Sports and Leisure


Bus Service – Ride & Walk Snowdon Sherpa bus service. Relax, enjoy the scenery and alight whenever you want.

Crown Green Bowls – Between Criccieth High Street and the Sea.

Cycling – Safe lock up garages for the storage of cycles available. Join the National Cycle Network and other routes in Snowdonia. Many are on traffic-free paths, quiet lanes and traffic-calmed roads.

Fishing – Eisteddfa Fishery: Whether you enjoy a relaxing day’s mixed coarse fishing or the challenge of bigger carp, you will enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and great views at Eisteddfa Fishery. Tel: 01766 523425
Fishing Tackle: Sheffield House, High Street, Criccieth. Tel: 01766 522805 Suppliers for sea, game, trout or coarse fishing and information

Mini Golf – Adjacent to the Bowls green and an excellent course. Ideal for all ages, clubs supplied and a putter for the 9 holes.

Golf – Criccieth Golf Club; 18 holes with glorious views. Tel: 01766 522154
Abersoch Golf Club; 18 holes 01758 712622
Ffestiniog Golf Club; 9 holes, highest golf course in Wales with spectacular mountain views. 01766 762637
Harlech: Royal St David’s Golf Course; one of the oldest in the country, nestled in the sand dunes 01766 780182
Nefyn & District Golf Club; 18 holes. Challenging course along high cliff-tops. 01758 720966
Porthmadog Golf Club; 18 holes. Mouth of the River Glaslyn, popular with locals and visitors. 01766 514124
Pwllheli Golf Club; 18 holes; Parkland backing onto shoreline. 01758 701644

Leisure Centre – Glaslyn Leisure Centre, Porthmadog offers a 25m swimming pool and learners pool, fitness room, sports hall with 4 badminton courts, 2 squash courts, sauna, steam cabin, sun shower, dance studio, 4 tennis courts, all weather 5-a-side football pitch & café. 01766 512711

At-the-end-of-the-rainbow-Nov-091-300x197Markets – Porthmadog is held every Friday near the Ffestiniog Railway.
Pwllheli is one of the busiest markets held every Wednesday.
Caernarfon market is held every Saturday & Monday in the shadow of the majestic Castle.

Nature Reserves – Snowdonia has more National Nature Reserves than any other National Park in Britain. Its rich wildlife includes rare birds and the unique Snowdon Lily, an arctic-alpine plant found in mountain crags.

Sailing – Shearwater Luxury Charter Cruiser; operating from Pwllheli Marina on scenic coastal cruises taking 12 passengers. 01758 740899

Tennis & Squash – Criccieth Tennis & Squash Club, Lon Fel, Criccieth. 01766 523355

Watersports – There is a launching jetty available in Criccieth, contact the harbourmaster in Porthmadog. Activity near to the beach must take place outside the marker buoys.

Walking – Join a group of organised ramblers on various grades in the region from easy to strenuous. Contact Liz Watkins; 01248 671243
Classic mountain walks such as the Llanberis Path, one of the most popular routes to the summit of Snowdon.

Whitewater Rafting – Experience the thrill of Whitewater Rafting and canoeing. Tel: 01286 881724