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distance 15.01km Vertical gain +181m Vertical drop -186m Durée 4h50 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Pennard - Swansea

This walk is one of the classic routes in the Gower Peninsula offering some wonderful coastal and inland scenery. The highlights are many and varied from Three Cliff Bay to Ilston Cwm. The walk follows a section of the Wales Coast Path.

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Coastal hike through Mumbles
distance 5.98km Vertical gain +98m Vertical drop -99m 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.

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distance 7.99km Vertical gain +49m Vertical drop -47m Durée 2h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Llangennith' Llanmadoc and Cheriton - Swansea

The Gower coast offers many excellent walking opportunities. This route starts from Llanmadoc and uses a section of the Wales Coast Path to follow an anti-clockwisde route around Whiteford Sands a spit that extends out into the Loughor Estuary.

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distance 13.66km Vertical gain +204m Vertical drop -201m Durée 4h30 Moderate Moderate
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.

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distance 13.7km Vertical gain +335m Vertical drop -334m Durée 4h50 Moderate Moderate
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.

Organisation / Walking Club / Mountain guide
distance 20.21km Vertical gain +647m Vertical drop -619m Durée 7h35 Moderate Moderate
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.

Organisation / Walking Club / Mountain guide
distance 26.13km Vertical gain +863m Vertical drop -768m Durée 9h55 Moderate Moderate
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.

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distance 17.99km Vertical gain +652m Vertical drop -685m Durée 7h00 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Llanddeusant - Carmarthenshire

This is a brilliant linear trail in the Brecon Beacons National Park, incorporating many good viewpoints and one extra-special one. It begins in Carmarthenshire near the village of Llandeusant and ends in Powys in the Glyntawe valley, crossing a mountain ridge that beats Pen-y-Fan in my view, but because it's less accessible is less well-known.

Organisation / Walking Club / Mountain guide
distance 16.03km Vertical gain +675m Vertical drop -741m Durée 6h30 Moderate Moderate
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.

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The Torrs and Slade Reservoirs from Ilfracombe
distance 10.86km Vertical gain +238m Vertical drop -235m Durée 3h45 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Ilfracombe - Devon

This pretty long circular walk explores a short section of the South West Coast path next to the Torrs leading to a wonderful viewpoint. Then, you will discover paths in farmland and follow the National Cycle Route 27 along Slade Reservoirs before you go back to Ilfracombe.

Organisation / Walking Club / Mountain guide
distance 182.15km Vertical gain +6356m Vertical drop -6344m Durée 8 days Moderate Moderate
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.

Organisation / Walking Club / Mountain guide
distance 15.83km Vertical gain +420m Vertical drop -231m Durée 5h45 Moderate Moderate
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.

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Holdstone Hill and Heddon's Mouth Cleave
distance 12.25km Vertical gain +424m Vertical drop -428m Durée 4h45 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Trentishoe - Devon

This interesting walk with ascents and descents close to Trentishoe is the perfect way to discover gorgeous viewpoints including Holdstone Hill or enjoy beautiful valleys along River Heddon and streams.

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Hollerday Hill, The Valley of Rocks and South Cleave from Lynton
distance 6.08km Vertical gain +289m Vertical drop -288m Durée 2h35 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Lynton and Lynmouth - Devon

This beautiful circular walk is perfect to discover the Valley of Rocks from several viewpoints. First, you will reach Hollerday Hill viewpoint before you go up to the South Cleave (steep section, avoid during wet conditions!). The views of these famous rocks from the paths which go to Lynton are gorgeous!

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distance 6.88km Vertical gain +266m Vertical drop -256m Durée 2h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Lynton and Lynmouth - Devon

This Exmoor walk includes coast, valley and high level sections. Starting from Lynmouth, the route climbs to Contisubury before crossing high pastures to descend to Watersmeet. The return leg of the walk follows the River Lyn downstream to the coast.

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Sandy Cove and Windcutter Hill from Lee
distance 6.8km Vertical gain +223m Vertical drop -226m Durée 2h35 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Ilfracombe - Devon

This beautiful circular walk, especially at low tide because you can walk through the Morte-slate cliffs along a path and steps cut in the rock, provides a good way to discover Lee village, the gorgeous rocky bay and woods inland.

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Watersmeet by Ash Bridge and South Hill Common
distance 4.89km Vertical gain +188m Vertical drop -187m Durée 1h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Lynton and Lynmouth - Devon

This short circular walk with steep ascents and descents provides a good way to discover the beautiful river gorge at Watersmeet where Hoar Oak Water meets the East Lyn River. On your way, you will discover a lovely waterfall and viewpoints over the valley.

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distance 11.56km Vertical gain +246m Vertical drop -245m Durée 4h00 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Brendon and Countisbury - Devon

Starting from Malmsmead, this walk in the Exmoor National Park includes sections in Devon and Somerset. The main focus of the route is areas associated with the Lorna Doone novels. However expect much more with valley and moorland walking in this excellent Exmoor walk.