North Wales is simply stunning in autumn. Nestled in the hills and forest above Llanrwst and Betws-Coed are the beautiful lakes of Llyn Geirionydd and Llyn Crafnant.This walk covers varied terrain, forest, rocks, rolling hills and lakes, perfect for adults and children (age six plus). A disused slate mine, wonderful views, tranquil lakes edge, made up our walk. Refreshments were at hand at a delightful little cafe on Llyn Craftnant that sells scrumptious cakes, hot chocolates and local real ale and the owner told us tales of local folk!
Take the B5106 from Conwy or Betws y Coed to Trefriw, then follow signs for Llyn Crafnant.
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Nestled in the Forest of Bowland, this beautiful park was a great day out for all the family for only £15. We arrived to find peacocks wandering, pot bellied pigs snoring and a frog in the toilet block! The owners happily showed us around the grounds introducing us to the baby wild boars and chicks only three days old. Our children loved the great range of animals from meercats to miniature donkeys, wallabies and whooper swans, the tractor ride and barrel ride and their dad loved the adventure playground. We all ate in the cafe – delicious homemade soup, burgers and cakes. Half the price of some of the larger animal parks. We walked off the cake with a hike in the woods spotting wrens and robins and a variety of wild flowers. A gem of a place.
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