TOP CHRISTMAS WALKS IN WALES

Sirhowy Valley, Caerphilly

Sirhowy Valley Country Park is a great base for walking. The walk features spectacular mountain scenery, woodlands, disused railway lines, lakes and tumbling rivers. The walk starts at the Aneurin Bevan Memorial Stones at Tredegar and in all it’s 26 miles but it can be completed in seven stages.

For more information visit www.caerphilly.gov.uk/countryside/countryparks/sirhowyvalley.htm

Cwmcarn Forest Drive, Caerphilly

This is a 7-mile scenic route through the rolling hills and green mountains of one the country's largest urban forests. It’s a varied walk, with a stiff climb, a ridge walk and an easy return. The 360º views make your ascent to the top well worth the effort. On a clear day you can see forever.

For more information visit www.caerphilly.gov.uk/visiting/attractions/cwmcarnforestdrive.htm

Wye Valley Walk

If you are looking for a pleasant afternoon stroll then make your way to the Wye Valley. This 136 mile trail follows the river valley from Chepstow in Monmouthshire to the slopes of Plynlimon in Powys and is waymarked with a leaping salmon logo.

It criss crosses between England and Wales, moving through historic towns of Chepstow, Monmouth, Ross on Wye, Hereford, Hay on Wye, Builth Wells and Rhayader.

Visit www.wyevalleywalk.org for more information.