itinerary question in North Wales
Replies: 6 - Last Post: May 2, 2013 6:56 AM Last Post By: Glanfor
Apr 28, 2013 11:53 PM
itinerary question in North Waleshi everyone,
I'm going to spend a week in Liverpool in early May., I'll have a car and I want to see lovely nature and pretty little untouristy towns (or cities) and villages (and no seaside resort !). as an exampleand from Google pictures, Llanbadrig is already on my list.
I have a hard time finding a detailed itinerary and so far, I'm thinking going to Snowdonia (hopefully you can see many things there without any hiking, only a lot of driving).
I'm looking for all possible recommendations on Anglesey, in Snowdonia and more generally anywhere in North Wales:)
I can drive a lot, really a lot and I like that so long hours on the road are not a problem at all.
thank you very much:)
Apr 29, 2013 12:09 PM
1just sitting in the car is pointless, and people who think they can drive for long hours and still be safe terrify me.
From Liverpool you can get to Denbighshire in 90 minutes. Check out Ruthin, Denbigh and lots of lovely spots near by. Do some walking in the Clywydians. No need to go as far as Snowdonia. You do need to get out of the car - do you have mobility issues?
then consider Lllangollen and the surrounds. Chirk Castle is also wonderful.
loads and loads to see.
Apr 29, 2013 2:32 PM
2no, I don't have any mobility issues and yes, I love to drive, I love to see things fast and come back. I'm a bit extreme but one week around Liverpool, Snowdonia and Anglesey is not mad.
I'm just not a hiker.
you would die if you 'd know about some trips I did in my life, this one will go at a very slow pace.
Apr 30, 2013 6:07 AM
3For nice little touristed villages, you'd do better away from Snowdonia, where there are no secrets left. Try places like Llanarmon Dyffryn Ceriog and Llandrhaeadr ym Mochnant. There's nothing there, but that's sort of the point. The latter is near Pistyll Rhaeadr a lovely waterfall. Drive some of the small hill roads, like the B4391 to Bala, and then from Llanuwchllyn over the hill road to Lake Vyrnwy. But do it carefully.
Apr 30, 2013 2:11 PM
4It isn't your history that risks me dying, and I really don't care what you've done in the past
It is the people sharing the road with you that risk death with your attitude. I live near the area you are planning to visit. (sounds like I'd best stay home next week!) The road to Pistyll Rhaeadr is well beyond your apparent skills, although the good news is that you can see the waterfall from the car park.
you don't have to do long hikes. But surely you can walk 20 minutes from the car?
Apr 30, 2013 4:23 PM
May 2, 2013 6:56 AM
I would do a big loop from liverpool along A55 to the turning for Betws y Coed then follow signs for capel curig passed Snowdon and down to Beddgelert, up to Waunfawr then Llamberis and up the Llamberis pass turn left and head up the Ogwen Valley and stop at Cwm Idwal, then the nant francon valley to the A55 again head East and stop off at Llandudno drive around the Great Orme and your done.
If you do fancy a walk email me and I'd happily take you out I'm a qualified Mountain leader. firstname.lastname@example.org
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