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Experience the great outdoors with some fantastic walks in Wales

What better way to explore your surroundings than on foot? Discover the best walking opportunities in Wales with our useful walking guide. Find the most picturesque routes and enjoy the best of the scenery Wales has to offer.

Wales is the perfect destination for walkers wanting to take either a leisurely stroll or a vigorous hike, without compromising on fantastic views and interesting historical sites. Many of the longer trails can be shortened into smaller, equally enjoyable chunks, such as the historic Offa’s Dyke Path. Measuring at 177-miles along the Welsh-English Border and passing through the Wye Valley and Monmouthshire, walkers are free to join the trail at any point. Make sure to perch at the Devil’s Pulpit for commanding views of the fascinating Tintern Abbey, or stop off at book capital, Hay-on-Wye, for a bite to eat and a browse in one of its many bookshops.

There are plenty of coastal walks in Wales thanks to the Wales Coast Path. At 870-miles-long and spanning nearly the entirety of the Welsh coastline, from the outskirts of Chester to the Chepstow in the South, the path passes city waterfronts, beaches, cliffs, estuaries and castles, providing walkers with a fantastic array of views.

Taking the whole family on holiday? From National Parks, gardens of stately homes and beaches, there are a wide variety of dog walks in Wales that everyone will enjoy. Monk Nash Beach near Llantwit Major in Glamorgan is perfect for a stroll with a four-legged friend, with stretches of sand, rocks to relax on and clear waters for dogs to have a quick dip.

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    Carningli

    Starting in the seaside village of Newport, this 3.5-mile walk ascends to the top of former volcano, Carningli, which translates as ‘Mountain of Angels’. Weary walkers will be rewarded with the fantastic views from the summit over the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.

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  • Offa's Dyke

    Offa’s Dyke Path

    This historic route runs alongside the Welsh-English border and stretches 177 miles through the Wye Valley and Monmouthshire, starting in the North at Prestatyn and running South to end in Chepstow.

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  • Snowdon

    The highest mountain in England and Wales, Snowdon is a popular destination for walkers worldwide. There are six different paths to choose from, all of slightly different level of difficulty, offering walkers a spectacular view over Snowdonia, Anglesey, Pembrokeshire and Ireland.

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  • The Anglesey Coastal Path

    A developing route along the circumference of the beautiful island, the Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path is around 130 miles in length and takes about 12 days to complete. The route can be separated into 12 sections, all of which take in some of the spectacular coastal scenery Anglesey has to offer.

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    Wales Coast Path

    Passing city waterfronts, estuaries, castles, beaches and over clifftops, the 870-mile-long trail follows nearly the entirety of the Welsh coastline, beginning just outside of the historic city of Chester and ending in the town of Chepstow.

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