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The Beacons Way

24/04/2023 Wales 10 mins read

The Beacons Way is a 100-mile-long distance footpath, that transverses through the centre of the Brecon Beacons (Bannau Brycheiniog) National Park in South Wales. OS Champion Tracy Purnell takes us on a whistle-stop tour of the top spots along the way.

Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa): Routes to the top

23/03/2023 Wales 10 mins read

There are many routes to the top of Snowdon (in Welsh 'Yr Wyddfa') with some big paths that can get crowded and some lesser-trodden trails. Here's all you need to know about the routes up Snowdon.

Places to go
Visit Three Cliffs Bay, Gower Peninsula

27/09/2022 Wales 10 mins read

Discover what you can see and do at Three Cliffs Bay (Bae y Tri Chlogwyn) in Gower, Wales. Find practical information on parking, facilities and accessibility to help you plan a great day out.

Walking the Cambrian Way

16/08/2022 Wales 5 mins read

The Cambrian Way is a 298-mile walk from south to north Wales (Cardiff and Conwy), coast to coast, through incredible upland and mountain scenery. Tackle it in one go or break it down into sections, find out all you need to know about walking the Cambrian Way in this comprehensive guide.

Places to go
Things to do in Brecon Beacons National Park

05/01/2022 Wales 10 mins read

Planning a trip to the Brecon Beacons? Take a look at our top things to do in Brecon Beacons National Park including some of the best waterfalls and viewpoints to visit.

Family activities
Wallace and Gromit's new outdoor game

29/09/2021 South West 5 mins read

‘Fix up the City’ is a new free gaming app that features Wallace and Gromit and to play it you’ll need to visit Bristol’s Millennium Square or Cardiff Bay. The OS Games team went to check it out.

Brecon Beacons (Bannau Brycheiniog): multi-day hike

15/07/2020 Wales 10 mins read

Long distance walking is more popular than ever in the UK. OS Champion Phillipa Cherryson heads out on a two day hike to explore some of our amazing countryside.

Map Reading
The Welsh origins of place names in Britain

07/11/2019 Wales 10 mins read

Find the original meanings of British place names that use Welsh source words with this extensive list of terms, along with pronunciation.

Water sports
Canoeing on the Wye

12/08/2019 Wales

With the summer holidays well underway our thoughts are turning to how we can fill them with new and exciting activities! #GetOutside Champion, Eli Bishop, gives her tips on how to have the best canoeing adventures on the River Wye.

Top 5 wild camping spots across Wales

10/08/2018 Wales 5 mins read

Daniel Start, author of the Wild Guide Wales, chooses his favourite wild camping spots in Wales. Find directions on how to get to these top 5 wild camping locations plus recommended walks nearby.

Puffin-watching in Pembrokeshire

07/08/2018 Wales

Gemma Nelson shares her experience, Puffin-watching on Skomer Island in Pembrokeshire. She tells of early starts and beautiful walks along the Pembrokeshire coasts.

OS Champions
It’s not just about Snowdon in northern Snowdonia

13/04/2018 Wales

Adventurer and navigation workshop leader, Jason Rawles takes us on 3 lesser-known but incredible routes in northern Snowdonia.

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