Snowdonia National Park covers a large swathe of territory and is dotted with quaint villages and charming towns, with plenty of choices when it comes to starting the day off right. In Beddgelert, Caffi Gwynant serves up gorgeous brunches in a converted chapel and is as popular for breakfast as for a post-hike pint. But choose wisely – you may struggle to waddle anywhere after the buttermilk chicken waffle slathered with maple butter.
Yr Wyddfa is special. How can it not be? Snowdonia is the rooftop of Wales, from where this magical nation spreads out in its own inimitable way. The best things to do in Snowdonia revolve around that magical mountain, with quaint pubs and darling restaurants ready to provide pre-hike sustenance or post-walk restoration. Or both, obviously.
The craggy peaks and languid lakes of North Wales are a tonic at any time of the year, but they are at their loveliest in spring. Half a million people (there or thereabouts) make the pilgrimage to the top of Wales every year, but the views are worth the company. It is time to go for a wonderful Welsh walk.