Activities at the Centre
Set in the Borderlands of Wales, there are a number of excellent natural activities for you to plan an exciting and challenging outdoor experience.
Bala Lake (Llyn Tegid) is only 10 miles north of the centre, which offers excellent water sport activities. The centre itself has canoes for hire, which can either be transported to Bala Lake, or used on a lake within five minutes of Cynwyd, negotiated for our specific use.
Close to the Snowdonia National park, and a forty minute drive to Snowdon, a well-known mountainous activity area, the centre is also thirty minutes drive from the Aran and Arennig mountain ranges
The centre itself is in the heart of the Berwyn Mountains, and accessible from the rear of the centre. With twenty four named Peaks above 600 m. This range of mountains are less familiar to the average walking group but offer one of the best ridge walks in the Country.
For the less experienced mountain walker the newly opened North Berwyn Way route, is well signposted walking route, which passes the centre and ends in Llangollen.
For those looking for lower level routes the newly opened Dee Valley Route, (fifteen miles) starts in Corwen and ends in Llangollen. This walk follows the Dee along the valley.
For a more challenging walk these two routes provide a thirty mile circular route from the centre. The centre offers this route as a Challenge Walk which can be completed within about 12 hours, a time clock is located within the centres outbuilding and a badge and certificate is sent to anyone completing this walk in the 12 hours, following registering with us (see Page on Challenge Walk).
Maps and routes for all these walks are at the centre or can be provided on request.
Climbing is available at Trevor Rocks near Llangollen and the Centre has a complete set of pioneering poles and lashing ropes.
There are several good mountain bike areas within easy reach of the centre. We advise people to use one of the local mountain bike hire centres for this activity