The days begin to get longer and lighter and the temperature starts to rise. It is a good time to explore the Wales Coastal 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 recently granted special protection and 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.
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 Ramblers Big Welsh Walk takes place from 4 – 6 May over the bank holiday.
Other walking events in spring include the Prestatyn and Clwydian Range Walking Festival and the Crickhowell Walking Festival.
For distance runners there are a number of marathons and half marathons around Wales at this time. What a great way to see Wales!
Welsh half marathons including Anglesey Half Marathon, Llanelli Waterside Half Marathon on 3 March and a 20k run called Offa's 'Orror on 21 April.
St David's – coastal path marathon and half marathon on 2 March.
St David’s Day 10k, 5k and family 1k in Cardiff – Sunday 3 March.
Snowdonia half marathon, Betws y Coed.