The Best Outdoor Pursuits around Swansea

Swansea is an amazing place for outdoor enthusiasts. With such beautiful beaches, stunning countryside and nearby mountains there really is something for everyone!

Here are some of the best things to do in Swansea:

Go Ape!

Go Ape

Just a short drive away in Margam County Park you’ll find the adventure playground of Go Ape! This is a perfect destination for everyone who likes a little danger and who isn’t too afraid of heights. With up to three hours of tree top fun available, this is a great way to get outside for a morning or afternoon and is suitable for everyone from children to adults. There’s everything from high wires, rope bridges and even zip lines to keep you and your little ones entertained!

Walking & Hiking

Whether you’re a rambler or just someone who just enjoys a leisurely stroll down the beach, Swansea is the place to be. There are plenty of country walks to go on down the Gower or you could follow the Pembrokeshire Coastal Walk for a few miles along the scenic Swansea coastline. The Swansea Bay Promenade offers a fantastic stroll for anyone who isn’t a hardcore walker and is perfect for families.   Mountain Biking  Swansea is an amazing place to go mountain biking, especially if you know where! Some of the best places to visit include Clyne Woods, Kilvey Hill and the Gower which are all in close proximity to the city centre. There are all sorts of trails around, from long looping cross country routes to black-grade downhill tracks meaning that there really is something for everyone.

Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking © Grinding Gears

Swansea is an amazing place to go mountain biking, especially if you know where! Some of the best places to visit include Clyne Woods, Kilvey Hill and the Gower which are all in close proximity to the city centre. There are all sorts of trails around, from long looping cross country routes to black-grade downhill tracks meaning that there really is something for everyone.

SurfingSurfing

Even if you’ve never been surfing before, Swansea is a great place to start! There are loads of surf schools scattered all around the coast, and with many of the Welsh beaches having award winning standards. Check out Swansea Surfing for board hire and instructors and pass the days away learning to conquer the waves – once you master the basics you can try out some more difficult beaches!

Quad biking

Not every outdoor activity has to involve fear or sweat. Quad biking can be an extremely fun way to pass the day, shredding around in the gorgeous Welsh countryside with 250cc of power between your legs. In the summer you can return to base relatively clean, but the rest of the year will be a mud bath – perfect for people who don’t mind getting a little dirty!

Rock ClimbingRock Climbing

Swansea is renowned for its natural rock faces and is a huge attraction for many adrenaline seeking climbers. If you don’t fancy heading out into the wild then you can take on Dynamic Rock instead, Swansea’s premium indoor rock climbing centre. With a 12 metre wall, overhangs and bouldering Dynamic Rock offers a great place to get into climbing or hone your existing skills.

Paintballing

Sight-Seeing

Team Force in Swansea is one of the best venues in the UK to go paintballing, with five different games available with around 140 people being able to take part every day. They supply you with all the clothing and equipment you need, including paintball guns and battle packs for carrying extra ammo onto the field. This is a fantastic team activity for large groups and can easily keep you entertained all weekend.

Sight-Seeing

Not one for adrenaline rush? Don’t worry there are plenty of sight-seeing destinations to choose from. You can visit many of the historic destinations, local breweries and museums that the city has to offer. It is possible to combine this with walking, or you could simply drive to the destinations and then get out for a look around – it’s completely up to you!

If you’re looking for a place to unwind after spending the whole day engaging in outdoor activities then visit the Dragon Hotel and relax in luxury. Give us a call today on 01792 657 100 and book a room – you’ll need a comfortable bed after any of these fun-filled days!