Walking in Wales

07/03/2012

The old saying goes that you’ve travelled the world but you haven’t seen your own country. More Britons are more familiar with Lanzarote than Llandudno. However with the rising cost of travel and living, what better way to discover the UK than by taking a trip to Snowdonia in Wales?

Snowdonia National Park was the third National Park to be established after the Lake and Peak Districts and remains the most popular National Park in the UK with walks and hikes with sweeping views, and magnificent mountain scenery.

Snowdonia National Park also has the advantage of 37 miles of coastline, boasting some of the best surfing in Wales. Just off the coast, is Bardsey Island, a National Nature Reserve which is also a Site of Special Scientific Interest due to the avian life and rich marine life under the island, including seals.

For the lazy way to see the view from the top, the Snowdon Mountain Railway takes you to the summit of Snowdon, all in relative comfort from the town of Llanberis. This steam powered locomotive has been running from 1896 with the only double rack and pinion railway in the UK.