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 Wales Walks
Route NamePicDistanceDescription
Afan Forest Park Country Park11 miles (17 km)Set in the beautiful Afan Valley in Neath Port Talbot, this 48-square-mile forest park has miles of cycling trails, walking trails and several fantastic mountain bike trails.
For a nice easy cycle the Rheilffordd Trail is a great option. It takes you along the River Afan on a disused railway path.
For mountain bikers there are several well laid out trails. The Penhydd Trail is a 22km loop voted as the trail to ride before you die by What Mountain Bike Magazine in 2004. The 46km Skyline Trail has stunning skyline views of the Brecon Beacons, the Preselis, the Black Mountains and the South Wales coast.
Walkers will find 14 waymarked circular trails taking you along the River Afan, through the peaceful woodland and up to the Ridgetops where there are fabulous views to enjoy.
Alwen Trail7 miles (12 km)This is a circular cycling and walking trail around the delightful Alwen Reservoir in Conwy, North Wales. You will pass through forest plantations and up onto Mynydd Hiraethog where there are splendid views of the surrounding area.
The route is decorated with six interpretation panels with information about local history, culture and folklore. Wildlife lovers should look out for curlew, the rare Black Grouse and Red Squirrels.
The route is well way-marked with blue posts.
Alyn Waters Country Park2 miles (4 km)Enjoy peaceful walking and cycling in this lovely country park in the Alyn Valley, Wrexham. The Park is split into two sections either side of the River Alyn which runs through the centre of the park. As such there are delightful riverside walks to enjoy and other well surfaced paths taking you through woodland and grassland.
Alyn Waters also contains a visitor centre with a cafe and gift shop, a Local Nature Reserve and a Trim Trail with a selection of different simple exercise equipment. Look out for a variety of wildlife including kingfishers, buzzards, kestrels, foxes, adders, grass snakes, smooth newts and a variety of bats.
Alyn Waters is located 3 miles North of Wrexham between Gwersyllt, Bradley and Llay. The Wat's Dyke Way Heritage Trail runs through the park so you could follow this walking route if you would like to continue your walk.
Anglesey Coast Path121 miles (195 km)Follow the beautiful coastline of the Isle of Anglesey on the fabulous walk. The Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path falls within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty covering 95% of the coast. It passes through landscape that includes a mixture of farmland, coastal heath, dunes, salt-marsh, foreshore, cliffs, woodland and a National Nature Reserve.
Ann Griffiths Walk7 miles (11 km)A lovely walk along the River Vyrnwy in Powys, with the Berwyn mountains forming a splendid backdrop. The path runs from Pont Lloge, Llwydiarth to Pontrobert with scenery including river valley and gorge, meadow, woodland and forest.
The walk is named after the 18th Century hymn writer Ann Griffiths who lived in the area. You will pass locations associated with her life including her home at Dolwar Fach and her memorial chapel at Dolanog.
Bishop's Castle Ring61 miles (98 km)This walk encircles the historic market town of Bishop’s Castle in Shropshire. The walk first heads to Clun with it’s Norman castle, church and interesting houses. You continue to Aston-on-Clun and then to the spectacular Long Mynd (video below). This heathland plateau forms part of the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is owned by the National Trust. The views are spectacular, making this section one of the walk highlights.
The next section takes you to the rocky Stiperstones and The Bog lead mines, which are of great historical interest. The final section runs through Stapely Common to the ancient stones of Mitchell’s Fold before heading through Saddlers Little Wood and returning to Bishop’s Castle.
The walk is waymarked with a green and yellow disc.
Bodelwyddan Castle2 miles (3 km)Explore the 260 acres of parkland and gardens surrounding this 19th century castle in Denbighshire, North Wales. There are a number of walking trails taking you around the large areas of formal garden and natural woodland. The site includes an art gallery and museum with interactive exhibits. There is also a maze, a cafe and a shop.
Bodelwyddan Castle is located about 5 miles south of Rhyl. Just to the west you will find Kinmel Park which has hundreds of acres of woodland and parkland to explore.
Breakwater Country Park4 miles (7 km)Enjoy over 100 acres of coastal country park on this walking route in Holyhead, Anglesey. There are fabulous views of Holyhead Mountain, the Irish Sea and the Skerries - a group of offshore islands about 7 miles from the coast. The park includes a nature trail, various other footpaths, a visitor centre and good parking facilities.
The Anglesey Coast Path runs through the park so there is scope for continuing your walk along the coast in either direction.
Brecon Beacons Way98 miles (158 km)Follow the Beacons Way through the centre of the stunning Brecon Beacons National Park. The walk begins at Abergavenny and follows the trail through the park to Llangadog. On the way you will pass some of the most breathtaking scenery in the UK with marvellous views of Sugar Loaf Mountain, Llanthony Priory, The Black Mountains, Talybont Reservoir and Pen y Fan - the highest peak in South Wales and southern Britain.
The walk is waymarked with a black and white disc.
Brenig Way31 miles (50 km)Follow the Brenig Way way from Corwen, in the Dee Valley, to the beautiful Llyn Brenig. The walk passes through Cynwyd and Betws Gwerfil Goch, before following the River Clwyd towards Clocaenog Forest where there are fabulous views of the Clwydian range AONB. You then join the River Clywedog, leading you to Llyn Brenig where you follow the shoreline to the finish point at the visitor centre. The final section has fabulous views of Snowdonia and also crosses the Brenig dam.
Bridgend Circular Walk20 miles (32 km)Starting at Ogmore Castle on the River Ogwr, follow this relativley flat route around the town of Bridgend.
Bryngarw Country Park2 miles (3.6 km)This 120 acre country park is situated on the River Garw just north of Bridgend. There are lovely woodland trails with mature sweet chestnuts, ancient oaks and towering beeches. Look out for foxes, squirrels and wood peckers as you make your way through this section of the park.
The park also has large areas of grassland with wildflower meadows and space where children can run and play.
The formal gardens include tranquil oriental style garden with rhododendrons, magnolia, azaleas, an ornamental bridge and tea house.
You can also enjoy riverside trails along the Garw where you can look out for otters, dippers and kingfishers. Herons can be seen around the lovely ornamental lake.
Bute Park2 miles (4 km)Explore 130 acres of landscaped gardens and parkland in this beautiful park in Cardiff. The park consists of an arboretum, flower gardens, grassland, woodland and tree-lined avenues. The River Taff also runs through the park so there is a lovely waterside walking and cycling section to enjoy.
The Taff Trail runs past the park so you could continue your cycle or walk along this excellent route.
Ceredigion Coast Path62 miles (100 km)This walk follows the beautiful coastline of Ceredigion from Cardigan to Borth. The route passes New Quay, Llangrannog, Aberaeron and Aberystwyth. The path includes the dune system at Ynys-las, high cliffs, storm beaches, sandy bays and sea caves. Four sections of the path are designated as Heritage Coast whilst two areas within Cardigan Bay are Marine Special Areas of Conservation. The route also includes the highest numbers of dolphin sightings in the UK - see the video below for more details.
The walk is waymarked with a coast and sea logo.
Church College and Lighthouse walk9 miles (14 km)A walk along the Glamorgan Heritage Coastline.
Clwydian Way122 miles (196 km)Explore the Clwydian Range of mountains on this circular walk through north east Wales. From the range there are splendid views of north Wales, Snowdonia, the Cheshire Plain and the Peak District.
The walk starts at Prestatyn on the coast, taking you through some beautiful countryside and also visiting the historic towns of Ruthin, Llangollen, Corwen, Denbigh, St Asaph and Rhuddlan. Also of interest are waterside sections along the River Alwen, River Aled and the River Dee. There's also a lovely section around Llyn Brenig Reservoir in the heart of the Denbigh Moors (video below).
The walk is waymarked with a black buzzard on a white disc.
Clyne Valley Country Park2 miles (3 km)Explore 700 acres of wooded hillsides, steep gorges, meadows and wet valley floor in this country park in Swansea. The park is great for walking and cycling with the trackbed of the old London Midland Scottish Railway forming the park's main footpath and cycleway. There are a number of water features in the park with the Clyne River and a number of lakes and ponds to enjoy. Look out for birdlife that includes wagtails, wrens, nuthatches, robins and woodpeckers.
If you would like to continue your walk/cycle you can follow the traffic free Swansea bike path along the coast into Swansea, or north to Gowerton. The nearby Singleton Park with its beautiful botanical gardens is also well worth visiting.
Coed Morgannwg Way36 miles (58 km)This walk runs from Merthyr Tydfil to Margam, through the four forests of Coed Morgannwg, the Cynon Valley and the Dare Valley. The walk starts at the Gethin Woodland Park in Merthyr Tydfil and heads west to Aberdare and the lovely Dare Valley Country Park with 500 acres of woodlands, pasture and moorland mountainside. You continue west passing Lluest Wen Reservoir before ascending Craig y Llyn mountain - the highest point in Glamorgan and in the South Wales Valleys. The views are wonderful with the lakes Llyn Fawr and Llyn Fawr at the base of the mountain. The route the descends through more woodland to Abercregan and then across the River Avan to the Afan Argoed Country Park. The final section takes you past Bryn and Mynydd Margam to the finish point at the splendid Margam Country Park. The attraction includes the magnificent Margam Castle, an 18th Century Orangery with ornamental gardens and the Deer Park, all set within 1000 acres of beautiful countryside.
The walk is waymarked with a white footprint logo.
Cosmeston Lakes Country Park2 miles (3.5 km)Explore over 200 acres of woodland, meadows and wetland habitats in this popular country park in Penarth.
Cosmeston Lakes has a number of accessible gravel paths and wooden boardwalks taking you around and between the two large lakes which form the centrepiece of the park. Around the lakes are bird hides where you can look out for mute swans, mallards, herons, egrets and diving birds such as the great crested grebe. The reedbeds around the lake also support a great deal of wildlife - look out for dragonflies and the rare Bittern.
Other walking paths take you through the peaceful woodland with oak, ash, elm, hawthorn and blackthorn trees. Look out for birdlife that includes woodpecker, tree creeper, nuthatch, tits and buzzards.
The wildflower meadows are also beautiful with the Sully Brook running through and a wide variety of plantlife including cowslips, primrose and birdsfoot trefoil, bee orchid, pyramidal orchid, butterfly orchid and the pink willow herb. Look out for rabbits and foxes in this area of the park
Also in the park is a reconstructed 14th century medieval village where costumed guides show you around the period furnished buildings.
Cosmeston Lakes is located just a few miles from Cardiff and Barry, near to the coast at Penarth.
Craig-y-Nos Country Park2 miles (3.6 km)This delightful 40-acre Victorian garden is perfect for a peaceful stroll. There are well laid out walking paths taking you through woodlands, meadows, wide lawns and along the River Tawe which runs through the park.
Craig-y-Nos Country Park is located in the Brecon Beacons National Park so the surrounding scenery is spectacular. Within the park you will find the historic Craig-y-nos Castle surrounded by beautiful landscaped gardens and two pretty lakes which attract a wide variety of wildlife. There is also a visitor centre and tea room with benches and picnic areas.
The park is located near Aberdare, Merthyr Tydfil and Swansea.
Dare Valley Country Park4 miles (6 km)Enjoy a cycle or walk around this large country park in Aberdare, Rhondda Cynon Taf. There are 500 acres of woodlands, pasture and moorland mountainside to explore on a number of different waymarked trails. There's some climbing involved but you are rewarded with some truly fabulous views of the surrounding countryside and mountains.
The Coed Morgannwg Way runs past the park so you could follow this trail if you'd like to continue your walk.
Dinefwr Park4 miles (6.5 km)Explore the 12th-century Welsh castle, the historic house, the 18th-century landscaped park and the medieval deer park in this large park Llandeilo.
Dyfi Valley Way102 miles (164 km)A walk through the beautiful Dyfi Valley taking you from Aberdyfi on the coast to Llanuwchllyn before returning along the river to Borth. There is a long wooded section through Dyfi Forest and waterside sections along the river to enjoy.
Ebbw Valley Walk16 miles (26 km)Travel through the beautiful Ebbw Valley on this walk from Festival Park in Ebbw Vale to the Sirhowy Valley Country Park, near Risca.
Epynt Way40 miles (64 km)A circular cycling and walking route on lanes and bridleways within the boundary of the MOD's busy Sennybridge Army Training Area. The establishment of the Epynt Way,has gone some way to compensating for the reduction in public access across this attractive area by the MOD. The village of Llangammarch Wells with its railway station makes a good access point for the route.
The route is waymarked with a disc featuring a white horse.
Erddig Hall and Country Park2 miles (3.5 km)Explore the 1,200-acre country park surrounding the 18th century Erddig Hall in Wrexham. You can enjoy a riverside stroll along the River Clywedog, visit the 13.5-acre walled garden with fruit trees and water features before exploring the huge parkland, rolling farmland and woodland areas. Cyclists can also enjoy the park with a particularly lovely trail running along the river.
You can also tour the impressive Erddig Hall with its grand rooms, furniture and gallery. There are a number of interesting outbuildings with stables, a smithy, a joiners' shop and a sawmill too.
Four Valleys Path19 miles (30 km)Explore the four former slate mining valleys of Nantlle, Gwyrfai, Padarn and Ogwen on this beautiful walk through Gwynedd. The walk runs from Penygroes to Bethesda passing along the edge of the Snowdonia National Park along the way. Highlights on the walk include the 13th century, Dolbadarn Castle which features one of the finest surviving examples of a Welsh round tower. You will also pass between Llyn Peris and Llyn Padarn in Snowdonia. These glacially formed lakes are overlooked by Elidir Fawr mountain, with the busy village of Llanberis located on the southern shore of Llyn Padarn.
The walk is waymarked with a green and white disc.
Glamorgan Ridgeway Walk33 miles (53 km)Follow the Glamorgan Ridgeway from Margam Country Park, near Port Talbot, through beautiful upland and valley scenery, to Caerphilly Castle. There are fabulous panoramic views of the Brecon Beacons to the north, the Bristol Channel and Devon and Somerset to the south.
The walk begins at the splendid Margam Country Park (video below). The attraction includes the magnificent Margam Castle, an 18th Century Orangery with ornamental gardens and the Deer Park, all set within 1000 acres of beautiful countryside. From Margam you begin by heading east to Bettws and Blackmill. You then pass through Llantrisant forest, Llantrisant, Garth Hill and Caerphilly Common. From Garth Hill there are fine views of Cardiff and the Taff valley. It is thought to be the inspiration for 'Ffynnon Garw', the fictional mountain (or hill) featured in the book, and film, The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain. The walk also passes near to Taff's Well - the only thermal spring in Wales located in Taff's Well park. You also climb Caerphilly mountain with more tremendous views to enjoy as shown in the latter part of the video below. The final section descends into Caerphilly, finishing near the castle.
Gloucestershire Way94 miles (151 km)Travel from Chepstow in Wales to Tewkesbury in Gloucestshire and visit the Forest of Dean, the Severn Plain and the Cotswolds on this beautiful and varied walk.
The recommended stages for the walk are:
Chepstow to Parkend - 13.5 miles
Parkend to May Hill - 14 miles
May Hill to Gloucester - 13 miles
Gloucester to Crickley - 12 miles
Crickley to Salperton - 12 miles
Salperton to Stow-on-the-Wold - 11 miles
Stow to Winchcombe - 13 miles
Winchcombe to Tewkesbury - 11.5 miles
Worcestershire Way Link - 12 miles.
The walk takes place mainly on field and woodland paths and is well waymarked with a yellow disc featuring Gloucester Cathedral.
Gnoll Estate Country Park2 miles (4 km)Explore 240 acres of woodland and wide open spaces in this country park in Neath. There are miles of walking trails taking you to Mosshouse Wood Reservoir, Mosshouse Woods, two large duck ponds, two impressive 18th century cascades and the Gnoll House ruins. Gnoll Park was voted as the Best Picnic spot in Wales in the 2010 Warburtons National Picnic Awards.
The park is located just a short walk from Neath town centre. There is a lovely waterside walking path running along the nearby Neath River and Neath Canal so this is a good option if you would like to continue your walk.
Gower Way35 miles (56 km)This walk takes you through the stunning Gower AONB from Penlle'r Castell in the north, to Rhossili on the Gower Peninsula, in the south. The route was inaugurated by the Prince of Wales in 1998 and takes you past a variety of impressive historical sites, including ancient cairns, standing stones and Norman chapels.
The first section runs from Penlle'r Castell to Gowerton, passing the Upper and Lower Lliw Valley reservoirs, before crossing the River Lliw a Gorseinon.
The second section runs from Gowerton to Penmaen where you can enjoy splendid coastal views of Oxwich Bay.
The final section runs from Penmaen to Rhossili, with more fabulous views of the Gower Peninsula.
The walk is waymarked with a black, green and yellow disc.
Great Orme Country Park3 miles (4.5 km)Explore this limestone headland in Llandudno and enjoy spectacular views of the North Wales coast. Waymarked trails take you around the park where there are views of Liverpool Bay and the Irish Sea, the Carneddau mountains, the Menai Strait and Anglesey. You can also climb to the summit of the park or catch the Great Orme Victorian Tramway and Cable Car to get there.
Kerry Ridgeway15 miles (24 km)This is an exceptionally beautiful walk or cycle through Powys and then into Shropshire.
The route runs along a ridge top overlooking Wales on the one side and England on the other with spectacular views for the duration of the ride.
You start at Cider House Farm near Kerry and head east to Bishop's Castle passing through Ceri Forest on the way. You will pass through heather moors, woodlands and bilberry rich heaths with fabulous views of the Welsh and Shropshire Hills.
Landsker Borderlands Trail59 miles (95 km)A super circular walk through the Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire countryside visting the River Cleddau estuary, the Ogham stones, the Norman castles at Llawhaden and Carew Castle as well as the prehistoric remains at Llawhaden.
Llangollen Round32 miles (51 km)Explore the beautiful area around the town of Llangollen, in Denbighshire, on this circular walk, devised to raise funds for the Cancer Research UK charity. This is a challenging walk visiting every summit around the Vale of Llangollen with views of Snowdonia, the mid-Wales mountains, the River Dee Valley and the Shropshire Hills.
Highlights on the walk include the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct (video below) - the longest and highest aqueduct in Britain. You will also visit Moel y Gaer (Welsh for 'bald hill of the fortress') an Iron Age hill fort on the summit of Llantysilio Mountain.
Llwybr Ceiriog Trail23 miles (37 km)A circular walk or cycle through the beautiful Ceiriog Valley. The trail visits the pretty villages of Bronygarth and Pandy and contains some challenging climbs. The views of the River Ceiriog and the hills of the Ceiriog Valley are a stunning reward for your efforts though.
The route is well waymarked with a black and white disc.
Llyn Coastal Path81 miles (130 km)Follow the Llyn Peninsula from Caernarfon to Porthmadog on this stunning coastal walk. The route is often completed in 7 sections:

Caernarfon to Trefor
Trefor to Morfa Nefyn
Morfa Nefyn to Llangwnnadl
Llangwnnadl to Aberdaron
Aberdaron to Abersoch
Abersoch to Pwllheli
Pwllheli to Porthmadog

As well as the stunning scenery you can look out for bottle-nosed dolphins and Atlantic grey seals as these are often seen off the coast.
The walk is waymarked with a blue, green and white logo.
Loggerheads Country Park3 miles (5 km)Explore the beautiful Clwydian Range and Dee Valley in this stunning country park in Mold.  Dramatic limestone cliffs, wooded gorges and secluded grasslands dominate the scenery while the River Alyn also runs through the park. Highlights include the walkway over the Devil's Gorge - a popular spot for abseilers. There are also several caves to explore, a restored water mill and the pretty riverside tea gardens.
The park contains the Clwydian Range Centre where you will find a wealth of information including details of the way-marked walks in the park. Loggerheads is located just to the west of Mold. Clywd Forest is only about a mile to the west and is a good option if you would like to continue your outing.
Maelor Way24 miles (38 km)This splendid walk takes you from the Shropshire/Cheshire border into Wales.
The path starts at Grindley Brook near Whitchurch and heads west to Penley in Wales, passing around the pretty Hanmer Mere on the way. You continue to Overton and then Erbistock where you join the River Dee and then the River Ceiriog to Chirk before the final waterside section leads to the finish point at Bronygarth.
This is a beautiful walk through some fabulous English and Welsh countryside. It also has several waterside streches along the two rivers with a stroll along the Llangollen Canal near Chirk to enjoy also.
Margam Country Park3 miles (5 km) This large country park includes the magnificent Margam Castle, an 18th Century Orangery with ornamental gardens and a Deer Park, all set within 1000 acres of beautiful countryside.
The park is excellent for cycling with miles of tarmac roads and rough tracks. A section of the National Cycle Network known as the Celtic Trail Route 4 runs through the northern end of the park. The only place that you are not allowed to cycle is the Orangery Gardens.
There is also a splendid, 5 mile mountain Bike Trail. It is waymarked with yellow markers and takes place on tracks, paths and rough ground. The Margam Activity Centre offers guided rides for families.
Margam is also great for walking with several different colour coded waymarked trails taking you to the different sections of the park.
North Berwyn Way15 miles (24 km)This challenging walk explores the North Berwyn Mountains, to the south of the River Dee, in Denbighshire. The route starts in Llangollen and heads west to Corwen, passing Ceiriog Forest and Cynwyd, before a final waterside section along the River Dee takes you to Corwen. The area of the Berwyn Mountains is wild and covered in thick heather with some acidic grassland and bracken. The views of North Wales from the peaks are spectacular.
The walk is waymarked with a blue and white disc.
North Wales Path60 miles (96 km)Explore hills, valleys, mountains and the beautiful coast on this stunning walk through North Wales.The walk starts at Bangor (Gwynedd) in the west and heads to Prestatyn (Denbighshire) in the east.
The first section runs between the seaside towns of Bangor and Conwy passing through the Carneddau mountain range in the Snowdonia National Park on the way. You will also pass the 120 ft Aber Falls in the foothills of the Carneddau range before coming to Conwy Mountain. The mountain overlooks the sea of Conwy Bay and is topped by Neolithic hut circles and the hillfort of Castell Caer Seion.
The next section runs along the coast from Conwy to Colwyn Bay via Llandudno. There are fabulous views of Conwy Sands, Ormes Bay and Penrhyn Bay as you follow this beautiful section of coastline. Also of interest is Llandudno Pier in the seaside resort of Llandudno. At 2,295 ft the pier is the longest in Wales.
The final section runs from Colwyn Bay to Prestatyn. There are more lovely, long coastal sections as you pass Abergele before arriving at the popular seaside town of Rhyl. You then head inland to Dyserth before finishing at Prestatyn.
The walk is waymarked with a green and black disc.
Ogwr Ridgeway Walk13 miles (21 km)Enjoy spectacular views of the Ogwr Fach, Garw and Llynfi valleys on this walk from Mynydd Maendy to Margam Country Park near Port Talbot. The walk passes through the village of Blackmill, located at the confluence of the Ogwr Fach and Ogmore rivers. You finish at the splendid Margam Country Park. The attraction includes the magnificent Margam Castle, an 18th Century Orangery with ornamental gardens and the Deer Park, all set within 1000 acres of beautiful countryside.
The walk is waymarked with a green and white disc.
Pembrey Country Park7 miles (12 km)With stunning views of the Gower Peninsula and Carmarthen Bay this coastal country park is one of the most popular in the UK. It is perfect for a long cycle or walk with numerous well laid trails, National Cycle Network route 4 and St Illtyd's Walk all running through the park and the adjacent Pembrey Forest.
Highlights include the gorgeous Cefn Sidan beach with 8 miles of golden sand and extensive dunes. There are also 8 Wildlife trails, the beautiful Corsican pine forest and a Conservation pond with bird hides.
The off road cycle trail is perfect for a family cycle ride - you can bring your own bike or hire one from the Ski Pembrey centre. Here you could also hire some skis and try the dry sky slope in the park! It's a top class facility with an Alpine Ski Lodge, Cafe and a floodlit 130m main slope. There's also a fantastic toboggan run, crazy golf and pony trekking on offer.
If you'd like to continue your walk/cycle then you could head further into the adjacent Pembrey Forest - it covers nearly 2500 acres with several lovely woodland trails and interesting wildlife including sparrowhawk and goshawk. You could also follow National Cycle Route 4 along the coast to Llanelli or St Illtyd's Walk into the beautiful countryside.
Pererindod Melangell15 miles (24 km)Travel from Pont Llogel to Llangynog and enjoy fabulous views of Lake Vyrnwy on this challenging walk. There are also wonderful views of the Cambrian and Berwyn Mountains and the Vyrnwy and Tanat Valleys.
Lake Vyrnwy is also a RSPB Nature Reserve so look out for redwings, fieldfares, goosanders, little grebes and mallards. See the video below for more details.
The walk is waymarked with a green/blue disc.
Radnor Forest Ride62 miles (100 km)A shared walking and cycle path that runs from Llanfair Waterdine on the English-Welsh border to the Brecon Beacons Visitor Centre.
The path follows a series of bridleways and minor country roads through some wondeful scenery including the beautiful Wye Valley and the spectacular Brecon Beacons.
Raven Walk12 miles (19 km)This circular route has some challenging climbs but with some truly tremendous views of the Sirhowy and Ebbw valleys as the reward. The walk starts at the Cwmcarn Visitor Centre and heads to Mynydd Islwyn, Ynys Hywel and Glenside before returning to Cwmcarn. The route includes views of the Sirhowy and Ebbw rivers, the Severn Estuary in the south and the Brecon Beacons in the north. You will also visit Nant-y-draenog reservoir on the way.
The path is waymarked with the distinctive black and white Raven walk logo.
Rhymney Valley Ridgeway Walk28 miles (45 km)Explore the beautiful Rhymney Valley on this circular walk through the county borough of Caerphilly. The route starts at the pretty Penallta Community Park and visits Caerphilly, Bedwas, Hengoed, Rudry and Machen. Here you will climb Mynydd Machen (the highest point on the walk) where there are spectacular views of the Rhymney Valley, Cardiff and the Bristol Channel. The route also visits the 17th century Ruperra Castle ruins in Lower Machen.
The walk is waymarked with a green and white disc.
Sarn Sabrina Walk25 miles (40 km)This stunning circular walk explores the area around the town of Llanidloes in Powys. You begin at Llanidloes and pass along the beautiful Llyn Clywedog reservoir and large dam before climbing into the Cambrian mountains, where you will arrive at the highest point of the range at Plynlimon. Here you will find the source of the River Severn - the longest river in Britain, marked with a post in both English and Welsh. The route then returns to Llanidloes, passing through Hafren Forest, before joining the River Severn for a long waterside section that leads you to the finish point of the walk.
The walk is named after the Celtic myth of Sabrina, a water nymph said to inhabit the waters of the River Severn.
Severn Way224 miles (360 km)Follow the River Severn from its source at Plynlimon in Powys, to Bristol, the mouth of the river. You start the walk at Plynlimon in upland Mid Wales, before descending into Llanidloes, Newtown, Powys, and Welshpool. The route then follows the towpath of the Montgomeryshire Canal passing the Wrekin Hill and continuing on through Shrewsbury, the Severn Gorge, and the historic town of Ironbridge. You then cross into Worcestershire passing Bewdley, Stourport-on-Severn, Worcester and Upton-upon-Severn in the Malvern Hills. The next section passes through Gloucestershire, visiting Tewkesbury, Gloucester, Berkeley Castle and on to the Severn Estuary and the mouth of the Severn. The final section takes you from Severn beach to Bristol via Lawrence Weston, Shirehampton and through the Avon Gorge.
The route is well waymarked with a blue and white logo.
Singleton Park2 miles (3 km)Enjoy a peaceful stroll through the beautiful botanical gardens in this large park in Swansea. The gardens feature a Herbaceous borders, Rock garden, Ornamental gardens, Japanese bridge, Glasshouses and a Herb garden. There's also a boating lake with pedal boats available for hire.
Sirhowy Valley Ridgeway Walk26 miles (42 km)This walk runs through the beautiful Sirhowy Valley in south Wales. The trail starts at the delightful Tredegar House near Newport. Here you will find a 17th-century mansion surrounded by 90 acres of beautiful gardens and parkland. The trail then heads north towards Risca and Blackwood before finishing at Tredegar.
Highlights on the walk include waterside sections along the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal near Newport and along the Sirhowy river through Blackwood. You also climb Mynydd Machen where there are spectacular views of the Rhymney Valley and Sirhowy Valley, Cardiff and the Bristol Channel.
The walk is waymarked with yellow arrow on a white disc.
South of the Landsker Trail62 miles (100 km)This circular walk explores the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park around Pembroke. The walk begins at Narberth and includes a fantastic coastal section through Tenby, Saundersfoot, Manorbier and the beautiful National Trust owned Stackpole Estate. The estate consists of 12 square kilometres of farmland, lakes, woodland, beaches, and cliffs including the spectacular Stackpole Quay. The video below shows the coastal section from Freshwater East to Stackpole
The route then heads inland where you can enjoy riverside sections along the River Creswell and the River Cleddau. You will also pass Carew Castle on the River Carew and the charming Landshipping Quay before returning to Narberth.
St Illtyd's Walk60 miles (96 km)A religous walk from Pembrey Country Park (Carmarthenshire) to Margam Country Park (Neath). The path runs through Hendry, Pontardawe and Bryn. You will visit Penlle'r Castell ruin on the summit of Mynydd y Betws (with fabulous views), the spectacular Melincourt Falls on the Neath River and the Vale of Neath. There are also splendid views of the Black Mountains and peaceful wooded sections near Abercregan. The two splendid country parks at either end of the walk are also real highlights on this challenging walk.
The walk is waymarked with a white and yellow disc.
Taff Ely Ridgeway Walk16 miles (26 km)Follow the Taff Ely Ridgeway Walk/Ffordd y Bryniau through the Ely Valley and Taff Vale on this walk in South Wales. The trail starts near Glynogwr and heads through Llantrisant forest, Llantrisant and Garth Hill before finishing on Caerphilly Common. From Garth Hill there are fine views of Cardiff and the Taff valley. It is thought to be the inspiration for 'Ffynnon Garw', the fictional mountain (or hill) featured in the book, and film, The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain. The walk also passes near to Taff's Well - the only thermal spring in Wales located in Taff's Well park. The walk finishes on Caerphilly mountain with more tremendous views to enjoy as shown in the latter part of the video below.
The walk is waymarked with a yellow and white disc.
Taff Trail55 miles (88 km)Follow the River Taff, from Cardiff to Brecon, on this fantastic waterside cycling and walking route.
You start on the River Taff in Cardiff and head along the river northwards passing the Millenium Stadium and Cardiff Castle. There are also views of the attractive riverside Bute park and the Weir on the Taff near Maindy as you leave the centre of Cardiff. You soon come to Radyr and then onto Castle Coch (the red castle) before passing through the village of Nantgarw. The route continues along the river through Glyntaff and on to Pontypridd where you join the the trackbed of a disused railway to Merthyr Tydfil. The final section runs from Merthyr to Brecon passing the beautiful Pontsticill, Pentwyn and Talybont Reservoirs before joining the Monmouthshire and Brecon canal taking you into Brecon. There are splendid views of the Brecon Beacon mountains as you approach Brecon.
The trail is waymarked with a black and yellow disc.
Taith Ardudwy Way24 miles (39 km)This walk takes you through the Snowdonia National Park from Barmouth, on the Mawddach Estuary, to Llandecwyn. The route is divided into three sections:
Southern: Barmouth to Tal y Bont (8 miles)
Central: Tal y Bont to Harlech (13 miles)
Northern: Harlech to Llandecwyn (12 miles).
Highlights on the walk include the lovely views of the Mawddach Estuary at Barmouth (video below), fabulous views of the Rhinogydd range of mountains in Snowdonia and the Bryn Cader Faner Bronze Age round cairn towards the end of the route. Also look out for buzzards and red kites as these are regularly seen on the trail.
There are challenging climbs on the walk but you will be rewarded with some of the best coastal/mountain views in Wales. The walk is waymarked with a Buzzard logo.
Three Castles Walk20 miles (32 km)Visit the three Norman fortresses of Skenfrith, White Castle and Grosmont on this beautiful circular walk through Monmouthshire. The trail takes the walker through woodland and over hills including Graig Syfyrddin (Edmunds Tump), from which there are spectacular views of the Welsh Marches, the Black Mountains and the Forest of Dean.
The walk is waymarked with a brown and white disc featuring a castle.
Tredegar House Country Park2 miles (3 km)This striking 17th-century mansion in Newport is surrounded by 90 acres of beautiful gardens and parkland. Highlights include the large lake which has a lovely waterside walking path. There are also three delightful formal gardens - The Orchard Garden, the Cedar Garden and the Orangery Garden.
The Sirhowy Valley Ridgeway Walk starts at Tredegar so you could continue your walk along this lovely waymarked trail towards Machen.
Ty Mawr Country Park2 miles (3 km)Enjoy a peaceful riverside walk in the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The walk starts at the Pontcycyllte Aqueduct which is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site (video below). The Aqueduct carries the Shropshire Union canal high above the Dee Valley and is nicknamed 'the stream in the sky'. It's a beautiful spot and offers fabulous views of the area. The walk then follows the River Dee to Ty Mawr - a 35 acre country park which is also a working farm with donkeys, pigs, goats, llamas and chickens. The river attracts many different birds including herons, kingfishers, swans, ducks and goosanders. Also look out for otters and jumping salmon!
If you would like to continue your walk you could follow the Offa's Dyke Path and the Shropshire Union Canal which run just past the park.
Upper Ceiriog Trail14 miles (22 km)This is a circular cycling or walking trail through the countryside around Llanarmon Dyffryn Ceiriog near Wrexham. The trail takes you on a tour of the beautiful Ceiriog Valley with views of the River Ceiriog and a visit to the village of Pandy. For cyclists a mountain bike is advised as the trail is quite rugged in sections.
Usk Valley Walk48 miles (77 km)This super waterside walk follows the River Usk, the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal and the Brecon and Newport Canal from Caerleon to Brecon. The walk passes through Abergavenny and Usk and is is enclosed by beautiful hills for the whole of its length. There are also splendid views of the Brecon Beacon mountains, particularly towards the end of the walk. The route is relativley flat as much of it takes place alongside the river or the canals, so there are only a few notable climbs.
The walk is waymarked with white disc.
Valeways Millennium Heritage Trail65 miles (105 km)This is a circular walk through the Vale of Glamorgan which includes a splendid coastal section along the Glamorgan Heritage Coast. The route runs through Peterston-super-Ely, Barry, Cowbridge, Llantwit Major, St Brides Major and Llanharry, Ewenny Priory and St. Fagans. The route includes a waterside section along the River Ely as you pass the through the beautiful Ely Valley. You will also pass through the lovely Porthkerry country Park near Barry, while also visiting the historic castles at Boverton and St Donat's.
The walk is waymarked with a yellow and white disc.
Wat's Dyke Way Heritage Trail62 miles (99 km)A new walking route running through the pastoral countryside near the Welsh-English border. The trail runs from Llanymynech in Powys to Holywell in Flintshire following Wat's Dyke - a 40-mile earthwork. On the route:
Montgomery Canal - the walk follows the canal from the start at Llanymynech to Maesbury (video below).
Oswestry - the next stage takes you to this interesting town with a Celtic Hill Fort. 
Erbistock - you will cross the River Dee at this pretty village.
Wrexham - the walk then heads to the largest town in north Wales, passing the National Trust Property of Erddig Hall just before.
Alyn Waters Country Park - the next stage takes you through this lovely park and the villages of Hope and Caergwrle
Holywell - the finish point for the walk, taking its name from the nearby St Winefride’s Holy Well, one of the Seven Wonders of Wales. The walk finishes at Basingwerk Abbey - a 12th century Cistercian monastery.

The walk is waymarked with a green and white disc.
Wye Valley Walk138 miles (222 km)This walk takes you through the beautiful Wye Valley in Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Wales.
The walk begins on the mouth of the River Wye at Chepstow Castle in Monmouthshire and follows the River Wye north to Monmouth. You continue through Ross on Wye to Hereford and then onto Hay on Wye. You then return to Wales and head to Builth Wells, Newbridge and Rhayader before the final stretch takes you towards the source of the Wye on the slopes of Plynlimon mountain in Powys.
There's plenty of spectacular mountainous scenery as you pass through the Wye Valley AONB, with several waterside sections along the River Wye to enjoy.
The walk is well waymarked with a white disc featuring a leaping salmon.
Wysis Way55 miles (88 km)The Wysis Way runs for 55 miles from Monmouth in Wales to Kemble, in Gloucestershire. The way links the Offa's Dyke and Thames Path national trails.
Starting from the Wye Bridge in Monmouth the Wysis Way heads eastwards up The Kymin Hill and on into the Forest of Dean. Continuing east the trail goes through Hillersland before continuing through the Forest, passing through Nailsbridge, Harrow Hill and Mitcheldean on its way to the top of May Hill where there are fabulous views of the River Severn. From May Hill, it continues eastward through Glasshouse, Taynton, Tibberton and the edge of Highnam before reaching Gloucester. At Gloucester, the trail heads south east to Robinswood Hill, before continuing southeasterly through Painswick, Bisley and Oakridge Lynch before reaching its end in Kemble, where it meets the Thames Path.





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