The rugged, mountainous Snowdonia National Park is a dramatic landscape of bare rocks and green hillsides, dry stone walls and grazing sheep.
The summit of Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales, is often lost in the clouds.Why not take the weight off your feet and do as the Victorians did, take Britain's only public rack and pinion railway up to Clogwyn station, just 200m from the summit of Mount Snowdon.
Find a good quality holiday Snowdonia cottage to stay in, such as in the stone-built village of Beddgelert in the Snowdonia National Park, walk and explore in the pleasing knowledge of a comfortable home and bed to return to in the evenings.
Serious hill walkers will also enjoy the challenge of Aran Mawddwy (2970ft), whilst those seeking outdoor activities will enjoy the canoeing, white water rafting and mountain biking which can be enjoyed in lower lying lakes and forests. Bala Lake is ideal for sailing, kayaking and windsurfing.
On the coast, the Medieval walls of town of Conwy guard the entrance to Snowdonia, while Conwy castle dominates the view over Conwy estuary. Take a boat trip on the river Conwy and marvel at this fortress town or for those with sore feet, plan a trip to one of the town's day spas.