Btw, is where you live anywhere near Filendre? We stayed there for a long weekend a few years back when I wanted to show the missus around the Gower.
Not far, about 5 miles I think.
There are some beautiful places up around north wales too....
Been to North Wales many times, and you're right, some good places there too. My favourite place up there is Portmeirion.
I lived in Barmouth and in the hills behind Barmouth for about 14 years...Never actually visited Port Meirion, mainly as I had pretty much free range of the local farmers lands and just loved walking out in all weathers - could see Cadear Idris from our cottage but again never actually walked it.