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North West Wales

Explore the sand dunes at Newborough, discover the spectacular summit of Cadair Idris, go mountain biking in Coed y Brenin or enjoy the many waymarked walks in Gwydir Forest Park

"" Beddgelert Forest, near Porthmadog

Peaceful forest in the heart of Snowdonia National Park

View of Cadair Idris National Nature Reserve Cadair Idris National Nature Reserve, near Dolgellau

One of the most beautiful and dramatic spots in Wales

Coed y Brenin Visitor Centre Coed y Brenin Visitor Centre, near Dolgellau

Famous mountain biking centre with walking and running trails

Two women walking along a trail in Pandy at Coed y Brenin Forest Park Coed y Brenin Forest Park - Forest Garden

Choice of trails through trees from all over the world in our forest garden, one of which is accessible

Glasdir Coed y Brenin Forest Park - Glasdir

Discover an old copper works in a quiet rural setting with an accessible trail to a viewpoint over the mine workings

Two women overlooking a stream at Tyddyn Gwladys, Coed y Brenin Forest Park Coed y Brenin Forest Park - Tyddyn Gwladys

Picnic site by the rolling Mawddach river and gateway to the Waterfalls and Goldmines Trail

Two people walking the King’s Guards Trail at Ty’n y Groes, Coed y Brenin Forest Park Coed y Brenin Forest Park - Ty’n y Groes

Riverside picnic area and gateway to an all-ability riverside walk and a rugged mountain trail with great views over Snowdonia

Aber Falls Coedydd Aber National Nature Reserve, near Bangor

Native woodland with a dramatic waterfall

Two women on boardwalk Cors Bodeilio National Nature Reserve, Anglesey

Internationally important wetland rich in wildlife

lake at Cwm Idwal Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve, near Betws-y-Coed

Cwm Idwal lies at the northern end of the Snowdonia National Park.

Mountain Gwydir Forest Park - Betws-y-coed

Choice of peaceful forest walks away from the tourist bustle

Two women on bench Gwydir Forest Park - Cae'n y Coed, near Betws-y-coed

Easy-to-find picnic area with short walk

Moel Siabod from Dolwyddelan Gwydir Forest Park - Dolwyddelan, near Betws-y-coed

Enjoy views of Snowdonia’s peaks and a walk along a Roman road

View from Hafna mine Gwydir Forest Park - Hafna, near Llanrwst

Walking trail through lead mine ruins

Llyn Crafnant Gwydir Forest Park - Llyn Crafnant, near Llanrwst

Three waymarked walks around the lake and one of the finest views in North Wales

Llyn Geirionnydd Gwydir Forest Park - Llyn Geirionydd, near Llanrwst

Picnic site with walking trail around two beautiful lakes

View towards Llyn Sarnau Gwydir Forest Park - Llyn Sarnau, near Betws-y-coed

Picnic spot with a walk to two hidden lakes

Family group walking from Sawbench Gwydir Forest Park - Sawbench, near Llanrwst

Historical walk with valley views and two mountain bike trails

Man and woman looking at Swallow Falls waterfall Gwydir Forest Park - Ty’n Llwyn, near Betws-y-coed

Gateway to the famous Swallow Falls waterfall

Dunes Morfa Dyffryn National Nature Reserve, near Barmouth

Sand dunes and seashore in a beautiful coastal landscape

Beach and dunes at Morfa Harlech Morfa Harlech National Nature Reserve, near Harlech

Coastal landscape with a vast dune system of international importance

Walker on Ynys Llanddwyn Newborough National Nature Reserve and Forest, Anglesey

Discover this unique landscape shaped by wind and sea

View of the landscape at Snowdon National Nature Reserve Snowdon National Nature Reserve, near Beddgelert

Wales’s highest mountain is home to rare plants and wildlife

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