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Walking holidays in Wales

Visitors hiking in Snowdonia
Visitors hiking in Snowdonia | © National Trust Images/Arnhel de Serra

Take to the mighty mountain tops or stroll along smooth sandy beaches. You could walk the entire coastline of Wales in 870 miles or you could hike Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) in 8 miles.

Eryri (Snowdonia)

The jagged mountain-tops of Eryri (Snowdonia) provide some of the best views in the UK. Hike to Dinas Emrys, an iron age hill-fort and legendary birthplace to Wales' red dragon. Stroll along the Afon Glaslyn or trek around the shores of Cwm Idwal's glaciated lake.

A frosty view of Nant Las, Gwynedd

Nant Las 

This romantic, cabin-like cottage lies in a secluded woodland setting on the Dolmelynllyn estate within the Eryri (Snowdonia) National Park. Nearby, and easily accessible by footpath, is Rhaiadr Ddy, one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Wales

The exterior of Hen Dy, Gwynedd, Gwynedd

Hen Dy 

This stone built farmhouse is situated in the wooded foothills of Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) and boasts spectacular views. One of the walks up Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) is just 5 minutes from the front door.

Exterior of Foel Gopyn, nr Betws-y-Coed, Conwy

Foel Gopyn 

Surrounded only by greenery and a few sheep, this secluded cottage lies in the Ysbyty estate, in the Eryri (Snowdonia) National Park. It enjoys magnificent view of the surrounding mountains and moorlands.


Explore the UK's first designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with its sandy bays, secluded coves, ancient woodland and spectacular clifftop walks. Our trails will lead you through the rocky causeway to the tidal island of Worms Head and along the remains of the Helvetia, a ship wrecked in 1887 on Rhosili Bay.

Exterior of Burrows Cottage, Llanmadoc, Swansea

Burrows Cottage 

Nestling in a secluded pine wood is this former forester's cottage. It lies on the north-western edge of the Gower Peninsula and is a short walk to the coast.

The exterior of 1 Coastguard Cottage, West Gower, Swansea

Rhossili 1 Coastguard Cottage 

Overlooking the beach at Rhosili, this former Station Officers house has walking routes all around. It adjoins the National Trust Shop and Visitor Centre, so you can find local information and walking routes here before setting off.

The sitting room at South Pilton Green Farmhouse, West Glamorgan

South Pilton Green Farmhouse 

This bright and spacious farmhouse is based near Rhosili and its beach is close by. The cottage is surrounded by open countryside, so you can go on a walk straight from your doorstep.


Take a walk along Stackpole, a beautiful 8-mile stretch of coastline with sandy beaches, wooded valleys and lily ponds. Or explore the dramatic coastal landscape of St David's Peninsula, a heather moorland steeped in Celtic history.

The exterior of Treleddyd Fawr Cottage, Pembrokeshire

Treleddyd Fawr Cottage 

This lovingly restored, detached cottage stands within a mile of the bustling cathedral city of St. David's. Here you can pick up information on local walks including the St. David's Head coastal walk.

The exterior of Castell Farmhouse, Pembrokeshire

Castell Farmhouse 

Only a couple of hundred metres from the sea, this three-bedroom farmhouse enjoys sweeping views over Fishguard Bay. The Pembrokeshire Coast Path runs very close to the cottage, so you'll have 186 miles of walking trails to explore from your doorstep.

The exterior of Stackpole Byre 1, Pembrokeshire

Stackpole Byre 1 

One-bedroom Byre 1 is perfect for a couple wanting to explore the south coast of Pembrokeshire. It's a converted farm building that sits just metres from the sea, cliff path and quay.

Ponies grazing on an upland grassland in Snowdonia

Find more holiday cottages in Wales

With over 60 cottages to choose from, from traditional country cottages to coastal retreats, you're sure to find your perfect cottage.