Walking in Snowdonia for careful North Wales Holidays cottages visitors
Published: Tuesday 3rd Sep 2013
Written by: The Wales Cottage Holidays Team
Spectacular Snowdonia is a walkers’ paradise for holiday cottage visitors to Caernarfon and Llanberis in North Wales. However, if you’re undertaking some serious walking, please make sure you’ve got the right equipment with you – and that includes a map! A recent walker became stuck on the mountain because his electronic mapping device broke and he didn’t have a map of Wales - let alone Snowdonia - with him!
He was walking on Glyder Fach in Snowdonia when he dropped his GPS and the screen broke. He then had to call for assistance from the Ogwen Valley mountain rescue team. Being totally dependent on electronic devices can mean that walkers become stuck. In this particular case, two members of the rescue team walked up to find him and say that they’ve had several similar incidents this summer.
For one group of walkers, the battery on their GPS simply ran out! So by all means use electronic equipment to check co-ordinates – but don’t forget your paper map too. Snowdonia is renowned for its walking and climbing but also has some of the best mountain biking facilities in the world! Water sports and fishing are extremely popular here with plenty of lakes, rivers and coastline to enjoy. There are extensive bridleways networks within the National Park for those who like to explore on horseback and world-class golf courses too.