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Hikes In Snowdonia

Check out the following website: https://www.10adventures.com/hikes/snowdonia/

All the routes there are free, easy-to-download with GPS tracks too.

Offa’s Dyke Path

Following the English/Welsh border for 177 miles alongside the 8th Century Offa’s Dyke this National Trail takes you through changing landscapes offering amazing opportunities to catch a view of our native wildlife. http://www.nationaltrail.co.uk/offas-dyke-path

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Wenlock Edge

Uncover the secrets of Wenlock Edge with a series of short walks. https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wenlock-edge

Ynys Hir Wildlife Reserve

Ynys-hir mixes Welsh oak woodland with wet grassland and saltmarshes.  In the spring, the ground is carpeted in flowers, and birdsong fills the air. You might see flycatchers and redstarts emerging from the nestboxes.
Summer brings wading birds, such as lapwings and redshanks, and some very special butterflies too. Then in the colder months, ducks and geese move in. Feast your eyes from any of our seven hides – look out for birds of prey. Then round off your visit with a snack at the visitors’ centre. Please take care on the paths as some are rugged.  https://www.rspb.org.uk/reserves-and-events/find-a-reserve/reserves-a-z/reserves-by-name/y/ynys-hir/

Brecon Beacons National Park

Walk this way. Why wouldn’t you? It’s what we do in the Brecon Beacons National Park Our green – and very fresh – landscapes are renowned for their big, open spaces. There are big skies too – and Dark Skies for night-time strolls into star trek territory. Our walking comes with that boundless, let’s go, let-off-the-leash Beacony feeling you only get in this part of the world. The variety is world-class too. Go up, up and away into our high country, carved by ice millennia ago. Or explore deep, wooded gorges where rivers are still shaping limestone rocks as they tumble down spectacular waterfalls. We have lakes and forests too, beauty spots and secret places. And trails that suit everyone, from serious outdoor enthusiasts to families out for a Sunday afternoon walk in the park. On top of it all, we’re also Wales’ first Geopark and one of only seven Dark Sky Reserves in the world – infinite spaces, then, but closer than you may think.  http://www.breconbeacons.org/walking

Carding Mill Valley

Covering as much as 2,000 hectares (4,942 acres) of heather-covered hills with stunning views of the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Welsh hills, this is an important place for wildlife, geology and archaeology. There are paths for walking, cycling and horse riding, you can even drive to the top of the hill to take in the views. In Carding Mill Valley there are excellent visitor facilities including a tea-room, shop and car parking.

In Carding Mill Valley you can play in the stream, watch birds from the hide, pond dip and relax with a picnic; or you can simply use the Valley as your base for the day and head on up the hill for an adventure. You don’t have to venture far out of the Valley to find your own piece of solitude on the Long Mynd https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/carding-mill-valley-and-the-long-mynd

Henrhyd Falls and Nant Llech

This walk will take you to Henrhyd Falls, the highest waterfall in South Wales, where you can discover wildlife as you walk through the woodland. Admire the spectacular falls in full flow.

After visiting the falls, you will then travel down the Nant Llech valley passing the site of a landslide and also a disused watermill. Henrhyd is best seen after a heavy downpour – the wetter the better! Please take care as paths can get very slippy. https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/brecon-beacons/trails/henrhyd-falls-and-nant-llech-walk

Elan Valley, Rhayader

Whether you just fancy a leisurely stroll or a challenging hike Elan Valley has something for everyone. There is open access over most of the 70 square mile Estate, and there are over 80 miles of designated rights of way. There are many walks and trails with a good mixture of lengths to cater for all, including nature trails and scenic walks. The Elan Valley Trail is a particular favourite with its surfaced paths which follow the route of the old Elan Valley Railway. It is for use by walkers, horse riders and cyclists and suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs. Terrain on the hills of the Estate can be challenging, varying between tussocks of purple moor-grass to deep patches of sphagnum moss, plus there are frequent sheep tracks which are easily mistaken for upland paths. Some navigational skills are essential, and Ordnance Survey maps and compasses are necessary for the longer routes in the Hillwalks pack. http://www.elanvalley.org.uk/

Snowdonia National Park

Snowdonia is a great place to come walking and we have a network of walks for people of all abilities. Whether you want the challenge of ascending Snowdon, the highest mountain in England and Wales, or prefer one of our leisurely walks along the coastline, you’re guaranteed breathtaking scenery and diverse landscapes.

We have a varied terrain here in Snowdonia from rugged mountain peaks, long sandy beaches to crystal clear lakes and rivers. The National Park continues to develop a network of footpaths geared towards walkers of all abilities. http://www.snowdonia.gov.wales/visiting/walking

Lake Vyrnwy

Just on the edge of The Snowdonia National Park and south of Lake Bala, Lake Vyrnwy is set amidst the remote and beautiful Berwyn Mountains. With spectacular waterfalls, and unspoilt open countryside, a visit to Lake Vyrnwy is a wonderful day out for all the family. A short drive from the Shropshire border (The Welsh Marches) it is an easy day out from Birmingham, Liverpool, Chester or Manchester and is the perfect base for exploring Snowdonia, The Welsh Marches and the coast from Harlech to Aberystwyth https://www.lake-vyrnwy.com/

Llethrau Forest & Nature Retreats

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