Wales (North Wales) – Walking Short Break
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|
|Tour Dates 2020||April 10th to the 13th This Tour Is Now Fully Booked|
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- 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
- Evening meals
- Packed lunches