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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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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 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 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 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 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.

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.

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 Pen y Fan ( Download : )
Pen y Fan
distance 4.65mi Vertical gain +1499ft Vertical drop -1480ft Durée 3h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Glyn Tarell - Powys

A circular hike which allows easy access to Pen y Fan (886 m); the highest peak in the Brecon Beacons and South Wales. A walk through stunning landscapes, surrounded by sheep.
Very busy intinerary in high season.

Walking Wordsworth Walk ( Download : )
distance 2.05mi Vertical gain +663ft Vertical drop -653ft Durée 1h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Trellech United - Monmouthshire

Through riverside meadows and along village tracks, climbing in the footsteps of William Wordsworth to the Bread and Cheese viewpoint and Cleddon Shoots waterfall.

distance 14.44mi Vertical gain +1355ft Vertical drop -1345ft Durée 7h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Trellech United - Monmouthshire

Explore our fabulous Monmouthshire countryside. Enjoy riverside views beside the Wye and discover hidden heritage along the way.

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 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’.

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.

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.

Walking Puddingstone and pub trail ( Download : )
distance 3.37mi Vertical gain +623ft Vertical drop -620ft Durée 2h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Trellech United - Monmouthshire

A walk uncovering Penallt’s hidden millstone industry. With some steep steps, uphill sections and uneven paths. Best enjoyed in spring and early summer when the bluebells and wildflower meadows are at their peak. This walk takes you to a millstone quarry, to the riverside where millstones were loaded onto trows and passes two pubs where you can enjoy a glass of local cider!

Walking The Haybarn ( Download : )
distance 2.14mi Vertical gain +344ft Vertical drop -341ft Durée 1h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Ffestiniog - Gwynedd

This is a great local walk from the front door of the Haybarn incorporating the local river, Afon Teigl, woodland, steepish climb back up to Llan Ffestiniog where you can take a rest at the local pub, Pengwern Arms, before heading back to the Haybarn following the main road.

Walking The Castell y Bere Walk ( Download : )
distance 5.56mi Vertical gain +971ft Vertical drop -965ft Durée 3h25
Starting point Starting point in Llanfihangel-y-Pennant - Gwynedd

A fascinating route which circumnavigates Foel Cae’rberllan and passes through the village of Abergynolwyn. You then walk along a valley with the Afon Dysynni hemmed in at its base before veering off above Coed Cae’r-berllan and approaching Castell y Bere, prominent on a rocky outcrop to your left. After visiting castles, you then make your return along the cwm of Nant-yr-eira, initially through woods and then along an open trackway.

distance 4.04mi Vertical gain +292ft Vertical drop -358ft Durée 2h05
Starting point Starting point in Bryn-Crug - Gwynedd

From Rhydyronen Station, there is a splendid walk up the steep-sided valley of Nant Braich-y-rhiw where, after crossing the stream, you turn sharp left to return to the station to start the second part of this route. If you have the stamina and help with transport, you could continue in a south-easterly direction to cross into Happy Valley. However, to continue this walk you then accompany the railway for an easy walk back to Pendre, passing an area of Open Access Land (Tir Cymen) at Hendy.

Walking Rhydyronen and Brynglas ( Download : )
distance 3.6mi Vertical gain +561ft Vertical drop -577ft Durée 2h10
Starting point Starting point in Bryn-Crug - Gwynedd

Starting from Rhydyronen, you are soon presented with a stunning vista of the sea and the valley as you climb gently up the lower slopes of the south-western extremities of the Tarrens. A steep descent brings you back to the railway at Brynglas Station, an alternative starting point. You then pass a fine converted mill and the handsome house of Dolaugwyn before making your way through woods and beside Nant Rhydyronen back to the start.

Walking Rhydyronen & Dysynni ( Download : )
distance 3.97mi Vertical gain +108ft Vertical drop -105ft Durée 1h55
Starting point Starting point in Bryn-Crug - Gwynedd

Following quiet lanes and pretty riverside paths down to the Afon Dysynni, this is an easy walk which offers expansive views towards the sea in the west, and the mountains to the east. Your return route passes Ynysymaengwyn on its way back to the station.

Walking Pendre Walk ( Download : )
distance 3.45mi Vertical gain +46ft Vertical drop -46ft Durée 1h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Tywyn - Gwynedd

An easy, level walk which visits St Cadfan's church before making a bee-line for the Afon Dysynni.After a walk beside the river, you turn inland, passing a fine dovecot and what remains of Ynysymaengwyn, once a stately home. A short walk along the road brings you to the ancient Croes-faen, where you turn left to either return to the start along quiet lanes or make a short diversion to Hen-dy Station and a ride back in the train.

distance 13.53mi Vertical gain +2136ft Vertical drop -2671ft Durée 8h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Crucorney - Monmouthshire

The route goes south from Llantony Priory over Hatterall Hill, where it joins the Offa’s Dyke for 4.5km, down to the village of Llanvihangel Crucorney, which has an inn that dates back to the 11th century and up The Skirrid (also known as Holy Mountain), which rises to 486m. Finally, the route finds its way into Abergavenny and terminates at the station.

distance 15.09mi Vertical gain +3320ft Vertical drop -3589ft Durée 9h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Llangattock - Powys

This route takes us across the River Usk and through Crickhowell, up Table Mountain to visit Crug Hywel (fort), over the Grwyne Fechan valley, up to Crug Mawr and down into Grwyne Fawr valley. It passes Partrishow Church, parts of which date from before 1065. Then it's a climb up Garn Wen and Bâl Bach before dropping down to Llantony and the Prior.

distance 17.65mi Vertical gain +3396ft Vertical drop -2963ft Durée 11h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Talybont-on-Usk - Powys

The route goes from YHA to YHA but essentially follows the Brecon Beacons Way going west-to-east. This section goes through a Site of Special Scientific Interest as it passes Llangorse Lake (Lyn Syfaddan). Formed in the Ice Age, it is one of the few naturally eutrophic lakes in Wales and is of national if not international importance.

distance 18.32mi Vertical gain +3455ft Vertical drop -3852ft Durée 11h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Glyn Tarell - Powys

The route continues on the west-to-east Brecon Beacons Way, now over halfway to its final destination at Abergavenny Station. This is possibly the most strenuous day's walking as there are a number of climbs, starting with Corn Du and Pen y Fan. However, on a clear day, the views are spectacular.

distance 16.24mi Vertical gain +2831ft Vertical drop -2520ft Durée 9h55 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Tawe-Uchaf - Powys

We're now well into the Brecon Beacons Way and this route begins with a walk through the Ogof Ffynnon Ddu National Nature Reserve, designated to protect its limestone pavements, associated flora and caves beneath. Then it heads north to climb up to Fan Llia and follow the crags over to Storey Arms. It then takes the Taff Trail to YHA Brecon Beacons.

distance 113.18mi Vertical gain +20853ft Vertical drop -20814ft Durée 8 days Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Llangadog - Carmarthenshire

This is the Beacons Way "the other way" from West to East. The prevailing wind comes from the west, so I prefer to have it at my back than in my face. However, there are a lot of North-South headings along this route and even an occasional westerly path. The scenery is fantastic either looking forward, back or to the side. A route to be enjoyed either way.

distance 12.56mi Vertical gain +2123ft Vertical drop -2031ft Durée 7h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Cyngor Bro Dyffryn Cennen - Carmarthenshire

This walk takes us north from Carreg Cennen Castle, into the Black Mountains on the second leg of the Brecon Beacons Way. There are a couple of climbs but nothing too difficult and there's plenty to see along the way.

distance 9.96mi Vertical gain +2215ft Vertical drop -2431ft Durée 6h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Llanddeusant - Carmarthenshire

The route leaves Llanddeusant and heads into the Black Mountains on the third leg of the Brecon Beacons Way. It's generally a walk south along ridges and mountain tops to finally drop down to the Craig-y-nos Country Park on the Afon Tawe river.

distance 9.84mi Vertical gain +1378ft Vertical drop -758ft Durée 5h45 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Llangadog - Carmarthenshire

This is a short walk to begin the Brecon Beacons Way, going from west to east. You might need a few hours to get to Llangdog Station at the start of the walk or you might choose to stay in the village before setting out on the trail. Either way, this route is an easy way to break into your stride without any strain or stress.

A part of Pembrokeshire Coast Path
distance 3.99mi Vertical gain +292ft Vertical drop -276ft Durée 2h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in The Havens - Wales

This circular walk is between Broad Haven and Druidston Haven and uses a part of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path. The walk can be done in both ways.