Experience Wales like the Welsh!
Dear Guests & Friends,
After careful consideration of all the risks involved, and the uncertainty that still exists during this COVID-19 pandemic, we at Wild Wales Tours & Walkabouts have decided in the interest of safety, to cancel our three Walkabouts in the spring of 2021.
We will be starting up again in the fall of 2021 with two Walkabouts and a 10-day Bus Trip, in September-October. Details for the September, 2021 Bus trip and two Walkabouts are featured here on the webpage.
Please email me if you would like to discuss the possibilities for joining us next year. For those of you close to the Twin Cities, I will be presenting “Hiking in the Snowdonia National Park and along the Welsh Coastal Path” at the Midwest Mountaineering Travel Expo, on Cedar Avenue, Minneapolis via Zoom on Monday, November 16th at 6:30pm CST, with a live Q&A to follow.
Wales is the only country in the world that has a coastal path along its entire 875 mile 1408km) coastline! The Snowdonia National Park is the largest park in Wales, and boasts the highest mountain in Wales and England, Mt Snowdon. Hiking along the ancient pathways, connecting with the landscape, you will be passing through rural communities and supporting the local economy and the countryside that surrounds them.
If you are interested in a group travel in the future we can set up a Zoom meeting with you and your traveling companions, with a presentation and Q&A to show you what Wales has to offer!
Stay safe, be well and I will be in touch with further updates for the fall of 2021!
Hywel “Taff” Roberts
Director: Wild Wales Tours & Walkabouts
Wild Wales Tours has been created to educate people interested in experiencing Welsh history, culture and heritage from a Welsh perspective. I was born in Wales and Welsh was my first language until I entered high school. After high school, I joined the Royal Air Force, travelling in Asia, Europe, North Africa, the West Indies, and I arrived in the United States in 1975. I have lived in Maine, Rhode Island, California, Washington and, for the past twenty-six years, in the great state of Minnesota.
These tours have been created for people who hate tours. The focus of our trips will be to visit Wales at a slower pace. We will be supporting the local economy and promoting the Welsh language by working with businesses that promote all things Welsh. You will not have large buses, name tags, large groups or hurried stops, but you will have rich and meaningful experiences. Along the way, guides and experts in all things Welsh will join us. Most afternoons we will be stopping for a cup of tea, coffee and some locally baked goods, with no more than two hours on the bus.
During the day we will take in incredible sights, including Snowdonia National Park, castles, abbey ruins, Roman structures, Pryseli Hills, rugged coastlines with crashing waves and sandy beaches. Many of the woodlands will be carpeted with Bluebells in May, and August and September will bring purple heather on the mountains. By night we will dine in pubs and taverns, taking in the sounds of local choirs, traditional folk music and storytelling. With us you will not be another face in the crowd; you will have the opportunity to mingle with the locals.
Wales Coastal Path
I will be your tour director, along with certified Welsh guides along the way. Our bus company is a Welsh business, and our driver is also a Welsh speaker. If you are not careful, you might learn some Welsh along the way! The tours will be relaxed and intimate. Our small group of around 20 will make it possible to be open to the unexpected, such as an unplanned concert, a local festival, market day or a fair. We can keep some options open since not everything will be set in stone.
I hope you will join us on at least one of these memorable tours in 2020. The next pages give the basic information for the tours being offered. Since our limit is twenty people per Bus Tour and 8 per Walkabout Tour, reserve your seat early!
Please contact me at 1-507-458-8637, or use our contact form.
Hywel Taff Roberts, Director
Wild Wales Tours
Hywel “Taff” Roberts