09 . 05 . 2018

Trains of Snowdonia

“Not very long ago” goes the story of Ivor the Engine, “in the top left-hand corner of Wales, there was a railway. It wasn’t a very long railway or a very important railway, but it was called The Merioneth and Llantisilly Rail Traction Company Limited, and it was all there was.” Ivor the Engine was…

07 . 05 . 2018

Stunning Sunflowers

If there’s one flower that shouts SUMMER then it’s got to be the beautiful sunflower, don’t you agree? And while they don’t grow wild here in Snowdonia, we’re sure you’ll be able to spot some in gardens and window boxes whilst you’re out and about. Thank goodness that the long, white winter months have at…

03 . 05 . 2018

Cwmorthin Slate Mine Walk

This is an old walk (and one we’ve featured before), but it’s one that we absolutely love, and one we think should be appreciated at all times of year. This amble from Tanygrisiau up to Cwmorthin and the abandoned slate mines of Rhosydd Quarry is a stunner. The scenery is nothing short of beautiful and…

30 . 04 . 2018

The Cistercian Way Walking Route in Wales

The Cistercians were once the most influential religious Order in Wales, and their emblematic and statuesque abbeys and churches were built across the country.             Scattered across secluded corners of our countryside, hidden between mountain ranges and dense forests are the ruined fragments of a way of life that has long been forgotten and abandoned. A…

25 . 04 . 2018

Blue Flag Beaches in Wales 2018

Wales now boasts 44 different Blue Flag beaches, so join us for a perfect summer holiday outing as we explore some of the Welsh coast’s finest stretches of sand.  Thanks to increased water standards and boosted beach facilities, Wales is the proud owner of 44 Blue Flag beaches. The Blue Flag programme is run by…

23 . 04 . 2018

Eco-Friendly Camping in Snowdonia

If you’re planning a camping holiday in Snowdonia this summer then you’ll be in good company. The region is one of the most popular in Wales for family camping trips, which is wonderful news for happy holiday makers who want to see and experience beautiful Snowdonia and for the region which welcomes tourists from all…

18 . 04 . 2018

Snowdonia Flower Walk in Harlech

Earlier this week on the blog our post took a look at the magical Snowdonia Fairy. Well today we’re featuring a fabulous walk not far from the Oakeley Arms where you may have the chance to spot fairies among the beautiful wildflowers of Spring. Where:              Harlech, Gwynedd Distance:          Approx 3 miles Difficulty:          Easy Start:               …

16 . 04 . 2018

Snowdonia Flower Fairies

Cast your mind back to the depths of your childhood. When things went bump in the night; when goblins were sure to hide under the bed and when the thick, dark woods were home to cackles of witches and armies of ghosts. When the wait for Santa Claus seemed half a lifetime, and losing a…

11 . 04 . 2018

A Perfect Snowdonia Holiday

Snowdonia is the Welsh destination to visit this year, and it offers an enormous amount for the visitor to see, do and experience. From a hike up Wales’ highest peak, experiencing the world’s fastest zip wire or just relaxing on one of the region’s beautiful beaches; whatever your adventure then Snowdonia has it for you. And…

09 . 04 . 2018

Fairbourne Beach Walk

Dare we say it, but has Spring finally arrived? The last couple of days have been glorious here in Snowdonia, so of course, we’re keeping our fingers crossed that we’ve seen the last of the snow, ice and wet weather that has plagued us this winter and that a glorious, balmy spring is ahead! We…