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dog walking routes in North Wales

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May 25, 2018

North Wales is teeming with dog friendly walks, just waiting to be explored by you and your pup! No one gets left behind on a Darwin Escapes holiday! Talacre Beach Holiday Home Park offers pet friendly holidays in North Wales, so your furbaby can explore the region with you! Discover panoramic views of the majestic Snowdonia Mountain Range and breath-taking vistas of the infamous seaside. Read through our list below and discover a new and exciting way to explore with your dog in North Wales.

Llyn Elsi

2.5 miles / low walking level / 2 hours

Enjoy a pleasant walk to the Llyn Elsi lake, surrounded by the forest above Betws-y-Coed. When you reach the lake you’ll be greeted by a clearing with the most beautiful views stretching across to Moel Siabad.

Llanberis path up mount Snowdon

9 miles / high-moderate walking level / 5 – 6 hours

This is known as the ‘tourist path’ to reach Snowdon’s summit. It is the longest route, but offers breath-taking views all the way. It’s the most popular path, so you’ll be sure to meet lots of people and pups along the way! See our post here for more routes up the famous mountain.

Llyn Padarn

5 miles / low level / 2 hours

Take a circular walk around the picturesque lake in Llaberis and marvel at the views of the surrounding Snowdonia Mountains. You’ll see the history of the area along your walk, even encountering the Gilfach Ddu, National Slate Museum.

Talacre beach to Gronant

4.3 miles / low level / 2 hours

The beach is only a 5 minute walk from Talacre Beach park. This walk takes you past the famous, Grade II listed Lighthouse, which was built in 1776 and is rumoured to be haunted. You’ll then walk through the rich habitat of the Gronant Dunes, which is home to the rare Natterjack Toads.

Llangollen history trail

6 miles / low level / 3 hours

Follow the historic landmark trail around Llangollen and you’ll see some beautiful monuments, including the Horseshoe Falls and the Llantysilio Church, which was originally built in 1254.

Coed – y – Gopa

7 miles / moderate level / 3 hours, 30 minutes

A wonderful woodland walk through the ancient forests in the outskirts of Abergele. Following the trail, you’ll see one of the country’s largest hibernation bat sites in the limestone caves, when you reach the clearing you’ll enjoy magnificent views of the vale, and why not try climbing the Iron Age hillfort on the summit? *Note: be very careful – no broken paws please!

Gwydyr forest

6 miles / moderate level / 3 hours

Follow the trail from Betws – y – Coed village into the forest. The trail will take you to the water’s edge of the Llyn river, which you can follow all through the forest. Reach the end of the trail to be rewarded with unbeatable views of the valley and Snowdonia Mountain Range.

Nercwys forest

5 miles / moderate level / 2 hours, 30 minutes

A beautiful woodland walk in Flintshire, follow the forest track and reach two viewpoints, where you’ll enjoy fantastic views of the surrounding area.

bird’s eye Bodnant garden walk

2 miles / low level / 2 hours

With 80 acres to explore, there is a walk for everyone to enjoy at the beautiful Bodnant Gardens. Take the Bird’s Eye walk through the Furnace Wood and Meadow for breath-taking and panoramic views of the gardens.

Before embarking (ha!) on any walk, please make sure you’re properly prepared with the right clothing and walking boots, that you have enough water and food supplies for all in your party (including plenty of tasty treats for the pups) and make sure to don the sunscreen on those hot days! During your walk stay together and take your time enjoying the Welsh scenery.

And these are only a small number of dog friendly walks in North Wales, you and your pupper could discover Roman forts, endless castles and breath-taking views all over the region! With tails wagging and smiles beaming, you will have the time of your lives (too cheesy?).

North Wales has been a popular holiday destination for centuries, and it’s easy to see why when you take a walk around the region and witness the beauty and peace for yourself, you can really let go of the daily grind and any stresses or strains when surrounded by so much nature. Talacre Beach is the perfect base to explore North Wales, while also offering fabulous accommodation and fantastic facilities to come back to. Our facilities include an indoor swimming pool, sauna and steam room, children’s day entertainment and family evening entertainment, as well as a wonderful onsite Bistro Restaurant and fully stocked bar, plus so much more!

and if at the end of your holiday, you don’t want to leave?

Well, you’re in luck! Talacre Beach offers holiday home ownership, so you could call this little slice of North Wales home and explore all it all has to offer at your own pace. And it’s much easier than you think it is, our professional team are on hand to walk you step by step through the process, and we are able to introduce you to a finical advisor who can help you spread the cost should you need to, so it’s cheaper than you thought too!

If you’d like more information about buying your dream holiday home at Talacre Beach, call our dedicated Ownership Team on 01745 858010, or talk to an advisor via our Live Chat service today.

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