Pull on your walking boots and get your rucksack ready, it’s time to explore the rugged landscapes of Conwy this July.
Where is Conwy?
What is Conwy Walking Week 2014?
Conwy Walking Week 2014 is an excellent opportunity to explore all that Conwy has to offer on foot or by bike. Conwy Walking Week is running from 2nd – 9th July this year.
There are plenty of walks and activities to enjoy during the day and in the evening. The theme this time around is the lesser known places in Conwy, including the Hiraethog moors, reservoirs and the agricultural land which sits to the south of the county. Whether you’re a first-time walker or a seasoned explorer, you’ll be sure to discover some amazing new places.
With a variety of themed walks across the county, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. There are wildflower walks for the green-fingered, sunset walks for the romantics, and navigation workshops for the intrepid adventurers. If you want want to bring your furry friends along, there will be a daytime walk in the Gwydyr Forest and an evening walk on the Bryn Euryn.
Why not take a step back in history by taking part in one of the historical walks at Llangernyw, Llansannan, Colwyn Bay or the Bronze Age uplands of Penmaenmawr? There will also be an opportunity to see glow worms on the Great Orme.
Public Transport Walks
New this year are some linear walks which use public transport for part of the journey. These include part bus ride and part walk from Llanfairtalhaiairn to Abergele; Cwm Idwal to Capel Curig via the Glyders; Old Colwyn to Llanddulas and the Crimea Pass to Dolwyddelan.
Fancy joining in on a night walk? Conwy Walking Week have one organised for the whole family to join in, complete with bushcraft and foraging events too. If you’re more early-bird than night-owl, then there’s always the morning walk followed by a wholesome Welsh breakfast at the local pub.
Are you an avid hiker or fitness fanatic? Why not try out the Hiraethog Challenge? The challenge is a 5 day walk from village to village – great for those seeking adventure!
For the mountaineers among us, there are both moderate and strenuous mountain walks on the Carneddau, above Penmachno and Penmaenmawr.
Prefer to travel on two wheels? Following Conwy Walking Week, there will be two guided bike rides through the area. The Llandudno by bike event is a 2.5 hour scenic ride which includes stunning sea views, beautiful beaches, rolling hills, an estuary, a Victorian town and a castle.
If you’ve got the whole family in toe, there’s also a Family Fun Ride in Kinmel Bay. The route is completely car-free, so you won’t need to worry about the little ones kamikazing around.
Want to join in the fun?
If you want to join in with Conwy Walking Week 2014, a full brochure of events can be found on the Conwy Council’s website.
See also: Other attractions in North Wales