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Porthclais via Nic Trott on Flickr

Best Walks in Wales

22 February 2019 | London Calling

These routes were made for walking! Enjoy a stomp around our favourite hikes in Wales...

Image: Horseshoe Falls by Ander B on Flickr

Where? Llangollen and Horseshoe Falls
Can I park? Horseshoe Falls has a car park, off the B5103
Challenging? Yes! There’s a steep climb to the castle ruins, if you want to see Dinas Bran and its spectacular views.
A lovely spot to visit for a walk, picnic and/or pub – less than an hour and a half’s drive from Manchester, or an hour from Liverpool – this area is perfect for a day trip. And when your legs are tired from all that walking, you can enjoy a ride in a horse-drawn boat along the picturesque canal… to the nearest pub. Iechyd da!


Image: Llanberis by Hefin Owen on Flickr

Where? Llanberis
How far's this walk? 4 miles (around 2.5 hours)
Challenging? Mostly easy, but with some rocky bits. Definitely need your boots.
Llanberis has it all – luscious landscape on the edge of a National Park, a lake with its own miniature steam railway, and it’s not far from the gorgeous Welsh coast. This is one of those areas you can spend weeks – or years – getting to know properly, and never tire of it. Your legs will certainly get tired though (but you knew that).


Image: Skirrid by Will Lewis via nationaltrust.org.uk

Where? Skirrid Fawr
How far's this walk? 4 miles (around 2 hours)
Challenging? Steep climbs and a rocky path, and it gets very muddy after rain
Steeped in myths and legends, ‘Skirrid’ – from the Welsh ‘Ysgyryd’, which means to shake or tremble, and is still prone to landslides – is still also known as the Holy Mountain. Here you can look across the Welsh moors to see the English border.


Image: Porthclais via Redstone Hill on Flickr

Where? Porthclais
Can I park? Yup, get yourself to the Bishop's Palace car park in St David
Challenging? Nope – leisurely walk along clifftops and quiet lanes
This walk takes you around the most westerly point of Wales, across quiet countryside then along a clifftop path with a shifting shingle beach below. And if you’ve energy left over, the harbour offers all sorts of exhausting activites, from canoeing to rock climbing.


Image: Gower Peninsula via visitswanseabay.com

Where? Oxwich, Gower
Can I park? Yes – there's a car park at Oxwich Bay
Challenging? Some steep and rough bits, and it gets muddy after rain
Oxwich is a small village on the Gower peninsula, not far from Swansea, with access to beautiful stretches of (dog-friendly) beaches. Take it all in with a brisk walk along the wooded headland, not forgetting some sweeping sea views, a secluded Norman church and a Tudor mansion/castle.

 
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