Wonderful Wales – miles of unspoiled beauty and remote places are just waiting for you to discover them …

If you love good food, country walking and beautiful scenery, there is so much to discover in Wales. Keep reading for itineraries for short trips in Wales focussing on country walking and  discovering the road less travelled .

St. David's Peninsula

St. David’s is the perfect base for a short break exploring the dramatically rugged coastline of North Pembrokeshire.

The “city” itself (only a city because it has a rather splendid cathedral) is a lovely place to visit, but lace up your hiking boots and walk the surrounding coastline to discover the real beauty of wild North Pembrokeshire.

Staying at the luxurious  Twr y Felin Hotel makes this a very romantic option for a short UK break.


The Gorgeous Gower (you shouldn’t ever call it “The” Gower, apparently) was the first area to be designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).  Spend three days walking along the gloriously varied landscape crammed into its 73 square miles and you will soon see why it should be top of your own travel wish list.

Read More for some suggestions of how to make the most of your precious time here and where to base yourself.


Anglesey – unspoilt and peaceful.  Easy on the eye and gentle on the mind.  20 miles in diameter – small enough that you could contemplate walking all the way around its coast – but large enough to lose yourself in happily for four days.

I think it is always nice to have a bit of variety on a trip.  Walking is great , beaches are fun, discovering local foodie treats is delightful – but a little history and heritage provides the icing on the cake?  When you can find all those key ingredients, you have yourself a copper bottomed guarantee of a great British seaside break.

Here’s how we made the most of our short time on the island.