Snowdonia Zip Wire

velocity 2 zip wire ride as snowdonia

Home to the highest mountain in Wales & England, Snowdonia is the perfect place for starting an outdoor adventure. Whether you go hiking, climbing, surfing, wild swimming, or bird spotting, you’ll never fall short of things to do. BUT there is one activity we are specifically focusing on in this article and that is… *drumroll* … The Snowdonia Zip Wire!

Why you should visit the Zip Wire at Snowdonia…

four people looking at the views at the top of snowdonia
If you’re in need of more exhilarating adventures that push you out of your comfort zone, a trip to Zip World Penrhyn Slate Quarry will do wonders for your inner daredevil. Embark on the ultimate zip wire experience as you fly over Penrhyn Quarry on Europe’s fastest zip wire, Velocity 2… It’s not for the faint-hearted! You can also get behind the wheel in the Quarry Karts activity and make a whole day of it.

How big is Snowdonia?

snowdonia lake with sheep grazing nearby
Snowdonia National Park is 2,132 km² so you’ll see some seriously stunning views on your zip wire ride.

Where is the Snowdonia Zip Wire located?

little child going through a rope net on a high ropes course
Zip World Penrhyn Quarry is located near Bethesda in North Wales
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Bethesda, Bangor LL57 4YG

Opening Times

Open everyday from 09:00 - 17:00


All Ages from £89.00

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How high is the Snowdonia Zip Wire?

people on four-way zip line at snowdonia
Once you’ve acquired your snazzy grey and orange suit, helmet, safety harness, and goggles it’s time to head for the edge of the platform… At 700ft in the air this zip wire ride offers amazing views that stretch over the turquoise quarry and glorious mountain range. 

4 people can fly simultaneously through the air at speeds up to 125 mph! There’s no need to be scared when you can all go together, right? 

What is the age range for the Snowdonia Zip Wire?

velocity 2 zip wire ride as snowdonia
Before you get booking your trip, it’s always important to know age ranges as well as any height restrictions or weight restrictions.

In order to take part in this activity you have to be 10 years old, a minimum of 1.2m height and a minimum of 30kg in weight. Anyone under 17 must be accompanied on the wire by an adult. 

Zip World is a great place to take older children, especially teenagers. If you need some more inspiration for where to go with older children check out our Things To Do With Teenagers article! 

How long does the Snowdonia zip wire take to complete?

Snowdonia shuttle bus driving through the mountains
In total, the adventure takes about 2 hours to complete. With four parallel lines, Velocity 2 is ideal for family activity days out, group days or just something to do as a couple, allowing you to race down the zips against each other.You can also go on a tour and learn about the fascinating history of the quarry. 

What should I wear?

people on four-way zip line at snowdonia
You should always dress comfortably and practically when embarking on an outdoor adventure at any Zip World location. Here are some top tips for what to wear:

  • Make sure you are wearing either trainers or boots. Flip-flops and heels are a solid no!
  • Your shoulders must be covered at all times.
  • Shorts are okay to wear but make sure they are knee length.
  • Waterproof clothing is advised.

Are there any other Zip World locations in Wales?

zip world slate caverns
Zip World has a whole host of adrenaline-pinching activities across Wales at some of the most beautiful locations.

If you take a trip further down to the South of Wales, you can try out underground zip line adventures in the Zip World Slate Caverns activity centre located in Blaenau Ffestiniog.

At Zip World Fforest (located in Betws-Y-Coed) you can explore the stunning views of Snowdonia as you fly 23 metres up in the air on the Skyride 2 (a swing for up to 5 people), or pair up and take a 100ft drop on Plummet 2. Take a 710 metre journey over the woodlands on the Fforest coaster – it’s the UK’s only alpine coaster! And what’s more? Kids can bounce and slide on Treetop Nets, face zips and obstacles on Tree Hoppers, and take on the site’s greatest challenge – the Zip Safari 2!

Zip World Tower, Aberdare is the fourth Zip World site to open and boy, oh boy, is it impressive! Seek out a ride on the Phoenix. This record-breaking adventure is the fastest seated zip line in the world as well as the steepest! If you aren’t up for the challenge there is always the Tower Flyer and a mini zip lining activity.

So what do you say, are you up for the adrenaline rush? Zip World is the ultimate adventure experience for families, friends, teens, and of course, daredevils! If you want to find more outdoor activities head over to our hub! You can find everything from Woodland Walks Near Me, Boat Trips Near Me, Archery Near Me, What To Expect At Go Ape, and more!

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