Walking

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Short walks

  • West Wales

    Countryside or coast? We have a range of short walks in West Wales to suit you.

  • North Wales

    Have a little amble on one of our short walks in Snowdonia, Anglesey or the Llyn Peninsula.

  • Mid and South Wales

    Try one of our short walks in the countryside of Mid Wales or on the coast of South Wales.

Longer walks

  • West Wales

    For a 3-mile walk or longer, we've got plenty of walks for you to enjoy in wonderful West Wales.<...

  • North Wales

    North Wales has lots to offer the energetic and brave. Will you walk with dragons?

  • Mid and South Wales

    From Abergwesyn Commons to Rhossili Bay, we have a walk that will inspire you.

Super challenge walks

  • Snowdonia

    Tackle the mighty and impressive mountains on this two-day walk in Snowdonia.

  • Brecon Beacons

    High mountains and a meandering 200-year-old canal await you on this two-day challenge.

  • Gower

    This two-day walk around Gower takes you to some of the best views in Wales.

Dinas Emrys – the experience

The fast flowing river at Dinas Emrys © National Trust

The fast flowing river at Dinas Emrys

The day we set out to conquer Dinas Emrys we were a mixed bunch of 10 colleagues. All but one was younger than me and I was worried about my creaky knees.
The hill loomed before us, enclosing that end of the valley. The path, however, wound around at an easy incline, and from our side at least the hill was not so tough and I made it to the top without disgrace.
 

Snowdonia’s second mountain - Cadair Idr...

The lake at Llyn Cregennan, Snowdonia, with Cadair Idris rising up in the b © Paul Kay

The lake at Llyn Cregennan, Snowdonia, with Cadair Idris rising up in the b

The mountain that most hill walkers climb on their first visit to Snowdonia is our highest and most famous peak, Y Wyddfa, Snowdon.
But there’s another mountain which deserves to be the goal of anyone planning their first experience of the mountains of North Wales, Cadair Idris. Its distinctive spread-eagle outline is a constant presence on the southern horizon when you are climbing its higher neighbours.
 

Pen y Fan – The rooftop of South Wales

Walkers on Corn Du taking a rest to look at the view in the Brecon Beacons © Paul Harris

Walkers on Corn Du taking a rest to look at the view in the Brecon Beacons

Why am I drawn to climb Pen y Fan on such a regular basis?
Is it the steep climb up Corn Ddu?
Is it the ravens keeping me company, cronking as I climb?
Or maybe it’s the view on a clear spring day, looking down at the multicoloured patchwork of farmers’ fields.
 

Childhood memories of the Sugarloaf

St Mary's Vale in autumn © Will Lewis

St Mary's Vale in autumn

St Mary’s Vale on the Sugarloaf near Abergavenny holds a feast of childhood memories for Hana. Learning about nature and watching wildlife were just some of the things to do on a family walk.

Just some of our best walking areas

  • Snowdonia

    The jagged mountains of Snowdonia have some of the best views in the World.

  • Brecon Beacons

    Not as rugged as Snowdonia but still just as challenging, after all it is the training area for t...

  • Pembrokeshire

    The coast of Pembrokeshire has some of Wales most spectacular views.

  • Gower

    With the best beach in the UK, Gower has plenty to offer those who are looking for fresh sea air....

Stay safe in the mountains

The mountains of Wales can sometimes be wild and remote places, make sure you're safe on them.

Take care at the coast

Once a place for industry, now a place for recreation and sport

Take care on coastal paths and stay away from cliff edges. Always supervise children and dogs.

Check out the weather

Find out what the weather has in store for you before you set out on a great day out walking.