So we decided to try out Pwllycrochan Woods in Colwyn Bay for two reasons the first was Pedro had been a bit lame so we thought a mile and a half walk would be good and the second was that we have been to the Pen y Bryn many times but wanted to see just how dog friendly it was. The walk itself was quite pleasant but it wasn’t easy to find car parking, although it was marked on the map. The road to get there was quite narrow but we did find somewhere to park eventually. The paths in Pwllycrochan were well sign posted and I think if I was a local I would have enjoyed the walk more but it was difficult to see where the paths suddenly joined the road and we like to haveBert and Pedro off lead as much as possible.
With it being November there were a lot of fallen leaves so the paths could have been quite slippy especially while trying to guide one of the dogs on a lead. On a positive there were some lovely views and we got some nice pictures.
When we arrived at the Pen y Bryn there were already two dogs there. The boys were made to feel very welcome and we sat in the bar area. We had a nice lunch and there was plenty of choice. The Pen Y Bryn was definitely a highlight and they have a guide to other walks which we might try out again.
However we would give Pwllycrochan woods a two paws out of five as the walk wasn’t as relaxing as it could have been though the Pen y Bryn gets a 4 paw stamp of approval from Pedro and Bert.