St Davids Head

Best walks in Wales

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Wales may not be the largest country in the UK, but thanks to its captivating landscapes and diverse countryside, it’s home to some of the best areas for exploration on foot. Our seven holiday parks dotted around the coast serve as ideal bases for walking journeys through the heart of this enchanting country. 

From the rugged cliffs of Three Cliffs Bay to the dramatic trails around Aber Falls and the coastal allure of Marloes Peninsula, Wales reveals its true essence when discovered step by step. Join us as we list our favourite walks in Wales, ensuring that every stroll becomes a memorable adventure filled with scenic wonders.

Three Cliffs Bay walk

Three Cliffs Bay walk
Three Cliffs Bay: an iconic outpost

Distance: 6 miles 

Difficulty: moderate 

Three Cliffs Bay, where dragon-like cliffs stand guard over a beach ringed by the Pennard Pill River, is the perfect setting for a hike. At low tide, you can witness the magnificence of Three Cliffs Bay merging with Tor Bay, Oxwich Bay, and Pobbles Bay, creating a dazzling magnitude of sand.

St David’s Head circular walk

St David’s Head circular walk

Distance: 4 miles 

Difficulty: easy 

Just a few miles from Wales’ smallest city, this walk unveils a magnificent seaside headland with panoramic views of an island-dotted seascape. Trek through rocky outcrops, prehistoric monuments, and a diverse coastal ecosystem. Visit the Neolithic burial chamber dating back 4000 years and ascend Carn Llidi for spectacular views of the Preseli Mountains and Whitesands Bay.

Porthmelgan and Whitesands Bay walk

Porthmelgan and Whitesands Bay walk

Distance: 3.5 miles 

Difficulty: moderate 

If you’re still in the area and are craving more of St David’s Head then strike out for Porthmelgan cove on this alternative route. Follow the stream that flows into the sapphire waters of Whitesands Bay, revealing signs of ancient habitation and inviting exploration of rock pools and a seaside cave when the tide is out.

Aber Falls walk

Aber Falls walk

Distance: 4 miles 

Difficulty: easy 

Discover the dramatic Aber Falls, plunging 40 metres down the Afon Goch (Red River), on this easy four-mile circular walk in the north-west fringes of Snowdonia. Starting from Bont Newydd car park, the trail crosses the River Afon Rhaeadr Fawr and leads through ancient oak woodland to the spectacular Aber Falls.

Moel Tryfan and Moel Smytho hike

Distance: 8 miles 

Difficulty: challenging 

Embark on an inspiring mountain walk through open hills and slate quarries on the slopes of Moel Tryfan and Moel Smytho. Moel Tryfan is 429 metres high, making it a challenging walk, but well worth it for the views.

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Penally Court, South Wales

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Marloes Peninsula walk

Marloes Peninsula walk

Distance: 5.5 miles  

Difficulty: moderate 

Uncover the beauty of the Pembrokeshire coastline on the Marloes Peninsula Walk, under an hour’s drive from our Tenby-based holiday parks. From a long sandy beach to dramatic rock formations, the trail offers sightings of birds and marine life such as grey seals and porpoises.

Gwydir Castle walk

Distance: 5 miles 

Difficulty: moderate 

Stroll around the Tudor mansion and former estate of Gwydir Castle on this mid-length walk connecting the market town of Llanrwst with Betws-y-Coed. Located on the northeastern edge of Snowdonia National Park, this peaceful walk unveils the historic charm of the Conwy Valley.

Caldey Island

Caldey Island
Caldey Island: ancient defences and much, much more

Distance: 3.5 miles 

Difficulty: easy to moderate 

Explore the historic Caldey Island, a few miles off the Pembrokeshire coast. One of Britain’s Holy Islands, today, the Cistercian order who live there, continue to observe traditions begun in the 6th century by Celtic monks. Journey through woodlands resounding with birdsong and cliffs that are home to a variety of seabirds, providing a glimpse into the island's rich history and natural beauty.

Llyn Cynwch and the precipice walk

Distance: 3.5 miles 

Difficulty: easy to moderate 

Feel the elements along the snaking shores of Llyn Cynwch, a Welsh fishing lake within driving distance of Greenacres Holiday Park. The walk, one of the most famous and popular in the area, immerses you in the beauty of the Snowdonian mountains, Victorian cliff-top paths, and the peaceful reflections on the lake's surface.

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