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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.

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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.

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Melynllyn and Dulyn Reservoir from Llyn Eigiau parking
distance 9.03km Vertical gain +286m Vertical drop -288m Durée 3h25 Moderate Moderate
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.

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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 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 Four falls trail ( Download : )
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Four falls trail
distance 8.29km Vertical gain +226m Vertical drop -233m Durée 3h00 Moderate Moderate
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.

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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 The Lancaut Peninsular ( Download : )
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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 Tintern’s Hidden History ( Download : )
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distance 17.45km Vertical gain +462m Vertical drop -469m Durée 6h20 Moderate Moderate
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 Trellech Beacon ( Download : )
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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 Picturesque Piercefield ( Download : )
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distance 13.82km Vertical gain +420m Vertical drop -415m Durée 5h10 Moderate Moderate
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 Crimpiau from Capel Curig ( Download : )
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Crimpiau from Capel Curig
distance 6.07km Vertical gain +279m Vertical drop -282m Durée 2h30 Moderate Moderate
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.

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distance 10.89km Vertical gain +467m Vertical drop -466m Durée 4h25 Moderate Moderate
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 : )
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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.

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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.

Walking Magor Caldicot Levels ( Download : )
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distance 9.9km Vertical gain +6m Vertical drop -6m 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 Cae Clyd to Manor Mawr ( Download : )
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Cae Clyd to Manor Mawr
distance 11.19km Vertical gain +487m Vertical drop -486m Durée 4h35 Moderate Moderate
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 Angidy Trail ( Download : )
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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 Snowdon from Llanberis ( Download : )
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distance 14.04km Vertical gain +950m Vertical drop -939m Durée 6h45 Moderate Moderate
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.

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A walk in the woods - The Wye Valley
distance 10.74km Vertical gain +342m Vertical drop -344m Durée 4h05 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Trellech United - Monmouthshire

A route through woodland on clear wide tracks.

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Aran Benllyn and Aran Fawddwy from Llanuwchllyn
distance 15.55km Vertical gain +778m Vertical drop -776m Durée 6h40 Moderate Moderate
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.

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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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Cregennen Lakes from Barmouth
distance 16.78km Vertical gain +353m Vertical drop -351m Durée 5h50 Moderate Moderate
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.

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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.

Walking Dingestow Discoveries ( Download : )
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distance 8.8km Vertical gain +198m Vertical drop -193m Durée 3h05 Moderate Moderate
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.

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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 Along the Dee and Alyn ( Download : )
Organisation / Walking Club / Mountain guide
distance 9.73km Vertical gain +10m Vertical drop -10m Durée 2h50 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Rossett - Wrexham

A pleasant level walk through meadows, with stretches alongside the rivers Dee and Alyn.

Walking The Dysynni Gorge Walk ( Download : )
Organisation / Walking Club / Mountain guide
distance 7.57km Vertical gain +174m Vertical drop -181m Durée 2h40 Moderate Moderate
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.

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distance 6.27km Vertical gain +248m Vertical drop -250m Durée 2h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Tywyn - Gwynedd

This is a short walk in the Snowodnia National Park, easily manageable in about a couple of hours making it suitable for families, for an evening excursion or for the remains of a day curtailed by bad weather. It is rewarding and enjoyable, in a land of Arthurian legend, providing varying interest and ever changing panoramas from coastal to more distant mountains.

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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.

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distance 15.6km Vertical gain +906m Vertical drop -907m 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.

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distance 13.52km Vertical gain +719m Vertical drop -715m Durée 5h55 Moderate Moderate
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 : )
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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’.

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distance 11.15km Vertical gain +818m Vertical drop -816m 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 : )
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distance 5.77km Vertical gain +398m Vertical drop -372m Durée 2h45 Moderate Moderate
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.

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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.

Walking Redwick Circular Walk ( Download : )
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distance 7.86km Vertical gain +3m Vertical drop -3m 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 Pen y Gwely ( Download : )
Organisation / Walking Club / Mountain guide
distance 12.41km Vertical gain +373m Vertical drop -371m Durée 4h35 Very difficult Very difficult
Starting point Starting point in Glyntraian - Wrexham

An upland hike with wonderful views to the Berwyn Mountains and Shropshire Hills.

Walking Offa’s Dyke Taster Walk ( Download : )
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distance 8.9km Vertical gain +280m Vertical drop -274m Durée 3h20 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Glyntraian - Wrexham

Sample the National Trail and walk the historic earthwork overlooking Chirk Castle.

Walking Allan’s Lockdown Walk ( Download : )
Organisation / Walking Club / Mountain guide
distance 4.53km Vertical gain +146m Vertical drop -146m Durée 1h45 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Glyntraian - Wrexham

A straightforward all-weather stroll with wide views over the beautiful Ceiriog valley.

Walking Rhoscolyn ( Download : )
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distance 14.05km Vertical gain +100m Vertical drop -102m Durée 4h20 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Trearddur - Gwynedd

Explore a glorious stretch of the Anglesey Coastal Path.

Walking Trefignath Cromlech ( Download : )
Organisation / Walking Club / Mountain guide
distance 7.84km Vertical gain +18m Vertical drop -19m Durée 2h15 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Trearddur - Gwynedd

A mostly inland walk from Trearddur, with historical interest.

Walking Porth Diana ( Download : )
Organisation / Walking Club / Mountain guide
distance 5.28km Vertical gain +16m Vertical drop -16m Durée 1h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Trearddur - Gwynedd

A local stroll to the beaches south of the resort.

Walking Maen-y-Bardd ( Download : )
Organisation / Walking Club / Mountain guide
distance 13.94km Vertical gain +438m Vertical drop -431m Durée 5h15 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Henryd - Conwy

A pretty village, Neolithic monuments, superb views and glorious woodland walking.

Walking Llangelynnin Old Church ( Download : )
Organisation / Walking Club / Mountain guide
distance 7.48km Vertical gain +263m Vertical drop -255m Durée 2h55 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Henryd - Conwy

A varied walk to one of the remotest churches in Wales, with a holy well in the graveyard.

Walking Conwy Estuary ( Download : )
Organisation / Walking Club / Mountain guide
distance 4.32km Vertical gain +83m Vertical drop -83m Durée 1h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Henryd - Conwy

Climb to a ruined building with spectacular views up and down the Conwy valley.

Walking Moel Famau ( Download : )
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distance 17.33km Vertical gain +545m Vertical drop -545m Durée 6h30 Very difficult Very difficult
Starting point Starting point in Ruthin - Denbighshire

An all-day expedition to the highest point in the Clwydian Hills, with magnificent views in all directions.

Walking Two Rivers Walk ( Download : )
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distance 9.46km Vertical gain +64m Vertical drop -71m Durée 2h55 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Ruthin - Denbighshire

Over the fields to the beautiful wooded valley of the Afon Clywedog, returning via Rhewl and the Afon Clwyd.

Walking River Clwyd ( Download : )
Organisation / Walking Club / Mountain guide
distance 2.2km Vertical gain +24m Vertical drop -24m Durée 0h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Ruthin - Denbighshire

A relaxing stroll to a historic bridge, returning along the river and beneath the castle walls. No stiles.

Walking Three Lakes Walk ( Download : )
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distance 16.39km Vertical gain +594m Vertical drop -596m Durée 6h25 Very difficult Very difficult
Starting point Starting point in Llanelltyd - Gwynedd

Glorious mountain lakes in the shadow of Cadair, returning via the Gwynant valley.