Longer walks in South Wales

Our longer walks in South Wales have been assembled by our rangers in the area, and all have a story to tell along with some fantastic scenery for you to enjoy. We have walks from across South Wales, from coastal walks in Pembrokeshire and Gower to scaling the peaks in the Brecon Beacons.

Pen y Fan, Brecon Beacons

Pen y Fan and Corn Du circular walk

A strenuous mountain walk on well-made footpaths to the summit of Pen y Fan and Corn Du.

Fan y Big, Brecon Beacons

Brecon Beacons horseshoe ridge walk

A challenging upland mountain walk that takes you into the heart of the Brecon Beacons for the most spectacular views.

The view from Carn Llidi

St David’s Head coastal walk

Explore Pembrokeshire’s most spectacular coastal headland just a few miles away from Wales’ smallest city, St David’s.

View of Worms Head, Rhossili

Rhossili headland walk

Journey out along one of Wales's most iconic cliffs with breathtaking views of the golden sand of Rhossili to the rugged limestone rocks of the south Gower coast.

The River Usk in summer at Clytha Estate, Monmouthshire

Clytha short circular walk

Ramble through this timeless estate in Monmouthshire and take in lovely views, rich history and plenty of wildlife.

A shaft of light falls through autumn trees near the Sugar Loaf, Monmouthshire

Clytha and Coed-y-Bwnydd walk

Ramble through an 18th-century estate, taking in the wildlife-rich River Usk and Coed-y-Bwnydd. Take in the beautiful views of the Sugarloaf and wider Usk Valley, and of Clytha Castle.

Visitors on Pennard Cliffs, Gower, Wales.

Bishopston Valley walk

Discover the Guzzle Hole, Ash Mine and wet meadows around our special place on your walk.

Behind Henrhyd, Brecon Beacons

Henrhyd Falls and Nant Llech walk

This walk will take you to Henrhyd Falls, the highest waterfall in South Wales, where you can discover wildlife as you walk through the woodland.

Common blue butterfly on common fleabane

Cwm Tydu to Cwm Soden butterfly walk

Try this circular route taking you along cliffs from the little bay of Cwm Tydu to Cwm Soden, one of the few sites for spotting pearl-bordered fritillary butterfly in Wales.

The Sugarloaf mountain with the Deri ridge at sunset

Sugar Loaf circuit

Wander through a deep wooded valley and out onto open moorland, climb the iconic Sugar Loaf Mountain and take in wonderful views of the surrounding countryside.

Common blue butterfly, Stackpole

Stackpole wildlife walk

This walk takes in some of the finest wildlife habitats in Pembrokeshire: limestone cliffs with breeding seabirds, beaches, dunes and freshwater lakes.

Man birdwatching at Marloes Mere

Marloes Peninsula coastal walk

Explore this beautiful heathland peninsula, which has amazing views over the Pembrokeshire coast and is teeming with wildlife, such as seals, seabirds and porpoises.

A female fallow deer at Dinefwr

Dinefwr Park wildlife walk, Carmarthenshire

This parkland walk takes in some of the estate’s great wildlife-spotting places, as well as a fascinating medieval castle and 17th-century mansion.

A bird's eye view of Marloes Sands

Birds, rocks and seals walk at Marloes

Follow our trail around the Marloes Peninsula, with its sandstone rocks on the south side and volcanic rocks on the north side, for great views of Pembrokeshire’s islands.

View over Pwll Du Bay

Southgate, Hunts Bay and Pwll Du circular walk

A circular walk taking in the highest headland on Gower and onto the shingle bay of Pwll Du

Walkers reaching the summit of the Skirrid, Monmouthshire

Skirrid walk a mountain of myths and legends

This energetic walk takes you through woodland and out onto open mountainside with splendid views of the surrounding countryside.

Cwm Llwch, Brecon Beacons

Cwm Llwch horseshoe walk

This is the hard way to the summit of southern Britain's highest mountain, Pen y Fan, with 1893ft (576m) of climbing before reaching the top at 2908ft (886m).

Treginnis Peninsula and Ramsay Island

Treginnis walk

This walk takes you over Wales’ oldest rocks - laid down some 600 million years ago during the Pre-Cambrian era. They're volcanic in origin, covered in places by layers of younger, sedimentary Cambrian rocks.

Tarell valley, Brecon Beacons

Upper Tarell Valley walk

Follow this glaciated valley down the 18th-century metalled track that was once the main road from the Midlands to Cardiff.

View of Rhossili bay from cliffs
Walking trail

Rhossili Down, Hillend and beach walk 

A challenging walk to the highest point on Gower and a descent onto one of the most iconic beaches in Wales. Burial chambers, radar stations and shipwrecks are only some of the highlights you will pass along the way.

Storm clouds gathering above Abergwesyn Commons, Powys

Llanwrthwl horseshoe walk

A challenging hike through mountain moorland and peat bog, on the eastern side of the National Trust's Abergwesyn Commons.