The Wales Way

The Wales Way are three iconic routes that take you through the best that Wales has to offer. The Coastal Way which skirts Cardigan Bay from St. David’s in Pembrokeshire to Aberdaron at the far end of the Llŷn Peninsula, The Cambrian Way which goes through the heart of Wales from Cardiff to Llandudno, and The North Wales Way from Queensferry in the East to Holyhead in the West. In Gwynedd, we are lucky that all three pass through the county, with many highlights on the routes themselves, and some well worth a short detour. Download the PDF to view the many highlights along the routes.


Discover the North Wales Way

The North Wales Way follows the old trading route along our northern coast into Anglesey. Quite apart from the resort towns and whopping castles that line the 75-mile (120km) trail, it’s the jumping-off point for journeys of discovery into the northern hinterlands. From here you can explore the Vales of Clwyd and Conwy, the mountains of Snowdonia, the Menai Strait, and our largest island, Anglesey.

Route maps have been produced that highlight local loops and trails off The North Wales Way as a starting point for exploring the region’s beautiful landscape, stunning scenery and rich heritage - with plenty of places to eat, stay and enjoy along the way. Scroll down to download the PDF or click here to download the Slate Valleys Routes.


Explore the Coastal Way

The Coastal Way runs in an unbroken sweep along Cardigan Bay through the counties of Gwynedd, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire. It’s a stunning seaside road trip with serious star power. Stretching from Aberdaron on the tip of the wild Llŷn Peninsula in the north to the miniature city of St Davids in the south, it’s an epic coastal journey through an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, two National Parks and protected Heritage Coast. Along the way you’ll encounter an unmistakably Welsh landscape of sandy beaches, pretty harbour villages, sublime estuaries, hidden coves and mighty castles. There’s so much to see along the Coastal Way it’s difficult knowing where to start. To point you in the right direction we’ve created a series of themed itineraries showcasing the best The Coastal Way has to offer including the Castles Culture and Heritage route, Coast Stories and much more.