20 May 2014 Escape from exam stress in Wales Zip World, Penrhyn Quarry, Bethesda It's that time of year. The academic year is nearly over but not quite. For those of you in the middle of exams, and those who share your lives with them, take a day out to Wales to ease the tension. Head to the coast for the calming sound of the waves and the sand between your toes at one of our award winning beaches. Letting the stress melt away with the distraction of glorious views and coastline exploration. If that doesn't do it for you. Get out and get active, burning off the stress in a country that has lots to offer. You could try hurtling along at 40mph on a zip wire or looking for your own adventure on (and in) water, horse back, pedal power or under your own steam. Whatever you choose, relax and enjoy. You've earned it. Enjoy this? Share it with friends Related items Best in class 2014! Rough Guide votes Wales best place to visit in 2014 Top Welsh writers Discover twelve Welsh writers who have been inspired by Wales’ language and landscapes. 10 brilliant picnic spots Fantastic places for an alfresco feast in Wales, as chosen by fans of our Facebook page. Welsh AONBs Discover the gorgeous hills, valleys, islands and coasts of our Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. What is an AONB? Why are Anglesey, Gower, Llŷn, the Clwydian Range, Dee Valley and Wye Valley so special? Chris Packham’s Wales One of Britain’s best-loved naturalists and TV presenters on his favourite places in Wales.