The Best Hikes in North Wales – Part 2

Cwm Idwal

The second article about hiking paths in North Wales dedicated to leisurely walks that everyone can try without any extra preparation or equipment. We would like to tell you about the best and most picturesque strolls that can turn into exciting adventures for the whole family. These walks are designed to offer a great day out for old and young ones. You can just slowly walk up and down, stop for an ice-cream or two and you will have an unforgettable time.

Cwm Idwal

Cwm Idwal is a wonderful and easy path to enjoy the scenery of Snowdon without pushing yourself too much. At the very heart of this wonderful trail is a glacial lake, and the rocks around this lake make this place nothing but a pure beauty. It is worth to stop and investigate the plants because some very rare species can be naturally found only in this place.

This path is available to people of all ages and abilities. If you want to test yourself a little bit more, then try the way up to the great Devils Kitchen that you should love. The track is more difficult, but you can have a nice relaxing time because a great cafe is situated on the top where you can eat, drink or just have some time to rest after your three miles exercise.

Precipice Walk

This is another great way that offers a stunning landscape including lakes, meadows, woodlands, and canyon. You can enjoy the majestic views of the mountain ranges and the fabulous Mawddach Estuary. If you take your time without rush and stop to admire the scenic beauty, then this walk should take about two hours. At the end of this track, you will find a nice traditional pub where you can have a delicious lunch as you should be hungry.

Llangollen History Trail

The fabulous Llangollen History Trail can offer both a beautiful landscape and historical sites as well. The whole walk is roughly six miles, so you had better be prepared for a whole day of intense walking. You will pass the great landmarks such as Valle Crucis Abbey, Llangollen Canal, Llantysilio Church, Dinas Bran Castle, and The Horseshoe Falls on your way so it’s really worth to choose this way.

Carningli

This relatively short walk is just about two miles long, but it is very beautiful. The way up will take you to the Mountain of Angles, which is actually the remains of an ancient four hundred and fifty million years old volcano. At the top of Carningli, you will find the stunning views of nearby Newport. If you want to visit the coast, then you should go throughout the Cwm yr Eglwys by the Rocket Bus from Newport. There you will find a mysterious path that will take you down to Aberrfforest and the sea. You can walk back to Newport along the coast, and it will take about two hours or longer if you want to dive into the water.