Short Walks in South Wales

Our short walks in South Wales are only up to three miles long but are packed with things to see and do. You may see seals at Martin's Haven, wetland wildfowl at Marloes mere or ancient White Park cattle at Dinefwr. Be impressed by the geology of Garn Fawr and the rugged coastline of Pembrokeshire and take a few steps back in time at the gold mines at Dolaucothi.

The Begwns pond surrounded by open common

The Begwns walk: all the views, none of the climb

Enjoy (almost) all the views the Brecon Beacons National Park has to offer without any of the climb on this easy walk on the Begwns.

View of Three Cliffs Bay from Southgate

Southgate to Three Cliffs Bay walk

Enjoy this pleasant walk along some of the finest limestone grassland in Wales.

Surfers on the sand of Rhossili Bay, Gower, Swansea, Wales.

Serpents, seascapes and shipwrecks walk

One of the best beaches in Wales, Rhossili is a haven for people who want to enjoy the coast - walking, surfing or just building sandcastles.

Deer Park at Marloes peninsula

Martin’s Haven - the Deer Park walk

A short but spectacular walk around the end of the Marloes Peninsula with lots of seals (pups in autumn), heather and wildflowers, spectacular rocks and sea views.

A wooden bridge that taes you over the Cothi River

Dolaucothi parkland walk

A gentle one-mile stroll around the grounds of the Dolaucothi mansion, taking in a riverside walk and the main approach.

Long view from the western edge of Dinas Island

Dinas Island spectacular walk

Enjoy a refreshing ramble around Dinas Island for some of the best views in Pembrokeshire.

Secluded beach on the Carmarthenshire coast

Ragwen Point walk, Carmarthenshire

Enjoy stunning views across Carmarthen Bay, wildflowers and local history on this cliff-top walk to a secluded bay.

Children enjoying the view from Stackpole Courtsite

Secrets of Stackpole Court walk

A chance to explore the amazing landscape and parkland designed by the Cawdor family.

Garn Fawr's rocky coast

Garn Fawr viewpoint walk

A short but spectacular walk to the top of Garn Fawr for stunning seascapes and heaps of history, from an Iron Age fort to a World War lookout.

Fallow deer graze in the deer park as the sun shines through the overlooking trees

‘Capability’ Brown walk

Discover ancient trees and wildlife on this walk designed by Lancelot 'Capability' Brown when he visited Dinefwr in 1775.

Overlooking Bosherston Lakes in autumn

Bosherston Lily Ponds - Freshwater magic walk

Enjoy a scenic walk around the beautiful Bosherston Lakes; see the infamous waterlilies, otters and lakeside views.

Looking north over the shingle back at Abermawr

Magical woods and beach of Abermawr walk

Walking boots and wellies at the ready, Abermawr’s charming woodlands, shingle beach, marsh and meadows were made for exploring.

Lydstep Head from the air

Lydstep cliffs and caverns walk

A great cliff-top walk for wildlife watching, plus marvellous views out to sea, and you may even be lucky enough to spot dolphins or porpoises offshore.

Walking boots on the coast path

Marloes Sands and Mere walk

Put your walking boots on and enjoy a 30-minute circular route around the peninsula, taking in the best of the beach and birdwatching.

Two couples walking the coast path at Solva Harbour

Solva - The Gribin coastal walk

Start your seaside story in the harbour and embark on a circular walk from the village up to the impressive Gribin headland. Unspoilt coastal scenery awaits.

Walking boots on the coast path

Southwood Estate coast to coast walk

Make tracks through woodland and wildlife-rich farmland before setting foot on clifftop coast paths and beach-side banks.

Family walk the woodland path at Dolaucothi

Dolaucothi woodland trail

A wonderful trail for those looking for a moderately difficult walk in a beautiful woodland with opportunities to spot some elusive wildlife.

Flowers in meadow

Cwmdu wildflower meadows walk

A glorious walk through flower rich meadows. In midsummer you'll see orchids, ox-eye daisies, bright-eyes and yellow rattle. The abundance of these flowers means the meadows are alive with insects too. Look out particularly for the pretty ringlet butterfly which flourishes here.

The Kymin's round house, Monmouth

Discover the Kymin walk

Tread in the footsteps of Lord Nelson and Lady Hamilton, who came here to see the fine views of Wales and England more than 200 years ago and visit two interesting Georgian buildings.

Dolaucothi mine yard through the trees

Miner’s Way trail at Dolaucothi

Retrace the steps of gold miners through the ages, from the mine entrances used by the Romans to the remains of the crushing mill used in the 1930s at Dolaucothi Gold Mines.

Ancient trees in Lawrenny Woods

Lawrenny walk

Go for a wander and walk your way through timeless woodland. Lawrenny’s spot on the river bank is great for waterfront views and wildlife watching.

Coastal heath and stunning geology at Pen Anglas

Pen Anglas headland walk

Discover great views across Cardigan Bay and a barefoot walking path on this family-friendly adventure walk into the wild.

Wooden steps along the woodland trail at Craig Gwladys

Craig Gwladys walk

Enjoy impressive views of the lower Neath Valley from the higher points of this circular walk, which links into the village of Cadoxton.