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Antur 'Stiniog, Mountain Bike Centre, Blaenau Ffestiniog

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Blaenau Ffestiniog has, for as long as anyone can remember, been known as "the town that roofed the world".  Slate was how Blaenau made its name, and the town is immensely proud - rightly so - of its industrial heritage.

But with the decline of this industry in recent years, Blaenau Ffestiniog is hoping to carve a new name for itself as one of Britain's premier outdoor centres.

Enter Antur 'Stiniog, a community group which - with the help of Eryri Centre of Excellence funding and a huge dose of determination, hard work and enthusiasm from the organisers and the local community - is confident that it can help towards turning Blaenau's fortunes around and provide local people with the training and all the support they need to qualify as outdoor pursuits guides.

The landscape of Bro Ffestiniog has been transformed with the development of four specialist downhill trails, an uplift road and a jump-site. Visit their Facebook page to get the latest details.

There'll also be a well-equipped visitor centre at Llechwedd, which will include a cafe, conference facilities, showers and a bike workshop.

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