Colin Crosby Heritage Tours

A Trip to North Wales

I went, as a passenger, on a Coach Trip to North Wales during the Summer.

Although of course I run my own trips, I do enjoy going on other people's excursions sometimes. I still see nice places, but don't have to organise anything!

This trip was run by Woods Coaches of Leicester, and was well up to their normal high standard.

After leaving St. Margarets Bus Station, we made our way steadily towards Wales, and stopped at Keele Services, where yours truly was able to fill up with a good breakfast.

Then it was on to Llandudno, where unfortunately it started to rain quite heavily. But I still enjoyed a good brisk stroll along the promenade and out to the end of Llandudno Pier.

I popped into "Stories from Wales", where a Christian group are showing some short videos on the theme of Christianity in North Wales. That was interesting, and the coffee and scone that went with it was jolly acceptable, too.

Before having a stroll around the shops (easier at Llandudno than in most towns because of the excellent continuous canopies in front of the shops), I went and had a chat with the chaps operating the Great Orme Tramway.

After leaving Llandudno, we ventured deep into Snowdonia, travelling through the spectacular Llanberis Pass.

Then we stopped at Betws-y-Coed, still attractive even in the rain.

On the way back, we made a brief stop at Telford Services, and then it was back to Leicester.

Once again, it was an excellent day, in spite of the weather.