Walkabout in North Wales
WILD WALES WALKABOUT MAY 7-12, 2019
8-10 people only on this trip! Six nights/seven days $1750. We will email invoices which can be paid online with a credit card. A deposit of $583 per person ($1166 per couple) is required to secure your place, followed by a payment of $583 ($1166 per couple) November 7, 2018. The final payment of $584 per person ($1168 per couple) is due on February 2, 2019. Invoices will be emailed for the final two payments. Single supplement payments will be split between the two final payments.
North Wales was selected by the Lonely Planet Travel Guide as the fourth most desirable location to visit in 2017! We are happy to offer a six night seven days walkabout in the center of the Snowdonia National Park in North Wales for 8-10 people.
For the first three days we will be walking on the Lleyn peninsula in North Wales in the Snowdonia National Park and the terrain will be easy to moderate conditions. Our three days here we will be hiking along the Welsh Coastal Path surrounded by birds, wildlife, and the sounds of the sea and the wind. On one of the days we will walk to Porth Meudwy not far from Aberdaron and take the Enlli ferry across to Bardsey Island, weather permitting. This is a beautiful place, full of wildlife and steeped in history. This is the “Island of 20,000 Saints”; a nature reserve and destination for pilgrims for over a thousand years.
For the second part of our Walkabout we will be transported a short distance to Llanberis which is in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park and our hotel the Royal Victoria is at the base of mount Snowdon the highest mountain in Wales and England. In May the Bluebells and other wild flowers will be carpeting the hillsides and woodlands!
Tuesday May 7
We will all meet at the railway station in Bangor at 2p.m. and a short ride to visit Caernarfon Castle. A little later we will arrive at our comfortable Guest House in the seaside village of Aberdaron where after a short walk along the shore we will be served our evening meal by our friendly host. Wild Wales Tours will be buying this supper and we can get to know each other and discuss what we expect to get from our Walkabout together.
Wednesday May 8
9a.m. After breakfast along with our freshly made sandwich from the local bakery a walk along the coastal path or a visit to Bardsey Island, This evening we can gather in one of two the excellent pubs for supper in the village!
Thursday May 9
9a.m Another hike today up in the hills or along the coastal path.
A local storyteller will be sharing with us some local tales this evening after supper!
Friday May 10
9a.m. Today we will travel up to Llanberis in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park to stay for three nights at our comfortable hotel. Our hotel is at the base of Mount Snowdon the highest peak in Wales and England. This evening we can all gather for supper at a local pub.
In order to enjoy the walkabouts, you need to be able to walk between seven and twelve miles a day. We suggest that you prepare for the tour by walking between ten and twelve miles per week for three months prior to the trip. We all walk at a different pace, and you will have ample opportunity to walk in pairs, in groups, or alone.
Most days we will be walking from 7-11 miles. Its really up to you how much you would like to hike. After breakfast we will set off for the day and after lunch we can arrange for you to return to the guest house or hotel to relax, on most days. This is your vacation and if you need to take a day off to walk around by yourself we can make it work for you. If some folks want to walk further than the eleven miles we can arrange that also.
Electricity runs on a different current system in Wales and England. You will need a converter for all U.S. appliances. They can be bought on-line or in airports. All hotels will have a hair dryer, an iron and ironing board.
We strongly recommend you buying a medical insurance plan during the time you will be hiking with us.
PHONES AND INTERNET
If you have an iPhone you can call your provider and make arrangements for your phone to work in the U.K. for a small fee. You will be able to call and receive calls from home, send emails and text approx. $30 for the month. It
works very well, automatically taking place when your airplane touches down.
Hywel Taff Roberts the director of Wild Wales Tours & Walkabouts will be leading the tour, a native Welshman who speaks fluent Welsh.
We will be joined by guides, entertainers and presenters along the way to highlight for you this magical homeland we call Wales. Come join us!
We do cater to book clubs and family groups who would like to customize their trip to Wales.
Hywel “Taff” Roberts