6 Best places to wet your wellies in Wales
Published: Wednesday 23rd Dec 2015
Written by: Rebecca Pead
If you’re looking for outdoor adventures then there is no better place to be than Wales! With its endless miles of breathtaking scenery, mountains to climb, stunning shorelines to explore and bountiful wildlife to spot it’s guaranteed to deliver unforgettable walks. The list of naturally outstanding places to visit is longer than we could ever possibly cover, but here’s a few of our favourites to wet your whistle when considering where your welsh rambles could take you.
Holyhead mountain is perfect place to pop on your wellies and get exploring. It boasts the perfect mixture of coastal walking, mountain terrain and stunning views from the summit. Don’t be dissuaded by the thought of scrambling to the top of a peak, Holyhead mountain is actually small in stature and will provide all the thrills of hill climbing without needing to be Bear Grylls! Follow the path to South Stack and discover the strikingly located lighthouse, If you are there during the summer months you can climb the stairs and cross the bridge to reach the small island it's situated on. The few hours it takes to walk will fly by whilst spotting the rare wild flowers and nesting birds. Perfect for the little ones who’ll be chuffed to bits with being able to conquer a mountain!
If your enchanted by the thought of discovering waterfalls on your walkabouts then consider Aber Falls if you're in North Wales. Take your time on the walk up to falls, you’ll be meeting the friendly wild horses along the way, and absorbing the wonderful views wales is famed for. After the lovely stroll, you’ll be greeted by the majestic waterfall. Simply breathtaking, and perfect for puddle jumpers. The walk is also buggy friendly (hurrah!) so it's an experience every member of the family can relish. The Brecon Beacons hold the aptly named Waterfall Country, if the the idyllic sound of Aber Falls has sounded tempting then you’ll not want to miss the 4 awe-inspiring waterfalls this area boasts.
The Wye Valley Walk is a firm favourite for those wanted to explore Mid - Southern Wales. It’s a mammoth 136 miles long, so unless you’re willing to wear out the tread on your wellies we suggest enjoying it in snippets! Along the walk you’d find everything and more that you’d expect from the rich welsh natural beauty, infact parts of the walk itself have been designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With its scenery rolling from woodlands, meadows and orchards to ravines and rugged uplands, it will not fail to exceed expectations. Packed with wildlife and fauna, when you're not enthralled by the birds and the bluebells you’re sure to find a pub or two along the way.
Bute Park is a must if you're in Cardiff, for those wanting to enjoy the great outdoors without wishing to delve in the wilds of southern wales. The park and arboretum has lots to see and do, with its beautiful gardens, wooden carvings to spot, an animal wall with its many carved stone animals and woodland trail. The park also boasts some of the country's largest trees, sure to make a woodland walk spectacular.
Padarn Lake in Llanberis is the final destination in our whistle stop tour. Enjoy the stunning views over the glacially formed lakes, with the ancient Sessile oak woodland behind you. With lots of lovely picnic areas to sit and enjoy your sensational surroundings you’re sure to have an unforgettable time.
Wales offers abounding opportunities for excellent days out. With its rich landscape and wildlife we are sure you will be spoilt for choice of where to go.