Duration: 1 - 3 hours
Price point: Mid-range
Adrenaline-fuelled dog sled rides & experiences in North Wales
The first and only supplier offering husky rides and sled dog experiences in Wales
Eco-friendly outdoor activities which give a positive boost to health and well-being.
Perfect for outdoor enthusiasts, nature lovers, fun loving families and crazy dog people
Exceptional animal welfare and ethical standards
Based in a stunning forest location at Bwlch Hafod Einion near Cerrigydrudion, Conwy. Approximately 30 minutes drive from the tourist area of Betws-y-Coed and the popular seaside towns of Colwyn Bay and Rhyl. The sled-dog site is surrounded by open moorland, vast forests, lakes and on a clear day the Snowdon Range makes an appearance.
There are different ways you can interact with the dogs:
Meet the team. Interact with the working sled dogs in the forest, learn about each breed and how they work in sled dog sports.
Mini Mushers. Aimed at 7 to 14 year olds. A great opportunity for children to meet the sled dogs, learn to ride a racing rig and drive their own small team of huskies.
At a glance
Location: South Alwen Forest, North Wales
Group sizes: Maximum of 15 people.
Trip type: Small group & private tailor-made experiences.
Season: All year round but best in cold weather. Trips in warm weather may be postponed to ensure the dog's welfare.
Grading/difficulty: No fitness requirements, however weight restrictions apply to some activities.
Getting there: By car
Age restrictions: From 7 years upwards depending on the activity.
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Sustainability and values
This unique operator is part of the Conwy Green Growth Scheme, which encourages and supports business to operate as sustainably and eco-friendly as possible. They have received support from The Woodlands Trust to plant 400 trees on their land, and grown a variety of wild flowers.
As members of the Clwydian Range Tourism Group, they are actively involved in the Eat, Sleep, Do project which supports local restaurants, cafes, accommodation & activity providers to collaborate and encourage local stay-cation opportunities.
If you care about Climate Change, you'll care about carbon emissions from travel
All of the tours offered through Natural Britain have been assessed for the amount of carbon emitted and this is shown against each featured itinerary below. To help make sense of this figure, you can head over to our Carbon Emissions page for useful comparisons with overseas travel etc.
"Why go to Lapland, when you can dog sled in Wales? "
For almost 20 years, Joe and Mark have been training and racing sleddogs in the UK and abroad. They have won top places in British racing, qualified and raced at International level and represented Team GB.
Dog sled adventures in Wales
Race Team Adventure
An amazing once in a lifetime adventure.
Take a husky ride on a passenger cart, pulled by a 6-dog team of racing dogs through the beautiful undulating South Alwen Forest trails, surrounded by picturesque open moorland, rolling Welsh hills and the Snowdon range in the distance.
Feel the adrenaline and energy as the dogs get ready to run and power into their harnesses as they take off. Pulling the sled through winding, frost bitten undulating trails, surrounded by vast forest and as the cool mist breaks and the sun shines through, snow-capped mountains can be seen in the distance.
Afterwards, enjoy a cup of hot chocolate and stories of sled-dog sports and racing through history
All trips include a full safety briefing, information about the various sled-dog breeds, their history and racing across the world today.
This tours runs on a private basis from October to March.
Prices from: £100 per person
The carbon impact of this trip is
0kg CO2e per person
The above calculation shows the approximate amount of carbon that will be emitted by taking this trip (this does not include meals or getting to the destination). Details of how this figure is calculated can be found on our
Carbon Emissions page.
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