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Great Reasons to visit North Wales. Part 3 - Countryside.

One of the fantastic things about North Wales is its diverse range of Landscapes, Sandy shores, Rugged mountains and miles and miles of rolling hills and countryside to explore. Whether you enjoy Walking, Running or Cycling you are sure to be greeted with stunning views when you set off to explore the North Wales Countryside.

North Wales hosts areas of outstanding natural beauty including the Clwydian range and Dee Valley, Llyn, Gower and Anglesey and has a number of wildlife conservations and areas of scientific interest due to the diverse range of wildlife, plants and insects. These include RSPB Conwy and many areas in Snowdonia national Park.

Miles of countryside to explore

There are many country parks located throughout North Wales offering a range of facilities, educational centres and laid out routes to help you discover the area. Loggerheads country park is a great way to explore the Clwydian and Dee Valley ranges with a number of activities taking place at the park throughout the year there is also a well marked discovery trail to take you around the park. With over 160 acres of Woodland, Playing fields and a park. Wepre Park is home to the remains of Ewloe Castle and a great place to walk the dog or take the kids on a picnic. Alternatively you might enjoy a stroll around Bodnant gardens who are part of the national trust and take in the beautiful surroundings or take a picnic to Gwydyr Forest surrounding the scenic village of Betws Y Coed.

If you prefer to take the less travelled routes, you’ll be pleased to know there are some great locations to explore just on our doorstep. Coed y Gopa is a great place for dog walking and is a part of the woodland trust. Situated between our cottages and the North Wales coast. Positioned on the limestone hill that overlooks Abergele and the sea, Coed y Gopa offers stunning views over the North wales coast and Gwyrch Castle. The site comprises two wooded hills - Coed y Gopa and a smaller woodland known as Coed Bryngwenallt - divided by a public bridleway. Coed Abergele is situated across from Tany Gopa and is home to Tower Hill, an Elizabethan watch tower that looks out over the coast and was used to guard against Pirates. You can find a map of these routes here Alternatively take the quiet country roads and explore the local villages of Betws Yn Rhos,, Rhyd y Foel, Moelfre and Dowlen which are popular routes with ramblers and Cyclists. Families with children and dogs may enjoy a walk along the riverside at Llanfair T.H. which is very popular in the summer with locals who like finishing off with a nice drink in one of our local pubs the Black Lion – also great for Sunday Lunch. Booking advised.

If you enjoy the outside life you may also enjoy the many shows, fairs and fun days held in the area throughout the year. Including Country Craft and local food fairs where you can pick up locally made, grown and produced items. Farmers Markets, Agricultural sales and auctions. All great places to pick up something unusual for your home or garden or to learn more about country life.

To find out more about our self catering holiday Cottages. Heather, Lavender, Primrose and Bluebell Cottage each sleeping 5 or Pen y Bryn Farmhouse sleeping up to 14 adults please visit our website For prices and availability please click here

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