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National Walking Month

May is National Walking Month - not that we need a reason to take a walk. We’re really lucky to have so many different places to choose from, including an 870 miles coast path – with plenty of short routes along the way.

In fact, if you want to, you can walk the entire perimeter of Wales including Offa’s Dyke. Have a look at our landscape pages to see where you could take a walk. Remember if you are going for a mountain walk to take care as even on very warm days, it can be a lot cooler at a higher altitude.

If you are looking for organised walks, there are many local Ramblers groups.

The Llangollen Walking Festival features a variety of walks including a steam train ride, wilderness walks and History walks. The festival takes place in the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley AONB and Pontcysyllte UNESCO World Heritage Site.

People in Wales can take part in the Wales Pedometer Challenge.

Not everyone is a seasoned walker. Walking just a short distance is good for health. Walk to Work Week takes place from the 11-15 May and Walk to School Week from 18-22 May.

The Big Welsh Walk takes place during May each year to encourage more people to walk. This year is the 80th anniversary of the Ramblers, with a range of walks including historic walks and family-fun coastal wanders. Or try a walk in the city or the countryside.