Big Welsh Walk Kicks Off

 Directors Walk Big Welsh Walk

Big Welsh Walk kicked off today with a fabulous walk on the Wales Coast Path in Penarth. Ramblers Cymru Director, Angela Charlton was joined by our partners and supporters to launch our month long celebration of walking in Wales.

We’re encouraging you and your friends and family to get out walking in May to explore what our beautiful and diverse country has to offer. Over a hundred walks are registered and available on our Big Welsh Walk map.

Here’s a taster of what Big Welsh Walk has to offer.

Seagrass, Seals & Shipwrecks - Porthdinllaen

Organiser: National Trust

May, 5.30pm thDate and time: Wednesday 13

Distance: 2.5 miles

With picturesque views of fine sandy beaches, sheltered waters and stunning grass covered cliffs, Porthdinllaen is the perfect place for an early evening coastal walk. This traditional fishing village is rich in history dating as far back as the Iron Age, of which many features can still be seen today. This walk, led by our BWW partner: the National Trust, will explore the fascinating wildlife and habitats found in the area. Keep a look out for Sand Martins, Cormorants, Oystercatchers and if you’re very lucky you may even spot a Grey Seal!

Moel Famau 

Moel Famau - Cilain

Organiser: Clwydian Ramblers

Date and time: Saturday May, 10.00am nd2

Distance: 4 miles

If it’s breath-taking views and stunning landscapes you’re after, it doesn’t get much better than the Clwydian Range. This area of outstanding natural beauty has many magnificent heritage attractions including Iron Age hillforts, Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal World Heritage Site, Valle Crucis Abbey and the magnificent Marcher fortress of Chirk Castle. This short walk, led by the Clwydian Ramblers, will take you along quiet paths to the highest point of the Range, Moel Famau. From the summit on a clear day it is possible to see as far as the high peaks of Snowdonia to the north and across the Cheshire Plain and the Peak District to the east. This route is ideal for all the family and there will be plenty of time to find the perfect spot for a picnic lunch.

Aeron Valley Short Walk - Llanerchaeron

Organiser: Am dro am Glonc Ceredigion Walk and Talk

May, 2.00pm thDate and Time: Saturday 16

Distance: Up to 4 miles

century Welsh minor gentry estate. Starting outside the visitor centre, this level and accessible walk will follow the old railway track along the Aeron Valley and back. This leisurely stroll is suitable for all, so children and dogs are more than welcome. Don’t forget to stay after the walk for a large slice of cake and a nice cup of tea. thThe Aeron Valley situated in the Mid-Wales county of Ceredigion stretches from Aberaeron on the Cardigan Bay coast through to Llangeitho. The National Trust owned Llanerchaeron is a beautiful grade 1 listed mansion and a rare example of an 18

Broadhaven Beach 

Dawn Chorus Walk – Broad Haven

Organiser: Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority

May, 4.30am rdDate and time: Sunday 3

Distance: 2 miles

Broad Haven is situated in the southern part of Pembrokeshire with St Davids to the north and Haverfordwest and Milford Haven to the south. This quaint seaside village attracts visitors from all over the country who come to enjoy the spectacular sandy beaches, dunes and limestone cliffs. The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park guides will lead the way along this beautiful coastal walk and help you identify individual voices from the chorus of birdsong. So get up with the lark and listen to nature's orchestra! It’s an early start for this walk so warm clothing is recommended and a little pocket money for breakfast.

Scramblers Under the Sea - Stackpole

Organiser: Keep Wales Tidy

May, 11am – 3pm rdDate and time: Saturday 23

Distance: 3 miles

Stackpole has it all; soft sandy beaches, striking limestone cliffs, cosy sheltered coves and a grand estate owned by the National Trust. Our BWW partner Keep Wales Tidy has organized a self-led ‘Under the Sea’ fancy dress walk suitable for sea creatures of all ages! The route will take you around the beautiful Bosherston Lily Ponds; a wildlife habitat famous for its otters, water birds and dragonflies. There is a prize for the best fancy dress, and face painting will be available at the welcome point. Bring the whole family for this fun day out!