If you're looking for an outdoor escape with some variety this summer, we recommend loading up the car and heading out to Snowdonia.
Hillwalkers are spoilt for choice with Snowdon, Crib Goch, the Glyderau, Tryfan, Cadair Idris, and Glyder Fawr all inside the National Park. There is also nearby Gogarth, which offers some of the finest sea cliff climbing in Britain.
For adventure seekers who want something a little bit different, Zip World in Llechwedd Slate Caverns has underground cave trampolining and 'Velocity', Europe's longest zip wire and the world's fastest, breaking speeds in excess of 100mph. On a blue sky, the views stretch as far as the Isle of Man.
Make sure that you book in advance for group activities at Zip World, especially on summer weekends.
The squeamish can enjoy a pint in the historical Miner's Arms if they haven't got the taste for heights.
WHEN IS IT?
Although available all year round, it's better in the sunshine.