For those staying at our holiday park near Llandudno this spring, there’s a good chance you’ll want to explore the surrounding area.
North Wales is a beautiful place throughout the year, but there’s just something special about the springtime here. It’s especially wonderful to see the foliage growing back after a cold winter, bringing life and vibrant colours back into the landscape, and to see playful lambs in the abundance of fields which surround the holiday park.
Here are a few walking routes to visit close to Seren Y Dyffryn which offer fantastic views of the surrounding Welsh valleys, mountains and the resident local wildlife in the springtime.
5 minute drive from the park
This local nature reserve can be found just behind Colwyn Bay. If you’re looking for somewhere to take a fairly short and leisurely walk, it’s the perfect location. The reserve has four circular walking routes, the longest only taking on average around 40 minutes (1.5 miles long). Each trail is colour coded and well way-marked.
This woodland truly begins to come to life in the spring. You’ll see a wide and diverse range of foliage and wildlife along the way, no matter which route you decide to take. Look out and listen out for resident bird species such as the sparrowhawk, tawny owl and grey wagtail within the woods.
Conwy RSPB Nature Reserve
10 minute drive from the park
The Conwy RSPB Nature Reserve is a fantastic place to spend the day. There are a number of easy-going walking trails, with many suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs.
From the reserve, you can walk all the way along to the seaside resort of Llandudno. This particular route offers fantastic seaside views from the coastal town of Deganwy over to the medieval walled town of Conwy.
The reserve is the perfect place for those who enjoy getting close to nature, and there are often wildlife guides around the area who are glad to help you discover more about the welsh wildlife along the way.
You’ll find a visitor centre and a café in the reserve, so you can enjoy a refreshing drink after your exploration of the local area.
For those who have an interest in bird watching, you’ll be pleased to know that the Conwy reserve hosts a guided bird spotting walk every Saturday at 11am.
10 minute drive from the park
This beautiful woodland nature reserve is a very short drive away from the park. Located on the shore of the Conwy Estuary, this nature reserve offers both seaside and woodland views, with a number of well-defined walking paths through the 19 acres of forest.
This woodland is home to a number of wildlife species, including squirrels, foxes, buzzards and a variety of stunning butterfly species in the spring.
A permanent orienteering course can be found in Bodlondeb woods. If you fancy the challenge of testing your map reading skills and navigating your way around the designated set of points, it could make for an amusing day out.