About Us

About 1085 Adventures
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1085 Adventures is all about the freedom to explore places less travelled, be it for a few hours or multi-day trips. With direct access to the Beddgelert forest trails on the flanks of Snowdon, enjoy the stunning views across the whole National Park.

We’ve got everything for the budding adventurer, no matter your experience level. Whether you’re a novice hiker looking for guided walks in Snowdonia or an expert bikepacker looking to buy lightweight camping equipment, we’ve got the gear you need.

We have a fleet of bikes available, from standard hardtails, gravel bikes and electric mountain bikes for hire in Snowdonia. We also have trampers, trailers, children’s seats and tagalongs for hire, so the whole family can enjoy the great outdoors together. 

We offer a drop off and collection service for those taking on a mountain biking holiday in Snowdonia. We also have mountain bike trials for the Gravel Camino if you’re wanting to test out a new bike before buying your own.

There’s nothing better than taking in fresh air, lush forests and stunning panoramic views.

Snowdonia is the perfect place for outdoor enthusiasts, whether you want to explore uncharted territories or go with one of our experienced local guides either on hiking, paddling and trail running adventures.

For those who love to tour on two wheels, we specialise in bikepacking adventures and ultralight bikepacking equipment.

Combining our guided adventures with our 1085 Adventures online shop and our retail shop based in the Beddgelert Forest, we have everything you need for your next adventure. We are a stockist for Hyperlite Mountain Gear, MSR, Ortlieb, Apidura, Kingud and many more top brands.

On top of the huge range of mountain gear, we have also launched our very own coffee company, 1085 Snowdonia Coffi. This brand builds on our love of adventure and excitement and aims to offer the fuel you need for your next hike, swim, or enjoyed as a camping coffee

With all of these things combined, we’ve become something of a one-stop-shop for all your adventuring needs in the Beddgelert Forest and beyond. Of course, we are not limited to adventures in Snowdonia. Our team of adventurers travel all over the world from Scotland, Ireland, Iceland to Patagonia and everywhere in between.

what is 1085 Adventures?

Pronounced - Ten Eighty-five

A code to a lock? Maybe. Ex Convict? Unlikely. Date of birth? Impossible.

1085 aren’t just any random numbers. They actually hold supreme significance in North Wales – potentially the entirety of Wales – as 1085 refers to the height of Snowdonia’s crowning jewel: Snowdon Summit.

Snowdon’s ‘official’ summit height has changed a few times. Although geologic processes do affect the summit height, it happens so unfathomably slow we don’t account for it. Instead, the ‘official’ height has changed multiple times due to guesstimates.

Snowdon’s height was first estimated in 1682. At this time, it was thought that the summit lay at 1,130 metres above sea level. That guesstimate was taken as fact until a century later, in 1773, local man Thomas Pennant made a better estimate, and quoted the peak to be 1,088 metres – much closer to the currently surveyed height of 1,085.

For many years, Snowdon was considered the tallest peak on the island of Great Britain. However, further nationwide measurements were taken during the 18th century which confirmed that Ben Nevis and several other Scottish Peaks are indeed taller.

Most recent surveys confirm the mountain to be 1,085 metres above mean sea level. Here at 1085 we hope the summit size doesn’t change again any time soon! Looking for things to do in Snowdonia? Want to see the mighty summit yourself?  Join us for one of our guided walks of Snowdon or consider mountain bike hire in Snowdonia from our store in the Beddgelert Forest and discover the beauty of Wales’s crowning jewel.