North Wales offers sweeping mountains, glistening lakes and fabulous rugged coastlines making it the ideal location for walkers, whether it is for a leisurely stroll or more strenuous hike.
Snowdon is probably the first walking spot that springs to mind. Standing at 3,560ft, it is a prime destination for walkers with many popular routes from the easy to the strenuous Pyg and Miner’s tracks.
However, many other mountains within the Snowdonia Mountain Park are just as beautiful and accessible. Cader Idris, the Chair of Idris, is at the southern end of the Park and at 2,930ft is very popular. Glyderau, known as the Glyders is a mountain group which includes five of Wales’ fifteen summits over 3,000 feet. There’s also Carneddau (the Cairns) which boasts seven of the fifteen highest peaks in the country and Rhinogau (the Rhinogs) which is a Special Area of Conservation and a National Nature Reserve.
If you’d rather be walking along the coast taking in the sea air, then the Wales Coast Path is for you. This is the first coast path at 870 miles long to outline an entire country and was opened in 2012. 390 miles of the Path run along the North Wales Coastline, with 34.5 miles in Conwy, and you don’t have to travel far to get to it as it runs right past The Imperial Hotel in Llandudno. Step out of the front door and you can be enjoying a walk down the Victorian Promenade to Llandudno Pier and the Great Orme or at the other end of the sweeping Bay to Little Orme. These two famous headlands have excellent walking paths where you can soak up the glorious views to Anglesey, the Isle of Man and the Lake District.
To county has many other excellent walks and Conwy Walking Week (1-8 July) has a programme of themed guided walks which are suitable for varying abilities and range from 0.6 miles to 10 miles. The walks allow you to explore the beautiful countryside taking in waterfalls, mountains, lakes, moors and woods.
So grab your walking boots, and come and explore North Wales and the county of Conwy on foot with a Special Break at The Imperial Hotel.