Snowdonia Outdoor Festival – 11-13th August 2017

Location of Gwern Hefin Farm on the A494

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Friday 11th August – Campers arrive. Bars and catering available. Speakers, outdoor activities and taster activities.

Saturday 12th August – Day 1 of sporting events. Live Music. Outdoor activities, speakers, taster activities, bars and catering.

Sunday 13th August – Day 2 of sporting events. Live Music. Outdoor activities, speakers, taster activities, bars and catering.

Monday 14th August – Campers depart

Location: Gwern Hefin Farm, Bala

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Race the Train at Bala Lake Railway – Sat 8 Apr 2017

Bala Lake Railway

Details: “Race the Train” with a twist! Paddleboarders race the train along the length of the lake.

A local Celtic longboat crew won in 2016, will the train regain the crown this year?

Travel on the train to watch the event and cheer the paddleboarders on. Train departs Llanuwchllyn 5:30pm.

Paddleboard entries and enquiries to:
Enquiries: 01678 540666

Also at this event: Sat 4 Mar – St David’s Day Celebration
Fri 14 – Mon 17 Apr – Easter Egg Hunt
Sat 22 Apr – George B’s First Passenger Train
Sat 6 May – Maid Marian 50 Years in
Preservation Celebration
Sat 27-Sun 28 May – Bala Lake Festival of

Rhug Estate 10km & 20km at Rhug Estate – 9 Apr 2017

Rhug Estate, Corwen


The event consists of 2 races. There will be a 10km and 20km race. The route for both races will be one loop and 2 loops of a 10km course. You can catch some great views of the area as you run over the bespoke course.

There is no parking charge for this event. Runners entry fee £23-£29

What you get: A great goodie bag
Unique event technical T-shirt worth £25
Finishers medal
On course refreshments
Chip timing services provided byTDL
Event safety cover
Live race commentary by Stephen Edwards & Cread Cyf
10km Loop Elevation

Easter Egg Hunt at Ty Mawr Wybrnant – 14th – 17th Apr 2017

Easter Egg Hunt

Details: Join us at Ty Mawr Wybrnant for Cadbury’s Easter Egg Hunt. Search high and low for hidden animals around the garden for your chance to win a chocolate prize.

Booking not needed.

Event Details: Fri 14 – Mon 17 April Times: 12:00 to 16:00
Normal admission prices apply + £1.00 per child for the event.

Also at this venue: Fri 14 – Mon 17 Apr – Easter Egg Hunt

Contact: Gerwyn Edwards – 01248 353084

Address: Penmachno, Betws-y-Coed, LL25 0HJ

Bala Standard Distance Triathlon – Sun 3rd Sep 2017

Bala  Standard Distance Triathlon

Bala Standard Distance Triathlon

Join us for the last big race of the season in the UK, Bala Standard Challenge draws hundreds of triathlete’s year on year, having been the Welsh Championships and twice a World Qualifier as well as a regular European Qualifier.

* 1500m Open Water Swin in Llyn Tegid
* Cycle – 39km on CLOSED ROADS
* Run – 10km on CLOSED ROADS

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The Dysynni Trail Fest Challenge – Sat 10th June 2017

Bala Middle Distance TriathlonA flat scenic Course ideal for experienced runners or anyone looking for an introduction to off road running. The trail fest race series will start and finish within the walled garden of Ynysymaengwyn Woodland Park, before running along the tranquil banks of the river Dysynni and the surrounding Dysynni Valley. A series of four races will be held on the day:

* The 1k Woodland Dash Fun Race
* The Dysynni Trail Fest Challenge 5k
* The Dysynni Trail Fest Challenge 10k
* The Dysynni Trail Fest Challenge 15k

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The Bala Challenge Charity Walk at Bala & Penllyn

The Bala Challenge Charity Walk at Bala & Penllyn

The Bala Challenge Charity Walk at Bala & Penllyn

Walking Event, Tuesday 6th June 2017

Details: Venue Start: Leisure Centre, Bala

A Charity walk around Lake Bala, through forests, over moorland with wonderful views and opportunity to see wildlife.

You can raise money for your own charity, good cause, or club, or just enjoy the walk. For approved charities or good causes with a minimum entry of 10 walkers, a donation will be made to the charity returning a significant part of the entry fee. Please apply before the event. Runners may participate but start later, the event is not a race.

For more details visit: www. or contact Peter Cottee on 01678 521782

Bala Middle Distance Triathlon – Sunday 4th June 2017

Bala Lake

Bala Lake

Bala in situated in southern Snowdonia, on the shores of Llyn Tegid (Bala Lake) the largest fresh water lake in Wales. The Middle Distance Triathlon takes place in and around southern Snowdonia National Park.

It Consists of: 2000m Open Water Swin in Llyn Tegid
Cycle – 81K
Run – 20km

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Wild Walks Wales

Wild Walks Wales

Wild Walks Wales

Wild Walks Wales is a new guided mountain walking company specialising in offering small group mountain walks in south Snowdonia.  They run a weekly programme of day walks taking in some of the finest hills and mountains of the area, including walks on Cadair Idris, the Rhinogydd, Arebbigau, Aran Fawddwy, the Dyfi Hill and the Berwyn. There are also on offer Wildlife Walks, Rock Climbing & Abseiling and Orienteering.

Activities are bookable on any day (as long as there is availability).

Email Graham Uney:  Mob:  07720 169191

Telephone:  01678 521871