Three family walks in Wales

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With kids potentially off school for half term, here are three simple walks to keep them busy and get some fresh air into their lungs and maybe some exercise to tire them out.

For a good family stroll, Cwm Carn forest drive (Sat Nav NP11 7FA) has some great short walks including an adventure playground. The walks are simple but in beautiful autumnal woodlands. Based around a small mountain peak there are trails crisscrossing the entire valley with babbling brooks and mountain bike trails.

There is a fantastic circular walk along the River Wye from Tintern Abbey (Sat Nav NP16 6SQ) to Tintern Station. As you are walking through barren fields alongside the river, keep your eyes open for Herons in the river and see the Barbel fish eating the surface bugs. When you get back to the Majestic Abbey either wander around the Abbey, or you can head to Parva Farm 100mtr away (entrance opposite the Wye Valley Hotel car park) and you could visit the live animals and pick up a bottle of Vino from their vineyard.

Another great family walk for this time of year is in Llanberis. The beautiful Llanberis pass is a wonderful place for walking, climbing and watersports. In particular is the Llyn Padarn Lake (Sat Nav LL5 4TY). This makes for a great family trek and can make a very enjoyable afternoon walking the lakes edge, watching the tour boats puffing steam into the crisp skies and at certain times, you will find the lakes miniature steam railway operating. A lovely fitting treat.

If you want to join me for some walking or mountaineering please get in touch on 07534 387152 or use the link below to find out more;

Published by Mark Lewis Adventures

I am a passionate adventurer, loving being in the mountains walking, climbing, scrambling as much as I love being under the water exploring shipwrecks, mines and caverns, or in search of treasure in the depths. My real passion lies in combining mountains and water and as such you’ll often find me either in the mountains altitude diving, or in the mountains ice diving. Both exhilarating and peaceful – allowing me to regenerate the inner me, whilst pushing myself physically and mentally.

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