16 . 01 . 2018

Conwy Castle

After the Welsh uprising of the late 13th century, Edward the King of England decided there was only one way to keep the rebels in check. Work soon began in earnest on Edward’s impressive plan to remind the Welsh of their new rulers, and to control any unruly behaviour. His plan resulted in the “iron…

11 . 01 . 2018

New Year Beddgelert Walk

Happy New Year to all our lovely blog readers! We hope that the festive season was filled with fun and laughter. And hands up, who’s holiday was filled with wine, cheese, chocolate and general overindulgence? Oh yes, our hands are up here! Perhaps then, now is the perfect time to work some walks into your…

08 . 01 . 2018

9 Ways to Reduce Plastic Waste

We are incredibly lucky to live and work here in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park, and we take so much pleasure from the wild and beautiful landscapes that surround us. From the sweeping coastlines, beautiful beaches, dramatic peaks and mighty mountains – Snowdonia is nothing if not stunning. And we passionately believe that…

20 . 12 . 2017

Christmas Fun

So, hands up who’s ready for Christmas? All shopped, wrapped, packed, planned, prepped and ready? And hands up who needs another month please!! Well, whatever state your Christmas planning is at, it’s a fact there are only 5 little sleeps left until the big day (DON’T PANIC!). And to help you feel festive, here are…

13 . 12 . 2017

Fun Snow Facts

Hands up who’s had snow this week? Here in Snowdonia we’ve had loads of snow, and the beautiful landscape is looking even more beautiful than ever! Whilst winter snow on the higher ground is fairly common here in North Wales, snow on the lower land that disrupts road and rail journeys, power supplies, post services and…

11 . 12 . 2017

Snow Safety

Welcome to the Big Freeze of 2017! For all of the country the weather has turned incredibly cold and winter-like. Over the weekend, much of the western side of the UK saw huge amounts of snow fall – the largest snowfall seen since the winter of 2010. Travel plans were in chaos, power supplies were…

07 . 12 . 2017

North Wales Santa Trains 2017

Santa Trains are now as synonymous with Christmas as mince pies or twinkly tinsel. For a narrow gauge railway they are important, and busy, events in the annual schedule. They are well-loved by children and parents, as an already exciting adventure on a real train becomes bound with special Christmas childhood memories. Despite today’s fast…

04 . 12 . 2017

Boxing Day Swim in Wales

Why not try something different this Boxing Day and join in one of the many special Boxing Day dips that are taking place along the Welsh coast this festive season. If your Boxing Day traditions usually involve a whole box of Christmas chocolates, loosening your belt and watching comedy repeats on television, then this could…

01 . 12 . 2017

North Wales Christmas Churches

Visiting a church or chapel during the festive period was once a deep-rooted tradition across the Welsh coast. The custom may not be as strong today but visit a beautiful coastal church for some special festive inspiration. The smell of Christmas is in the air. Wisps of wood-smoke snake through the crisp, clear winter evening…

13 . 07 . 2017

Snowdonia Sandcastles

Sandcastle building is one of the greatest pleasures of a day at the beach, for old and young alike. The coastline of Snowdonia has plenty of gorgeous beaches for building practice too….. It’s a common scene on beaches along the Welsh coast – the careful planning, the furious digging, the patting and shaping, and lastly the…