Peaceful and serene, the Anglesey Coastal Path takes you right into the heart of Welsh culture as you explore the coastline of Wales’ largest island. Designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and set amongst the backdrop of the Snowdonia mountain range, there is no shortage of wonderful walking scenery.
The Brecon Beacons is South Wales’ largest and most impressive mountain range, providing the perfect location for those who enjoy the challenge of continuous mountain walking. Unlike the craggy peaks of Snowdonia, the mountains here are broad and rolling, providing wide unspoilt views across the famous welsh valleys. Taking you right into the centre of the Brecon Beacon’s National Park, it is also ideally suited for the adventurer.
Nature enthusiasts and literary lovers alike will find a lot to get excited about on the Ceredigion Coast Path. Not only is it Britain’s first Marine Heritage Coast, but it was also the home of the famous welsh author and poet, Dylan Thomas. Spot dolphins, explore award-winning beaches and visit the places where Dylan Thomas lived and drew his inspiration from, on this, one of our shorter coastal walks.
A wild walk for those who enjoy a challenge. Named after the heroic Welsh Prince Owain Glyndŵr, this walk will take you right into the remote heart of Wales where Glyndŵr planned his own legendary revolt. As Wales’ most recent National Trail, it is also full of impressive sites including Cadair Idris, one of Wales’ most dramatic mountain peaks, the beautiful Lake Vyrnwy reservoir, Powys Castle and the small estuary town of Machynlleth.
The Gower peninsula is infamous for its wonderful beaches and this bitesize coastal path will take you past them all. As Britain’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it includes 24 Wildlife Trust reserves and 10 nature reserves, ensuring plenty of nature spotting on top of the unending scenic coastal views.
Perfect for those looking for a short walking holiday, the Llangollen Round includes beautiful scenery, charming towns and sites of historical interest, all within just a few days walking. Walkers will be treated to views of the Snowdonia mountains, the Shropshire Hills (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty), the delightful Dee Valley and the famous Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, now a designated World Heritage Site.
Travel back in time by walking the Llŷn Coastal Path – an ancient pilgrim route tracing the spiritual journey taken by ancient pilgrims to reach ‘the isle of 20,000 saints’. Along the way you will visit numerous sites of historical interest including ancient castles, iron age hill forts and 6th century Celtic churches, all set to the beautiful backdrop of the Irish Sea.
Named by Lonely Planet as one of the ‘top 10 great walks in the world’, Offa’s Dyke is a must for any long distance walker. The path covers the entire length of Wales, following the ancient dyke built by King Offa in the 8th Century to ward off the Celtic tribes from entering his kingdom. Covering a distance of 177 miles, the trail is an incredibly varied one, taking you across numerous hill and mountain ranges, through wonderful welsh towns and past many castles, churches and abbeys.
One of our most popular walks, the Pembrokeshire Coast Path never fails to charm new walkers year on year with it’s simply superb views. As the nation’s only coastal national park, it really is something quite special, made up of some of the world’s best beaches, dramatic cliff lines, diverse wildlife and delightful little coastal villages. Such is the beauty that in 2011 National Geographic named it the second best coastal destination in the world.
This way marked long distance footpath links the fascinating Trilateral Castles – 3 Norman castles built by Hugh de Burgh. Traversing the border county of Monmouthshire, the landscape here is gentle and peaceful, but hides a fascinating history of border battles.
Ideally suited for those seeking a challenge, this ambitious route enables you to walk the entire length of Wales’ coastline – a whopping 870 miles in total. Wales is the only country in the world where this has been made possible, allowing you to complete a quite unique feat. Along the way you will experience the wonderful diversity of Welsh landscape, culture, history and nature. The path is made up of a number of shorter trails, allowing walkers to complete the walk in smaller segments if desired.
Following the River Wye along the borderlands of England and Wales, the Wye Valley Walk is a gentle trail full to the brim with charm and beauty. As a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, you will be surrounded by spectacular scenery and wildlife as you make your way through small villages and market towns, each with it’s own sight of historical significance. It is an ideal walk for those looking for a bit of culture, with stopping points including Tintern Abbey Hereford Cathedral and the book town of Hay-on-Wye.