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  Plas Curig - Boutique Hostel
16/04/2012 Hostels aimed at outdoor users are traditionally well-known for their functionality rather than their luxury. But Plas Curig in Snowdonia is one of a growing number of accommodation providers that is set to change all that. It is a premium budget hostel billed as the only 5-star hostel in Wales and recently featured in The Guardian as the UK's poshest hostel.
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Snowdonia Running Guides and Landscape Walks
04/09/2008  are two new outdoor focused businesses sharing a love of Snowdonia but appreciating its special qualities at very differing paces. Mountain running and geotourism have both recently experienced a growth in interest. So if you are a novice or fully-fledged fell runner looking to take to the hills, or wished you knew more about how Snowdonia's landscape was formed, you should check out these businesses
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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.

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