South Wales is the leading activity and adventure holiday destination in the UK – few places in Europe can boast a National Park designated mountain wilderness and a coastline of outstanding natural beauty within 30 miles of each other. Brecon Beacons National Park and the Gower Coastline are both wonderful natural adventure activity playgrounds. In addition to a wide range of outdoor pursuits, the Swansea Bay area boasts an extensive range of indoor leisure facilities for visitors.
Things to do in South Wales
Learn to surf on one of Trip Advisor’s World Top 10 Best Beaches. Rhosilli Bay on the Gower Peninsula, a huge expanse of white sand with beautiful clean swimming water, is one of the best surfing beaches in Europe and a must do for any activity holiday in South Wales.
Ever tried mountain biking? If not then this could be your chance. Hire bikes and enjoy some of the world’s best trails (suitable for all ages and abilities) in the wilderness of Afan Forest Park.
What about walking through a waterfall? Canyoning in South Wales’s Waterfall Country is an exhilirating experience. Adventure Britain are award winning adventure activity specialists who offer a discounted rate to guests at Swansea Valley Holiday Cottages to anyone wanting to see this amazing landscape from the river itself!
Go Ape in Margam Park – swing through trees and fly down zip slides – a wonderful adventure activity for all the family.
South Wales has some of the most interesting scenic pony trekking rides in the country – from your holiday cottage you can spend a day trekking on beaches, through woodland and on mountains.
Dynamic Rock, one of the UK’s best climbing walls is situated in the village of Clydach in the Swansea Valley – they offer taster sessions for the complete beginner – another great idea for an activity packed holiday in Wales.
The opportunity to try such varying activities as surfing and canyoning provides much excitiement and sets it apart from other traditional destinations to make it a memorable experience.
If you’re a solo traveller wanting an activity break, a group of mountain bikers seeking world class trails or a family wanting an outdoor adventure, the multitude of activities in South Wales guarantees there is something to suit everyone and provide you with a real adventure holiday.
Swansea Valley Holiday Cottages, situated between Brecon Beacons National Park and the Gower Coastline, are an ideal base from which to enjoy the wide range of activites on offer in South Wales – from birdwatching to mountain biking to surfing to sea fishing.
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