December 14, 2022

Hiking in Wales | Explore Our Surrounding Areas this Winter

Are you looking for places to go hiking in Wales this winter?

 

Wales is a place of outstanding natural beauty, making it one of the best countries in the world for outdoor hikes and excursions.

 

At Bryn Tanat Hall, we’re fortunate to have various wonderful places to explore. Keep reading to discover our compilation of nearby hikes, trails and walks:

Hiking in Wales | Image of Bryn Tanat Hall's surroundings.

Hiking in Wales | Glyndŵr’s Way

Glyndŵr’s Way is a 135-mile National Trail that combines history, heritage and scenery. Its idyllic path showcases picturesque landscapes of the Brecon Beacons and southern Snowdonia. It also offers spectacular views over Welsh wonders such as Cadair Idris, Lake Vyrnwy, the Cambrian Mountains and Y Golfa.

 

Steeped in local history, it gets its name from Owain Glyndŵr, the Prince of Wales and mediaeval Welsh National Leader. Owain is now a renowned figure in Wales after initiating a rebellion against Henry IV of England.

 

Despite its high terrain, the route is accessible to all, allowing those wanting to follow in the footsteps of the iconic prince to do so.

Hiking in Wales | Views of the Cambrian mountains.

Hiking in Wales | Offa’s Dyke Path

An hour’s drive from our Bryn Tanat Hall, Offa’s Dyke Path is a 177-mile walking trail. It passes through eight different counties, weaving between England and Wales.

 

When hiking in Wales, unbelievable views are almost guaranteed. Offa’s Dyke Path is no exception — showcasing the very best of Welsh nature. Its trail immerses hikers in the rural idyll of Powys and Shropshire, alongside the rolling countryside of the Wye and Severn valleys.

 

For avid hikers, you can complete the entirety of the trail in 12 days. But don’t worry — you can also walk the path in various stages if you’re not up for a week-long trek!

Hiking in Wales | Offa's Dyke Path

Hiking in Wales | Lake Vyrnwy

Considered one of Wales’ hidden gems, Lake Vyrnwy is a 35-minute drive from Bryn Tanat Hall. It’s a must-see for all visiting tourists!

 

Situated amongst the remote Berwyn Mountains, the walking trails at Lake Vyrnwy offer views of striking waterfalls, rolling meadows and natural woodlands. 

 

If you’re noticing your children are getting tired of hiking in Wales, there are also plenty of surrounding activities to enjoy, from boating to cycling to adventure activities and horse trails.

Lake Vyrnwy in Mid Wales

Mount Snowdonia (Yr Wyddfa)

We couldn’t talk about hiking in Wales without referencing Wales’ finest mountain!

 

Mount Snowdonia (or ‘Yr Wyddfa’ in Welsh), is the highest mountain in both England and Wales, standing at an impressive 3,560 feet.

 

Keen hikers can expect to conquer this mountainous giant in approximately 5-7 hours. You can also see spectacular views of places such as Snowdonia, Anglesey, Pembrokeshire and Ireland in the process.

 

If you’re planning to take on the infamous mountain, be sure to plan the route in advance. You should also carry the right equipment and wear comfortable footwear.

 

Once you’re done exploring, we’d recommend warming up in front of a blazing fire at our cosy luxury lodges. With chic bespoke interiors and an outdoor hot tub, you’ll have everything you need for the perfect relaxing break.

Image displays Snowdonia Mountains

If you’re planning to go hiking in Wales and would like to book a stay with us, please contact a member of our team.

 

Alternatively, you can take a look at our website to see the late availability at our manor house, Bryn Tanat Hall or our unique Eco Cabin.