2023 is being dubbed the ‘Year of Trails’ in Wales, and for good reason. With a network of over 3,000 miles of trails, including long-distance routes, mountain biking, and walking paths, there’s plenty to explore in this beautiful country. In an effort to encourage more people to get outdoors and enjoy the stunning scenery, Wales has already launched a series of initiatives to make it easier and more enjoyable to explore the trails. In this blog post, we’ll look at how Wales is planning to get people outside and moving in 2023, and what you can look forward to if you decide to visit.

Visit Wales announces Llwybrau/Wales by Trails

Visit Wales has unveiled the latest in its series of themed years, the ‘Year of Trails’. This new campaign follows on from their previous five-year initiatives which celebrated adventure, legends, sea, discovery, and outdoors. The Llwybrau/Wales by Trails campaign has been live from the 9th of January onwards, with content available online on Visit Wales’ website to show visitors and locals alike the best trails and experiences Wales has to offer.

Natural Resources Wales is responsible for managing waymarked walking trails, mountain bike and cycling trails, running trails and horse-riding trails in Wales. With so much to explore, the ‘Year of Trails’ campaign is the perfect opportunity for visitors and locals alike to explore all the diverse landscapes that Wales has to offer.

Outdoor Wonderland

Wales is preparing to launch an exciting year of trails in 2023, celebrating the beauty and diversity of their country. The initiative, dubbed Llwybrau/Wales by Trails, seeks to get people out and explore nature in a sustainable and safe way. This is an opportunity to discover hidden gems in Wales’ lush countryside, so take advantage of it!

The Welsh government has made an effort to prioritize environmental sustainability and access to nature. With this in mind, they have created a network of paths and trails to suit everyone’s interests and abilities. Whether you prefer gentle meadow strolls or rugged mountain hikes, you’ll be able to find something to suit your needs.

Some ideas for your trails

Wales is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise, and with the Year of Trails in 2023 comes a fantastic opportunity to explore some of its most beautiful regions. Whether you’re an experienced hiker or a beginner looking for an exciting adventure, there are plenty of trails to choose from. Here are just a few ideas to get you started:

  • Snowdon: Wales’ highest peak is one of its most popular hiking destinations.
  • Glyderau: Consider the Glyderau range in Snowdonia National Park. With mountains like Glyder Fawr, Glyder Fach, and Tryfan there’s a whole world to explore.
  • Offa’s Dyke Path in North Wales is one of the most iconic trails in the region, stretching 177 miles from the town of Prestatyn on the North Wales coast all the way down to Chepstow in South Wales. For a shorter hike, you can also opt for a section of Offa’s Dyke Path and get a taste of the amazing scenery it offers.
  • Wales Coastal Path You can also explore some of the best beaches in the world along the 870-mile Wales Coastal Path. This trail offers stunning views of the Irish Sea, sandy beaches, and plenty of wildlife. The trail is made up of countless separate sections, so you can pick the ones that are right for your level. No matter which route you take, you’ll be rewarded with some unforgettable experiences.

Get involved

Bron Y Wendon is the ideal place to base yourself on a trip to North Wales, thanks to superlative access to the roads thanks to its location alongside the A55 North Wales Expressway. With striking panoramic views to boot, you can be sure that you’ve chosen the perfect park.