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National Trails

Long distances routes through some of the best landscapes in Wales

Two walkers standing looking at the view

Wales on View, Visit Wales

Wales is home to three long distance routes, each of which can be enjoyed in bitesize chunks.

They are all open to walkers and some sections are open to cyclists and horse riders.

Read on to find out more about each one.

Glyndŵr's Way

view of a green field over a wall

Glyndŵr's Way is named after Owain Glyndŵr, a 15th century Welsh prince.

This 135 mile (217 km) long National Trail meanders in a horseshoe shape from Knighton to Welshpool and passes through the rolling countryside of mid Wales.

It takes in the tranquil Radnorshire Hills, the shores of the Clywedog Reservoir and the heather clad slopes of Plynlimon.

Visit the National Trails website for more information about Glyndŵr's Way.

Offa’s Dyke Path

view of the Offas Dyke

Offa’s Dyke Path is named after the spectacular dyke that King Offa had constructed in the 8th century.

This 177 mile (285 km) long National Trail links Chepstow in the south and the coastal town of Prestatyn on the Irish Sea in the north.

It crosses the border between Wales and England over 20 times and passes through eight different counties along the way.

Visit the National Trails website for more information about Offa’s Dyke Path.

Pembrokeshire Coast Path

Two women walking along a national trail

The Pembrokeshire Coast Path twists and turns its way through some of the most breathtaking coastline in Britain.

This 186 miles (300 km) long National Trail goes from St Dogmaels on the River Teifi to Amroth, near Tenby.

It is almost entirely within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and takes in rugged cliff tops, sheltered coves, wide beaches and winding estuaries.

Visit the National Trails website for more information about the Pembrokeshire Coast Path.

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