Top spring walks in Wales

Catch a glimpse of nature reawakening this springtime as you tiptoe though bluebell woods, spot newborn animals in the fields, listen to the sound of bird song and forage for wild garlic on our top spring walks in Wales.

Adults and two children taking an autumn walk amongst the trees

Which places are open and what you need to know before you visit 

More than 100 gardens and parks and hundreds of coast and countryside places are open in England and Northern Ireland. Many historic houses are open in England. To avoid disappointment please book in advance, especially at weekends and school holidays. In line with Welsh Government legislation, all places in Wales will close from 24 October to 9 November. Please check the property webpage of the place you wish to visit before you travel. Read this article to find out how to book and what to expect from your visit.

Wild garlic growing at Erddig in Wrexham

Erddig, Wrexham 

Erddig’s woodlands are choc-full of walking trails, which wind their way between magnificent beech and oak trees. In April and May follow the Big Wood trail and discover pathways lined with wild garlic – one of the highlights of the season.

A view from the lake

Tredegar House, Newport  

Enjoy a short circular walk around the lake, in-between the dotted woodland and through sweeping lawns at Tredegar House this spring. Catch nature reawaken as the birds flock back to the lake to settle down for the season. Keep an eye out for swans, coots and herons among a whole host of slippery underwater creatures.

A woodland filled with bluebells in the Spring

Chirk Castle, Wrexham 

Sings of spring can be seen all around the estate at Chirk Castle. On this circular woodland walk you’ll see new born lambs in the fields, avenues of daffodils stretching out from the castle and the sight of returning birds heading for the nesting boxes. But the spring finale comes in May as the woodland is carpeted with bluebells.

Porthdinllaen basking in spring sunshine

Porthdinllaen, Llŷn Peninsula  

Spring flowers aren’t just for gardens and parklands, they can also be seen dotting our coastline across Wales. Bright yellow gorse can often be seen on coastal slopes throughout spring; perfect for a range of nesting birds to find shelter. As the season warms up an abundance of coastal flowers can be seen from spring through to summer. Porthdinllaen makes a perfect spot for a spring walk, coupled up with drink at Tŷ Coch.

Spring lamb at Llanerchaeron, Ceredigion

Llanerchaeron, Ceredigion  

Follow the walk around the lake where you can spot an array of wildlife and see bluebells scattered among the banks. Head for gardens to see borders full of colour and apple blossom in the Orchard. But the highlight of the season is the arrival of new born lambs, piglets and chicks that can be visited in the farm outbuildings and surrounding fields throughout spring.

Wild garlic at Coed Ganllwyd in South Snowdonia

Ganllwyd, South Snowdonia 

Follow the path alongside the river, past the magnificent Rhaeadr Ddu waterfalls and through Ganllwyd’s ancient oak woodland. Spring sees the fresh green oak leaves contrast against the waterfall’s dark reflection. As April approaches the air fills with aroma and the ground is carpeted with dainty wild garlic flowers. To finish off the season, bluebells flourishes beneath the tall oak tree canopies.

Valerian and daisies in front of Penrhyn Castle, Gwynedd, North Wales.

Penrhyn Castle, Bangor 

Combine a lunch stop with a stroll through the garden and grounds at Penrhyn Castle. Taking centre stage in front of the castle is a beautiful wildflower meadow; daffodils make their appearance first followed by ox-eye daisies and meadowsweet. Don't forget to stop by the Rhododendron walk as azaleas and rhododendrons are a mass of scent and colour.

White Park Cattle and her calves returning to the field at Dinefwr

Dinefwr, Carmarthenshire 

Dinefwr is the only parkland designated as a National Nature Reserve in Wales and is bursting with spring wildlife. Make sure you stop by Rookery Ridge for Dinefwr’s famous bluebell display and look out for fallow deer in the parkland. But Dinefwr’s annual spring highlight is the arrival of newborn calves and the return of the White Park Cattle to the fields after the long winter months.

Bluebells at Colby Woodland Garden


Discover the very best of Pembrokeshire with five of their best springtime walks. Look for otters at Stackpole, birdwatching at Marloes Sands, beautiful coastal views at Lydstep and Treginnis or enjoy the magical bluebell woodland of Abermawr.