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An Escape to Wales

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When Wales announced that the borders were open on the 12th April, Tom and Sian and their dog Eddie jumped at the chance to get out of the capital and head to the Snowdonia National Park.

We love living in London, it’s a great city and it sometimes feels like you have the world on your doorstep. In a few hours you can be anywhere in the world, this time though it was time to get our fix of mountain air so we threw the dog in the back and hit the road to Wales. The pubs were filling up with their new outside seating as we were driving out, but we didn’t care – this week away was about change of scenery and adventure we so desperately craved.

An Escape to Wales
An Escape to Wales
An Escape to Wales

We opted for a dog friendly AirBnB and when we arrived, we were greeted with a stunning stone cottage attached to a farm house, sea views and a bumpy road. After the long drive it was time for all of us to stretch all of our legs and take in the sunset over the Irish Sea.

An Escape to Wales

We were just north of Barmouth where the Snowdonia National Park meets the Afon Mawddach Estuary. We think it’s one of the most beautiful parts of the country and if you love the outdoors there is so much to do.

Note to self: Don’t throw the ball too far when your dog doesn’t like getting cold.

An Escape to Wales

Once we had eaten too many portions of chips, we decided to head up into the mountains and climb Cader Idris. As we climbed we were quick to learn the thundering noise through the valley was the RAF practising their low level flying; proving how dramatic the landscape is.

An Escape to Wales
An Escape to Wales
An Escape to Wales

We were graced with all the weather Wales can throw at you with sun, hail and wind adding to the fun. We had everything we needed as we packed The Mainpack so we could enjoy lunch by the lake half way up and an adventure is what we were after.

An Escape to Wales
An Escape to Wales
An Escape to Wales

Mission complete, it was time to head back, stoke the log fire and enjoy the copious amounts of welsh cakes we had stocked up on.

An Escape to Wales
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