If you want a gentle coastal walk with beautiful scenery then the Porthmadog to Borth-y-Gest path is hard to beat. Off season, this is a path far from the madding crowds, quiet, serene and perfect for recharging your batteries.
This path is about 6.5 km long each way, but you will probably want to extend it by exploring some of the fabulous beaches as you go along.
Circular path around Beddgelert: Approx 9 km - 3 leisurely hours
Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways
To open the 30th festival a special concert will be held on Saturday 17 June in Criccieth Memorial Hall at 7.30 pm with Sir Bryn Terfel Jones and Hannah Stone (harpist), Alma Deutscher (composer, pianist, violinist, and child prodigy), Côr Ieuenctid Môn (youth choir), Heulen Cynfal (soprano), Huw Ynyr (tenor). Accompanist Annette Bryn Parri. Compere Emma Walford.
More details about the 2017 events to follow....
When it comes to tourist attractions, this part of North Wales is so compact. One minute you are in Beddgelert surrounded with misty coloured mountains, rivers and forests and next you are on a soft sandy beach at Morfa Bychan. Take the steam train at Porthmadog to Caernarfon and sit back and enjoy the awe-inspiring scenery. Caernarfon at night! Walking through the old street with the Castle lit as the backdrop: Beautiful. To my eyes, Snowdonia is as close to a perfect holiday destination as there can be. There is just one thing you need to know: Don’t go in August.
Ifor Pritchard was an artist and art teacher at Ysgol Sir Huw Owen, in Caernarfon.
He grew up in the village of Carmel near the Nantlle Slate Quarries. Some of his early paintings have a very haunting feel. Always evocative, always beautiful. If you are interested, Google him to see more of his paintings.
You will be supporting the work of Prostate Cancer Research Centre (PCRC), a very worthy cause indeed.
Thinking of climbing Snowdon or going for a 10+ mile hike in the Beddgelert Forest, but don’t think your dogs are up to it? Just let us know in advance and we will look after them while you are out during the day. They will be safe and sound so you can relax and enjoy the day.
Oh that does bring back happy memories...