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Advice for Easter Week....

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Advice for Easter Week....

Well, I was able to book the Milk Wood Lodge in Brithdir, Nr. Dolgellau, Gwynedd, Wales for Easter Week.... Arriving on the 2nd and leaving on the 9th April.

We are 2 adults... 40 yrs. old and one child.... nearly 4 years old. I have never been to North Wales and I am excited about being able to do a bit of exploring. We are not hiking sort of people but I do like walking easy trails. We plan on taking the train up Snowdon and looking at a few other thingsl.

What would you suggest?

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1. Re: Advice for Easter Week....

Coed y Brenin Forest is not far away and there are lots of good walks in the forest.

forestry.gov.uk/website/Recreation.nsf/LUweb…

For other walks around the area have a look at these links.

bbc.co.uk/wales/…precipice_walk.shtml

www.snowdoniaguide.com/torrent_walk.html

garthyfog.co.uk/…20Walk

If you like trains, think about the Ffestiniog Railway which runs from Porthmadog to Blaenau Ffestiniog.

http://www.ffestiniograilway.co.uk/index.asp

Get off at Tan Y Bwlch (cafe) and drop down the nature trail to the lake.

Welsh Highland Railway which runs from Caernarfon to Beddgelert (with a short ride to Hafod y Llyn - can't get off here - through Pass of Aberglaslyn)

http://www.welshhighlandrailway.net/index.asp

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Talyllyn Railway

http://www.talyllyn.co.uk

Also think about

Cymner Abbey (open daylight hours)

http://www.castlewales.com/cymer.html

Portmeirion

http://www.portmeirion-village.com/content.php?nID=6;lID=1

Harlech Castle

www.cadw.wales.gov.uk/default.asp…

http://www.castlewales.com/harlech.html

Snowdon Mountain Railway may not be running to the top of Snowdon by Easter - it all depends on the amount of snow and ice on the summit. Depending on how busy it is, it may also not be running to a set timetable - waiting until the train is full before going. If there are a lot of coach tours you may not get a seat on the train and have to wait for the next one.... It is only worth doing if you are sure of good clear weather. There is no point in doing the trip if it is raining or cloud around the tops. OK I admit, I'm not a great fan of Snowdon Mountain Railway..... It is also a long drive from Brithdir. You probably need to allow 90min each way.

Eleanor

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2. Re: Advice for Easter Week....

Thanks for the advice! I didn't think about making sure the weather is right for Snowdon. Thanks!

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3. Re: Advice for Easter Week....

Snowdon is a bit of a law unto itself as far as weather is concerned. It can be a beautiful day but the clouds can descend and the rain begin.....

Eleanor

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4. Re: Advice for Easter Week....

Try the fantastic walk along the old railway line from Dolgellau to Barmouth. You can walk it or hire bikes from Dol. Its completlery flat and the veiws are amazing. Stop at the George Inn on the way for lunch or just have a beer and take in the veiws of the estuary.

The Torrent Walk is very short and is only a short walk from Milk Wood, very spectacular if we have had lots of rain!

Go to Bala, 20 mins drive and walk around the lake. If you want someting scary, try the white water rafting, for andrenalin junkies. Best is, have a walk on the beach at Barmouth, go back to Milk Wood, open Champagne & enjoy the hot tub with the owls as background music.

Best still is a walk

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5. Re: Advice for Easter Week....

We have just got back from Milk Wood Lodge with a 9 and 6 year old. It was fantastic - great cabin - you will have a lovely time.

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6. Re: Advice for Easter Week....

For an easy walk in pleasant surroundings I was going to suggest The Spinnies reserve near Bangor. Take binoculars and watch out for kingfishers and Little Egrets.

This link has some info ...

bbc.co.uk/wales/…spinnies.shtml

and also links to other nature reserves in North Wales.

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