Location and Things to do
Snowdonia national park is a spectacular area of mountains, beaches, forests, and lakes and attracts visitors throughout the year with its various attractions. The region is a haven for walkers, with both Cadair Idris and the more isolated Rhinog mountains offering a good base for walks up to the summits. Unlike 15 other peaks in Wales, Cadair Idris doesn't make the 3,000 ft mark but comes a close second to Snowdon in popularity. Cross Foxes sits in the shadow of Cadair Idris and offers an excellent base to explore mountain walking.
Connecting Dolgellau and Barmouth is the beautiful Mawddach estuary, which has a 15km walking trail leading through the estuary's stunning surroundings and is excellent for bird watching, boating and fishing.
As well as walking, mountain biking is extremely popular in Dolgellau. Just north of the town is Coed y Brenin forest, which is one of the top mountain biking venues in Wales, with over 100km of tracks through the forest's river valleys and hills. Cycling
The area also appeals to golf enthusiasts. 30 minutes drive from the Cross Foxes is the Aberdovey golf course, which boasts an international championship 18 hole golf course. A further 40-minute drive north takes you to the Royal St David’s Golf Club, Harlech, which is a nationally and internationally renowned golf course and is the home of one of the finest traditional championship links courses in the world. It has been established for over 100 years and is steeped in history. It is set in the most beautiful and scenic part of Wales and has frequently hosted and continues to host world-class amateur and professional events. More local golf courses to the Cross Foxes also include Dolgellau and Machynlleth.
The Cross Foxes is a 30 minute drive to Bala town which is a great place for watersports. The area has won world-wide acclaim as a centre for water sports, especially canoeing and rafting. Many visitors like to challenge the white water on the river Tryweryn or enjoy sailing or windsurfing on Llyn Tegid. The town also has a range of interesting shops, inns, restaurants and a historical Town Walk.
A 40 minute drive from the Cross Foxes is the World Famous Zip World, offering an experience of a lifetime. Riders can exceed 100mph, 500ft high and enjoy the nearest thing to flying. You can also enjoy the 'Bounce Below' adventure which is the World's first subterannean playground of it's kind. The surreal experience is set within a historic disused slate cavern, installed with massice bouncy nets to jump around in.
A 10 minutes drive from Cross Foxes takes you to Corris where you can explore an abandoned Welsh Slate Mine with one of Wales' most experienced Mine Explorers. A unique experience.
A short drive from Cross Foxes, you can experience 9 craft studios and the new local Dyfi Gin Distillery.
Found deep beneath the mountains of Southern Snowdonia, this mysterious attraction is one of the best days out and right on the border of mid Wales and north Wales. Join a mysterious hooded boatman and sail by underground boat through a magical waterfall - your gateway to the Dark Ages and a time of myth, magic, dragons, giants and King Arthur.