Walk Wales National Parks
Published: Sunday 26th Jan 2014
Written by: The Wales Cottage Holidays Team
What better way to enjoy Wales’s National Parks than by good old Shanks’ pony?
Over the coming weeks, guided walks in Snowdonia include ‘Some miraculous promised land’ on 22 February at Arenig. Choose from two circular walks, a day-long challenge or an easier low-level walk when the work of artists and the landscapes that inspired them are explored.
Join a literary outing on 6 March with a visit to Yr Ysgwrn, the home of poet Hedd Wyn. Yr Ysgwrn is a traditional Welsh farmhouse dating from the 1830s, now owned by Snowdonia National Park Authority.
On 30 March you can explore the volcanic geology in the Gelli Iago/Llyn Llagi area of Nant Gwynant. A short day walk looks at geological highlights and explores the fossils to be found.
In the Brecon Beacons National Park, upcoming events include Crickhowell Walking Festival from 1-10 March. A wealth of walks is on offer here, graded according to difficulty and length.
The South Wales Three Peaks Challenge takes place on 29 March. This is an organised challenge walk designed to test endurance and map reading skills.
Walking is the most popular activity in Pembrokeshire and there’s a huge variety of circular walks, gentle strolls, full day outings and easy-access paths in the National Park (let alone the 186 mile Pembrokeshire Coast Path!).
Sustainable transport is a key factor and you’ll find coastal bus services allowing you to walk stretches of the Coast Path without retracing your steps, and the Preseli and Bloomfield walker’s buses giving access to more remote rural parts of the Park.
So get your walking boots on and experience the beauty of coast and countryside without the need of a car!