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Leisurely Ways to Explore Snowdonia

As one of the leading holidays parks in North Wales, we know how popular the area is for visitors – especially as it has recently been voted the 4th best region to visit in the world. One of the reasons for this popularity is the area is known for its picturesque landscape and stunning mountain ranges. Staying in our holiday park enables you to visit this fantastic part of the world whenever you fancy.

Now you may take one look at Snowdonia and think that mountains are not your thing, but don’t panic there are lots of ways you can enjoy the mountains without exerting yourself too much.

Aber Falls

Aber Falls is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Wales, which are best seen after heavy rainfall. Set within the hidden gem that is the Coedydd National Nature Reserve on your stroll there you are likely to see some amazing wildlife as well as some stunning scenery.  If you’re really lucky, you may even see some wild horses along the 2-mile path. If you a history fan, then keep your eyes out for some Bronze Age remains that can be spotted along the way. There is a pool at the bottom of Aber Falls that is freezing cold, but you may find people swimming here in the summer.

Dol Idris Path

To the south of Snowdonia, at the foot of Cadair Idris, the Dol Idris path is a circular path that is good for people with all kinds of fitness levels. The Snowdonia National Park Authority has spent the last few years developing this area in order to make it more suitable for visitors, and the path itself is suitable for wheelchair users up to about 1.25 kilometres. There are also lots of facilities along the route, including toilets, picnic benches and a car park. Don’t worry though; this does not detract from the beautiful meadows and forests, and the lake is so clear that you can see fish swimming about in it.

Mawddach Trail

Popular with cyclists and walkers in summer, this is a relatively flat trail which follows the track bed of the old Barmouth to Ruaben railway line. The Mawddach trail also follows the Mawddach river and is mostly concrete and gravel paths, making it quite an accessible route. As well as the usual beautiful wildlife and scenery that you get in this part of Wales, if you take the Mawddach Trail you will also see the salt marsh – which is classed as a ‘Special Area of Conservation’.

If you fancy exploring Snowdonia this summer, then book a stay at Plassey – one of the leading holiday parks in North Wales. If you have any questions, then please call us on 01978 780 277 or send us an email to enquiries@plassey.com


Explore the summer wildlife in North Wales

Caravan holidays in North Wales are popular all year round, but Spring and Summer is one of the best times of year to check out the local wildlife. With masses of seabirds gathering on the clifftops, wildflowers erupting all over the place, and even porpoises appearing it is one of the busiest times of year wildlife wise. Here is our pick of the ten best natural wonders to enjoy in North Wales this summer:

Black Grouse

A very handsome black and red bird, and don’t they know it! They tend to gather on Moorland in the summer and perform a very impressive love dance for their adoring females. This involves lots of showing off and shaking their tail feathers! The RSPB run tours from March to April, but it is an early start.


One of the finest sights of Spring is a field of bluebells, and you can see one of the finest at Coed y Felin. This small patch of ancient broadleaf woodland is thickly carpeted with bluebells in Spring and makes for a perfect photo.


One of the lesser known facts about Llandudno is that the Great Orme is home to more than 20 species of butterfly. They even have their own sub-species – the silver studded blue and the grayling.


A beautiful place to sit, the stunning heather moorland at Gors Maen Llwyd is a sea of yellow and purple flowers. It is also home to black grouse, red grouse, harriers, larks and various other wildlife.


One of the best places in North Wales to spot Porpoise is Bull Bay, where you can just grab a picnic on the beach and check out the porpoise and seabirds.


In the spring, the cliff tops of North Wales tend to be covered in wildflowers and so this acts as a natural attraction for all sorts of seabirds, such as puffins, gulls and razorbills. Head over to South Stack Cliffs in Anglesey to see one of the best wonders of the natural world.


One of the sleekest seabirds, the Tern tends to nest at the lagoon at Cemlyn Nature Reserve. With both common and Arctic terns choosing this as their nesting site, it is obviously a great place to spot these swallow like birds. You can also spot lots of other birds, insects, mammals and wildflowers in the surrounding grassland.

You don’t even have to leave our site to enjoy an abundance of natural wildlife if you don’t want to though. We are set within 250 acres of prime Welsh parkland, and so on any day, you may see birds of prey, badgers, bats, hedgehogs, stoats, wild ducks, woodpeckers and owls to name but a few! We work hard to make sure that we are a welcoming place for animals too, and have been awarded the David Bellamy Conservation Awards Gold Award every year since 2002.

If you want to enjoy caravan holidays in North Wales, then please book a stay with us. You can contact us by telephone on 01978 780 277 or send us an email to enquiries@plassey.com if you prefer.


August Bank Holiday Fun Day – Sunday 27th August 2017

Join us on Sunday 27th August 11am until 4pm for a Fun Day in Plassey Tea garden. Fun activities include, kids crafts, pirate ship obstacle course, 25ft slide, football shootout and special guest Little Billy Land Train who will be giving rides around the Plassey. Free parking & entry with a small charge for all activities. North Wales Owl Sanctuary will also be joining us for the day.  

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