What better way to see in the New Year than to take yourselves and your family to one of the most majestic and beautiful places in the UK? The breath-taking mountain range of Snowdonia National Park is awe-inspiring, with the dramatic and imposing peaks, reflective lakes, ancient woodlands and fast flowing waterfalls, the sights to be enjoyed are abundant! Celebrate the New Year in an alternative way this year, and head into the great outdoors for your nature fix!
Snowdonia is not only famed for its dominating and dramatic mountains, but also for the magical lakes, streams and waterfalls. The large and deep pools of water are perfect for those of you who are looking for a refreshing and revitalising start to the year. With a quick dip in the cool and fresh waters, your adrenaline will be pumping as you submerge, you will resurface feeling rejuvenated and your blood is guaranteed to be pumping! There are a range of remote and stunning spots to choose from that all make an ideal place for wild swimming, some of our favourites include, the Blue Lagoon, Blue Pool, Fairy Glen and Llyn Dinas.
New Year’s Day Walk
Walk off your over-indulgences from the Christmas period with a brisk and refreshing stroll with your loved ones in the absorbing landscape of the Snowdonia National Park. With so many paths to choose from, there is something suitable for all abilities. So, whether you’ve got toddlers with you, grandparents or a marathon runner, you will find a route and length of walk that you can all enjoy! All of which, lead you past some of the incredible sights of the National Park.
Snowdonia is one of the UK’s Dark Sky Reserves, making the mountain range a beautiful place to be both during the day and night time! With the minimal light pollution, remoteness of the highlands and a choice of stunning places to view the constellations, you and your family are spoilt for choice. Wrap up in your coats and scarfs, bring along a flask of a warming hot drink and a couple of chairs or a blanket then sit back and enjoy the view.
Snowdonia has hundreds of lakes and numerous rivers and streams, offering visitors a huge selection of places to fish. For those of you who are looking for a peaceful and rewarding time by the waterside, Snowdonia is a haven. Escape into the natural world, listen to the sounds of the surrounding wildlife and spend a couple of hours watching the world go by.
Grab your bikes and enjoy the rural landscape of the undulating gorges and woodlands. Exploring Snowdonia by bike is a great option for those looking to cover more ground, in less time. Cycling gives you a unique freedom, as the fresh breeze pinches your cheeks while you pick up some speed! Not only is it great fun, you’ll have worked off some of those mince pies too.
Enjoy the Incredible Views
Starting the New Year surrounded by the magnificent beauty of Snowdonia’s landscape and your loved ones is the perfect way to say hello to 2018. Allow yourself to be absorbed in the moment and reflect on all you have achieved and all you will in the next coming year.
If you are looking to celebrate in this stunning area, our New Year’s Eve holiday park, North Wales is open throughout the festivities, so you and your family will have the perfect base for your explorations.