Pram Friendly Walks in Snowdonia (and some of our favourite coffee stops along the way!)16th May
If you’re buggy bound with a very little person, fresh air and exercise become more important than ever as we try to combine our care duties for precious cargo with caring for ourselves. Buggy-friendly walks, however, can be difficult to find if we want to take our strolls beyond the local parks and walkways.
Here we’ve put together a list of the best pram-tastic walks in North Wales where you and your baby can feel the benefit of the great outdoors with some added treats, eateries and attractions.
The Mawddach Trail, Dolgellau
A long lovely meandering path taking in the former Barmouth railway line, this route is loved by cyclists and walkers. Stretching across 18miles, you can pick up this route at any point between Dolgellau and Barmouth and choose the distance to suit.
Tegid Trail, Bala
A wonderful lakeside walk in Bala enjoying glorious views of the lake and mountains. The route is circular and is largely flat making it ideal for buggies with some grassy terrains.
Combine this idyllic walk with a stop off at the Eagles inn, a low-beamed traditional Welsh pub set at the southern end of Lake Bala with a menu that makes the most of local produce and ingredients.
The Dingle, Llangefni
A relaxing walk through the Dingle nature reserve on Anglesey. Set next to a river and leading up to the Cefni Reservoir, this flat walk is covered largely by a boardwalk and some tarmac.
This wonderful walk would be suitably followed by a visit to Anglesey Sea Zoo where little minds can discover, learn and see the best of British marine life.
Llyn Padarn, Llanberis
A quiet and peaceful walk in Llanberis following the path of an old railway track, interspersed with quiet lanes and country roads as well as a nature trail through the woodlands.
For weary arms ready for a pit stop, try one of the wonderful cafes in Llanberis Lake Railway or the adjacent Slate Museum.
Rhos on Sea to Old Colwyn coastal path
This coastal path between Old Colwyn to Rhos-on-Sea offers fantastic sea views, journeying through Porth Eirias, towards and ending in Rhos-on-Sea with its picture-postcard harbour and seaside sights and sounds.
Combine your day out with a visit to the Welsh Mountain Zoo where you’re little one and you can enjoy the many animals and birds that live there, as well as the tasty on-site restaurant and café.
Lon Las Menai footpath, Caernarfon
Part of the Welsh National Cycle Route running from Caernarfon to Y Felinheli, this disused railway line is around four miles long. For those in need of more steps, this buggy-friendly path stretches onto the Lon Eifion path from Caernarfon to Bryncir which is about 12 miles.
Why not include a visit to Greenwood Family Park as part of your day out and enjoy the younger children’s play area as well as a tasty trip to their onsite cafe!
Deganwy to Conwy Marina coastal path
The well-trodden path from Deganwy to Conwy Marina travels along the River Conwy, across the bridge and past Conwy Castle to Conwy Quay. A brilliant walk that offers easy access and wonderful views with ice cream available at the end – what’s not to love!