Places to Go - North West Wales

North West

Find out more about some of the wildlife hotspots on your doorstep. Or check out other places to go in North West Wales with our A-Z listing.


This important site is home to Wales' only breeding pair of osprey.

Bardsey Island

A religious safe haven for seals and manx shearwater.

Cemlyn Reserve

A important nest site for sandwich and arctic terns in the UK.

Coed y Brenin

Aside from mountain biking there is a wide spectrum of wildlife.

Cwm Idwal

A geological and botanical wonder in Snowdonia.

Great Orme

A dramatic limestone headland, famed for wild flora and goats.


This Anglesey walk is from Weatherman Walking 2008.

Puffin Island

Uninhabitated, protected sea bird colony off the coast of Anglesey.

Traeth Lafan

This unique tidal habitat is an important SSSI in North Wales.


The highest peaks in Wales with a rare and unique flower.

Snowdonia walk

This mountain trek is from Weatherman Walking 2008.

South Stack

Iconic towering cliffs and spectacular sea bird colonies.

The Spinnies

Home to Penrhyn Castle and 1000's of wading birds.

The Skerries

Isolated rocks and tern colony off the Anglesey coast.

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South Stack

North West places

Nature reserves in Gwynedd, Anglesey and Conwy.

Nature reserves

Iolo Williams

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Iolo Williams reveals his favourite wildlife hotspots.

Wild About Nature

Seaside spotter guide

Spotter Guides

Tick off what you've spotted with our handy wildlife spotter guides.

Breathing Places

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