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Walking and Running

Walking in Wales ©Ramblers Wales
Ramblers Walking in Wales © Ramblers Wales

The days begin to get longer and lighter and the temperature starts to rise. It 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 National Parks. Did you know there's plenty to see  - even at night - as the Brecon Beacons National Park has been granted special protection and is the fifth destination in the world to be granted the status of an international dark sky reserve.

During spring the leaves grow on the trees and as we near the end of spring the blossom is a delight to see. Spring begins with the snowdrops, followed by daffodils, one of our National Symbols. Bluebells can be seen too as spring draws to a close.

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.

The Llangollen Walking Festival is a friendly festival with a variety of walks including a steam train ride, wilderness walks and History walks. Takes place 2-4 May 2015 in the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley AONB and Pontcysyllte UNESCO World Heritage Site.


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 Anglesey Half Marathon and  Newport Half Marathon on 1 March 2015, Llanelli Half Marathon on 8 March 2015 . There's a 20k run in the Wye Valley called Offa's 'Orror in April.


There's 870 miles of coast to explore