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I-Spy a Mammal in Snowdonia
30/04/2007  Engaging with the natural environment is all part of the attraction of outdoor recreation. Cofnod, who provide a local focus for the collation, management and provision of environmental data, are appealing for information on mammals to be sent to them for the Snowdonia Mammal Atlas.

Mountain Biking guide review
08/07/2005 Jamie Macdonald - local rider, outdoor instructor, sports scientist and now a student at Bangor University, reviews the hot new mountain biking guide from the Bikefax stable: Y Llwybrau Beic Mynydd Gorau yn Eryri / The Best Mountain Bike Trails in Snowdonia.

Use Your Paths
03/05/2005 The Ramblers’ Association’s has declared an "open week in Britain's healthiest gym", encouraging the public to explore the wonders of the British countryside and its rights of way network during the Use Your Paths Week (18-26 June 2005).

Anglesey’s own Rockpool Kayaks
02/11/2004 Chris Wright, Snowdonia-Active’s resident keen paddler, focuses upon a bright new business, which makes seriously good kayaks from its North Wales base.

The Battle of the Boulders
14/05/2004 With echoes of the recent battle against the Green Key parking issue, Harvey Lloyd, erstwhile warden of the Pen y Pass youth hostel, recounts the events leading to the saving of the Cromlech Boulders from an ill judged road widening scheme back in the 1970s.

Dorothea Quarry - what is the solution?
24/03/2004 Neil Rawlinson, a B.S.A.C Advanced Diver and Diving Officer for the Lleyn Sub-Aqua Club places recent tragic events in context, and explains the importance of the Dorothea site, and why it is vital that a modern diving centre is established at the quarry.

Weather fanatics come this way:
15/03/2004 Check out This excellent weather website features an amazingly detailed mountain weather forecast and indepth weather predictions for counties throughout the UK.

The Essential Underwater Guide to North Wales
13/01/2004 Neil Rawlinson, Diving Officer for the Lleyn Sub-Aqua Club. (B.S.A.C) reviews Chris Holden's wonderful new book.

Dragon Mountain Skills
21/11/2003 In terms of activity providers in Snowdonia, Dragon Mountain Skills is very much the new kid on the block. Read all about them in this Business Focus special.

The Climbers' Club
23/09/2003 The Climbers' Club is inextricably linked with the history of Welsh climbing culture, and the influence of the club and its many active members is still evident today.

Boulder Adventures
11/08/2003 First in a series of business focus articles on Outdoor Sector businesses operating in Snowdonia. Simon Panton visits Boulder Adventures, a new activity and accommodation provider in Llanberis.

Are you happy with your insurance premiums?
20/06/2003 The outdoor sector is under threat from escalating insurance premiums. In this special feature Simon Panton considers the current situation.

WCA statement on River Dee access
12/06/2003 The Welsh Canoeing Association have issued the following statement outlining the details of a major access setback on the River Dee. Read all about it in this special feature.

Working for Snowdonia: the Snowdonia Society
14/04/2003 There are a bunch of people who are not content just to go for a walk in Snowdonia, but who enjoy rolling up their sleeves and getting their hands dirty for the benefit of the National Park and who also voice an opinion whenever necessary.

One Year On
09/04/2003 If you have ever wondered, “What has S-A achieved in its first year of existence?” Then read this quick fire summary of the birth of this organisation and its first ground breaking steps during 2002 and the first quarter of 2003.

Llanberis, “One Big Vision”
10/03/2003 Snowdonia-Active presents a possible future development plan for the Llanberis valley.

Llanberis Downhill Project site evaluation report.
27/02/2003 Dafydd Davis' initial site evaluation visit report for the Llanberis Downhill Project, following a site visit with Project Manager Al Hughes and local downhill rider Chris Lazenby on Saturday 15th Febraury.

Meirionnydd climbing guide review
17/02/2003 Arthog OEC instructor Andy Hall reviews the new Climber's Club Meirionnnydd guide.

Snowdonia Active @ Adventure Travel & Sport Show
15/01/2003 Snowdonia Active ran a busy and successful exhibitors stand at The Daily Telegraph Adventure Travel and Sports show in the Olympia centre in London on 10-12th January 2003.

Lleyn climbing guide review
19/12/2002 Llion Morris reviews the new Climbers' Club Lleyn guide.

The Economy Cycle
01/11/2002 Take the bicycle. Road bike. Mountain bike. Downhill bike. What has the bicycle ever done for us? Ted Silvester visits Coed y Brenin.

We're just going for a walk, we might be some time
10/10/2002 Living in Snowdonia and working in Antarctica, Catrin Thomas tells Ted Silvester about life in the fridge.

Press Releases

Outdoor Activity Information Points
29/10/2004 A 12 month pilot study into the provision of Outdoor Activity Information Points in the Snowdonia area is under way.

The Active Economy
21/04/2004 A groundbreaking piece of research into the importance of the Outdoor Adventure industry in North West Wales, has just been launched. ‘The Active Economy’ was commissioned by Snowdonia-Active.

S-A to exhibit at the Adventure Travel Show
29/10/2003 Snowdonia Active will be running an exhibitors stand at The Daily Telegraph Adventure Travel and Sports show in the G-Mex centre in Manchester this weekend the 1st and 2nd November.

Newidiem win ‘Value of the Sector’ research work
07/10/2003 The Cardiff based consultancy company, Newidiem have been awarded the contract for the ‘Value of the Sector’ research work.

S-A to exhibit at the Adventure Travel Show
19/12/2002 Snowdonia Active will be running an exhibitors stand at The Daily Telegraph Adventure Travel and Sports show in the Olympia centre in London on 10-12th January 2003.

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