bespoke tours of north wales
Welcome to our Sightseeing Guided Walking Tours page!
We are delighted to offer you a range of walks which take in some of the most spectacular scenery in North Wales.
If you are keen to explore our beautiful region at a more gentle and sedate pace then a walk with us could just be what you are looking for. As with our tours we offer collection and drop-off from and to where you are staying in the North Wales region of we can collect you from a number of train stations along the North Wales coast. We will also walk with you and not leave you to fend for yourself!
I have a real passion for walking in North Wales as there is always something new to see and explore. I have completed all of the walks listed below several times and each one is a special and rewarding experience.
I have in the recent past, completed the famous Offa's Dyke walk which takes you from Chepstow in South Wales to Prestatyn in North Wales; a truly beautiful and magical way to experience the true beauty of Wales.
Why Not Include a Walk as Part of Your Guided Tour?
Some of our walks are longer than others but you should allow several hours for each one. Depending on the walk you choose, it is perfectly possible to include one as part of your tour; just let us know and we can create a bespoke tour for you centred around the walk of your choice.
Is the Walk Suitable For Me?
Each of the walks we offer presents it's own challenges and rewards and will require a certain level of fitness; if you are used to hiking then they should all be within your level of ability. Each of the walks will be summarised below but if you're not sure if it's for you then please contact us for further advice.
What Do I Need to Bring With Me?
Bringing the right equipment suitable for the environment your walking in is essential as the weather in Wales can change quickly, particularly at higher altitudes. Therefore, for your safety and comfort we recommend the following as a minimum:
A good pair of walking boots.
Walking socks that are comfortable
Base layer shirt or t-shirt
Fleece (or any non-cotton insulating layer)
Hat and gloves
Sunglasses (it is sometimes sunny in Wales)!
Rucksack (comfortable enough to carry all day)
At least 1 litre of water
Any medication normally required, including inhalers
There are literally hundreds of different walks in North Wales but the one that everybody wants to do is Snowdon. The first man to conquer Mount Everest, Sir Edmund Hillary, trained with his team in the mountains of Snowdonia, so you'll be in good company! The mountain itself is set in the beautiful Snowdonia National Park and offers hikers the opportunity to walk up the highest peak in England and Wales. The scenery to the summit is stunning and can be reached by one of several routes. The route is approx. 9 miles (14km) in length and the walk itself should take around 5-6 hours depending on the conditions and how quickly you want to walk! As you would expect it is quite steep in places but the route that we would follow is the most gradual ascent and within the capability of anyone with a reasonable level of fitness. There is also a train that can take you to the summit if you wish and a cafe is situated at the top which offers weary walkers some light refreshment! It is possible to combine the Snowdon Walk with a short tour based on your requirements as we could take in some attractions either on the way there or on the return journey.
Cwm Idwal / Devil's Kitchen:
This is probably my favourite walk; aside the fact that you'll be following in the footsteps of the famous Charles Darwin, it offers a stunning scenery and stands as a testament to the power of nature. This is really two walks, the first being a fairly easy route which is approx. 3 miles (5km) in length and should take around 3 hours. This walk will allow you the opportunity to see where the 1953 Mount Everest expedition team honed their climbing skills on the 'Idwal Slabs' and see it's rare and fragile plant life. If you are feeling adventurous we could press on and climb up to the Devil's Kitchen. The walk up to the Devil's Kitchen is quite steep and involves a little bit of scrambling in places but the view from this point over the Ogwen Valley is stunningly beautiful and a camera is a must!
Newborough Forest and Llanddwyn Island
This is an easy coastal walk and as well as beautiful scenery, it offers many historical attractions to stop and look at on the way. The walk is approx. 5 miles (8km) and to do really appreciate the surroundings and history should take around 4 hours. Along the way you will be treated to some great views of the Snowdonia Mountain Range and seals and porpoises have been seen on occasion quite close to the shoreline. The island can be cut-off by the highest tides so this is something that we will take into account in the planning process. The forested part of the walk is home to the second largest population of Red Squirrels in Wales. As well as offering a wealth of natural beauty, this walk also has some fascinating history and of course Welsh legends waiting to be discovered!