The Welsh landscape is like no other; exploration brings fascinations and awe-inspiring sights at each turn. From the seemingly endless rolling hills of the countryside, dotted with cattle and vibrant bursts of the gorse and heathers, to the mountain peaks and golden sands of the coast. It is truly a magical place to visit, especially if you’re looking to get away from the crowds and enjoy the tranquillity that the natural landscape brings. In our latest blog, we’ve taken a look at a handful of our favourite places, the destinations we visit to reconnect with our surroundings, and absorb the beauty of nature.
No natural wonder list would be complete without Snowdonia National Park featuring as an entry. The diversity of flora and fauna, mesmerising lakes, ancient forests and of course, the highest mountain in Wales, Mount Snowdon, make this a landscape that appears to be from another world! The epic backdrop is just waiting to be explored; be sure to take some time out of your break to wander amongst the splendour.
As the largest of its kind in Wales, Lake Bala or Llyn Tegid, is undeniably impressive. Surrounded by the untamed woodlands, valleys and rivers, the serenity of this natural wonder will sweep over you upon arrival. At 4.84km², it lends itself to an array of activities, from hiking, cycling, fishing to canoeing and sailing, this makes it the perfect destination for those seeking a little adventure during their visit.
The National Show Caves Centre
Consisting of three caves, Cathedral, Cove and the Dan yr Ogof, the underground rock formations and caverns are simply mesmerising. Passing through tunnels and passageways, you will emerge into the caves and be greeted with an array of spectacular sights. From rivers, lakes and waterfalls to stalactites and the frequently unexpected, human bones. 42 skeletons were found during an excavation, which dates back more than 3000 years, other items include rings, pottery and jewellery.
Wye Valley AONB
Designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty since 1971, the landscape of the Wye Valley is as captivating as it is unique. Stretching 92km and following the River Wye, it has an array of fascinating sights, from the deep limestone gorge, dense woodland and meandering river. Those with a passion for wildlife will certainly find it pleasing here with more than 30 species of fish, an abundance of birds including kingfishers, herons, dippers and sand martins, as well as the polecat, bats and otters.
Three Cliffs Bay
A jaw-droppingly beautiful stretch of coast is found just outside of Swansea, Three Cliffs Bay. The renowned spot is a favourite for many, with the rolling dunes, salt marshes and of course, the signature limestone cliffs. On a calm day, you can almost grasp the serenity, while when the tides are wild and high, and the sea air is blowing in, the atmosphere and power of the surroundings is difficult to ignore.
Pistyll Rhaeadr Waterfall
The enchanting waterfall of Pistyll Rhaeadr is the tallest in Wales, at 80 meters, and is Britain’s tallest single-drop falls. Located amongst the stunning Berwyn Mountains, the waterway is surrounded by beauty, with rolling hills and trees shaping the landscape.
Which wonderful landscape will you visit while glamping in Wales? We’d love to hear about your favourite locations, get in touch via our social media channels.
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