Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Driving Around Snowdonia in a Campervan



The Snowdonia National Park is a fantastic place to visit throughout the year. If you don’t fancy wild camping, yet also aren’t looking to spend a fortune on hotels during your stay – a campervan hire might just be the answer to your accommodation troubles.

It also means that you can visit all of the major landmarks within the National Park in a shorter space of time than if you were to walk or use public transport.

It’s understandable that you might be thinking about the space constraints of sleeping in a campervan, but they typically sleep up to four people – which is plenty enough room if there’s only two of you.

Camper vans also come with all the basic essentials you need – cooking equipment, cutlery, gas cooking hobs, and even a television at times! It’s likely you’ll need to bring your own bedding or sleeping bags, but the rest is taken care of for you.

So where do you begin once you’ve started your journey around Snowdonia?

Snowdon

The first landmark that springs to mind for many is Snowdon. This famed mountain is the highest in Wales, and thousands of tourists reach its peak every year.

 If you don’t fancy the climb, you can reach the summit via the Snowdon railway service. There’s a car park at the Pen-Y-Pass route for Snowdon, however this can fill up very quickly, especially in high tourist seasons.

Aber Falls

For a slightly easier trail, Aber Falls is a beautiful waterfall found in the north of the Snowdonia National Park. There are two car parks where you can begin your walk from, and it typically takes around an hour to reach the waterfall.

Along the way you’ll discover beautiful Welsh woodland and mountain scenery, as well as a number of wildlife species which are resident to the area. If you’re looking for a taste of true welsh scenery, the Aber Falls path is a great place to start.

Betws-y-Coed

Betws-y-Coed is another place that is certainly worth a stop whilst you’re driving through. This village is popular with avid walkers, and features a number of trekking shops where you might be able to grab a bargain, as well as a number of cafes for a hot drink on those cooler days.

Fairy Glen

The Fairy Glen (or Faerie Glen) is a beautiful natural attraction which is a short five minute drive from Betws-y-Coed. The path down to the river can be quite slippy if you don’t take extra precaution, but the peacefulness once you’ve made the descent makes it all worth it. It’s just another example of the natural beauty that North Wales offers.