North Wales is the land of outdoors, adventure and fantastic walks – when the summer season finally arrives it’s all too good for a fantastic day out! So get on a good pair of shoes and off you go to one of the great locations listed in this article!
This luscious botanic garden built in the 18th Century. When walking through you will be treated to the luscious appearance of the laburnum arch, which is a fantastic archway covered in flowers. Bodnant Garden has many fantastic plants that have been planted over the years, what was originally just pasture, is now a bustling jungle world of plants of all shapes and sizes. What’s great is that the walk around the garden need not be too taxing, a family can simply explore as they like, the pathways are largely suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs also.
This wonderful lake is housed within the centre of a three-sided valley (‘cwm’ in Welsh). It’s extremely beautiful and so attracts many people. You can visit it by first driving to the Ogwen valley and then walking up to the lake on a brisk walk.
This prehistoric site is so special that it was visited by Charles Darwin on his tour of North Wales. Here he discovered that the scattered boulders at Llyn Idwal contained marine seashells – and that therefore the rocks must have been a part of an ancient ocean, and later been uplifted to the surface by forces within the earth’s crust.
This Anglesey stately home is the ideal place to have a summer sunshine jaunt, the grounds of the house are the ancestral home of the Marquess of Anglesey. The castle holds an air of architectural splendour while the gardens’ wide open stretches of land make it a great suntrap while you are exploring the grounds. Expect many flowers of all shapes and sizes.
The lake of the town of Bala is a fantastic gem in North Wales indeed, a wide and long lake which is ancient as the legends of Wales themselves. The lake has a brilliant walking path which allows people to walk around its entire circumference.
These legendary falls are of a legendary level of beauty, it’s no surprise that it attracts many visitors to its waters every year. It’s a brisk walk through woodland and greenery, up a nature trail, up to the hill to the waterfall. This is a fantastic choice all year round, in summer it’s beautiful and green, in winter it can freeze through, and when the rains are heavy the water rushes down fast and hard, creating a powerful water cascade.
These vast moorlands are a gorgeous and humbling sight to behold thanks to their long and rolling nature, you can also find some deposits of water here, including the likes of Llyn Brenig. This upland region is also home to one of the last strongholds of red squirrels on the British mainland.
The interesting and scenic trail links from the village for Pentrfowlas, Cerrigydrudion, Llanfihangel Glyn Myfr – as well as Llanrhaedr via the public footpaths, as well as the sleepy country lanes and country roads the route is absolutely ideal for a long break for the more experienced walkers, and the opportunity to follow much shorter circular sections for those in search of a less challenging adventure. A very wonderful way of experiencing the surrounding areas is this great walk.