TOP CHRISTMAS WALKS IN WALES

Parc Cwm Darren, Bargoed

This serene country park, two miles north of Bargoed, is the ideal place for an easy stroll. The route takes you along lakeside paths and through Cwmllwydrew Meadows nature reserve. With walking routes and waymarked trails to guide you every step of the way there’s no danger of getting lost.

Visit www.caerphilly.gov.uk/countryside/countryparks/cwmdarren.htm for more information.

Usk Valley Walk

This 48 mile walk starts at the Ship Inn in Caerleon and follows the course of the River Usk until it reaches Brecon. From Usk through to Abergaveeny the walk takes you along the riverbank where its fairly flat. After passing Talybont Resevour and Brynith, the route ends in at the Probert Basin in Brecon.

Visit www.uskvalleywalk.org.uk for more information.