The Wales Way: North Wales – The Journey & the Destination
Wales has recently introduced an initiative to encourage visitors to and residents of this stunning part of the UK to explore and embark on an epic journey along one of the three Wales Ways.
The Wales Way consists of the Cambrian Way, the Coastal Way and our favourite of the three, the North Wales Way. The routes vary between 75 miles and just under 200 miles and with each turn and new stretch of road, you are rewarded with some of the finest and awe-inspiring landscapes in the whole of the country. These routes may at the moment, be the road less travelled, yet the people of Wales want to share these incredible sights and hidden gems with all who are keen to celebrate it with them. The suggested journeys follow roads that wind through a diverse and breath-taking selection of landscapes, from the undulating greenery of the Welsh countryside, imposing and inspiring mountains and of course, parts of the 180 miles of coastline. You are guaranteed an epic journey from the comfort of your car seat, but the exceptional visual delights that will contribute to an unforgettable adventure are best explored either by foot, on a bicycle or horseback. Venture where cars can’t reach to admire the pure beauty of the incredible scenery, you will be more than rewarded for your efforts!
The initiative is putting emphasis on and encouraging the journey as much as the destination. Why not take your time while you are travelling and absorb all that is around you rather than rushing from one destination to the next without enjoying all that is on offer on the journey? Pull over to take in the sights and get some holiday snaps rather than just driving past, run down to the empty and secluded beach when you stumble across it, walk the untrodden path and explore the area you are within. As they say, variety is the spice of life and there’s nothing more spontaneous than going with the moment, the landscape and how you feel at that time. North Wales is the home of adventures, allow yourself an epic journey through this incredible part of the UK.
The North Wales way is a 75-mile route that either begins or ends in Holyhead, Anglesey and ends or begins on the English Welsh boarder near Chester. Although both the start and finish have award-winning attractions that you will want to check out, as previously mentioned, it’s not the destination, but the journey.
The suggested route takes adventurers past an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley. As the title would suggest, the location is stunning, with vibrant purple heathers dotting the peaks of hills, sweeping views which appear to run for miles and the rich culture and history. It is likely that you will want to spend more than a couple of hours there, as the immersion in the surrounding landscape captivates all who visit.
The path goes on to follow the North Wales coastline, through the seaside towns that have been frozen in time, with Victorian buildings, century old piers, promenades, and of course, the charm of the open ocean and fresh sea air.
After following the coastal road, the journey takes embracers across the famous, 18th-century Menai Bridge and across the Strait to Anglesey. The largest island in Wales is celebrated for its exceptional beauty, with long stretches of inviting golden sand, imposing light houses and a fascinating mining history that has carved many sections of the scenery.
It’s not only the varied landscape that the Wales Way is encouraging visitors to enjoy, but also the rich and diverse history that the country is rightly proud of. The route will take you past not one, not two, but three attention demanding castles, the Caernarfon, Beaumaris and the medieval walled town of Conwy. These fine structures are examples of some of the best of their kind in the whole of Europe, and exploration of their walls, turrets dungeons and the lives of the people who resided there thousands of years ago is sure to contribute to an unforgettable journey!
Many of our caravan parks are situated along the route of the North Wales way, so why not break up your memorable journey with a stay in one of our Wales caravans for sale?