Hike the mountains in Wales

Grab your boots and waterproofs and prepare for hiking the unmissable mountains of Wales. Head for the high and rocky peaks of Snowdonia or the greener rolling mountains of the Brecon Beacons for an exhilarating day close to nature.

Cribyn and Pen y Fan, Brecon Beacons

Brecon Beacons 

The Brecon Beacons offer a spectacular landscape rich in natural beauty. Whether you're seeking challenging walks, wide open spaces or secluded waterfalls, the Brecon Beacons provides the best of them all.

Sunrise over the Sugar Loaf, Monmouthshire

Sugarloaf and Usk Valley 

Visit a landscape of contrasts. Climb the iconic peak of the Sugarloaf mountain, spot the distinctive ‘Holy Mountain’ Skirrid Fawr, or enjoy a stroll through ancient woodlands or a riverside walk.

Icy and snowy Cwm Idwal

Carneddau and Glyderau 

A 21,000-acre mountainous place, acquired in 1951 from the Penrhyn estate, includes the Cwm Idwal Nature Reserve renowned for its arctic alpine plants. There are eight tenant upland farms on this land, 9,000 peaks above 3,000 feet and the famous mountain Tryfan.

View of Dinas Emrys in Snowdonia

Craflwyn and Beddgelert 

Home to Nant Gwynant; one of the most dramatic and beautiful valleys in Wales. It's northern slopes rise to the summit of our highest mountain, Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) and to the south lies the relatively undisturbed hills of Moel y Dyniewyd and the Moelwynion range.

Egryn, South Snowdonia

South Snowdonia 

Bordered by the beautiful Dwyryd and Dyfi estuaries, the mountains of South Snowdonia include some of Wales' most fascinating places. It’s here that the roots of the Trust took hold, with the acquisition in 1895 of Dinas Oleu.

Drygarn Fawr, the highest point on Abergwesyn Commons, Powys

Abergwesyn Common 

A wild and bleak landscape with grand, spacious, expansive views across the roof of Wales. A walk across Abergwesyn can bring the experience of solitude, loneliness, remoteness or freedom in equal measure.

Keswick Mountain Rescue team with stretcher, Keswick, Cumbria

Mountain safety advice

Mountains can be dangerous and each year Mountain Rescue teams in England and Wales receive hundreds of call-outs. Make sure you minimise your chance of getting lost or hurt by following our guide.