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Boost for Adventure Tourism 15/07/2010

Adventure tourism in North wales is set to get a boost as part of a 16 million tourism package announced today.

Money, mainly through the European regional Development Fund and councils, will be used to develop a 2.2 million North Wales Cycling Tourism Centre of Excellence and a 4 million Eryri Centre of Excellence.

The cycling project aims to: upgrade facilities at Coed Llandegla; extend facilities at Llyn Brenig; develop a trail linking Llangollen, Llandegla, Corwen and the Dee Valley as well as link activity hubs in Betws y Coed.

The Eryri Centre will be spread across four sites in Snowdonia. At Coed y Brenin, near Dolgellau, the mountain biking trails will be expanded, a downhill cycling facility at Bleanau around the old Llechwedd quarry workings is planned, new angling facilites will be built at Trawsfynydd Lake and in Bala the facilities at the Urdd's Glan Llyn site will be improved. A cycle track will run bwtween the village of Llanuwchllyn and the Urdd site.

In January this year the BBC reported on the multi-million pound bid to develop these 'centres of excellence'. Shortly after this (previous news) the Minister for Heritage, Alun Ffred, unveiled aims to make North Wales one of the top five tourism destinations in the UK with the outdoor sector seen as an important part of that potential.

More here.

Topic: Adventure Tourism in Snowdonia, Tourism Centre of Excellence in Wales.

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