Walks in Wales

Walks in Wales

Wales has a varied selection of walking routes, and you’ll find something below to fit your needs. The walks in Wales vary from the high mountains of Snowdonia and Snowdon to the all Wales Coast Path that covers the entire welsh coastline. There are also many walks outside the protected areas mentioned below, with the Wales Coast Path boasting walks aplenty as does the area of North Wales.

Walks in Wales’ National Parks

  • Snowdonia National Park – Contains Wales’ highest mountain – Snowdon at 1085 metres high as well as arguably the best walking areas in the entire UK! From the iconic mountain of Tryfan to the vastness of the Carneddau and the desolate wilderness of the Rhinogydd. There’s a lifetime’s walking in them thar hills, as well as gold!
  • Brecon Beacons National Park – With it’s highest point, the unmistakable Pen y Fan.
  • Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. Britain’ts only fully coastal National Park, you can walk it’s full length with the Pembrokeshire section of the Wales Coast Path. Also include the Preseli Hills.

Walks in Wales’ AONBs

  • Clwydian Hills – An AONB in North Wales with it’s highest point at Moel Famau.
  • Llyn Peninsula – This is a coastal AONB that includes a couple of hills – the highest being Yr Eifl.
  • Anglesey – An island off the North Wales coast with a fully walkable coastline.
  • Gower A Peninsula near Swansea that boasts some of the most spectacular beaches in the country at Oxwich Bay.
  • Wales Coast Path – A Footpath that follows the entire welsh coastline (well most of it!) We love it so much, we’ve created a website devoted to Walking the Wales Coast Path.
  • Cambrian Mountains in mid wales. A less popular area for walkers as it isn’t protected in any form The Cambrian Mountains Society are campaigning for it to be recognised as an AONB – which we support.

Click on one of the areas above or scroll down to see our full selection of walks in Wales.

The Bochlwyd Horseshoe

The Bochlwyd Horseshoe

The Bochlwyd Horseshoe is one of the definitive routes in North Wales, perhaps only bested by the Snowdon Horseshoe. It is one of the most adventurous outings you can have without having to resort to ropes or harnesses and, it takes in a number of the most photographed locations in Snowdonia along the way. We’re …

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Walk up Ysgyryd Fawr

Walk up Ysgyryd Fawr

The hill of Ysgyryd Fawr (anglicised to Skirrid) is an outlying peak of the Black Mountains in the Brecon Beacons and has a clearly recognisable profile that it owes to historic land slips. The name derives from ysgwyd – which means to shake or shiver in Welsh and probably as due to it’s propensity to …

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Cader Idris Minffordd Path

Cader Idris via Mynydd Moel Path

The Mynydd Moel Path up Cader Idris is an alternative to the more popular route up the Minffordd path with which it shares the first section. While it isn’t a classic ridge walk like the Minffordd Path, the approach via Mynydd Moel has the advantage of avoiding the crowds and with alternative views over Llyn …

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Snowdon South Ridge from Rhyd Ddu

The Snowdon South Ridge path usually elicits a blank expression on most walkers when you mention routes up Snowdon. Those in the know however, realise that this is an absolute gem of a route that stands modestly in the shadows, shunning the limelight. In comparison, the PYG, Miners Track and Watkin Paths are cheap, talentless …

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Snowdon via The Watkin Path

Snowdon via The Watkin Path

The Watkin Path up Snowdon offers an alternative to the more popular walks from Llanberis and Pen y Pass such as the PYG and Miner’s Tracks. It’s still a very popular path, and rightly so. It provides a variety of walking that none of the other routes to the summit of Snowdon can boast. The Watkin …

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Walk up the Snowdon Ranger Path

Walk up the Snowdon Ranger Path

The Snowdon Ranger path is one of the quieter approaches to the summit of Snowdon which takes it’s name from the Snowdon Ranger YH, or rather from when it was a hotel  which specialised in providing guides for the walk up Snowdon. Starting from the shores of Llyn Cwellyn (and newly christened Lwybr Cwellyn to …

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