Discover an incredibly diverse National Park on this self-guided walking holiday, with luggage transfers included. Your journey takes you from the spectacular Wales Coast Path to England and Wales’s highest peak, and includes a ride on the Welsh Highland Railway, the UK’s longest heritage line.
As the highest point in England and Wales, Mount Snowdon is certainly impressive, with a towering, cloud-piercing peak and views that can stretch as far as Ireland and the Isle of Man. However, what makes Snowdon – or Yr Wyddfa, as it’s known in Welsh – really special is its setting in the spectacular Snowdonia National Park.
This beautiful corner of Wales has so much to offer, and a great deal more diversity than you might expect: as well as lofty mountains there are panoramic valleys, secluded lakes and a truly sensational coastline – making for surprisingly accessible walking amid a remote and authentic landscape.
Our holiday begins by the sea, in the lively harbour town of Porthmadog, and advances north to Snowdon via charming, chocolate-box-pretty Beddgelert. The opportunities for immersing yourself in outstanding natural beauty are limitless, but our routes also offer an insight into the many ways in which mankind has shaped the local area: visit spectacularly sited Harlech Castle, built on the orders of Edward I; experience the thrill of old-time rail travel with a ride on the steam-powered Welsh Highland Railway; and explore Snowdonia’s fascinating slate landscapes, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.