Wales packs so much landscape into such a small area, and is the perfect place for hiking and walking. With huge variations in terrain, from tall mountains, wide open moorland, to glacial valleys with lush pasture land dotted with sheep and cattle.
In the north there is the famous Snowdonia National Park with fourteen mountains over 3,000 feet which will challenge even the most experienced outdoor lover.
In the mid-section are the Cambrian Mountains where solitude can be found even in these crowded days. Some of Britain’s iconic rivers like the Severn and Wye begin their lives in the Cambrians.
Further south are the Brecon Beacons and Black Mountains where the UK Special Forces are tested to the limit, and favourites like Pen Y Fan and Sugar Loaf can offer a challenge. If valleys are to your taste, then look no further than the Elan Valley or Wye Valley which have their own sort of beauty.
Last but not least is the Welsh Coastline, with its famous Coastal Path extending from the Lynn Peninsula to Pembrokeshire and the Gower. Any section of this incredible coastline will provide views out over the Irish Sea, rocky inlets dotted with basking seals, and maybe even dolphins and porpoise.