One of the main reasons that attracts countless visitors to Wales each year is the beautiful, natural surroundings that lead to wonderfully refreshing breaks. The country is an evergreen holiday destination offering a variety of different aspects to excite the senses during spring, summer, autumn, and winter meaning that you are able to enjoy the great outdoors all year round. To help you do so, we have come up with our favourite pub walks in Wales to help you see the best of your holiday destination with a little reward along the way.
The Begwyns to Clyro, Brecon Beacons
A fairly moderate walk located in a beautiful area of Mid Wales, this walk can be made as long or a short as you like with many short circular routes available. For those who wish to tackle the full 7.5 miles at once, you’ll be treated to stunning views of the Black Mountains, Brecon Beacons, and Radnor Hills. Upon reaching the final stretch of a walk that is described by the National Trust as “a top mountain walk with none of the climb”, you will be able to indulge at The Baskerville Arms in Clyro.
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A Circuit from Beddgelert, Snowdonia
Encompassing a little bit of local legend, this circuit is another moderate route located within Snowdonia in North Wales. Measuring around 5.9 miles, this route will see you start at the pretty village of Beddgelert before traversing the Pass of Aberglaslyn and ascending Cwm Bychan for unparalleled views of Snowdonia National Park and then making your way back to Beddgelert via Llyn Dinas and the Sygun Copper Mine. After you have sampled the scenery, Welsh heritage, and Gelert’s Grave, the Tanronnen Inn is a great place to refuel.
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Porthgain to Pwll Caerog Circuit, Pembrokeshire
This is a relatively short walk located in West Wales offering spectacular coastal views. Set off from the village of Porthgain and follow the coast path to The Blue Lagoon, a “sea quarry” towards the north of Abereiddy, before continuing along the coastal route to Pwll Caerog. Along the way you will be treated to hidden beaches and unmatched coastal scenery. Either return the way you came or go cross-country to return to Porthgain and the Sloop Inn.
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Llangollen History Trail, North Wales
The Llangollen History Trail is a moderate walk located close to the Wales/England border in North Wales. During the walk, you’ll see historically significant landmarks such as castle ruins and medieval churches as well as spectacular views over the Dee Valley. The village of Llangollen is home to the Cornmill Pub and offers great food close to the canal.
Abergynolwyn Circuit, Snowdonia
Starting and finishing in the former slate village of Abergynolwyn, this moderate walk will see you take in the scenery of the Talyllyn and Dysynni valleys beneath Cader Idris and circuit Foel Cae’rberllan Hill. Once you arrive back at Abergynolwyn, head to the Railway Inn for a hearty meal and well-deserved drink.
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Great at all times of the year and suitable for every kind of holiday, these great pub walks in Wales will help you make the most of your break.