With mountain summits to bag, woodland waterfalls to admire and waves to catch, Wales has all you need for your next adventure. There is so much to discover in this beautiful country, here are just a few reasons I love Wales:
1. Mountains ⛰
Snowdonia National Park will blow your mind. It’s one of the most beautiful places in the UK. Snowdon was the first mountain I climbed at 9 years old and holds so many fond memories of childhood adventure and wonder. The Watkins path that leads to the mountains summit, takes you past beautiful clear waterfalls. Taking a dip in the fresh mountain water is just what you need after a day of walking in the hills.
(Also a trip to Snowdonia wouldn’t be complete without refuelling with lots of food and a pint of tea in Petes Eats, Llanberis!)
2. Surfing 🏄♀️
I’ve always loved surfing, and to get a fix in the waves I’d take weekend trips from Bristol down to Devon or Cornwall. In the last couple of years I’ve made Rest Bay at Porthcawl my regular spot and I love it, it’s a shorter journey and a lovely beach.
3. Wildlife 🐬
Whilst sea kayaking on a sunny day from Aberporth Bay I had the incredible experience of paddling alongside a mother and calf bottlenose dolphin. The water was glittering in the bright sunshine as the pair dipped in and out of the water, gliding alongside my kayak. I never imagined I would have such an amazing experience off the coast of Wales, it’s still one of my top wildlife experiences!
4. Waterfalls 💦
5. Community ❤️
As part of the Surfers Against Sewage Autumn beach clean, I organised a clean up at Newton Beach. Although I don’t live in Porthcawl, I surf there regularly so wanted to help clean up the coast I love so much. I arrived with my friends not expecting much of a turn out but was so pleased when people from the local community started showing up. Everyone was so friendly and the event was a great success.
6. Climbing 🧗♀️
I would get in trouble with my climber friends if I talked about advenutres in Wales and didn’t mention the climbing! From the staggering sea cliffs in Pembrokeshire to the Llanberis slate, Wales has world-class trad climbing to offer.
7. All of the above
For such a small country, Wales packs a punch when it comes to adventure. I’d encourage everyone living or visting the UK to go and discover the beauty we have on our doorstep!