The Best Winter Coastal Walks in North Wales

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Wales was recently named as one of the top 10 countries to visit this year, described by Rough Guides as one of the best natural playgrounds in Europe! The North Welsh coastline in particular, possesses extreme natural beauty, especially in the winter months when the air is crisp, and the clouds are low.

Here is a list of great coastal walks to try this winter…

Porthdinllaen walk, Llŷn Peninsula

Tucked away beyond Snowdonia’s craggiest peaks, the Llŷn Peninsula possesses a distinctive, unspoilt character that’s all its own. The Porthdinllaen walk enables visitors to experience the stunning beauty of the area; with the Irish Sea to the North and Cardigan Bay to the South. The trail follows Traeth Morfa Nefyn Beach towards the hamlet of Porthdinllaen, and up to the lifeboat station. There are plenty of picturesque spots along the trail to discover, before heading inland to complete the circuit.

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Shimmering Snowdonia Sandbanks, Borth y Gest and Porthmadog

Starting in Porthmadog harbour, this 9½ mile walk follows one of the most beautiful river estuaries in Wales. Experience the rocky headlands, coves and beaches of the River Glaslyn, before walking onto Black Rock Sands Beach where you can see all the way to Ireland on a clear day! The trail then heads inland through Porthmadog Golf Club and up the side of Moel y Gest hill, where you can take in stunning views of Snowdonia and Tremadog Bay.

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Panorama Walk, Barmouth

The Panorama Walk is something of a classic, which visitors have been enjoying since Victorian times. At the turn of the 20th century, the Panorama gardens boasted a tea-room and admission charge. Both have long gone now, with the lower slopes reclaimed by the countryside. The route comprises of a short, medium and long version – so you can choose the correct trail depending on your level of ability and amount of spare time. The short version, which explores the gardens, eliminates much of the climbing, and is even enjoyed by children who don’t enjoy walking!

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Aberdyfi Circular Walk

The town of Aberdyfi is a beautiful location to explore; the area boasts a historic medieval castle, stunning sandy beaches, far-reaching views of the Dyfi estuary and tales of sunken villages. The 4½ mile circular walk takes you on a scenic journey of the surrounding area, which starts and finishes in this popular seaside town.

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Accommodation in North Wales

If you are thinking of experiencing one or more of these fantastic coastal trails, then it is worth considering a short break to the area. The town of Porthmadog is a great place to stay and has plenty of quality hotel style B&B’s. Known as the gateway to Snowdonia National Park, the beautiful seaside location offers great access to the rest of North Wales.

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David Milsont
David Milsont

David Milsont is an avid blogger and who loves to write on travel and holidays related ideas. David is also the author of A Journey To The Great Ocean Road On A Campervan and A Comprehensive Guide To Traveling With Right Technology Gadgets. People can hit me up on Twitter and Google+ here.




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