With Spring now finally in sight, plenty of us start turning our attentions to the warmer weather and longer days and what plans we can begin making with our families and furries to look forward to.
Luckily, we have the pleasure of living in one of the most beautiful parts of Europe surrounded by stunning views, countless activities and of course, exhilarating walks which we can share with our pooches.
So, for our very first post on our shiny, new blog - we thought it would be useful (and fun!) to share with you our five best dog walks in North Wales...
1. Great Orme, Llandudno
Copyright: Peter Etchells
This 6-mile route takes you through a park, by Llandudno pier and along a quiet toll road (for cars) and includes dramatic cliff views of the Irish Sea and Anglesey.
More information: http://www.visitllandudno.org.uk/
2. Loggerheads Country Park, Mold
Explore The Clywdian Range, including Moel Famau, with its beautiful wooded river valley, dramatic cliffs and outcrops. Perfect for a sunny afternoon stroll before dinner.
More information: http://www.visitclwydianrange.co.uk/
3. Snowdonia National Park, Gwynedd
With guaranteed breathtaking scenery and diverse landscapes, Snowdonia is a great place to enjoy walking and has a network of walks for people and pups of all abilities. From the kinder Abergwynant Woods to the notorious 3000ft ascent up Snowdon Ranger Path - you won't be hard pushed to find a great walk that suits here!
More information: http://www.visitsnowdonia.info/
4. Lake Vyrnwy, Powys
Designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) as well as a Natura 2000 site, Lake Vyrnwy provides the perfect walk alongside the water bank while spotting the array of birds known to habitat the area.
More information: http://www.lake-vyrnwy.com/
5. Nant y Pandy Nature Reserve, Anglesey
A huge 10-Acre nature reserve located in a wooded valley on Anglesey, this walk will take you on an enchanted tour steeped in wildlife and history.
More information: http://www.anglesey.gov.uk/