There is no better place to go hiking or walking than Wales. In fact, it is the perfect walker’s and hiker’s paradise. The country has everything that a hiker hankers for such as high rugged mountains, extensive peat and grass moors, rolling hills, exhilarating countryside, and lush verdant valleys that are both narrow and wide. To those who would rather go hiking on mountains here are a few locations that they would love to visit.
Mountain walkers just love Snowdonia that comprises of no less than 14 mountains that are more than 3,000 feet in height. Thus they hold forth a challenge to most hikers and walkers of an adventurous nature and who love the great outdoors.
The Cambrian Mountains
Moving south from Snowdonia, you arrive at a totally different locale known collectively as the Cambrian Mountains. These mountains are mostly remote and isolated, and so are the perfect place for those hikers who are looking for a bit of solitude, to get away from it all. These lofty mountains are also well known as a place of origin of some of the iconic rivers of Britain like the River Wye and River Severn as both the rivers have their origins from atop Pumlumon Fawr.
Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons
If you continue further south from the Cambrian Mountains you come to such impressive landmarks like the Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons, topped by the picturesque Sugar Loaf and Pen Y Fan.
Inevitably all mountains have their own valleys too, and you have to cross them to go up the mountains. Two prime examples of these valleys are the scenic Wye Valley and Elan Valley which attracts a lot of leisure walkers as well as those who love the countryside.
If you prefer to hike along the seashore, Wales has some very good coasts. The rough terrain of the famous Pembroke coast boasts of a coastal path that draws a lot of hikers and walkers.