Walkers in the Snowdonia National Park in Wales
Hikes & Walks in Wales
The 10 most beautiful hikes in Wales
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Experience Wales’ beauty on coastal walking trails
Many walking routes lead along the beautiful coast of Wales. For example, the Mawddach Estuary or the ultimate Wales Coast Path. It circles the entire coast of the country on 870 miles as the first continuous coastal path of its kind worldwide. The trail leads high above rugged cliffs, through moorland, over headlands, into fishing ports and small villages, to golden beaches and 230 bays. On a clear day, you simply have to love this part of the UK! In view, the over 50 islands and countless different species of birds, seals, porpoises or dolphins frolicking off the coast. If you’re lucky, you can spot some of these here; don’t forget your binoculars.
The comprehensive Wales Coast Path includes the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, the Ceredigion Coast Path and the coastal footpaths around the Llŷn Peninsula, the Gower Peninsula and the Isle Anglesey. Put on your most comfortable boots and head into an unforgettable adventure full of exciting views and places.
One site you shouldn’t miss is Rhossili Bay Beach – a magical area and one of the most popular places there! It’s the ninth-best beach in the world and is called the ‘supermodel of British beaches’ for a reason. So, what are you waiting for? Grab your picnic basket, your friends and family and your dog and walk along the shimmering coastline crossing to Llangennith or even to Worm’s Head.
Please be aware of the changing tides and make sure to return early before high tide.
Pembrokeshire Coast Path leads steadily alongside the welsh coastal cliff. It is considered one of the most beautiful long-distance paths in Britain.
‘Gwnewch y pethau bychain mewn bywyd’ – ‘Do the little things in life’ -St David
Hike through the Wild Heart of Wales
Many hiking trails in Wales lead through lush green meadows, forests and mountains. You can go exploring for hours and hours! Find gorges to walk through and impressive refreshing waterfalls. In 9 day-stages, the Glyndŵr’s Way takes you from Knighton on the English border in a wide arc to the west coast and then back to Welshpool.
The Offa’s Dyke Path follows the tracks of the 8th-century remains of the boundary wall between the then kingdom of Mercia and what is now Wales. Starting at Sedbury Cliffs near Chepstow on the shores of the Severn Estuary, the hike takes around 177 miles and two weeks of walking to reach the coastal town of Prestatyn on the shores of the Irish Sea in the north.
Between the coast and Stackpole National Nature Reserve, the Stackpole Wildlife Walk leads through the wild Welsh countryside. You can spot nesting birds on the limestone cliffs, beaches and clear lakes.
Take in the beautiful views of Wales
Snowdonia is the largest and highest national park in Wales, covering an area of 823 square miles. And it is home to the highest mountain in Wales, Mount Snowdon. A trip to the 3,560 ft high summit – either on foot or on the Snowdon Mountain Railway – is simply a must. Also, in winter when you can explore the snow-covered peaks.
With its twin peaks of Corn Du and Pen y Fan, the Brecon Beacons National Park in South and Mid Wales stretches like a sea of green. The wide-open expanse of this almost treeless landscape owes its existence to the glaciers that formed these distinctive flat-topped peaks. The narrow gorges, waterfalls and deep caves on the southern edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park contrast the landscape. Don't forget to stop now and again and embrace the beauty surrounding you. With every hiking trail your complete, you get to know Wales even better.
Grow as you go – teambuilding in Storey Arms
In the middle of the Brecon Beacons, not far from Cardiff in South Wales, the outdoor education centre ‘Storey Arms’ waits for curious adventurers. The centre mainly aims at groups looking for a great team event to strengthen their connection and develop new skills – all while being in the beautiful outdoors of Wales. It’s all about fun outdoor activities while being together in a small community and challenging one’s limits. Participants can grow their emotional self-awareness and increase their self-confidence and self-reliance.
One of Storey Arms most popular activities is group hill walking. On the slopes of Pen y Fan, you will learn how to read a map, use a compass and everything about the necessary equipment. It’s an excellent opportunity for our youngest outdoor enthusiasts and those who want to become one to discover the environment.
Wherever the path may lead you, in Wales, you can find your favourite hikes over hills or on an island – it’s easy to lose yourself in the nature of this country. Choose between leisurely walks or climb the highest mountains and complete your journey in no time. Let Wales guide you in the right direction.