With so many different attractions available in the Blaenau Ffestiniog area guests at our Craig Ddu bed & breakfast never run short of interesting places to visit. The whole Gwynedd county of North Wales is blessed with a large number of places of great natural beauty and historical interest. There are also quite a few new attractions well worth a visit. One of the newest and most impressive of these sites is called Zip World. It offers you the most amazing and thrilling of adventures only a short distance outside Blaenau Ffestiniog.
Introducing you to Zip World
Imagine what it would be like if you could get a birdseye view over the beautiful mountains and valleys of North Wales as you fly through the sky at 100 miles per hour. It sounds like a dream but Zip World can make this dream into a reality without taking risks with your safety.
The Zip World adventure park is located in a disused area of the Llechwedd Slate Caverns. This quarry is in its own right a major tourist magnet with its underground tour bringing to life the fascinating history of slate quarrying in Gwynedd. It is certainly a good idea to combine a visit to the Llechwedd Slate Caverns Museum with your Zip World adventure.
The Zip World Experience
Zip World has set up the longest series of zip wires in the world over the caverns of the Llechwedd Quarry. Now these zip wires are almost a mile long. Your ride begins when one of the well-trained staff clips you securely onto a zip wire. You are also provided with a safety helmet and goggles as required by safety regulations.
Understandably at this point you are likely to feel a little nervous. As soon as you are launched into the air and flying along the zip wire your fear changes to exhilaration. The view you enjoy over beautiful North Wales is unmatched. The way your adrenalin flows as you race along the wire makes for an unforgettable experience. Maybe this is how the eagles feel when they launch themselves from some mountain crag to swoop down on their prey?
Since several zip wires are in position it is also possible to have a race to see who makes the descent the fastest. But if you plan to wager anything on this remember the person who carries the less weight has the speed advantage!