We’ve put together a few ideas for gift vouchers for Snowdonia adventure experiences. There’s also some book recommendations for armchair explorers until they can get out into nature again. Graig Wen makes a great base for adventures of all kinds and we will take good care of your loved ones! You can buy gift vouchers for B & B at The Slate Shed or glamping, camping or self-catering cottages at Graig Wen.
Gift for adventurers
RibRide Velocity – This is no ordinary boat, it is a brand new, adrenaline-fuelled fast moving RIB going from zero to the ‘speed of scream’!
Go Below – epic underground adventures – the feedback on these from our guests has been fantastic
Zip World – Experience the slate quarry landscape of Wales – now nominated for UNESCO World Heritage status – on Europe’s longest ziplines, massive underground trampolines & the UK’s only treetop alpine coaster
Snowdonia Adventure Activities – From rock climbing high above the Mawddach Estuary to jumping and sliding your way down the canyon, choose Snowdonia Adventure Activities to be your guide to the wildest adventure activities in North Wales.
Gift for explorers
Here’s some books we found inspiring this year about the benefits of getting outside and walking:
Raynor Winn’s The Salt Path – the uplifting true story of the couple who lost their Welsh farmhouse home and their health and embarked on a journey of salvation across the windswept South West coastline. “Nature was my safe place” says Raynor. Nominated for a Costa Award and probably my favourite book of the year. Simon Armitage’s Walking Away follows the same route from a different perspective and is beautifully written.
Ursula Martin’s One Woman Walks Wales – Ursula Martin never thought she would walk 3700 miles around Wales, but following a cancer diagnosis it seemed like the only reasonable thing to do. In 17 months, she traversed beaches and mountains, farms and urban sprawl. She received unimaginable support – people offered beds, food, cups of tea, donated to her chosen charities. Walking Wales rooted her in the country and in herself; her account of the physical and mental challenges painting a unique portrait of the natural landscape of a country and its people.
Kate Humble’s Thinking on My Feet not only records her walks (and runs) throughout a single year, but also charts her feelings and impressions throughout – capturing the perspectives that only a journey on foot allows – and shares the outcomes: a problem solved, a mood lifted, an idea or opportunity borne.
Wild camping, extreme sleeping adventurer Phoebe Smith grew up in Snowdonia and her guides to mini-adventures and wilderness walking will awake the wanderlust in anyone!
The Wild Guide to Wales – Guiding you to over 1000 secret places and wild adventures, including slow food treats and quirky places to stay – including Graig Wen of course! We use this book all the time – it’s perfect for the discerning explorer seeking unusual things to do off the beaten track. Exclusive discount code for Graig Wen mailing list subscribers: Visit Wild Things Publishing and use promo code GraigWen for 20% discount and free P & P on any of their excellent books.
Gifts for everyone
Give someone the gift of time in this special part of Snowdonia with fresh air and fabulous views. You can buy gift vouchers for B & B at The Slate Shed or glamping, camping or self-catering cottages at Graig Wen by calling us on 01341 250482.