The 8 most picturesque landscapes in Wales

With over 230 nature reserves in Wales, you’ll be spoiled for choice in options to experience the wonders of nature…

Team Wanderlust
22 March 2019

1. Gower Peninsula, South Wales

Gower Peninsula, South Wales (Shutterstock)

Britain’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty has 270 miles of walking trails, which weave through the high ridges overlooking Worm’s Head, to the salt marshes of the Burry Inlet.

2. Llŷn Peninsula, North Wales

Afon Dwyfor, Llŷn Peninsula, North Wales (Shutterstock)

The slender, pointy bit is one of the undiscovered gems of Wales, with its sheer black cliffs at Mynydd Mawr and spectacular hill forts dating back to the Iron Age.

3. Clwydian Range, northeast Wales

Clwydian Range, northeast Wales (Shutterstock)

A 20-mile chain of undulating hills, packed with varied and striking features, from open moorland to fertile farmland.

4. Anglesey, northwest Wales

Anglesey, northwest Wales (Shutterstock)

A fabulous 125-mile coastal path takes in some of the oldest rock formations in Britain, while the varied habitats are a haven for ornithologists. 

5. Wye Valley, Monmouthshire

Tintern Abbey, Wye Valley, Monmouthshire (Shutterstock)

The entire length of the Wye is designated an AONB, making it arguably the finest lowland landscape in Britain, beloved of poets and artists. 

6. Snowdonia National Park, North Wales

Snowdonia National Park, North Wales (Shutterstock)

One of Britain’s best-loved mountains, Snowdon, soars above a majestic landscape of lakes, forests and picturesque villages like Betws-y-Coed and Beddgelert.

7. Pembrokeshire Coast National Park

Atlantic puffin on Skomer Island, Pembrokeshire (Shutterstock)

Britain’s only coastal national park is a spectacular mix of rugged cliffs, sandy beaches and winding estuaries.

8. Brecon Beacons National Park, South Wales

Brecon Beacons National Park, South Wales (Shutterstock)

The highest mountains in southern Britain aren’t the only highlight in this magical region of ancient woodlands, reservoirs, breathtaking waterfalls and caves. 

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