Top picnic spots in Wales
A recent National Trust survey said that families are losing their sense of adventure when it comes to eating outdoors. Here we suggest ten of the top National Trust spots in Wales to experience that great picnic tradition. Whet your appetite for food with a view...
The Kymin, Monmouth
For a really romantic picnic head for the Kymin. This hilltop Georgian banqueting house in Monmouth is where Lord Nelson once breakfasted with Emma Hamilton.
Llyn Dinas, Snowdonia
Llyn Dinas, surely Wales’ most tranquil lake, is the perfect place for a peaceful picnic. Experience the landscape at the centre of the our £1m Llyndy Isaf appeal while you eat.
Enjoy a real bucket and spade, sand-in-your-sandwiches experience at Barafundle in Stackpole, Pembrokeshire - one of the world’s finest stretches of beach.
Cregennan lakes, Snowdonia
Juggle packed lunch, camera and binoculars at Cregennan Lakes, Cadair Idris while spotting peregrine falcons soaring high against a stunning ocean backdrop.
Porthor, Llyn peninsula
Porthor’s distinctive tuneful Whistling Sands on the Llyn Peninsula will entertain you while you picnic. A favourite with surfers too, so pack your boogie board...
Plas Newydd, Anglesey
For stately surroundings it'd be hard to beat Plas Newydd. The backdrop of the Menai Strait and Snowdonia’s mountains are unrivalled too.
Enjoy your butties while watching - appropriately - the 1,300 sandwich terns that return to Cemlyn’s lovely lagoon on Anglesey each May and June.
Dinefwr Park and Castle, Carmarthenshire
Settle down for sandwiches at Dinefwr Parkland and look out for the resident fallow deer who've been here for 1,000 years. Gaze and graze together.
Wheelchair and buggy-friendly, the riverside path at the pretty village of Beddgelert is a picnic place that all the family can enjoy together.
Ty Mawr Wybrnant, Snowdonia
For historical settings, Ty Mawr Wybrnant in Penmachno, the remote home of the man who first translated the Bible into Welsh, is in a league of its own.