Discover Wales

For a small country, Cymru as the locals call it, packs a heck of a lot in: spectacular land and seascapes, action and adventure from easy strolls to white knuckle rides, funky B&Bs and fantastically tasty food and drink. Whatever the time of year and whatever you’re looking for – a weekend break for two, fun for the whole family or a serious shot of adrenaline – Wales has it all.

In May, the new Wales Coast Path opened, making Wales the first country in the world to have a national trail running around its entire border.

The Wales Coast Path

From weekend walks to thigh-throbbing hikes

Walking the new Wales Coast Path

Lonely Planet author David Atkinson straps on his boots for a taste of three must-walk sections of the newly completed Wales Coast Path

Weekend walks in Wales

You don’t have to be a hardcore hiker to enjoy the Wales coast path

Winter walking on the Pembrokeshire coast

Atlantic gales make winter an exhilarating time to hike

Walking the Llyn Peninsula

Explore the Llyn peninsula on Wales' north-west coast
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More walks in Wales

Head inland for mountain hikes and lakeside strolls

Top spots for inland walks in Wales

Inland you'll find a paradise for walkers of soaring mountain ranges, unspoilt woodland valleys and traditional pubs

Walking festivals in Wales

If you're new to walking, why not join one of Wales' numerous walking festivals?

Great British Escape: Brecon Beacons, Wales

Stride out into the highest mountains in southern Britain

Great British Escape: Cadair Idris, Wales

Discover epic views and eco innovations in Snowdonia

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Welsh Adventures

Get wet, get muddy, have fun in Wales!


Kate Humble’s favourite spots for birdwatching

BBC Springwatch presenter Kate Humble reveals where she loves to bird watch in Wales

Surfing the Gower peninsula

Move over Hawaii – Wales' Gower peninsula is home to world-class barrels

Mountain biking in Wales

Hannah Maia Taylor picks her favourite mountain bike trails


Top spots for coasteering, kayaking and surfing

Explore dramatic cliffs, rugged sea caves and hidden coves

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Stay and Play

More ideas for places to stay and things to do


Stay somewhere different in Wales

From antique yurts to Hobbit tents to cavalry domes, Wales is a country full of quirky places to stay

Top Welsh beauty spots

Take your pick from over 230 glorious nature reserves


Fab food and top tipples

Welsh food writer Simon Wright samples some of the tasty delights on offer

Riding the Welsh Highland Railway

A great ride for train buffs and hikers alike

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