Four of the most scenic walks in South Wales

Jenai Laignel / 08 May 2015 ( 28 April 2016 )

Here are some of the most stunning walks to take in South Wales that are suitable for all abilities.

Whether you're taking a stroll along winding riverbanks or through wooded paths, Wales is home to some of the most superb scenery in the UK.

4. The Wye Valley, Chepstow

A picture-perfect walk to awaken your senses. Start the walk at Chepstow Castle, heading through orchards, meadows, mountains and woodland, and you will soon see why the Wye Valley gave inspiration to Wordsworth's poetry.

A blue narrow boat on the Brecon Canal

3. Brecon Canal

The Brecon Canal offers something different throughout the year. In Autumn you’ll be enchanted by the vivid red and gold leaves reflecting in the still waters of the canal. In Spring, you’ll notice how the trees and wildflowers growing along the path make it a haven for butterflies and birds.

A relatively easy, peaceful walk, it can be taken in small sections depending on the amount of time you have.

Paxton's Tower

2. Llanarthne, Carmarthenshire

A relaxed stroll through Pont Felin Gat can be completed in around an hour and a half.

Here you will see the National Botanic Gardens and a breathtaking waterfall, as well as ancient woodland flowers.

Usk Valley

1. Usk Valley, Brecon Beacons

Home to the longest flowing river in Wales, the Usk Valley is a haven for experienced and novice walkers alike.

Begin your journey at the source of the River Usk on Fan Foel in the Brecon Beacons National Park and follow the towpath of the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal as it passes the Black Mountains and the interior uplands.