From the 12th to the 14th of October, Snowdonia Walking Festival takes place in celebration of the fantastic hikes and meanders that are scattered amongst the sublime peaks of the area. There’s nothing quite like being up a mountain in the middle of Snowdonia National Park. The distinct tranquillity of the area is great for de-stressing, the views are awe-inspiring and being active out in the open air is great for the health.
If you are planning on taking part in any of the interesting walks on offer then there are plenty of Snowdonia holiday homes to hand, such as West Point Beach Resort which offers quality holiday homes just a stones throw away from the ocean.
Snowdonia National Park Authority and Wales Air Ambulance have joined forces to organise this special event. They offer a great array of 12 different and spectacular walks up and down the majestic peaks of North Wales. The added bonus is that you will be guided by local walking and climbing experts that will offer historical facts synonymous with the walk as well as interesting and sometimes funny tales and stories of their experiences in the area. Each walk will vary in terms of skill level – the website offers a colour coded system to make it easy to decide which walk is perfect for you.
There will be an opportunity for walkers, climbers and hikers to experience some of the true beauty spots of the Snowdonia mountain range. The world famous Glyderau and Carneddau ranges will be tackled as well as many other well known spots both in the North and the South of the area.
The festival organisers want to raise the profile of the fantastic walks that are on offer on and around Snowdon and at the same time to raise money and awareness of the Wales Air Ambulance. They are a charity organisation that relies on donations and fund raising exercises to keep the service going – the cost of running the service across Wales is around £6 million.
Valmai Mattula, on behalf of Wales Air Ambulance, said: “Snowdonia is famous for its majestic, rugged beauty and the Snowdonia Walking Festival not only gives you a chance to explore the park, but also provides an opportunity to raise vital funds at the same time.”
Dewi Davies, Snowdonia National Park warden, said: “Going on a guided walk is one of the best ways to learn about the history, geology, culture and biodiversity of the area whilst appreciating the beauty and special qualities of Snowdonia at the same time. What we cannot guarantee however, is the weather, so come prepared!”
The rugged and majestic beauty of the area is an absolutely perfect place for a refreshing and informative autumnal walking festival. So all that’s left to do now is book your walk, pop on your boots and fill your flask – there’s some walking to be done!