The Rhaeadr Ddu Waterfall walk at Ganllwyd near Dolgellau is a short but stunning circular family walk of about 2 miles.Starting from a convenient little car park on the a470 road on the way into Dolgellau this walk leads up along the river Camlan until you reach the impressive double drop waterfall.
This beautiful walk through the remote Cwm Prysor in Snowdonia, close to the village of Trawfynydd. The walk is a beautiful combination of breath-taking countryside and mind-boggling engineering that created the railway.
The path is flat and open, the views towards the Carneddau and Glyders are phenomenal. It’s an easy going walk with lots of variety, a small estuary gave us the opportunity to pick some marsh samphire for our dinner – to my amazement the kids couldn’t get enough of these salty little shoots. Amongst the samphire shoots we spotted tiny little crabs scurrying about. I’m sure they didn’t like the attention from my kids.
Located by the sea on the estuary of the afon (river) Seiont, Caernarfon boasts a range of attractions the castle, the foreshore, the excellent pubs, restaurants, independent traders and ‘Galeri’ arts centre.
There’s also the Welsh Highland Railway, national cycle routes, I could go on…. The list of activities is mind boggling, so to help you decide here’s my top 10 things to do in Caernarfon.
Up in the Gwydyr Forest it doesn’t matter where you go there’s plenty to see – big fat pigs at of the farms and sometimes strutting peacocks, we’ve found newts in muddy puddles and plenty of tadpoles. There are fishing lakes, old mines, marked trails, plenty of geocaches, mountain bikes, mountain views and beautiful picnic spots.
Ffynnon Gybi is a delightful monument maintained by Cadw. Our expectations were exceeded immediately, the well’s buildings were in remarkable condition, especially the building that houses the well. The stone surround was complete with steps down into the well, the water looked crystal clear and I was tempted to bathe or sample the water, just as Pilgrims and people seeking a cure had done hundreds of years before.
This is a lovely walk of 6km it’s perfectly achievable for little legs. It’s a varied walk with lovely views of the valley, a glimpse of the industrial history, and stroll through the forestry at Braich Melyn.
Recently we were lucky enough to book a place on one of the excellent walks planned as part of the Wales Coast Path Walking Festival 2019 ‘Nutkin Ventured, Nutkin Gained! Red Squirrel Discovery’. The event was organised in conjunction with the Red Squirrel Trust and the Ramblers Cymru. The event was to kick off…
This is a lovely little family picnic spot and circular walk. The car park is about 10-minute drive out of Porthmadog: simply turn left by the Oakley Arms where the road is sign posted Rhyd. A little way up the road there is a car park on the right with enough space for about…
Llyn Brenig was nothing but a brown road sign somewhere off the A5 on the Denbigh moors until I googled the place on a whim. I was probably at work, probably daydreaming about the wilderness, highly likely fed-up with the grind and in need of escape. Llyn Brenig is owned and managed by Welsh…