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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.

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