With well over 5,000 different walking trails, Wales is a hiker’s paradise. Given the country’s small population of just 3 million, there are miles of quiet spaces just waiting to be explored.
From North to South, there are seemingly endless areas of dramatic scenery, luscious landscapes and enthralling views that are lying in wait to be discovered. With such a diverse range of terrain, including the towering Snowdonia National Park and the tranquil Pembrokeshire coast, there’s a Welsh hiking trail for every ability.
In the North, Wales offers some of the best hiking routes, including the Carneddau which includes a short scramble up to a ridge walk boasting terrific views, and the incredible Snowdon Horseshoe. Towards the South, the Glamorgan National Park offers a more approachable route with spectacular scenery featured in the likes of Doctor Who, as well as the mystic Preseli Hills.
Alternatively, surround yourself with sea air by taking on the coastal path – arguably one of Wales best hiking routes which has been heralded the first footpath in the world to cover the entire length of a country’s coastline. With 870 miles of everchanging terrain to explore, there will be no end to the wonder that the route has to offer.
Ready to hike your way across Wales’ incredible landscape? Find the very best Welsh hiking routes in our extensive guides, including all of the must-see viewpoints, best places to hike and handy tips and tricks to get the most out of your trip.