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Category: Wales

Few people know that “Wales“ is actually the Welsh word for mountain. It’s not. But the fact you almost believed it shows just how connected Wales and mountains are in popular consciousness.

Hiking and Wales just go together, like cheese and toast on that perfect post-hike rarebit. The rugged spectacular landscape and the sparse population creates a land ideal to get lost in.

With 3 National Parks and 5 designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Welsh Government knows its strengths and is determined to protect them.

In the south, the stunning Bannau Brycheiniog National Park (formerly the Brecon Beacons), presided over by the domineering Pen Y Fan offers views as far as the Bristol Channel.

While lording it over the north is Snowdonia National Park dominated by Mount Snowdon, the highest point in the British Isles outside of the Scottish Highlands.

And if you ever tire of mountains, fear not, for the 870-mile Wales Coast Path awaits, inviting you to explore quaint seaside villages and enchanting shorelines.

Steeped in myth and lore, whether you are heading for a hike at a National Park or just a stroll in a local park chances are you will be treading in the footsteps, mythical or actual of King Arthur. So what are you waiting for?

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