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North Wales Between the Covers 30/06/2013

North Wales gets plenty of media exposure this month in the outdoor press.

The slate quarries always seems to catch people's imagination and the cover of the American publication, Rock and Ice, carries the strap-line Slate Revival - U.K.'s Looney Proving Ground Goes Nuts as a precursor to ten pages on rock climbing in the Dinorwig Quarries.

Mountain Bike Rider
(MBR) cover of its summer issue promises to expose Snowdon's secrets with a feature on the exposed ridge-top descent of the Rhyd-Ddu Path. If that sounds like a bit too much excitement then another article follows with North Wales: Best of the Rest.

Staying with mountain biking, Mountain Biking UK magazine has a Welsh Special in its July issue that leads with seven pages on biking in the Dinorwig slate quarries. There is even a quiz to see if you can tell the difference between mountain biking in Wales and Whistler!

Look out for next month's issue of The Great Outdoors which puts north Wales in the spotlight as the ideal destination for getting started multi-pitch rock climbing and mountain biking.

You can buy a copy of these mags on-line through Newsstand: Rock and Ice, MBR and MBUK.

Note: There is a voluntary agreement on Snowdon from 1st May - 30th Sept that cyclists stay off the trails between 10 a.m. and 5.00 p.m. to avoid the busy period for walkers. Despite all the pages given to covering the Dinorwig slate quarries, access to them - away from the few Public Rights of Way - isn't permitted by the owners First Hydro.

Topic: North Wales Adventure, Heart of Adventure.

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