With the ever-increasing number of motor vehicles on our roads it is becoming increasingly difficult to find somewhere to walk and cycle in peace and quiet and, more particularly, in safety. Fortunately here in North Wales we have access to some outstanding traffic-free routes with stunning land and seascapes. I hope, in the coming year, to describe some of these and to encourage you to try them out for yourselves.
A ‘must’ for visitors to Llanberis.
You might like to try Lon Las Peris in Gwynedd, which is one of the shortest (the cycle path only 1.5 k) but which packs in so much variety. There’s free parking near the bridge at the north west end of Llyn Padarn, where the trail takes off to the south east along the route of a disused railway passing in tunnel beneath a rocky promontory and along the side of the lake to Llanberis where you can visit The National Slate Museum and Llyn Padarn Country Park. This section of the trail is suitable for cyclists or walkers. More intrepid walkers may wish to complete the circumnavigation of the lake (circa 10 k) but beware, the path along the north east side of the lake beyond the Slate Museum is steep and rocky.