We love visiting Wales and have spent some fantastic holidays there. We love the sense of space, of freedom, of the great outdoors. This Easter we decided to cross off one of our most talked about family adventures – climbing Snowdon. We carefully planned our trip around the climb and hired the most perfect little cottage as our home for the week.

The local village was perfect and exactly what we were looking for… it was in the middle of nowhere, it had a great pub, it has a teeny tiny little village shop (which sold locally grown meat and vegetables!) and was on the doorstep of the most beautiful walks.

The climb up Snowdon was absolutely amazing. We started out early to give us plenty of time and made sure that we took a little break every 30 minutes to a rest and quick nibble. We followed the Pyg track up which was a great route for us. The views were breathtaking and the experience was certainly one we will never forget. After 3.5 hours we reached the top where it was starting to snow and the visibility was low. After a quick stop we headed back down the Miners Route which again was a great route for the children and allowed them the opportunity to throw stones in the lakes. We all experienced an enormous sense of relief/pride/excitement to make it back to the car after a 3.5 hour descent and were relieved to get back to our cottage where we quickly stoked a fire and rested out feet.

Other highlights included pub lunches, playing on the beach, the BEST fish and chips we’ve ever had, castles, sunbathing and generally just enjoying the space and tranquility that North Wales has to offer. We had an amazing family holiday and can’t wait to come back again soon.

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