The South Wales region, without doubt, offers some of the most varied walking opportunities in the UK. Its two national parks could not be more different. The Beacon Beacons Park consists of high, grassy mountains which roll, wave-like, across the landscape. Pembrokeshire, on the other hand, is famous for it’s coastline, one of the finest stretches of coastal natural beauty in Europe. Other attractions – all within easy reach of eachother – include the Gower Peninsula – Britain’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Waterfall Country – a collection of beautiful waterfalls in the Vale of Neath, the Glamorgan Heritage Coast – spectacular Jurassic sea cliffs and Merthyr Mawr, home to Europe’s second highest sand dunes. There are also a number of interesting cultural trails (Dylan Thomas, Richard Burton and Alfred Russell Wallace) and the cities of Swansea and Cardiff to take in! This area of the website features some of the best walks in south Wales.