Another one close to the top of our list. Since our inception we have sought to provide authentic and accurate information for those wishing to visit the area to enjoy outdoor activities. Initially this was through the seminal www.snowdonia-active.com but soon expanded to running internet cafes at UK Outdoor Shows, showcasing the website and the businesses from across the region. Latterly we have been working with local partners in the delivery of dedicated outdoor information through more mainstream tourism outlets and information centres.
Still the best and most up-to-date website for outdoor sector business listings and outdoor news from in and around Snowdonia.
Outdoor Activity Booking Hubs:
Packaged outdoor activity sessions available through Tourist Information Centres across the region.
One Big Adventure Booking Hub
As part of the Outdoor Tourism Project, Gwynedd Council commissioned Snowdonia-Active to design and implement an online booking system to be piloted in TICs across Gwynedd and Snowdonia National Park. Working with AALS licensed providers Snowdonia-Active facilitated a weekly programme of activities throughout the summer of 2013 which could be booked directly through the TICs. As a result of this work Gwynedd Council are looking to extend the programme of activities in summer 2014.
iTry: 2006 – 2009
The iTry project was the result of a logical progression of work commissioned by Visit Wales to help maximise the economic potential of North West Wales’ outdoor sector.
Snowdonia-Active worked with Visit Wales accredited activity providers to price, package and programme a range of outdoor activity sessions which could be booked at participating TICs.
Outdoor Activity Information Points
Pilot study into formalising information provision to outdoor enthusiasts through outdoor shops
With Funding from Tourism Partnership Mid Wales Snowdonia-Active established a one year pilot study into three Outdoor Activity Information Points based in Outdoor Shops and Outdoor Cafés around Snowdonia. The aim of this pilot was to formalise the information provision that has traditionally been available from those working in outdoor shops with good local knowledge of activities and services available locally.
Activity & Area Guides
Creation of 23 Local Area and Activity guides
Snowdonia-Active is producing 11 outdoor activity guides and 12 area guides. Each written by an author at the forefront of their respective activity and edited by Snowdonia-Active into a unique resource – free to download in .pdf format
- Rock Climbing & Bouldering – Simon Panton
- Mountain Walking, Scrambling & Mountaineering – Andy Newton
- Sea Kayaking – Olly Sanders
- Canoeing & White Water Kayaking – Loel Collins
- Surfing & Windsurfing – Dave Buckland
- Low Level Walking – Sam Roberts
- Dingy Sailing & Yachting – Christian Mach
- Mtn Biking/Cycling – Dafydd Davis
- Diving – Chris Holden
- Paragliding & Hangliding – David Gale
- Groups & Family Activities – Sea Level Traversing, Gorge Scrambling, Rafting, etc. – Anne Vowles