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The Precipice Walk near Dolgellau
distance 5.4km Vertical gain +109m Vertical drop -100m 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 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.

Mynydd Anelog and the Whistling Sands
distance 7.24km Vertical gain +174m Vertical drop -180m 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 8.61km Vertical gain +23m Vertical drop -23m 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 6.07km Vertical gain +279m Vertical drop -282m 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 8.29km Vertical gain +226m Vertical drop -233m 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 10.89km Vertical gain +467m Vertical drop -466m 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 3.74km Vertical gain +21m Vertical drop -20m 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 5.82km Vertical gain +224m Vertical drop -224m 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 5.19km Vertical gain +59m Vertical drop -59m 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 Cae Clyd to Manor Mawr ( Download : )
Cae Clyd to Manor Mawr
distance 11.19km Vertical gain +487m Vertical drop -486m 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 Snowdon from Llanberis ( Download : )
distance 14.04km Vertical gain +950m Vertical drop -939m 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 15.55km Vertical gain +778m Vertical drop -776m 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 9.03km Vertical gain +286m Vertical drop -288m 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 13.66km Vertical gain +204m Vertical drop -201m 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 16.78km Vertical gain +353m Vertical drop -351m 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 15.97km Vertical gain +674m Vertical drop -675m 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 2.5km Vertical gain +234m Vertical drop -0m 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 13.82km Vertical gain +420m Vertical drop -415m 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 6.18km Vertical gain +160m Vertical drop -162m 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 7.57km Vertical gain +174m Vertical drop -181m 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 4.19km Vertical gain +94m Vertical drop -93m 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 13.52km Vertical gain +719m Vertical drop -715m 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 5.02km Vertical gain +106m Vertical drop -104m 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 5.77km Vertical gain +398m Vertical drop -372m 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 8.8km Vertical gain +198m Vertical drop -193m 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 7.49km Vertical gain +457m Vertical drop -451m 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 3.3km Vertical gain +202m Vertical drop -199m 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 23.24km Vertical gain +413m Vertical drop -410m 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 17.45km Vertical gain +462m Vertical drop -469m 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 3.32km Vertical gain +68m Vertical drop -62m 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 10.74km Vertical gain +342m Vertical drop -344m 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 9.78km Vertical gain +216m Vertical drop -217m 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 5.42km Vertical gain +190m Vertical drop -189m 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 3.45km Vertical gain +105m Vertical drop -104m 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 8.95km Vertical gain +296m Vertical drop -294m 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 6.51km Vertical gain +89m Vertical drop -109m 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 5.79km Vertical gain +171m Vertical drop -176m 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 6.39km Vertical gain +33m Vertical drop -32m 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 5.56km Vertical gain +14m Vertical drop -14m 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 21.77km Vertical gain +651m Vertical drop -814m 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 24.29km Vertical gain +1012m Vertical drop -1094m 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 28.41km Vertical gain +1035m Vertical drop -903m 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 29.48km Vertical gain +1053m Vertical drop -1174m 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 26.13km Vertical gain +863m Vertical drop -768m 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 182.15km Vertical gain +6356m Vertical drop -6344m 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 20.21km Vertical gain +647m Vertical drop -619m 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 16.03km Vertical gain +675m Vertical drop -741m 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 15.83km Vertical gain +420m Vertical drop -231m 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 6.42km Vertical gain +89m Vertical drop -84m 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.