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Tryfan, Snowdonia voted the best Peak in the UK

Written by Ginnie James on

In a poll of the hillwalking readers of Trail magazine, 2 of the 3 most popular peaks in the UK are in Wales with Snowdon taking third place and the lesser known Tryfan taking the top spot! Tryfan, in the Snowdonia National Park, may be smaller, and not as famous, as Snowdon but it has the mix of accessibility, challenging ascents and spectacular looks which endears the mountain to hillwalkers of all persuasions.

You don’t have to be a mountaineer though to enjoy the experience of walking in Wales. All throughout our beautiful country there are fantastic locations for walking to suit people of all ages and abilities. Ramble along gentle canal paths in Mid Wales, have your breath taken away by the fantastic routes running the length of the Welsh coastline or hike the 3 miles to the summit of Cadair Idris and revel in the stunning view.

Wales Cottage Holidays has a wonderful selection of properties with walking on the doorstep, whether your want the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, Glyndwr’s Way or a great big mountain! One great example is Pentre Bach, located within the Snowdonia National Park, just 2 miles from Betws-y-Coed. This 4* converted C18th century granary is in a quiet location but with easy access to all the activities the park has to offer including mountain biking, fishing and watersports as well as the walking straight from the door. A cosy property, sleeping 4, which benefits from lovely open views and a woodburner in the sitting room.

Ginnie James

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I am Ginnie & I began working for Wales Cottage Holidays in August 2000. My blogs cover a wide variety of subjects, from Welsh history (I have a bit of a thing for castles) to its modern culture (I also have a bit of a thing for rugby players!)