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The Best Hiking Trails in Wales (United Kingdom)

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Photo of Watkin Path up Miners Track down - Circular Snowdon walk 21 km Photo of Cambrian Way Part 1: Cardiff Castle to the Storey Arms Photo of Rhyd-Ddu Path up Snowdon Ranger Path down - Circular Snowdon walk 16 km
  • near Nant Gwynant, Wales (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    13.27mi
    Elevation +
    3835f
    TrailRank
    68| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofWatkin Path up Miners Track down - Circular Snowdon walk 21 km Photo ofWatkin Path up Miners Track down - Circular Snowdon walk 21 km Photo ofWatkin Path up Miners Track down - Circular Snowdon walk 21 km

    This roundtrip takes you up to Snowdon summit via Watkin Path, down via Miner’s track to Pen-y-pass, and then back to the Watkin trailhead via public footpaths and a farm trail through the Afon Gwynant valley. The hike w...

    Excellent trail, I had a very good hiking day
    r-alex
    Awesome trail, would definitely recommend for hiking / trekking enthusiasts.
    Gabriel Iuga
  • near Cardiff, Wales (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    91.00mi
    Elevation +
    15981f
    TrailRank
    68| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofCambrian Way Part 1: Cardiff Castle to the Storey Arms Photo ofCambrian Way Part 1: Cardiff Castle to the Storey Arms Photo ofCambrian Way Part 1: Cardiff Castle to the Storey Arms

    The Cambrian Way is one of the finest long distance footpaths in Wales, stretching from Cardiff in the south to Conwy in the north, winding its way across all the major mountains of the principality (so a lot of climbs a...

    Sounds and looks a great place to walk.
    Ivo Aceto
  • near Ffridd Uchaf, Wales (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    9.77mi
    Elevation +
    3196f
    TrailRank
    65| Rating 4.33
    Photo ofRhyd-Ddu Path up Snowdon Ranger Path down - Circular Snowdon walk 16 km Photo ofRhyd-Ddu Path up Snowdon Ranger Path down - Circular Snowdon walk 16 km Photo ofRhyd-Ddu Path up Snowdon Ranger Path down - Circular Snowdon walk 16 km

    This roundtrip takes you up to Snowdon summit via Rhyd-Ddu Path, down via Snowdon Ranger Path, and from about 1.7 km before you reach the trailhead of Snowdon Ranger Path you take another public footpath through meadows ...

    Prachtige wandeling! Snowdon is een druk bezochte berg maar deze route is niet de populaire variant dus we hebben bijna ...
    arts.dennis
  • Pen y Fan

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    near Tai'r Bull, Wales (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    5.11mi
    Elevation +
    1814f
    TrailRank
    64| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofPen y Fan Photo ofPen y Fan Photo ofPen y Fan

    The easiest of the circular Pen Y Fan routes which goes up " The Motorway" a lovely wide path, then skirt around or climb up and down Corn Du ( climb it or take the path to the left around the back) before the final clim...

    We did this track, the weather was not that good but nice anyway. Thanks for sharing!
    pauminku
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  • near Holyhead, Wales (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    3.87mi
    Elevation +
    938f
    TrailRank
    62| Rating 4.33
    Photo ofSouth Stack Holyhead Mountain 6.2 km Photo ofSouth Stack Holyhead Mountain 6.2 km Photo ofSouth Stack Holyhead Mountain 6.2 km

    This beautiful hike within South Stack Cliffs Nature Reserve brings you to the lighthouse and bird sanctuary at South Stack, the summit of Holyhead Mountain, and the heathland and cliffs in the reserve. Start is at the ...

    Great trail!
    erickapalabasan
  • Tintern Abbey - Devil's Pulpit

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    near Tintern, Wales (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    5.62mi
    Elevation +
    978f
    TrailRank
    62| Rating 4.5
    Photo ofTintern Abbey - Devil's Pulpit Photo ofTintern Abbey - Devil's Pulpit Photo ofTintern Abbey - Devil's Pulpit

    This route gets a moderate rating because the navigation is tricky. We wanted about a 10km walk and so selected a route that gave us the distance we wanted. This walk takes you from Tintern Abbey to the Devil's Pulpit...

    Good walk, did it the other way round, along rail line and left up hill. Note the decent is a little tricky and could be...
    david.pepper
    Great route, a little tricky to find the trail at one part but following the instructions and picture managed to locate ...
    steve2512
  • near Newborough, Wales (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    8.06mi
    Elevation +
    436f
    TrailRank
    62
    Photo ofNewborough Forest & Llanddwyn Island 13 km Photo ofNewborough Forest & Llanddwyn Island 13 km Photo ofNewborough Forest & Llanddwyn Island 13 km

    This easy and pleasant walk takes you through Newborough Forest, on the tidal island Ynys Llanddwyn, on the beach along Llanddwyn Bay and past the dunes of Newborough Warren. On Ynys Llanddwyn and from the edge of Newbor...

  • near Llandudno, Wales (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    4.32mi
    Elevation +
    814f
    TrailRank
    61| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofLlandudno & Great Orme 5.5 km hike + 1.5 km tram Photo ofLlandudno & Great Orme 5.5 km hike + 1.5 km tram Photo ofLlandudno & Great Orme 5.5 km hike + 1.5 km tram

    This family walk includes 1.5 km of ascent with the Great Orme Tramway, descent with great views via St Tudno’s Church and cemetery back towards Llandudno, and a stroll on the Pier of this Victorian sea resort. The walk...

    Nice trail, easy to follow and great view
    rozi.oprisescu
  • Marloes and Dale peninsulas 31 km

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    near Marloes, Wales (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    19.16mi
    Elevation +
    2231f
    TrailRank
    60
    Photo ofMarloes and Dale peninsulas 31 km Photo ofMarloes and Dale peninsulas 31 km Photo ofMarloes and Dale peninsulas 31 km

    Beautiful hike around the Marloes and Dale peninsulas which largely follows the Pembrokeshire Coast Path and crosses inland between Musselwick Sands and Gann Estuary. The walk offers steep cliffs, beautiful beaches, an e...

  • near Nant Gwynant, Wales (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    7.53mi
    Elevation +
    2320f
    TrailRank
    59| Rating 4.67
    Photo ofSnowdon summit from Pen-y-Pass (Pyg Track up and Miners Track down) [es | en] Highest peak in Wales (1085m) Photo ofSnowdon summit from Pen-y-Pass (Pyg Track up and Miners Track down) [es | en] Highest peak in Wales (1085m) Photo ofSnowdon summit from Pen-y-Pass (Pyg Track up and Miners Track down) [es | en] Highest peak in Wales (1085m)

    [Spanish] Agradable ruta de subida a la cima de la montaña Snowdon - Yr Wyddfa, que con sus 1.085 metros es la montaña mas alta de Gales y la cuarta mas alta del Reino Unido. La ruta empieza en Pen-y-Pass que es un...

    Great trail. There are some more technical stuff to do, if you want to extend to the south on your way back, like Y Lliw...
    Kostas Eftaxias 1
    Very easy to follow, I've actually done it in the opposite direction and I believe it might be easier, since you have a ...
    Óscar R Trotiño
    Hecha el 25 de agosto mucha gente pero realmente muy bonita. Nosotros no la podimos acabar por lluvia y frio. No es difi...
    balzacs
  • near Cardiff, Wales (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    76.54mi
    Elevation +
    4790f
    TrailRank
    59
    Photo ofCardiff to Swansea: Wales Coast Path Part 2 Photo ofCardiff to Swansea: Wales Coast Path Part 2 Photo ofCardiff to Swansea: Wales Coast Path Part 2

    The Wales Coast Path is an 876 mile long distance walk around the entire coast of Wales. This track covers the section from Cardiff, capital city of Wales, to Swansea. A varied section, including some of the most indust...

  • near Swansea, Wales (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    58.11mi
    Elevation +
    3625f
    TrailRank
    59
    Photo ofGower Peninsula on Wales Coast Path: Part 3 Photo ofGower Peninsula on Wales Coast Path: Part 3 Photo ofGower Peninsula on Wales Coast Path: Part 3

    The Wales Coast Path is an 876 mile long distance walk around the entire coast of Wales. Walking around the Gower peninsula is one of the best parts of the Wales Coast Path especially in sunny weather. Starting from Swa...

  • Cardiff main points

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    near Cardiff, Wales (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    11.70mi
    Elevation +
    285f
    TrailRank
    58
    Photo ofCardiff main points Photo ofCardiff main points Photo ofCardiff main points

    A nice journey that starts at the Central Cardiff Railway Station and visit the pedestrian area, The Castle Green, Bute Park, The national Museum and the harbour. Important public buildings such as Cardiff University, Na...

  • Llanberis

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    near Llanberis, Wales (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    11.97mi
    Elevation +
    3399f
    TrailRank
    58| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofLlanberis Photo ofLlanberis Photo ofLlanberis

    Snowden summit Llanferres Circular route. Prolonged climb on wide well marked shale path‘s that goes up for about 800 m and then there is a queue to touch the stone at the top followed by a slow gentle path back chosen t...

    Super tour
    Lucas Paul
  • Glyndŵr's Way

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    near Knighton, Wales (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    137.49mi
    Elevation +
    20728f
    TrailRank
    57
    Photo ofGlyndŵr's Way Photo ofGlyndŵr's Way Photo ofGlyndŵr's Way

    Glyndŵr's Way, one of Britain's National Trails, is a 220 kilometre, 135 mile long distance walk through the green hills of Mid Wales, which takes about 9 days to walk. Named after Owain Glyndŵr, a Welshman who fought th...

  • Caldey Island 7.8 km

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    near Penally, Wales (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    4.87mi
    Elevation +
    358f
    TrailRank
    57
    Photo ofCaldey Island 7.8 km Photo ofCaldey Island 7.8 km Photo ofCaldey Island 7.8 km

    Easy walk on beautiful Caldey Island. The walk starts from the jetty where the boat from Tenby drops you off (see http://www.caldey-island.co.uk/boats.htm). It first takes you along a minor road to the monastery/small vi...

  • Crymych Hill Forts trail

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    near Crymych, Wales (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    9.35mi
    Elevation +
    1388f
    TrailRank
    56| Rating 3.33
    Photo ofCrymych Hill Forts trail Photo ofCrymych Hill Forts trail Photo ofCrymych Hill Forts trail

    Fantastic ridge trail stretching across a series of stone forts: - Foel Drygarn Hill Fort - Carn Menyn - King Arthur’s Crown - Carn Bica - Carn Goedog Beautiful landscape, horses sheep and cows :o) As it was a Friday,...

    Lovely meandering trail among the rocks and hillforts, with even a stone circle nearby.
    myriambonduelle
  • near Crickhowell, Wales (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    7.28mi
    Elevation +
    2103f
    TrailRank
    55| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofCrickhowell - Table Mt. - Pen Cerrig Calch Photo ofCrickhowell - Table Mt. - Pen Cerrig Calch Photo ofCrickhowell - Table Mt. - Pen Cerrig Calch

    Nice climb with an easy path to follow, moderate with a few steep parts toward Cerrig-calch getting a little tougher

    It was getting dark so had to rush to the top in an hour. Very low cloud at the top and couldn't appreciate the views. W...
    postdiver
  • Tanygrisiau (read description)

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    near Tanygrisiau, Wales (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    5.97mi
    Elevation +
    2031f
    TrailRank
    55
    Photo ofTanygrisiau (read description) Photo ofTanygrisiau (read description) Photo ofTanygrisiau (read description)

    Moelwyn Mawr and Moel yr Hydd. Getting down from Moel yr Hydd down the ridge was tricky - probably it would have been better to return to the col and then go down the path. Use this part of the route with caution, as som...

  • Moel Ellio

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    near Llanberis, Wales (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    8.24mi
    Elevation +
    2198f
    TrailRank
    54
    Photo ofMoel Ellio Photo ofMoel Ellio Photo ofMoel Ellio

    Swallows "Pacemakers" hiking group. Circular walk but we left path for part of walk. If you do it, keep on paths. By

  • Myddfai and the Physician's Well

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    near Myddfai, Wales (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    7.10mi
    Elevation +
    1250f
    TrailRank
    54
    Photo ofMyddfai and the Physician's Well Photo ofMyddfai and the Physician's Well Photo ofMyddfai and the Physician's Well

    Myddfai and the Physician's Well Note- The last section, through the field is not a footpath, we had permission!

  • near Beddgelert, Wales (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    6.83mi
    Elevation +
    1345f
    TrailRank
    53
    Photo ofBeddgelert - Lake Dinas - Aberglasnyn - Bryn Du Photo ofBeddgelert - Lake Dinas - Aberglasnyn - Bryn Du Photo ofBeddgelert - Lake Dinas - Aberglasnyn - Bryn Du

    Beddgelert circular route that is easy to follow. Scenic views of the hills around Beddgelert and diverse geology and flora. Several good spots for resting and a toilet at the parking lot at 7 km. Note: The forest asce...

  • near Pont-erwyd, Wales (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    132.14mi
    Elevation +
    34239f
    TrailRank
    52
    Photo ofCambrian Way Part 3: Ponterwyd to Conwy Photo ofCambrian Way Part 3: Ponterwyd to Conwy Photo ofCambrian Way Part 3: Ponterwyd to Conwy

    The Cambrian Way is the toughest long distance footpath in Wales, stretching from Cardiff in the south to Conwy in the north, winding its way across all the major mountains of the principality (so a lot of climbs and pan...

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