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Greentraveller's Guide to the Protected Landscapes of Wales

Posted by Richard Hammond at 01:49 on Tuesday 19 April 2016

Greentraveller's team of writers and designers has produced a guide to all 8 of the protected landscapes of Wales, providing tips on local accommodation, places to eat, a range of attractions, activities, and great days out in these beautiful, specially protected areas.

The 8 Protected Landscapes of Wales. Illustration: Copyright GreentravellerThe 8 Protected Landscapes of Wales. Illustration: Copyright GreentravellerThe guide connects visitors with a range of local tourism businesses and attractions, including B&Bs, hotels, campsites, farmers' markets, festivals, gardens, museums, local food and drink, and a variety of outdoor adventure activites, including walks and cycle rides, surfing, canoeing, horse-riding and wildlife watching.

The guide features articles by Greentraveller's team of professional writers who visited the protected landscapes to write about their experiences: Outdoor adventure in the Dee Valley; Meeting local food heroes in the Clwydian Range; Cycling in the Wye Valley from Monmouth to Symonds Yat; A pilgrimage from Monmouth to Tintern Abbey; A foodie safari around Gower; and Walking Gower's Coastal Path.

Greentraveller's film unit has also produced videos about each of the protected landscapes (you can watch them in the individual guides - see links above), as well as this overall video providing a taste of the range of adventures across all 8 protected landcapes:

Greentraveller's Chief Executive Richard Hammond says: "We're delighted to bring together - in one free online guide - well-researched information about visiting all 8 Welsh Protected Landscapes. Each landscape has its own special qualities, providing visitors with a range of great natural beauty, cultural heritage, history, and biodiversity.

"The aim of the guide is to capitalise on the special qualities of each designated landscape for the benefit of the local economy. 

"It's been particularly inspiring working with the tourism officers in each of the Protected Landscapes who have been a great help putting together this guide. We hope it does them justice, showcasing what fantastic beautiful places these specially protected places are to visit.

"This guide is the latest of our online destination platforms that are proving popular with holidaymakers looking for that special local touch."

The three Welsh National Parks (Brecon Beacons, Pembrokeshire Coast and Snowdonia) together with the five Welsh Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (Anglesey, Clwydian Range and Dee Valley, Gower, Llŷn and Wye Valley), protect 24 percent of Wales, including precious landscapes, habitats, villages and heritage sites.

>> Greentraveller's Guide to the 8 Protected Landscapes of Wales

Posted by Richard Hammond


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