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Walking & 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.

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 during April and tulips bloom 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 Crickhowell Walking Festival takes place from 28 February - 8 March, with expert led walks and a variety of events.

Chepstow Annual Walking Festival takes place from 12 - 14 April, with walks from 3 - 12 miles long in the beautiful countryside of Monmouthshire and the Wye Valley.

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

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 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.

The Rhayader Round The Lakes 20 Mile road race takes place on 8 March, with an option of a 5 mile and kids race too.

The Snowdonia Half Marathon and the Snowdonia Slateman Triathlon takes place in May.


There's 870 miles of coast to explore