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About Me | Matthew Shaw | Active Cymru Outdoor Adventure Activities
| Snowdonia North Wales


Discover the Beauty of Coasteering, Canyoning, Gorge Walking and mountaineering in North Wales

Welcome to Active Cymru, your premier destination for coasteering, gorge walking, canyoning and hillwalking in Snowdonia, North Wales.

I, Matthew Shaw, am the founder of Active Cymru and for over a decade, I have been leading groups and individuals on thrilling outdoor excursions in some of the most stunning landscapes in North Wales. Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast looking for a new adventure, planning a stag or hen party, or searching for a unique gift, we have something for everyone.

As a professional outdoor professional trained at Plas y Brenin, I bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table. My expertise includes providing security on steep ground, ropework, and rigging in the cliff-top safety management arena in film and television. Additionally, I hold several certifications and awards, including Mountain Leader (ML), Climbing Coach (SPA), Kayak Coach (BCU I UKCC Level 1), and Power Boat Level Driver 2.

At Active Cymru, we specialize in providing unforgettable experiences in Snowdonia, North Wales. Our activities include Coasteering, Gorge Walking, Canyoning, Canyoneering and Hillwalking. All of which are tailored to suit your individual needs and abilities. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced outdoors person, we have something for you.

Check out our Instagram page to see some of our previous excursions and the stunning landscapes of Snowdonia, North Wales that you could be experiencing. If you're ready for an adventure, contact us directly for a personalized service or to ask any questions you may have. We look forward to welcoming you to Snowdonia, North Wales and showing you the beauty of the outdoors through our activities."

Take the first step towards an unforgettable adventure 

  • I'm a Mountain Leader. ML

  • I'm a Climbing Coach. SPA

  • I'm a Kayak coach. BCU I UKCC Level 1

  • I'm a Power Boat level 2 Driver

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Awards & Certifications
  • Winter Mountain Leader Training

  • Swift Water Rescue

  • I'm a First Aider. REC (mountain first aid)

  • Expedition first aid training

  • I'm a BMC fUNdamentals. Climbing Coach

  • PYB Expedition Planning

  • Plas Y Brenin National Mountain Center Fast Track Instructor 

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