Length 79 miles / 127 kms
Head for spectacular Snowdonia in north Wales for drama, huge skies and outdoor adventures. Cross the iconic Menai suspension bridge to reach the beautiful Isle of Anglesey, home to some of the best beaches in Wales, fantastic coastal hiking and cycling paths. With a good dose of remoteness, this is one of the best travel routes in the UK to escape the hustle and bustle of urban life.
Set in a beautiful valley, Betws-y-Coed is a typical mountain town, full of companies offering outdoor adventures and shops selling outdoor gear. Pubs are full of hikers talking about the day’s adventures. The town is a great base for outdoor sports and activities such as climbing, hiking, abseiling, zip-lining and mountain biking. You’ll also find natural beauty spots such as Fairy Glen and Swallow Falls to visit in the nearby area.
Snowdonia National Park
Test yourself by climbing to the peak of Snowden, the highest mountain in England and Wales, some 1,085m above sea level. If you still want to enjoy the views but don’t fancy the hike, take the train up and hike down!
Newborough Beach & Llanddwyn Island
Newborough beach is our favourite beach on Anglesey, backed by the tranquil Newborough Forest, where you might see red squirrels.
Take a walk through the forest and dunes to the peninsula of Llanddwyn Island to see the fascinating lighthouse and pilots cottages.