20 great British weekends

20 great British weekends

Surfing in Snowdonia

Surfing in Snowdonia? Unlikely as it may sound, the world’s first wave garden opens at Dolgarrog on August 1: a man-made lagoon the size of six football pitches, with 2m-high waves rising and falling from one side to the other. Beginners and experienced surfers are catered for (with prices from £19 an hour, including board hire), while non-surfers can try the Crash and Splash — an obstacle-filled lagoon. Mix time in/on the water with walks through the gorgeous Conwy Valley, and make sure to find time for lunch at the Groes Inn in nearby Tyn-y-Groes, a gentrified and cosy pub that does great things with local lamb and steaks, and where you can also bed down for the night.

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