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Overview

Walking Holidays
8 Nights
  • Prices from: £1105 per person
  • Transport: Car required. Rental car included (optional)
  • Availability: Any start date year-round
  • Best time to go: April - October

Highlights

Snowdon
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Snowdon is Wales’ tallest mountain and can be conquered via six official different routes. Standing at 1,085 metres high, the views across the expansive Snowdonia National Park are unrivalled from this pinnacle.

Whitesands & St David’s Head
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This straightforward circular trail travels along White Sands Beach to the rocky features of St David’s Head. The trail offers wonderful sea views, rockscapes, and prehistoric monuments to explore along the way.

Aber Falls
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Discover Snowdonia’s most dramatic waterfalls by visiting the Aber Falls. The waterfall plummets 120 feet and is situated to the north of the Snowdonia National Park on a highly accessible trail.

Strumble Head
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Located on the stunning North Pembrokeshire coast, this walk will provide you with views over to the impressive Strumble Head lighthouse and beyond. Be sure to keep an eye out for wildlife on this trail as Strumble Head is a prime location for spotting dolphins, porpoises, whales and seals.

Beddgelert
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Visit the quaint village of Beddgelert, located in the heart of Snowdonia and just a stone’s throw away from the imposing stature of Snowdon. Uncover the grave of ‘Gelert’ or meander along the river that cuts through the heart of this charming stone-built village.

Skomer Island
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Take a gentle cruise to visit Skomer Island from the idyllic Marloes Peninsula and spend the day exploring this nature reserve which is home to a plethora of wildlife including thousands of puffins and guillemots.

Drive & Hike Through Wales’ Most Stunning National Parks

This delightful multi-centre walking holiday is based in two magnificent national parks renowned for their natural beauty, stunning landscape and charming villages and towns.

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Snowdonia National Park: Snowdonia National Park is a walker’s paradise, offering some of the UK’s most beautiful trails across towering peaks and valley floors. This national park not only offers adventure but is also steeped in culture, history, and heritage.

Based in Snowdonia National Park, you will be on the doorstep of Wales’ most breathtaking scenery, surrounded by uninterrupted landscapes in every direction.

Pembrokeshire Coast National Park: Continue on to the breathtaking coastline of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, one of the best spots in the UK to spot wildlife. Here, you will be spoilt for choice between the rugged coast and the charming towns and villages that are the heartbeat of this region.

The natural beauty of this area is perfect to discover on foot, with a great range of trails on offer to suit every ability.

Itinerary

This is a multi-centre walking holiday which requires the use of a car. If you plan to bring your own vehicle, we are able to offer this holiday without a rental car.

We design each itinerary around your interests, so think of this as a starting point which can be tailored into something completely unique to you. You can start on the day of your choice, and are free to add extra nights or other destinations.

We will provide you with a variety of walking routes and sightseeing suggestions which means you are free to walk as much, or as little, as you please.

 

Walking Terrain

Snowdonia: Spectacular mountain tracks, moorland, lakes and coastal paths.

Pembrokeshire Coast: Superb coastal walking along dramatic cliff paths and on pristine sandy beaches.

Day 1: Arrive in Snowdonia
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Make your way to the Snowdonia National Park today where your multi-centre walking holiday will begin. This region of outstanding natural beauty is full of endless opportunities for adventure.
Overnight – Snowdonia

Days 2 - 4: Walking in Snowdonia National Park
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Snowdonia scenery

Walking recommendations include:

  • Easy: Aber Falls (3 miles / 4.5 km / 205m ascent / 1.5 hours)
  • Moderate: Vale of Ffestiniog (6 miles / 9 km / 275m ascent / 3 hours)
  • Challenging: Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) (7 miles / 11.7 km / 890m ascent / 5 hours)

Sightseeing recommendations include:

  • Tour the Llechwedd Slate Caverns
  • Explore Portmeirion
  • Visit the quaint stone-built village of Beddgelert

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Day 5: Snowdonia to the Pembrokeshire Coast
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Today you will make your way to the Pembrokeshire Coast – a drive of approximately 130 miles. Pembrokeshire offers a variety of stunning coastline, charming villages and towns, and is one of the most renowned areas to spot wildlife.
Overnight – Pembrokeshire Coast

Days 6 - 8: Walking in Pembrokeshire Coast National Park
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Sandy beach in Pembrokeshire

Walking recommendations include:

  • Easy: Whitesands Bay & St David’s Head (4 miles / 6.5 km / 300m ascent / 2.5 hours)
  • Moderate: Ramsey Sound & Porth Clais (7 miles / 11.5 km / 315m ascent / 3.5 hours)
  • Challenging: Strumble Head (12 miles / 19.5 km / 705m ascent / 6.5 hours)

Sightseeing recommendations include:

  • Take a boat trip to Skomer Island
  • St David’s Cathedral
  • Visit Caldey Island run by Cistercian monks

Overnight – Pembrokeshire Coast

Day 9: Depart the Pembrokeshire Coast
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This is when your multi-centre walking holiday of Snowdonia and Pembrokeshire Coast national parks comes to an end.

What's Included?

Your holiday includes:

  • Carefully selected en-suite accommodation for 8 nights including traditional Welsh breakfast
  • 9 days rental of an Economy car (other vehicle categories available) including comprehensive insurance
  • Comprehensive information pack with our list of exceptional walking routes, taking in the best of your surroundings
  • Road map with our recommended driving route
  • Guidebook: Snowdonia Walking Guide (Pathfinder)
  • Guidebook: Walking in Pembrokeshire (Cicerone)
  • Our sightseeing suggestions - the must-see sights in the region; traditional villages, natural wonders, impressive architecture and cultural landmarks
  • Personalised itinerary with our recommendations for the best places to eat and drink
  • 24-hour emergency contact number
  • Full financial protection

Your holiday doesn't include:

  • Travel insurance
  • Flights
  • Lunches and evening meals

Accommodation & Prices

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We know that after a busy day of exploring, an exceptional place to stay makes all the difference. That’s why all of the accommodation we select is hand-picked using our first-hand knowledge of the best places to stay.

Our discerning team has a wealth of experience, and we extensively research and regularly review all of the accommodation we select for our clients.

Please choose from one of our accommodation categories below. If you wish to combine these categories or perhaps upgrade for a special occasion let us know in your enquiry.

Category
Accommodation type
Price per person
Premium
Boutique Guest Houses and 4* Hotels
From £1645

Our Premium category includes a unique collection of luxurious and stylish boutique Guest Houses and small 4* Hotels. These are wonderfully charming and intimate and run with great flair by their owners.

It also comprises larger 4* Hotels selected for their high standard of accommodation, exceptional service, and great location. These range from traditional luxury to contemporary Hotels.

Standard
4* Guest Houses and 3* Hotels
From £1225

A collection of quality 4* Guest Houses and 3* Hotels often located in beautiful locations which provide an excellent standard of accommodation.

Tastefully decorated and furnished, these properties are generally owned and operated by locals who have a genuine passion for their region which they are keen to share with you. Their warm hospitality is sure to be a highlight of your Welsh experience.

Budget
3* B&Bs and Guest Houses
From £1105

A collection of 3* B&Bs and Guest Houses offering comfortable accommodation close to local attractions. Your accommodation is great for the little personal touches.

A chat with your warm and friendly hosts and fellow guests over breakfast will arm you with local knowledge and tips for the day ahead.

Special Places to Stay
Exceptional Hotels and luxury Resorts
Please enquire

From award-winning luxury Hotels to unique country retreats, all of which offer exceptional accommodation with superb facilities and outstanding service.

These are truly magical places and amongst the best Wales has to offer. The perfect choice when you would like somewhere really special which can be a treat for the night or for your entire holiday.

Car Hire

Our packages include car rental and comprehensive insurance for the duration of your walking holiday. Absolute Escapes has an excellent relationship with a number of car hire operators and we are able to offer quality vehicles and great value for money.

If you plan to bring your own vehicle, we are also able to offer this itinerary without a rental car.

All our packages include:

  • Collision Damage Waiver
  • Super Damage Excess Waiver
  • Third Party Insurance
  • Theft Waiver
  • Tax
Economy
Vauxhall Corsa or similar
  • Good for 2 people
  • Maximum of 4 passengers
  • 2 large suitcases
  • Manual or automatic transmission
Compact
Ford Focus or similar
  • Good for 2 – 4 people
  • Maximum of 5 passengers
  • 2 large suitcases
  • Manual or automatic transmission
Intermediate
Volkswagen Passat or similar
  • Good for up to 4 people
  • Maximum of 5 passengers
  • 3 large suitcases
  • Manual or automatic transmission
Fullsize
VW Sharan or similar
  • Good for 5 people
  • Maximum of 7 passengers
  • 3 – 4 large suitcases
  • Manual or automatic transmission

Make an enquiry

Snowdonia & Pembrokeshire Coast National Parks

Need something more tailored?
Contact us via email:
enquiries@absoluteescapes.com

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