|Address||4 Crosby Buildings, Eldon Square, Dolgellau, LL40 1PS|
Located in the centre of Dolgellau, Cader Idris Outdoor Gear is the key outdoor shop in the southern part of the Snowdonia National Park. The shop is well placed between the three mountain areas of Cader Idris, the Harlech Dome and the Aran.
First opened in 1990, it came under new ownership in early 2003 and continued to evolve to meet the demands of outdoor enthusiasts in the area. Whether it’s rambling, climbing, camping or just enjoying the outdoors then Cader Idris Outdoor gear has something for all tastes and needs. There is a comprehensive range of modern brands, over 60 different styles of walking boots and shoes, a variety of waterproofs to suit any budget, clothing for walking, travelling or living and all sorts of other goodies and accessories for the outdoors.
|Address||58 High Street, Llanberis, Caernarfon, LL55 4EU|
A well stocked outdoor shop at the foot of Snowdon selling outdoor clothing, boots and camping equipment. Specialising in quality brands at reasonable prices including Icepeak, Trekmates, Keela, Craghoppers, Gelert, Dare2B, and Regatta.
|Address||Menai Hall, High Street, Llanberis, Caernarfon, LL55 4HA|
The Joe Brown shop is one of the longest established outdoor shops in the area. In 1966 Joe opened the Llanberis shop with his wife Val and it quickly earned the reputation of being one of the best specialist climbing equipment and outdoor gear shops in the UK.
Joe Brown, who still lives in Llanberis, was considered the foremost rock climber and mountaineer of his generation, and perhaps the greatest all round mountaineer ever.
These days the shop maintains a vibrant presence in the village and prides itself on providing honest and personal advice, as well great ranges of mountaineering, rock climbing, ice climbing, expedition and alpine climbing equipment; they also stock an excellent range of fell running shoes.
|Address||71, High Street, Bangor, LL57 1NR|
Great Arete is located on the High Street close to the train station in the centre of the bustling university town of Bangor. The shop specialises in mountain sports equipment and has been operating from the Snowdon area for more than 20 years. The staff are all keen outdoor enthusiasts with good local knowledge and technical experience.
The shop stocks a select range of top quality outdoor brands related to walking and climbing. Whatever you are looking for, be it boots, shoes, clothing, waterproofs, rucsacs, climbing hardware and safety equipment, ropes, accessories, sunglasses, head torches, guidebooks and dvds etc. you will find it here in abundance.
There is also a ski and snow board wax and repair service, and a large second hand ski and binding selection.
|Address||The Old Baptist Chapel, High Street, Llanberis, Caernarfon, LL55 4EN|
V12 Outdoor is renowned as one of the best outdoor technical stores in the UK. It is owned and run by a group of local climbers and outdoor enthusiasts who took over the business in 2003. The shop stocks an impressive range of technical hardware (including an extensive range of products from Llanberis based equipment manufacturer, DMM), the biggest range of rock shoes in the UK (over 50!), plus all the latest men’s and women’s crag wear. There is also a Mammut in store shop, selling an extensive range of clothing and equipment from the prestigious Swiss outdoor brand.
Set in the world famous climbing village of Llanberis, V12 Outdoor has strong connections to the North Wales climbing scene; director, Simon Panton also runs the guidebook production company: Ground Up (groundupclimbing.com) and edits the northwalesbouldering.com website. The in store café (which incidentally, boasts top quality fresh coffee and wonderful home made cakes) is also a popular pre-climbing meeting place.
|Address||Beddgelert, Caernarfon, LL55 4UY|
Y Warws shop is situated on the outskirts of the picturesque village of Beddgelert in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park. A specialist in all aspects of the outdoors, it caters for the family camper to the serious outdoor enthusiast and the products within the store reflect this ethos.
Y Warws is famous for selling an extensive range of products from the Porthmadog based equipment and clothing manufacturer, Gelert. Expect to see an impressive range of tents, sleeping systems, rucsacs, clothing and footwear, all aimed at the family camper and hill walker. In short: quality technical products at affordable prices.
The adventurous walker is also catered for with a number of highly technical outdoor clothing and footwear brands such as: Berghaus, Lowe Alpine, Mountain Equipment, Meindl, Zamberlan and Brasher.