Green Travel Guides to the
Protected Areas of Wales
Here are our guides to all 8 of the protected landscapes of Wales, including the 5 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (Anglesey, Clwydian Range and Dee Valley, Gower, Llŷn and Wye Valley) and the three National Parks (Brecon Beacons, Pembrokeshire Coast and Snowdonia).
The guides provide tips on local accommodation, places to eat, a range of attractions, activities, and great days out in these beautiful, specially protected areas.
The aim of the guide is to connect 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 activities, including walks and cycle rides, surfing, canoeing, horse-riding and wildlife watching.
The guide features articles by Green Traveller's team of writers, photographers and videographers who visited the protected landscapes to document their experiences, including:
Rockpooling in Snowdonia; Exploring Castell Henllys in Pembrokeshire; Outdoor adventure in the Dee Valley; Cycling in the Wye Valley from Monmouth to Symonds Yat; A trip to Barsey Island, Llŷn; and Walking Gower's Coastal Path.
Artwork by Green Traveller
Green Traveller produced videos about each of the protected landscapes (you can watch them in the individual guides), as well as an overall video (below), which provides a taste of the range of adventures across all 8 protected landscapes.
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.