Starting from the carpark at Llyn Geirionydd this walk over to Llyn Crafnant is a varied combination of forestry paths, public footpaths and local trails.
The Dyffryn Ogwen is famous for its classic mountain walks – the North Face of Tryfan, Y Glyderau’s Gribin and Bristly Ridges and the peaks of y Carneddau. It might seem that the valley doesn’t have so much to offer in terms of family walks – especially those families who have small children in…
This walk includes charming paths, quaint old cattle grids and stiles made of old railway tracks. The path that takes us up from afon (river) Gwyrfai is my favourite, crossing the Welsh Highland Railway and heading steeply upwards, through a farm and over a long-forgotten cattlegrid.
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.
A ride to the beach on our mountain bikes, from our home in Caernarfon to Dinas Dinlle for a picnic and a swim. It is a distance of approximately 7 miles, that combined with the heat meant that this would be a challenge for the 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.
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…