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Responsible Travel


The places we hold our races are hugely special with great environmental importance and they're also our homes. We want to inspire activity in the outdoors, appreciation of the natural world, and action to protect it.

Many of our participants choose to stay in the local area when competing in one of our events. With the majority of our events held in North Wales, somewhere we know a lot about, so we've put together some information about this special area of the world, and how you can make your visit a positive one.

Plan, Discover & Protect

  • Plan ahead - Take extra time to plan your visit and pre-book your accommodation, any visits to attractions or places to eat.
  • Make use of the local transport links - take advantage of our public transport system, cycle routes, and walking paths.
  • Shop local - Wales is famous for its amazing Welsh produce if you can be sure to shop small and local to the area you are staying.
  • Be responsible - When out in the mountains be sure to follow the countryside code by following signs, leaving gates as you find them, and leaving no trace of litter.

You can find a wealth of information about visiting the area, particularly Snowdonia National Park here.

WELSH LANGUAGE

The use of the Welsh language is a prominent feature at our events, and we are hugely proud of our Welsh heritage.

Here are a few simple phrases that you can use whilst on your stay in North Wales:

  • “Bore da” – Good morning. pronunciation: ‘bore-ray-dah’
  • “Prynhawn da” – Good afternoon pronunciation: ‘prin-how’n-dah’
  • “Nos da” – Good night pronunciation: ‘Nohs-dah’
  • “Helô / Hello. pronunciation: ‘hell-oh
  • Sut mae?” – How are you? pronunciation: ‘sit-mi’
  • Da iawn diolch” – Very well, thank you pronunciation: ‘Da-yow-un-dee-olch’
  • Diolch / Diolch yn fawr” – Thanks / Thank you very much pronunciation: ‘Dee-olch / dee-olch-un-vow-er’
  • Croeso” – Welcome pronunciation: ‘Croy-so’
  • “Hwyl“ – Bye. pronunciation: ‘Hoy-ul’

Be sure to give them a try, we love to hear the language being used!

PLACES TO VISIT

Where do we start? North Wales has so many different attractions! Below are a few very different ideas that appeal to a variety of tastes.

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RIB RIDE

Experience Anglesey and the Menai Straits from a completely new, and exciting, perspective.

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ABER FALLS DISTILLERY

Local bistro, a distillery tour, and soon Gin Lab! Make your own gins between Snowdonia & the Menai Straits.

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NATIONAL SLATE MUSEUM

Explore the history of one of the newest UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

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NEWBOROUGH FOREST & LLANDDWYN BEACH

The home of our Sandman and Trail Half Marathons is a beautiful place to visit all year round.

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MELIN LLYNON

A historic windmill, now producing fine gin, chocolate, and now the famous Mônuts!

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PLACES TO STAY

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The Royal Victoria Hotel - Llanberis

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CRASHPAD LODGES - Llanberis

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Lon Dryll Outdoors

LÔN DRYLL OUTDOORS - Deiniolen

Bunkhouse & Rooms

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THE BULKELEY HOTEL - Beaumaris

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Llety Llanddwyn

LLETY LLANDDWYN - Newborough

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Plas Coch Guesthouse Llanberis

PLAS COCH - Llanberis

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SHOPPING & EATING

There are a host of locally-owned businesses in North Wales that will value your support. We've put a selection together for you, but this is by no means an exhaustive list!

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FFIKA - Varies

(Vegan-friendly, seasonal)

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GALLT y GLYN - Llanberis

(Pizza & Pint, accommodation)

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FRICSAN PIZZA - Cwm-y-Glo

(Pizza, bunkhouse and camping)

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THE ALPINE CAFE - Betws y Coed

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FRÂN LAS - Llanberis

(Vegan)

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HANG IN PIZZARIA - Betws y Coed

(Vegan-friendly)

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GREEN OLIVE CAFE - Menai Bridge

(Vegan-friendly)

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WAVECREST CAFE - Church Bay, Anglesey

(Seasonal)

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THE STORES - Trearddur Bay

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SAGE KITCHEN - Menai Bridge

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BARNACLES CHIP SHOP - Llandudno

(Vegan-friendly)

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BLUE SKY CAFE/BAR - Bangor

(Vegan-friendly)

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Snowdonia Watersports

SNOWDONIA WATERSPORTS - Llanberis

Paddleboard, Watersports & Open Water Swimming Kit

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Lone Tree Cafe

LONE TREE CAFE - Llanberis

Above Snowdonia Watersports, it's a great breakfast/lunch spot by Llyn Padarn

Crib Goch Outdoor

CRIB GOCH OUTDOOR - Llanberis

Independent outdoor shop, selling running & mountain kit.

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Framed Bicylcle Co

FRAMED BICYCLE Co - Llanberis

Independent bike repair, service and retailer.

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