Winter walks in Wales

Before spring starts creeping up on us, make the most of those fresh frosty walks. We’ve got plenty of trails to satisfy your new year’s resolutions; from a gentle stroll to the more challenging mountainous walks. Snow not guaranteed.

Llyn Idwal, with Y Garn capped with snow
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Cwm Idwal in Snowdonia 

Enjoy the dramatic mountainous scenery on this challenging walk through ice-sculpted Cwm Idwal - a bowl-shaped hollow filled with the frozen waters of Llyn Idwal. Perfect for a crisp cold day.

Overlooking Abereiddi's Blue Lagoon from the clifftop
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Porthgain to Abereiddi in Pembrokeshire 

One to blow away the cobwebs; a scenic circular route with gorgeous coastal views, wildlife and history. Sunsets at Blue Lagoon look especially striking over the winter months.

Fishing village of Porthdinllaen
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Porthdinllaen on the Llyn peninsula 

Porthdinllaen is a spectacular spot to enjoy a walk on the coast with magnificent views, fine sandy beaches, interesting rock pools, a chance to watch the comings and goings of local fishermen and the Ty Coch Inn on hand to provide warming refreshments.

View of Rhossili bay from cliffs
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Rhossili Bay on Gower 

If you love the coast, winter wouldn't be complete without a stroll along one of Wales' best beaches taking in the beautiful views as you go. If you're feeling adventurous and you get the timing right, you could even head out to the tidal island of Worms head.

View towards the Menai Strait, Gwynedd, North Wales
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Menai Strait woodland walk, Gwynedd 

Explore this winter woodland and ancient parkland with views of the house and gardens at Plas Newydd and see the snow-capped hills of Snowdonia. Use the platform as a viewpoint or it’s a great spot for bird watching.

The Llanerchaeron woods are an ideal place to go for a walk

Llanerchaeron in Ceredigion 

Wrap up warm, pull on your boots and experience the woodland at its most wild and wintry at Llanerchaeron. With 4 different walks to choose from including one that is wheelchair and pushchairs friendly, what better way to beat the winter blues and get outdoors? Pick up one of our leaflets at the visitor building for more information.

River Gamlan in Ganllwyd near Dolgellau, Snowdonia
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Rhaeadr Ddu near Dolgellau 

A great waterside walk, taking you alongside the turbulent River Gamlan and past the magnificent Rhaeadr Ddu waterfalls.

Fallow deer graze in the deer park as the sun shines through the overlooking trees
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Capability Brown walk in Dinefwr Park, Carmarthenshire 

Follow the path that was designed by Lancelot 'Capability' Brown when he visited Dinefwr in 1775. As well as seeing views of the park and house framed by specimen trees, you might catch sight of some of the fallow deer that live here. Good news - our volunteers have been working hard to waterproof the path for winter.

Pen y Fan, Brecon Beacons
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Pen y Fan, Brecon Beacons 

If you’re up for a challenge this winter, why not head to the Brecon Beacons? Pen y Fan is South Wales’s highest peak. Don’t forget to take a picture with our oaklaf at the summit.