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Mynydd Anelog and the Whistling Sands
distance 4.5mi Vertical gain +571ft Vertical drop -591ft Durée 2h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Aberdaron - Gwynedd

A short Gwynedd walk that includes a section of the Wales Coast Path along the northern coast of the Lleyn Peninsula. For many the highlight will be the beautiful beach of Whistling Sands.

The Precipice Walk near Dolgellau
distance 3.36mi Vertical gain +358ft Vertical drop -328ft Durée 1h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Brithdir and Llanfachreth - Gwynedd

This short walk near Dolgellau (Gwynedd) is a wonderful route offering great views and excellent walking. An ideal route if you are short of time or if the weather only allows a shorter walk.

Coastal hike through Mumbles
distance 3.72mi Vertical gain +322ft Vertical drop -325ft Durée 2h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Mumbles - Swansea

A pleasant coastal loop starting from The Mumbles then through Limeslade and Langland bay.

distance 5.35mi Vertical gain +75ft Vertical drop -75ft Durée 2h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Barmouth - Gwynedd

A short Gwynedd walk ideal for an evening stroll. The route includes crossing the Barmouth Bridge and some excellent views across the Mawddach Estuary and surrounding mountains. The walk also includes a section of the Mawddach Trail.

Walking The Lancaut Peninsular ( Download : )
distance 6.08mi Vertical gain +709ft Vertical drop -712ft Durée 3h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Chepstow - Monmouthshire

Follow the path above limestone cliffs where peregrines nest, to the lost medieval village of Lancaut and the ruins of St James’ church.

distance 3.23mi Vertical gain +194ft Vertical drop -194ft Durée 1h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Trefriw - Conwy

This Snowdonia walk provides aeasy circuit of picturesque Llyn Tranant, a reservoir nestling in the Carneddau mountains. The route is easy to follow and provides some rugged scenery without to much effort. Ideal for a family walk and picnic.

Walking Tintern’s Hidden History ( Download : )
distance 10.84mi Vertical gain +1516ft Vertical drop -1539ft Durée 6h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Devauden - Monmouthshire

The route is a mixture of green lanes, forestry tracks and tarmac lanes. There are steep uphill climbs out of Tintern on either side of the Angidy Valley. The route is way-marked. Look out for these along the way. Numbers on the map relate to numbers in the text. You can start at any point and go in either direction (these directions follow a clockwise route). This route links up with the northern Wye Valley trail, Whitestone, Whitebrook and the Wye.

Walking Crimpiau from Capel Curig ( Download : )
Crimpiau from Capel Curig
distance 3.77mi Vertical gain +915ft Vertical drop -925ft Durée 2h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Capel Curig - Conwy

The minor Snowdonia summit of Crimpiau provides an excellent walk from Capel Curig. The route crosses quite mountainous terrain and the view down Llyn Crafnant is one of the great panoramas in the area. Do make sure you are suitably equipped for this walk.

Walking Four falls trail ( Download : )
Four falls trail
distance 5.15mi Vertical gain +741ft Vertical drop -764ft Durée 3h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Ystradfellte - Powys

This trail leads you to Sgwd-yr-Eira, Sgwd y Pannwr, Sgwd Isaf Clun-Gwyn and Sgwd Clun-Gwyn.

distance 6.77mi Vertical gain +1532ft Vertical drop -1529ft Durée 4h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Cilcain - Flintshire

This excellent walk takes in the highest point on the Clwydian Hills and includes a lengthy section north along the main ridge. Offering contrasting views as far as Snowdonia, with many of the peaks easily recognised, to the west and the delights of Merseyside and beyond to the east the route has much to offer. Apart from being busy around Moel Famau, the route is generally quiet with navigation offering few problems.

Walking Brockweir ( Download : )
distance 2.33mi Vertical gain +69ft Vertical drop -66ft Durée 1h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Tintern - Monmouthshire

A figure of eight walk centred on the delightful village of Brockweir. The walk is mainly level along the Wye Valley on old railway tracks, the riverbank and minor roads, part in Wales and part in Gloucestershire.

Melynllyn and Dulyn Reservoir from Llyn Eigiau parking
distance 5.61mi Vertical gain +938ft Vertical drop -945ft Durée 3h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Caerhun - Conwy

This walk on the eastern side of the Carneddau mountains in Snowdonia offers a sense of solitude and excellent mountain scenery. The route is generally easy to follow although careful navigation is needed on the section from Dulyn Reservoir back to the start.

Great Orme and Country Park from Llandudno
distance 3.62mi Vertical gain +735ft Vertical drop -735ft Durée 2h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Llandudno - Conwy

This walk starts from Llandudno and climbs the Great Orme to enjoy great views and some solitude away from the bustle of Llandudno. There is some steep uphill and downhill walking so wear appropriate footwear.

Walking Picturesque Piercefield ( Download : )
distance 8.58mi Vertical gain +1378ft Vertical drop -1362ft Durée 5h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Chepstow - Monmouthshire

Follow in the footsteps of the Wye Tourists and discover the picturesque viewpoints of Piercefield Park. These walks take you across the Piercefield Estate, retracing the paths laid out in the 1750s by Valentine Morris, the owner of Piercefield.

Walking Cae Clyd to Manor Mawr ( Download : )
Cae Clyd to Manor Mawr
distance 6.95mi Vertical gain +1598ft Vertical drop -1594ft Durée 4h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Ffestiniog - Gwynedd

This walk will lead you at the top of Manod Mawr passing by the National’s Treasure Caves, which was used to store valuable paintings during WW2.

Walking Magor Caldicot Levels ( Download : )
distance 6.15mi Vertical gain +20ft Vertical drop -20ft Durée 2h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Magor with Undy - Wales

An easy circular walk starting and finishing in the village of Magor, Monmouthshire; taking in the village of Redwick, the Caldicot Levels and the Wales Coastal Path. Follows relatively quiet country lanes and farm tracks plus along the sea wall following the WCP. Very flat!

Walking Angidy Trail ( Download : )
distance 3.84mi Vertical gain +525ft Vertical drop -531ft Durée 2h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Tintern - Monmouthshire

Follow the Angidy Trail and discover Tintern’s hidden industry – the furnace, forge and wireworks, the workers’ cottages, limekilns, tidal dock and church where generations of metal workers were baptised, married and buried.

Walking Snowdon from Llanberis ( Download : )
distance 8.73mi Vertical gain +3117ft Vertical drop -3081ft Durée 6h45 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Llanberis - Gwynedd

Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales, is the objective of this walk. This route is the easiest way to Snowdon's summit. Starting in Llanberis, it must be remembered this walk is a serious mountain expedition so you should go fully prepared.

A walk in the woods - The Wye Valley
distance 6.67mi Vertical gain +1122ft Vertical drop -1129ft Durée 4h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Trellech United - Monmouthshire

A route through woodland on clear wide tracks.

Aran Benllyn and Aran Fawddwy from Llanuwchllyn
distance 9.66mi Vertical gain +2552ft Vertical drop -2546ft Durée 6h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Llanuwchllyn - Gwynedd

Aran Benllyn and Aran Fawddwy are both included in this southern Snowdonia walk from Llanuwchllyn. A linear route, the approach follows the ridge to one of the highest mountains in Wales. Route finding is generally easy but this walk is best saved for a fine day to enjoy the excellent views.

distance 8.49mi Vertical gain +669ft Vertical drop -659ft Durée 4h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Llangennith' Llanmadoc and Cheriton - Swansea

This walk in the County of Swansea features some of the wonderful coastal scenery found in the the Gower Peninsula. The route includes a length section on a sandy beach and includes the wonderful viewpoint of Llanmdoc Hill from where you can see most of the walk just undertaken.

Cregennen Lakes from Barmouth
distance 10.43mi Vertical gain +1158ft Vertical drop -1152ft Durée 5h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Barmouth - Gwynedd

This Gwynedd walk is full of variety. The route includes a crossing of the Barmouth Bridge, a section of woodland with many waterfalls, two beautifully located lakes and some mountain vistas.

distance 9.92mi Vertical gain +2211ft Vertical drop -2215ft Durée 6h30 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Llandrillo - Denbighshire

Cadair Bronwen is the highest point in the Berwyn Hills. This Denbighshire walk starts from Llandrillo in the Dee Valley and features a gentle ascent to the summit ridge. The route includes some excellent views and is typical of this part of Mid-Wales.

distance 1.55mi Vertical gain +768ft Vertical drop -0ft Durée 1h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Llanfoist Fawr - Monmouthshire

This Monmouthshire walk offers a short and direct ascent of the Sugar Loaf, which lies a few miles west of Abergavenny. The route is generally easy to follow and should be saved for a fine day as the views from the summit are excellent in fine weather.

Walking The Dysynni Gorge Walk ( Download : )
distance 4.71mi Vertical gain +571ft Vertical drop -594ft Durée 2h40
Starting point Starting point in Llanfihangel-y-Pennant - Gwynedd

Leave Abergynolwyn Station and, after a short stretch of road, you are soon walking along a steep gorge defined by the Afon Dysynni, which squeezes through this narrow gap before reaching Dyffryn Dysynni, where it turns south-west and heads for the sea. A very quiet lane is then joined at Pont Ystumanner and this is followed for a short way to Llan llwyda, with the craggy hulk of Bird Rock directly ahead.

distance 2.6mi Vertical gain +308ft Vertical drop -305ft Durée 1h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Llandygai - Gwynedd

Llyn Idwal lies in a spectacular location under the Glyder Mountains in Snowdonia. This walk provides a mountain experience without too much effort walking through a rocky amphitheatre in the mountains.

distance 9.69mi Vertical gain +2972ft Vertical drop -2976ft Durée 7h05 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Llanberis - Gwynedd

A Snowdonia walk that explores two less frequented summits from Llanberis. The walk offers grandstand views over many of the high peaks of Snowdonia and is more challenging than first impressions might suggest.

distance 8.4mi Vertical gain +2359ft Vertical drop -2346ft Durée 5h55 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Llanfrothen - Gwynedd

This Snowdonia walk explores four peaks in the Moelwyns. These summits are not the most popular in the area but offer excellent walking and an insight into the now defunct slate quarrying industry.

Walking Whitestone ( Download : )
distance 2.06mi Vertical gain +223ft Vertical drop -203ft Durée 1h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Trellech United - Monmouthshire

There is a gentle uphill incline near the start of this mainly level woodland walk. There are stunning views down into the Wye Valley and a stop at the waterfall that may have been the sounding cataract, in Wordsworth’s ‘Lines written a few miles above Tintern Abbey’.

Walking Trellech Beacon ( Download : )
distance 3.12mi Vertical gain +348ft Vertical drop -341ft Durée 1h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Trellech United - Monmouthshire

A circular route on Trellech Beacon with stunning views to the Wye Valley below and the Forest of Dean, Malverns and Cotswolds in the distance.

distance 6.93mi Vertical gain +2684ft Vertical drop -2677ft Durée 5h30 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Llanberis - Gwynedd

This Snowdonia walk starts from Pen-y-Pass and uses the Pyg Track towards the summit of Snowdon. The route then crosses Y Lliwedd to pick up the Miner's Track for the return to the start. Good navigational skills are essential when leaving Snowdon and because of this, the walk is recommended for experienced walkers only.

Walking Mynydd Mawr from Fron ( Download : )
distance 3.58mi Vertical gain +1306ft Vertical drop -1220ft Durée 2h45 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Llandwrog - Gwynedd

A straightforward and short ascent in Snowdonia from the village of Fron, with fine views on the way up towards Moel Tryfan and Caernarfon castle in the north, and the Nantlle Ridge to the south.

distance 8.51mi Vertical gain +1099ft Vertical drop -1096ft Durée 4h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Rhossili - Swansea

This walk in the Gower Peninsula combines excellent coastal walking with an exploration of the inland countryside including two hills that offer some wonderful views. Careful navigaation is required for the inland section.

Walking Dingestow Discoveries ( Download : )
distance 5.47mi Vertical gain +650ft Vertical drop -633ft Durée 3h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Mitchel Troy - Monmouthshire

Enjoy spectacular views towards the Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons, keep your eyes peeled for lots of wonderful wildlife, and discover hidden heritage along the way.

Walking Redwick Circular Walk ( Download : )
distance 4.88mi Vertical gain +10ft Vertical drop -10ft Durée 2h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Redwick - Newport

A pleasant mix of rural footpaths and a refreshing coastal walk. Many stiles and narrow footbridges to cross, however, fields can be very muddy throughout winter. Limited car parking opposite Redwick Church.

Look out for the distinct Redwick Circular Walk Waymark Disc.

Walking Two Bridges Walk ( Download : )
distance 5.15mi Vertical gain +292ft Vertical drop -299ft Durée 2h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Menai Bridge - Anglesey

Prehistoric remains, an aristocratic monument and an extended walk along the Menai Strait.

Walking Treborth Botanic Garden ( Download : )
distance 2.08mi Vertical gain +69ft Vertical drop -79ft Durée 1h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Menai Bridge - Anglesey

Cross the Menai Bridge for a wooded stroll around Bangor University’s botanic garden.

Walking Church Island ( Download : )
distance 1.3mi Vertical gain +92ft Vertical drop -92ft Durée 0h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Menai Bridge - Anglesey

An ancient island church, with stunning views of the Menai Strait and its two iconic bridges.

Walking Castle & Town Walls ( Download : )
distance 2.7mi Vertical gain +184ft Vertical drop -174ft Durée 1h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Conwy (Conwy) - Conwy

Mostly on surfaced paths and roads, but woodland paths may be muddy. The town walls are occasionally uneven,
include numerous steps and in places require a head for heights.

Walking Conwy Mountain ( Download : )
distance 4.46mi Vertical gain +755ft Vertical drop -745ft Durée 2h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Conwy (Conwy) - Conwy

Gradual ascent and some rocky ground. May be muddy or boggy in places.

Walking Morfa Conwy ( Download : )
distance 1.64mi Vertical gain +10ft Vertical drop -10ft Durée 0h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Conwy (Conwy) - Conwy

Sandy paths, and wet grass after rain around The Mulberry.

Walking Great Orme Summit ( Download : )
distance 3.39mi Vertical gain +141ft Vertical drop -699ft Durée 1h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Llandudno - Conwy

Let the tram do the climbing, then walk downhill from Great Orme summit via Happy Valley Gardens. You can leave out the circuit of the farm on the summit if you want a shorter walk.

Walking Haulfre Gardens ( Download : )
distance 2.19mi Vertical gain +151ft Vertical drop -154ft Durée 1h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Llandudno - Conwy

A straightforward walk to the West Shore with views over Llandudno and a delightful Victorian garden – look out for Tweedledum and Tweedledee!

Walking Little Orme ( Download : )
distance 3.32mi Vertical gain +515ft Vertical drop -512ft Durée 2h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Llandudno - Conwy

A rocky limestone peak with super views back to Llandudno and the Great Orme, and a beach that’s often used by seals.

Walking Great Orme Circuit ( Download : )
distance 5.36mi Vertical gain +699ft Vertical drop -696ft Durée 3h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Llandudno - Conwy

Most of the walking is along the Marine Drive, which has some ups and downs but is otherwise straightforward.

Walking St Gwenfaen’s Well ( Download : )
distance 8.09mi Vertical gain +262ft Vertical drop -259ft Durée 3h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Trearddur - Gwynedd

Boggy or rocky in places; take care near cliff edges.

Walking Trefignath Cromlech ( Download : )
distance 5.69mi Vertical gain +56ft Vertical drop -56ft Durée 2h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Trearddur - Gwynedd

Significant road walking, though the majority is on quiet lanes. The coast path is rocky in places.

Walking Porth Diana ( Download : )
distance 2.44mi Vertical gain +39ft Vertical drop -39ft Durée 1h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Trearddur - Gwynedd

Rocky paths in places, and boggy after rain around Seacroft.

distance 8.94mi Vertical gain +1115ft Vertical drop -1093ft Durée 5h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Langstone - Newport

Mostly rural paths with some stiles, kissing gates and steep climbs with fantastic views over Wentwood and surrounding countryside.

Look out for the distinct Langstone-Penhow Circular Walk Waymark Disc.

distance 6.78mi Vertical gain +584ft Vertical drop -584ft Durée 3h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Michaelstone-y-Fedw - Newport

The Rhymney River Walk is a seven-mile circular walk around the lower Rhymney Valley.The short climbs through dappled woodland reward the walker with panoramic views of the valley floor and archaeological heritage of the area.