We all know that when we want to go on holiday, we are reluctant to leave our furry friends behind. So when you are visiting our Holiday Park Bala, why not explore the best dog-friendly walks and picturesque paths which will ensure a perfect day out for you and your friend.
Llanberis Path, Snowdon
This steady ascent is regarded as one of the easier routes to the peak of Mount Snowdon which runs parallel with Snowdonia’s Mountain Railway for most of the way. Meaning, if you or your little friend tires out you can simply hop onto the train for the rest of the way. The route runs for a massive 9 miles, which is definitely more than just a short stroll, so catching the train is inevitable.
If your dog happens to not be used to long-distance walks, the route will probably be a challenge. Also, keep in mind that as you get higher the temperature will drop considerably. With the cold weather and the rough rocks you will need to be mindful not to hurt your dog’s precious paws. It may be worth considering taking a coat and even some boots (yes, boots!) for your pooch just in case.
As there are often sheep roaming the slopes it is recommended that you keep your dog on a lead to avoid them getting too close!
Llyn Padarn, Llanberis
Llanberis has a rich history with remains of the Welsh Slate Industry. Llyn Padarn features a short walk around, what is known as Llanberis Lake, which usually takes around 2-3 hours. As you make your way around the lake you will be welcomed by scenic views of the surrounding mountains and many of the ruins that are associated with the slate mining industry.
Further on, you will be taken through to the National Slate Museum, which handily allows dogs (on leads) and is free! There’s no better way to have a full day of adventuring with your pal exploring North Wales’ history.
Llangollen History Trail
If you are a history buff then Llangollen History Trail will be perfect for you and your companion. As well as a wealth of history, the route also sees breath-taking views and plenty of wildlife. This route hosts many visits which will take you through the area’s historic landmarks, including Horseshoe Falls, Dinas Bran Castle and Valle Crucis Abbey. For those pooches who love a good sniff, there’s plenty of places to explore.
Farm animals can be seen along the route so it is advised that owners do keep their precious ones on leads. There are also a few difficult terrains with steep hills, so make sure you do keep that in mind before setting off.
Llyn Elsi, Betws-y-Coed
Lastly, Llyn Elsi in Betws-y-Coed is considered one of the most beautiful lakes in the Gwdir Forest. This woodland walk gives your four-legged friend the opportunity to roam around and stretch their little legs. Whilst the lake offers peace and tranquillity for both walkers and their furry friends it is also close by to Betws-y-Coed’s Village which has lots more to see and do.
This route is by far one of the easiest and suitable for all dog types, so why not give it a go?