by Webmaster, 10th March 2021
Llyn Padarn lake in Snowdonia has been voted in the top five dog walks in the UK and it’s a great location for camping too
There have been few winners from the Covid crisis, but most family dogs have certainly been enjoying lockdown. Not only have their owners been ‘staying at home’, you only have to look in the local park to realise British canines are getting far more exercise than usual. And this looks set to continue, as many of us opt to holiday in this country, rather than put our pooches in kennels and fly abroad.
Camping is the perfect dog-friendly holiday and one of the best ways to get out and enjoy the great British scenery. And here in Wales and the Borders we have some of the best dog walking routes in the country.
One of the most beautiful walks in Snowdonia has even been voted in the top five dog walks in the UK (as voted by Canine Cottages).
Llyn Padarn, near Llanberis, is a glacially formed lake (pictured above) set against some of Snowdonia’s most spectacular scenery and is a fantastic place to walk your pooch. The five-mile circular trail is relatively easy and suitable for all the family, allowing you to walk through the Country park, Coed Dinorwig (an ancient woodland of rare oak trees), Vivian Quarry and the lake itself. You’re sure to spot lots of birds and rare flora too.
There are lots of camp sites to choose from in Snowdonia too, including a dog friendly site just a stone’s throw from Llanberis path: https://www.campinginllanberis.com/, as well as Snowdonia Parc, which even has its own pub and micro-brewery: https://www.snowdonia-park.co.uk/campsite
The four other dog walks in the top five include:
Cheddar Gorge cliff walk, Somerset
Staithes and Port Mulgrave, North Yorkshire
Hastings Country Park, East Sussex
Castle Fraser, Aberdeenshire.