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Walking in Wales - Welsh Walking Holidays

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Why you should be Walking Wales Wales Coast Path

"Number 1 in our Best in Travel Awards 2012"

Lonely Planet Guidebooks

"The 2nd best Coastal Destination in the World"

National Geographic Magazine 2011

"A World Class Walking Destination where you can now circle the entire country on foot "

Welsh flagWales has charged into the new Millennium, fuelled by devolution, self government and reborn pride.

From the Manic Street Preachers to the Millennium Stadium, from celebrating the words of Dylan Thomas to restoring the great Castles of the past. The Y Ddraig Goch - Red Dragon flags flutter everywhere in a resurgent wind of Welsh self confidence and cultural pride - quite simply for the visitor, there has never been a better time to be walking Wales !

Welcome to Walking Freedom

Lyn Peninsula part of walking in Wales
© Crown copyright (2013) Visit Wales

The population of Wales is only around 3 million and ¾ of its people are densely concentrated around Cardiff and Swansea in its South East Corner. For the walker, the rest of Wales is a place of great space, a sense of freedom, under big skies and remote Mountains.

Walking in Wales gives the chance to reconnect with the natural world, free from the crowds, and without the disappointments of mass tourism and heaving populations.  

Welsh National Parks and Long Distance Trails

Wales holds no less than Three National Parks, linked by a network of long distance footpaths that now includes the Welsh Coast Path, the longest and most dramatic National Trail in the UK. 2012 saw the opening of this route covering every mile of the Welsh Coastline and The Welsh Coast Path now joins the best of the Worlds Walking Paths as one part of the International Appalachian Trail.

Westdale Bay Lyn walking in Wales on the coast pathWithin Wales, it links to the Offa’s Dyke National Trail giving a complete 1000 mile walking route around this nations borders. This is a unique concept and one the Worlds Walking Community are flocking to experience, confirming that Wales has now become a world class walking destination.

It is the incredible diversity of walking in Wales that attracts walkers, with trails through everything from the high peaks and mountains of Snowdonia, to the wild beauty of the Atlantic Coastline. From the mind blowing expanses of remote moorlands, to deep forested trails that track some of the UK’s longest and most immense rivers from their mountainous source all the way to the ocean.

Walking in Wales Snowdonia National Park

© Crown copyright (2013) Visit Wales

See below for our map of the main walking routes in Wales. We will be gradually adding walking holidays on all sections of the Welsh Coast Path over the next few years.  Meanwhile, follow the links to find out about our current walking options on The Pembrokeshire Coast Path, the first and best loved Welsh National Trail and the inspiration for The full Welsh Coast Path that has followed in its success.

Current Wales Walking Holiday Options

The Pembrokeshire Coast Path - Full Route (186 miles)

Pembrokeshire Coast Path South Section

Pembrokeshire Coast Path West Section

Pembrokeshire Coast Path North Section

Meirionydd & Snowdonia Coast Path - coming for 2019 season

Ceredigion Coast Path - coming for 2019 season

Pembrokshire Coast Path route map, Walking in Wales holidays and short breaks.


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