Walking Routes

Here is an overview of the hiking routes outlined within this website. While the hiking routes outlined are mainly located in South Wales, there are routes further afield in locations such as the Peak District and Shropshire.

South Wales Hiking Routes (Tabled)

Each hike has been assigned a grade to denote the difficulty it will entail. Obviously, this is subjective and each person will regard this differently. The hike description also includes a profile and gradient breakdown to provide a quantitative analysis. Some walks can be made circular through the use of trains, these are denoted by Circular (PT).

NameTypeDistanceAscentDescentRegionGrade & Terrain
Rhossili to Port EynonLinear11.4km274m327mThe Gower
Three Cliffs BayLinear11.6km308m361mThe Gower
Castell Coch & Caerphilly CastleCircular (PT)10.1km388m317mSouth East Wales
Carreg Cennan CastleLinear12.5km278m651mThe Brecon Beacons
Hirwaun to ResolfenLinear17.5km313m772mSouth East Wales
Rhossili Down & Woebley CastleLinear14.9km433m447mThe Gower
Usk ReservoirLinear16.0km435m527mThe Brecon Beacons
Preseli HillsLinear14.5km443m416m
Ystradfellte WaterfallsCircular14.4km529m529mThe Brecon Beacons
Carreg Cennan CastleCircular13.4km552m552mThe Brecon Beacons
Castell Coch & Caerphilly CastleCircular16.8km585m585mSouth East Wales
SugarloafLinear14.2km571m587mThe Brecon Beacons
Glamorgan Heritage CoastCircular20.8km360m360mSouth East Wales
Cymer & Mynydd BlaenafanCircular18.7km611m611mSouth East Wales
Preseli HillsCircular19.9km601m601m
Glamorgan Heritage CoastLinear23.3km512m533mSouth East Wales
Fan FawrLinear18.7km615m976mThe Brecon Beacons
Pen Allt MawrLinear16.5km692m801mThe Brecon Beacons
Lord Hereford's KnobLinear16.7km703m666mThe Brecon Beacons
Bannau Sir GaerLinear17.7km721m991mThe Brecon Beacons
Bannau Sir GaerCircular18.1km939m939mThe Brecon Beacons
Pen y FanLinear17.0km887m1196mThe Brecon Beacons
Offa's Dyke & Llanthony PrioryCircular21.6km820m820mThe Brecon Beacons

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