Walking in Wales
About Walking 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.