Walking

Ramble across the wildiness to discover your own secret haven...

Whether you want to join crowds of walkers at one of the popular walking destinations such as Snowdonian National Park, or you want to discover your own secret haven by the coast Wales has something for everybody.

North Wales is a favorite among walkers mainly because it is home to Snowdonia National Park which boasts almost 840 square miles of mountains, lakes and beautifully diverse walking terrain.

Anglesey, Wales’ largest island featuring an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is also a popular location, and some of the best coastal walking in the country can be found along the North Wales Coast.

Mid Wales is a lot quieter and therefore a great place to go if you want to avoid the crowds. You have the choice between a scenic coastline with award winning beaches or entering the gentle heartland where the scenery is spectacular. Discover the quieter area around The Black mountains or head to the Brecon Beacons, the best hills in southern Britain.

South West Wales is a mixed bag made up of the beautiful moors, hills, beaches and the cliff tops of Swansea Bay, Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire – home to the UK’s only coastal national park and Wales' longest national trail.

And if all that wasn’t enough Wales boasts three very different national trails. Discover the Pembrokeshire Coast National Trail on the coast, The Offas Dyke Path through the black mountains or The Glyndwrs Way across gently rolling farmland.  Over thirty regional walks also follow some of the most beautiful sites in Wales giving you the opportunity to ditch the car and explore the whole of Wales by foot.

Offas Dyke

The Offa’s Dyke Path National Trail (177 miles) loosely follows the line of King Offa of Mercia.

Clwydian Range

The Clwydian Range is a great destination for walking.

Pembrokeshire Coastal Path

Spectacular coastal scenery with 85% of the route being within the National Park.

The Ceredigion Coast Path

A coastal path between the Teifi and Dyfi estuaries.

The Berwyn Ridge Walk

Take a walk in the beautiful Welsh county of Powys and experience the views from the highest mountain in Wales outside of the national parks.

Maelor Way

This route takes you to one of the stunning Marcher castles at Chirk

North Wales Path

The North Wales Path winds for 60 miles along the coast from Bangor to Prestatyn

Severn Way

The Severn Way is Britain’s longest riverside walk covering 210 miles and tracing the River Severn.

Sirhowy Valley Ridgeway

This 26 mile route takes you through the heart of the Welsh Valleys.

Coed Morgannwg Way

This dramatic 36 mile walk along ancient trackways, mostly runs through Forestry commission land.

Kerry Ridgeway

This former drovers’ route, where cattle were taken from Wales to markets in England is the oldest road in Wales.

Landsker Borderlands Trail

This 60 mile circular route allows you to really explore the rural West of Wales and its pretty villages.

Glyndwrs Way

This 135 mile route links a succession of unspoilt outposts, crossing everything from gently rolling farmland to barren and bleak moors.

Sky to Sea

Enjoy wonderful views starting from the River Dare.

Taff Trail

This is one of the most popular walks in the Valleys.

Usk Valley Walk

A Gentle and beautiful 50 mile route through pastureland.

Edge Of Wales

A 27 mile coastal path, along the top of the Llŷn Peninsula.

Valeways Heritage

This walk is domnated by castles and ancient churches.

The Gower Way

The Gower Way is a 35 mile linear route spanning the Gower Peninsula.

Wye Valley Walk

Recently extended to 136 miles to take in the source of the river Plynlimon.

The Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path

The Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path stretches for 125 miles around Wales’ biggest island.

Cader Idris and Aran Fawddwy mountain range

The Cader Idris and Aran Fawddwy mountain range should be considered as hidden gems.

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