It’s that time of year again – where we only get a few precious hours of sunlight. It is then, of course, imperative that you head outside. So, grab a scarf, a flask of tea or coffee, a warm coat and head outdoors to enjoy the fresh winter air. We have a feeling you will be grateful later when you have your feet warmed up in your caravan or campervan.
This is one of the foothills as you enter the Snowdonia region. You can come to this lovely hill simply by taking a short drive to Conwy town and parking nearby. This hill is the site of an ancient hill fort, of which the foundations’ remains are still visible today. You can learn all about the fascinating history of this place today – it will change your perspective on how we view this magical area of the world. There are even some wild ponies living here!
A walk along Deganwy’s amazing beach is second to none when it comes to beaches, be it the quiet wistful sandy shores, the amazing panoramic views, or the vicinity near other staggering beaches such as Llandudno’s West Shore and Conwy Morfa beach to boot, it lands you in a great place to enjoy a peaceful morning stroll in just about every direction you could choose.
This amazing mountain is a touch higher than Conwy Mountain, which was previously mentioned. This is a real walk, whereas Conwy Mountain is just a way to spend a spare hour or two. Tal y Fan is a small expedition into Snowdonia, but with terrain that is much more manageable than you might find elsewhere.
The Great Orme is an ancient location, the headland itself was named by invading Vikings who were riding along the coastline. They observed that the rock formation resembled the head of a great sea serpent, ‘Orme’. It was named so – ‘The Great Orme’s Head’. Today, it’s famous for being the home of a colony of Kashmir Goats, these Great Orme goats made international headlines, when they ventured into Llandudno town to feast on the gardens and bushes of the inhabitants of Llandudno. The Orme itself is known for being home to luscious green pastures atop a towering limestone crag, which overlooks a clear, azure ocean.
This walk is heading into Snowdonia even more – however this time it’s a much easier experience. You merely need to hop in your car and drive on to Betws-y-coed, from here you walk up the hill to an enchanting lake named Llyn Elsi you can walk around this lake and witness the amazing beauty step-by-step for yourself. Keep your eyes peeled and you may just spot some avian wildlife, as the area is prime terrain for nesting birds who will be quenching their thirst, as well as bathing themselves in the water.