Taking a walking holiday in Wales
Wales is a walker’s paradise. There are long walks, short walks, hill walks and flat walks. There are forest trails, coastal paths and rugged hikes. Wales has got it all! Here we show you some walker friendly B&Bs, farmhouses, hotels and campsites in Wales, and suggest some possible walks you might like to try whilst on your walking holiday.
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Cardigan Farmhouse B&B, Ceredigion
Stay with Gordon and Mary at Cardigan Farmhouse B&B and you’ll have a fantastic time! Gordon and Mary are very welcoming and flexible hosts. They’ll cook you a traditional Welsh breakfast at a time that suits you, so need to rise early if that’s not what you fancy.
As well as being great hosts, this B&B makes for a memorable holiday because of the B&Bs location. The farmhouse has panoramic views of the sea and it’s own private cove! When exploring the cove you might even see a seal or dolphin. Incredible. It’s also a great spot to watch the sunset after a busy day walking in the Welsh countryside.
Here’s what one happy guest wrote after their stay at Cardigan Farmous B&B: Guest Book comments:” Unbelievable! Immense hospitality & food. Only stayed one night but will definitely be back for a proper holiday. Views to die for. Thank you so much.
Walking in Ceredigion: If you fancy a short walk you could spend 20-minutes wandering up the Ceredigion Coastal Path to see the stunning beach of Mwnt. There’s also a white washed church to visit here. The Ceredigion Coastal Path stretches 60 miles along the coast, so if you fancy more of a challenging walk you have plenty of options.
Other great areas for walking including the river valleys, including the Aeron. Rheidol, Ystwyth and Teifi valleys. Or you could take on the challenging summits of Ceredigions highest point – Pumlonon. You might need your hiking boots for that trip though!
Address: Fferwig, Cardigan, Ceredigion, SA43 1PU
Rates: Special Offer High Season - Farmhouse Bed & breakfast for 2 persons from £70 per room (not per person!).
Salem Chapel Bed and Breakfast, Gwynedd
You won’t want to slum it on your walking holiday, so stay at Salem Chapel Bed and Breakfast, which offers 4 star luxury!
Your day at Salem B&B will start with a hearty, breakfast. You can choose from fresh farm eggs, fresh fruit salad, yoghurt and cereals, fruit and toast with homemade preserves and local produce. Delicious. Whilst you’re eating your breakfast you’ll also be able to look out at Elephant Mountain and the Welsh Highland Railway. After breakfast head over to the private riverside SSSI nature reserve. Here you might be able to spot an otter from the willow hide! Then grab your pack lunch, which will have been prepared for you, and head out into the stunning North Wales countryside. Do holidays get much better than that?
Walking in Gwynedd: Walking Britain has a huge amount of walks you might like to try on your walking holiday. The routes vary from easy to severe. You should also visit the Gwynedd Recreational Routes on your break. The routes have been created on disused railway lines and provide 31.5 miles of paths to walk along. You’ll see some stunning spots along the way and a day out here is hugely relaxing.
Address: Betws Garmon, Gwynedd, North Wales, LL547YR
Rates: Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms from £25 to £50 per person per night.
Ty Anne Guest House, Beaumaris
Every room is beautifully decorated at the Ty Anne Guest House, rooms have incredible views of the Menai Strait and the Snowdonia Mountain Range. If you choose to stay in this 18th century townhouse you’ll be staying in your very own sumptuous suite! And after a fantastically restful nights sleep you’ll be treated to a four course breakfast!
Walking in Anglesey: The Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path is well worth a visit and there are 125 miles of it to explore. You could also try the Marine Heritage Trail near Benllech or this fantastic circular walk.
Address: Beaumaris, Anglesey, North Wales LL58 8BG
Rates: See the Ty Anne Guest House website for more details.