills

21, Jul, 2021 @10:49 AM

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Beautiful words for our troubled times | Brief letters
Brief letters: Snowdonia memories | Poetry | Downticks | Photo opportunities | Pointless


29, Jan, 2021 @5:56 PM

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Tree of the week: the beloved birch that could fall victim to its own success
In the water of Llyn Padarn in Snowdonia stands a birch tree that has captured the hearts of many visitors. But should they be swimming out to pose with it?

Ann Lee

19, Oct, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Lady of the lane: on the Sarn Elen trail in Snowdonia
According to myth, a female saint led the construction of a 160-mile Roman road running the length of Wales, a route that can still be traced through forests and hamlets near Betws-y-Coed

Sharon Blackie

29, Dec, 2019 @10:00 AM

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Country diary: Snowdonia's folklore river still invites a poetic pilgrimage
Llan Ffestiniog, Gwynedd: The Cyfnal gorge has attracted writers, mages and mystics over centuries, and the atmospherics still thrum

Jim Perrin

05, Nov, 2019 @5:30 AM

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Snowdonia activity break: dream trips for daredevils
With inland surfing, ziplining and caving on tap, Snowdonia doesn’t lack thrills, but climbing Snowdon itself is still the pinnacle of excitement

Kevin Rushby

05, Oct, 2019 @6:00 AM

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