With the leaves beginning to fall ready for December’s cold blast, we wanted to put together a blog on the best Autumn walks within easy reach of our nine stunning locations throughout North Wales, Cheshire and Yorkshire. Give it a read and head out this weekend to catch the last of the beautiful Autumn colours!
The Beach Caravan Park, Llanddulas
- Wales Coastal Path
We couldn’t do a blog on Autumn walks and leave out our wonderful Wales Coastal Path right on our doorstep at The Beach! As one of the longest cycling paths available in North Wales it’s a fantastic walk along the sea wall overlooking Llanddulas Beach and heading towards Colwyn Bay, Rhos-on-Sea and Llandudno. There’s plenty to take in along the way, lots of cafe’s and pubs to stop off at, not to mention the amazing seascape sunsets!
- Gwrych Castle and Gardens
You’ll find Gwrych Castle on the outskirts of Abergele. The restored areas of the castle and gardens are open daily between 10am and 5pm. With regular events such as a Halloween Parade and Christmas Fayre, it’s a great day out for the family. Discover the 250 acre castle grounds along with the castle which was one of the first attempts at replicating true medieval architecture in Europe.
Maenan Abbey Caravan Park, Conwy Valley
A short drive down the road and through Llanrwst will bring you to the popular North Wales town of Betws-y-Coed, a great place to park up and have a wander. There are a number of walks here and you’ll be spoilt for choice! The Gwydyr Forest is full of trails and leads on to many an enchanting lake. For a simple option park up and head over to Swallow Falls. If you’re feeling peckish it’s a good idea to try one of the hot pasties from the bakery on the main road and maybe a flapjack or brownie for good measure too. Be warned though, they’re big enough for two to share!
- River Conwy
The River Conwy estuary is a great option and a pretty walk as the nights get darker. With Conwy Castle lit up by night, take a scenic stroll through the historic walled town or along the coastal path to Deganwy. With lots of boats bobbing up and down it’s a place where you’re bound to catch wonderful sunsets if you get the right weather! Stop off at the RSPB Conwy Nature Reserve for excellent views and glimpses of wildlife on the wetland.
Craiglwyd Hall Caravan Park, Penmaenmawr
- West Shore, Llandudno
A favourite amongst dog walkers and sunset seekers, West Shore Beach in Llandudno is only a stone’s throw from the North Parade and Llandudno Pier yet it’s somewhat of a quieter spot to head out to for an Autumn walk. Drive over from Penmaenmawr through the Conwy tunnel and park in one of the ample car parking spaces available. If you find some driftwood on the beach it’s a great activity for the pooch and the sunsets happen to be amazing when they reflect in the sand. Be sure to watch out for the tide coming in!
- Penmaenmawr Beach
Another one right on our doorstep – head over to the beach over the bridge and look out towards Puffin Island and the Great Orme. With the Menai Straits right in front of you it’s a great place for a run or to wrap up warm for a wander on a blustery day. Stop off in Penmaenmawr on the way back for a cup of tea before walking back up to Craiglwyd! Penmaenmawr has lots of historical features and cosy tea rooms to enjoy.
Ocean Heights Caravan Park, Pwllheli
- Morfa Bychan
Just up from Porthmadog is the small cove of Morfa Bychan. With fantastic views out over the Portmeirion estuary and Black Rock Sands around the corner, the coastline here is something really special. The small village backdrop will line your route with candy coloured houses and you can even venture beyond the bay if you’re feeling adventurous. We love The Moorings Bistro if you’re heading out for dinner here.
- Afonwen Beach
Turn right out of Ocean Heights and over the roundabout (straight across) down the tree lined lane to Afonwen Beach. Its within easy walking distance of the park and here you’ll be able to walk for miles along the pretty stretch of Pwllheli coastline on the Llyn. Sometimes it’s possible to spot seals from the shore too!
Green Pastures Caravan Park, Abersoch
- Llanbedrog Beach
Head out of Abersoch to the next bay along, Llanbedrog. With a wide sweeping expanse of beach to walk along and old houses on the rocky shoreline it’s a peaceful walk during the Autumn months. Parking is available in the National Trust Wales car park at the top of the steps though the beach cafe is usually closed during the colder months. Those of a more thrill-seeking nature can walk up to the Tin Man on the top of the mountain for spectacular views out over the Llyn Peninsula.
Though slightly more of a drive away it’s worth making the journey down the Llyn towards the tip of the peninsula. Aberdaron sits near the bottom of this magical land and it’s here you can find plenty to keep you occupied for the day on an Autumn walk. There are a number of cafes and beachside pubs to try for lunch time and plenty to look at including the church of St Hywyn’s above the beach. Walk up the hill for excellent views of Bardsey Island.
Dinlle Caravan Park, Caernarfon
- Dinas Dinlle Beach
Popular with those who enjoy watersports and long walks, Dinas Dinlle is a great walk to discover Iron Age remains on too. We’d be silly to miss out the beach on our doorstep at Dinlle as this sandy stretch has excellent views of the Llyn Peninsula, Anglesey and the mountains of Snowdonia.
Valley View Holiday Park, Welshpool
- Valley View Lake
As Valley View, like all of our parks is very much dog friendly and also boasts a Course Fishing Lake, a great option for an Autumn walk is our very own park! Set in over 30 acres with magnificent views of the valley over the Powys – Shropshire border, our lakeside walk will have you take in the sheep next door and stunning Autumn colours!
Lakeside Caravan Park, Cheshire
- Delamere Forest
Just a short drive west of Lakeside is where you’ll find the enchanting Delamere Forest nestled between Kelsall and Frodsham. It’s a fantastic destination for a day of Autumn sunshine as there are many trails to stroll along and when the sun shines through the trees it’s a great place to capture some Autumn photographs. The Morris Dancer pub just outside of the forest on the Chester Road is a particularly cosy affair so it’s guaranteed to be a good place for an Autumn day out. Be sure to walk towards the lookout view towards the beautiful Liverpool skyline!
Gallaber Park, North Yorkshire
- Gallaber Wildflower Meadow
With amazing views of Pendle Hill and a wide ranging meadow walk to wander, we couldn’t forget our wonderful meadow about the park! Take advantage of the picnic tables available and head down to enjoy your favourite tipple in our onsite bar, The Stag afterwards where you’re guaranteed a warm welcome and cosy log burner scene.
The town of Settle is a short drive from Gallaber Park and a fantastic place to explore on an Autumn day out. There’s a number of great independent shops and cafe bars to browse along with the usual supermarkets for your groceries. We like to take a walk up Constitution Hill along the cobbles to get a closer look at the pretty houses and cottages of the Yorkshire Dales. Keep walking up the lane and you’ll find a great path with lots of trees and a view out over Settle and further afield.
Have we inspired you to head out for a walk this weekend? Comment on our post in the Facebook comments if there’s anywhere you enjoy a good wander that we may have missed out! If you’d like to find out more about our wonderful holiday parks and their location, request a call back in the form below.