Looking Down The Road: The Best Walks in Wales

Looking Down The Road: The Best Walks in Wales

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Sheep in the Welsh countrysideI love to start conversations with guests at the hotel that I work at about where they are from and where they have traveled.  I get the best tips this way about places that I need to add to my ever growing travel list!  I had such a conversation one afternoon, and this was how a trekking vacation in Wales came to be added to that list.

We loved our time in England and Scotland, and I expect to enjoy spending time in Wales no less.  May 5th, 2012 marks the official opening of the Wales Coast Path, 870 miles of dramatic scenery, ancient castles and postcard cute seaside villages along the cost of Wales.  Showcasing the best walks in Wales, you will find the perfect hike whether you are looking for a short, easy hike to do with the family or a full blown week long (or longer) expedition down the coast of Wales.Castle in Wales

I am absolutely transfixed by all of the ancient Celtic sites to be found in Wales.  Wales wears a thick cloak of history and mythology, waiting to be invited inside by the fire to play its song for you and reveal its mysterious secrets.  Wales is tantalizingly tangled up in the legends of the Holy Grail, Merlin, Arthur and Camelot that I have enjoyed reading about so much.

Many of these myths stem from an ancient Welsh books of stories and myths called the Mabinogion.  This book gives great insights into pre-Christian Celtic mythology.  All of these things fire my imagination and make Wales a tempting destination for a day dreaming lover of ancient history and mythology like me!

Beautiful scenery during the day.  A different little town to stay in each night.  Fascinating stops to glean bits and pieces of Welsh history and mythology.  Lots of exercise to burn off the calories from all of the great, hearty food that I always seem to eat to much of when I am in that part of the world.  What more could one want for a perfect vacation?

Have you been to Wales?  What did you enjoy most?

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Shanna Schultz

We are Shanna and Aaron + kiddos. We are a travel addicted family of four who love to escape at every possible opportunity. When we travel, we love to focus on creating meaningful travel experiences that help us all learn about the world together and bring us closer as a family. Shanna also writes about travel in the Midwestern part of the United States at her blog A Midwest Travel Companion

This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Nomadic Samuel

    I haven’t been there. I certainly think it is somewhere I’d enjoy going though 🙂

    1. Shanna Schultz

      I haven’t been there yet, either. It seems to be just far enough off the path that I haven’t quite made it yet. I am always looking for an excuse to return to that part of the world, though 😉

  2. Erica

    The only time I’ve been to Wales is a day trip I made out to Cardiff because I refused to leave the UK without seeing a castle 🙂 The UK is definitely on my list of places to go back to, especially after this post! What a great way to see Wales!

    1. Shanna Schultz

      I am always looking for just the slightest excuse to visit the UK, I love it there!

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