Go on a wild trip to north Wales

Local experts, Ruth Miller and Alan Davies, have created a Welsh holiday tailored to BBC Wildlife Magazine readers, promising views of puffins, lekking grouse, red squirrels and grey seals, all in breathtaking scenery.

6th May 2017 - 10th May 2017


You are invited to join an exclusive Welsh holiday created especially for readers of BBC Wildlife Magazine from 6 to 10 May 2017.

This trip will be restricted to just six guests, staying at the comfortable Princes Arms Hotel in the Conwy Valley.

May is a wonderful time to visit North Wales, with its exciting blend of resident and migrant birds and charismatic mammals, all particularly active in spring, in varied habitats and stunning scenery. 

You will have the best opportunities to spot wildlife in the company of your hosts, local experts Ruth Miller and Alan Davies, supported by a team of professional guides with expertise in their own particular areas.

At RSPB Conwy, you can enjoy warblers, waders and wildfowl at close range, and the dramatic limestone headland of the Great Orme, with its many seabirds and famous Kashmir goats.

Red squirrels are thriving on Anglesey © Ben Queenborough/Getty

On the beautiful island of Anglesey, home to red squirrels and RSPB South Stack, there’s an excellent chance of seeing puffins and Atlantic grey seals.

There will be the opportunity to witness black grouse lekking on the high moors, and waders and raptors on the Dee Estuary at RSPB Burton Mere Wetlands.

You can visit North Wales’ only little tern breeding colony. Orchids bloom nearby, and there is a possibility of spotting the elusive sand lizard and natterjack toads.

One day, weather permitting, there will be a boat trip around Puffin Island, where you can look out for cetaceans, including harbour porpoises, in the waves, and seals on the rocks.


Princes Arms has wonderful views of the Conwy Valley.

● Four nights’ accommodation in double en suite rooms at the Princes Arms, Trefriw

● All meals, including soft drinks from lunch on day one to lunch on day five

● All excursions and entrance fees

● Transport throughout the tour

● Use of field guides and top-of-the-range Leica telescopes

● Checklists of birds and mammals

● Evening presentations from the experts

● Transfer from Llandudno Junction railway station to and from the hotel can be arranged at no extra cost
Excludes: Alcoholic drinks and extra drinks and snacks outside meals; transport to and from Princes Arms, Trefriw, other than Llandudno Junction; travel/medical insurance; items of a personal nature.

Price: £989 per person (no single supplement)

For more information visit www.birdwatchingtrips.co.uk and www.princes-arms.co.uk

● To book: email info@birdwatchingtrips.co.uk or call 01492 872407 quoting BBC Wildlife Reader Holiday


Ruth Miller and Alan Davies are professional wildlife guides with many years’ experience.

Alan is author of Best Birdwatching Sites in North Wales and Ruth has published Anglesey: Birds, Boots and Butties (a series of walking/birdwatching/tearoom guides).

Both worked for the RSPB before setting up their wildlife tour company in 2009. 


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