They say that Wales is 'God's country'. In the book of Genesis "God" built the earth in six days and rested on the seventh but legend has it that on the eighth he put the best parts of the earth into this little country called Wales. Mind you we are equally sure he woke up on the ninth and said 'The weather, I forgot about the dam weather!'
What ever be the case this Celtic land of ours is truly blessed with scenic beauty and nowhere does that beauty shine so brightly as when its viewed from its mountain tops. From the peaks of Snowdonia to the Fans of the Beacons or out over the coastline of Pembroke, the scenic vistas that we have are simply outstanding and this gives us some of the best hiking areas in the UK. Visitors to Wales are simply astonished at the quality and quantity of our hiking trails!
Much of Wales' diverse landscape is mountainous, particularly in the north and central regions. The highest mountains in Wales are in Snowdonia (Eryn) and include Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), which, at 1,085 m (3,560 ft) is the highest peak in Wales. The 14 (or possibly 15) Welsh mountains over 3,000 feet (914 m) high are known collectively as the Welsh 3000's, and are located in a small area in the north-west.
The highest outside the 3000s is Aran Fawddwy at 905m (2,969 ft) in the south of Snowdonia. The Brecon Beacons (Bannau Brycheiniog) in the south has Pen Y Fan as it's highest point at 886 m (2,907 ft), and are joined by the Cambrian Mountains in Mid Wales.
Wales has three national parks: Snowdonia, Brecon Beacons and the Pembrokeshire Coast. It also has four Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB's), namely Anglesey, the Clwydian Range, the Gower Peninsula and the Wye Valley. The Gower Peninsula was the first area in the whole of the United Kingdom to be designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, in 1956.
We make full use of our fantastic landscape and provide an extensive range of hiking expeditions for youth or adult groups. We specialise in providing expeditions for young adults and DOE award groups in any part of the country. In addition we cater for the adventurer who wants a little bit more of a challenge from his hiking holiday or the visitor who wants to sample our historic heritage along with the natural beauty of our landscape.
We provide DOE or youth group Expeditions in the following areas;
We provide mountain leaders or logistic support for the following hiking expeditions;
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