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Active spring

[Walker in the Black Mountains]

The days begin to get longer and lighter and the temperature starts to rise. Spring is a good time to explore the Wales Coast Path and take a look at the wildlife along the way. Alternatively, take a walk in one of our three National Parks or explore one of our five areas of outstanding natural beauty.

Organised walks

If you prefer organised walks, the Ramblers arrange walks from short flat walks at a leisurely pace and around 3 miles to much more strenuous 17 or 20 mile walks. Get outdoors and emjoy the Big Welsh Walk.

The Chepstow Annual Walking Festival takes place in April in this walkers are welcome town, with walks around the stunning Lower Wye Valley. Other walking festivals include the Llangollen Walking Festival and the Talgarth Walking FestivalCerdded Conwy Walks offer a seasonal walking programme in the Conwy County area, with free walks.

If you enjoy geocaching, GeoFest 2018 takes place in Fforest Fawr UNESCO Global Geopark from 19 May to 3 June 2018.

[Worm's Head]

Runs and Triathlons

For distance runners, there are a number of marathons and half marathons around Wales at this time. What a great way to see Welsh landscapes!

Welsh half marathons include the Newport Half Marathon in March. The Snowdonia Half Marathon, the Snowdonia Slateman Triathlon and the Royal Welsh Trail Running Festival all take place in May.


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Run Wales
Great races in great places

Ramblers Wales 
Plenty of walking suggestions and organised walks

Wales Coast Path 
Choose routes along this unique path. 

National Trust Walks Wales
Whether it's a short stroll or a long ramble, we have the walks for you.

Walking and hiking holidays

Our sister site has all the information for an enjoyable walking holiday

Top ten spring walks in Wales
Check out these walks suggested by Natural Resources Wales