Walking Hiking

Wales (North Wales) – Walking Short Break

  • Wales Short Break
  • Wales Short Break
  • Wales Short Break
  • Wales Short Break
  • Wales Short Break
  • Wales Short Break
  • Snowdonia Wales

Walking Short Break in Wales

On our Wales weekend short break, we will take you to the beautiful Snowdonia National Park, the second largest national park in England and Wales. Covering almost a quarter of Wales, Snowdonia National Park has been designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With its magnificent scenery of waterfalls, valleys, lakes and the rugged peaks of Mount Snowdon itself, it is a perfect destination for a walking holiday.

Tour Pricing & Dates


4 Day Short Break €390 per person sharing
Single Supplement +€133
Tour Dates


April 10th to the 13th This Tour Is Now Fully Booked

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Friday 19th of March to Sunday 21st of March 2021

Tour Grade Moderate
Accommodation Guesthouse




Day 1 / Depart Dublin for Old Colwyn Bay

We normally depart Dublin Port for Holyhead at 20.00hrs. Times may vary depending on the ferry schedule. Travel time on the sea is approximately 3hrs 15min. Once we reach Holyhead, we drive for approximately 50 minutes down through North Wales to our accommodation in The Marine Hotel which is in the lively town of Old Colwyn Bay. 

Day 2 / Mount Snowdon

Our adventure today takes us to the highest mountain in Wales, Snowdon. We will walk the Pyg Track, an old mining trail that leads to the summit at 1085 metres. On our descent we will enjoy the spectacular panoramic views of the Welsh mountains, finishing in the beautiful town of Llanberis.

Distance: 13.5 km/8.5 miles, Ascent: 735 m/2205 ft 

Day 3 / Valleys, Lakes & Awe-Inspiring Views

Today's walk begins and ends in the colourful town of Betws-y-Coed which is surrounded by dense woodlands and magnificent countryside. A small forest trail will lead us up to the ‘Llyn Elsi Reservoir’, built in 1914 and providing water for the town. The trail continues via an old Roman Road that takes us across the ‘Miner’s Bridge’ and on to the Swallow Falls. These falls are considered to be one of the loveliest spots in North Wales. Here the river Llugwy rushes down from the mountains. Crags and jagged rocks divide the stream into a number of foaming cascades.

Distance: 13 km/8 miles, Ascent: 360 m/1080 ft  

Day 4 / A Relaxing Morning

On our final day, we will enjoy a relaxing morning. After a hearty Welsh breakfast, we will visit Conwy Castle which was constructed by King Edward the 1st between 1283 and 1289 and was designed to watch over the walled town of Conwy. In the early afternoon, we will take the ferry back to Dublin, arriving at Dublin Port at approximately 17.15 hours.


  • 3 nights bed and breakfast accommodation
  • 2 guided walks
  • All transport included
  • Return ferry trip to Wales
  • All transport in Wales

Not Included

  • Evening meals
  • Packed lunches


  • Thank you both Teresa & Christopher for a fun, adventurous, spectacular week,
    You have a fantastic business, long may it last and I am already looking forward to our next adventure
    Anne D x

    Western Way Connemara
  • Christopher and Teresa…Thank you soooo much for a superb week and your hospitality.
    Jyoti Thapa

    Western Way Connemara
  • Hi Christopher,

    On behalf of Mary & Myself, I want to thank you for our wonderful trip. We loved every minute of it, even the wet bits.

    The B&B’s that you work with are second to none and in every place we stayed we were made to feel welcome and at home at all times. In each place, they even refrigerated our wine and provided us with wine glasses in order to enjoy our pre-dinner drinks. I would like to give a particular shout out to Donnach in The Castle B&B in Ballintoy. He told us that we were his first “Footfall” visitors so our feedback on his B&B is that it is excellent.

    Your notes and attention to detail on your trail instructions are excellent but just to note for yourself, the red trail down the side of the cliffs to the Giants Causeway is locked and not currently in use. Not sure whether the explanation is Covid related or a safety issue.

    Many thanks


    Antrim Causeway Coastal & Rathlin Island Route – 6 Day – Self-Guided Walking Tour
  • Hi Christopher,

    Thank you again for a wonderful day yesterday.  We thoroughly enjoyed it and very much appreciated the lovely relaxed pace and all the stories and information and the fun. Thanks to Teresa also for taking us to Avondale and to the grandchildren for their patience. Truly a memorable experience.
    Terence and Eleanor
    A Day Walk on Trooperstown & the Vale of Clara
  • Dear Christopher,
    And thank YOU, our fearless leader!   You did a great job tending your flock!
    I had a most wonderful time, albeit a little more challenging than I had expected.
    But, I am grateful that the wind only knocked me down on some Valencia heather and not over a cliff! ;
    The scenery was stunning and the lodgings (particularly Casey’s and The Grand) and meals were superb!!
    And the icing on the cake was the pleasure of your company and great sense of humor!
    A perfect package all together!!
    I have more compliments to pay, but I will save them for the next time we connect.  Perhaps you, Teresa and I can
    chat via Facetime after the New Year.  I’d also like to talk a little bit more about the Wicklow Mountains Tour.
    Hope you have a wonderful and well earned holiday in New Zealand!!
    Take care and all the best,
    Wild Atlantic Way South West

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