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ty hafan summer stroll

tŷ hafan summer stroll

As the summer approaches and we pack our suitcases for our holidays, Tŷ Hafan families are packing theirs to come to us.

By getting sponsored and taking part in The Tŷ Hafan Summer Stroll, you are helping us to provide them with some extra special treats to make their holiday with us truly magical.

Short-break care gives vital respite to each family member. We need your help to deliver this critical support.

Family walking routes in Wales 

When the views are this epic, a country stroll becomes a mini-adventure. It’s enough to turn even the most reluctant ramblers into fearless explorers. Especially if there’s an ice-cream at the end…

Five top picks from the locations within the map above

Rhossili bay, Gower

Rhossili Bay curves along an arc running northwards from the village. The sandy beach is three miles (5 km) long and is backed with sand dunes. Locals refer to the beach as Llangennith Sands. Behind the beach just north of the village is Rhossili Down with the highest point on the Gower Peninsula, the Beacon (193 metres), and a number of prehistoric remains. It is a fantastic route to walk.

Rhosilli Bay Summer Stroll

Pen Y Fan, Brecon

Pen y Fan is the highest peak in south Wales, situated in the Brecon Beacons National Park. At 886 metres (2,907 ft) above sea-level, it is also the highest British peak south of Cadair Idris in Snowdonia. The mountain and surrounding area are owned by the National Trust and the incredible views seen from the top are worth the stroll up there.

Pen y Fan Brecon Summer Stroll

Pembrey Country Park

Pembrey Country Park consists of some 500 acres of parkland. Its southern edge is formed by the 8 miles (13 km) long Cefn Sidan beach. The park contains visitor attractions such as a ski slope, adventure play areas, a miniature railway and mountain bike trails. The land which the park is located served industrial uses in the 20th century. Railway lines, World War II bunkers and pillboxes still remain.

pembrey country park summer stroll

Castell Coch and Fforest Fawr, Cardiff

Castell Coch occupies a stretch of woodland on the slopes above the village of Tongwynlais and the River Taff, about 10.6 kilometres (6.6 mi) north-west of the centre of Cardiff. Its design combines the surviving elements of the medieval castle with 19th-century additions to produce a building which the historian Charles Kightly considered "the crowning glory of the Gothic Revival" in Britain. 

Castell Coch Summer Stroll

Llyn Elsi, Betws-y-coed

Llyn Elsi is a lake located above the village of Betws-y-coed in the Snowdonia National Park in North Wales. It is a reservoir providing water for the village. There is a path round the lake, and at a height of over 700 ft it affords good views to the north-west towards the mountain ranges of the Carneddau and the Glyderau. Snowdon itself is not visible behind the mass of Moel Siabod.

Llyn elsei betws y coed summer stroll


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