Pet Friendly Places to Visit in North Wales
Posted on: 15 June 2016 by Geoff Griffiths
For people who don't like to go away without their poochy chum
Where else but North Wales?
A wealth of family and pet-friendly destinations, beautiful weather during the summer months, and plenty of welcoming locals. Whether you opt for a hotel, B & B, a campsite or one of North Wales' Holiday Cottages, there are a number of places that offer pet-friendly accommodation.
The Foel Farm Park is explicitly friendly to animals as the destination is an actual working farm. If you have pets and/or children Foel Farm down is an absolute must-visit. Your children will have the chance to take in all the sights and smells of a working farm, and interact with a variety of lovely farm animals. Meet horses, pigs, goats, sheep, goats and more. If you drop in at the right time you can even feed the baby lambs!
Anglesey is already a popular destination, with a spectrum of natural, man-made, and cultural destinations packed into the island just off the mainland. Newborough Warren is up there with the best places to take a dog looking to stretch its legs. A huge protected area, the warren's landscape transitions from a forest into dunes and on to one of the most popular beaches in Wales.
Snowdonia National Park
Snowdonia is the big one when it comes to places you need to go in North Wales. If you or your four legged friend aren't up for that big of a climb, then you can grab a train to the top of Mt Snowdon and sit back, relax, and enjoy the view.
At the top of Crib Goch - Probably not a route for the dog (or for those trainers)
Towards the top of North Wales near the River Dee is Moel Famau, the highest point of the Clywdian Range. The view from the top overlooks Liverpool, the Wirral to the North, out to the Irish Sea on the West, and into the Welsh valleys to the South. The climb to the top is considerably shorter than the hike up Snowdon, and you can choose from a couple of much easier paths to get to the top. Once you're finished on the mountain you can drop into the Loggerheads Country Park around the corner for a bit of lunch, and a nearby forest network gives you more space for you and the dog to explore.
Depending on who you ask, you'll get a different name, but the beach just West of Portmeirion is ideal if your pet likes to be in amongst a hive of activity. There's an expansive sandy beach hemmed in by some rocks and caves on the West end and a dune network to the East, it's a two-mile stretch of beach for you and the family pet to enjoy. Unusually for most beaches, you can drive the car right down onto the beach, so there's no lengthy walk from a car park to get started.
If you fancy visiting North Wales, or even somewhere further afield such as the Lake District, or Somerset, there's a number of great pet friendly holiday lodges and caravans on this website.