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Best walks in Wales

Tue, 08 Sep 2020

Wales is a gorgeous country with a variety of incredible trekking opportunities. However, not everyone knows about these hidden gems, which is why we’ve compiled them for you. Here are some of the best walks in Wales:

Walks in North Wales

Anglesey is an island just off the nation’s northwest coast which provides a glorious backdrop for treks of all shapes and sizes. This includes the Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path: a circular route that follows the coastline. It’s divided into 12 sections, so you can hop on and off this long-distance trail as you please.

You’ll enjoy the picturesque scenery as you roam past sandy beaches, towering cliffs and little seaside towns and villages. So, we recommend that you go at your own pace, stopping for tea and cake at regular intervals.

Of course, we couldn’t talk about the best walks in North Wales without mentioning Snowdonia National Park. This location is well known across the globe for its mighty mountains, but it offers so much more than this to avid walkers. As well as ascending the slopes, you can amble through forests and over open moorland.

This landscape truly does hold more than meets the eye - visitors can even pass by pretty lakes and spectacular views. You might want to wander parts of the Snowdonia Slate Trail, which is perfect for anyone interested in learning about the history of slate quarries in the region.

Walks in South Wales

Gower was actually the first site in Britain to be designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and you’ll certainly realise why when you begin your ramble here. The Gower Peninsula sticks out at the bottom of Wales and while it is relatively small, it’s definitely a haven for nature.

You can take in the breathtaking bays, explore sea caves and even come across a few historical remnants. For example, visit the ruins of Oxwich Castle, then head inland to relish the rolling countryside. Be sure to stop at a local pub, too, where you can refuel before setting off again.

Another coastal destination full of varied terrains is Pembrokeshire and its neighbouring counties. There are a number of tracks trekkers can traverse here, so you really do have all the choice in the world. Many choose to follow the Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire Coast Paths, as these both boast brilliant surroundings and sweep through lots of unspoilt beauty spots.

You can experience all of these stunning trails and more with Ramblers Walking Holidays. Our guided hikes ensure you see the highlights of every location, so for more information, browse all of our walking holidays in Wales, here.

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