From the Three Cliffs and Fall Bays to Mumbles Pier and Mewslade, the Gower Peninsula is a great place to start out if you're new to climbing. Learn all about rigging and begin to nurture your skills with the experts from Gower Adventures, who can tailor a trip out according to where you want to visit.

Discover the Gower from another angle

Three Cliffs is one of the areas covered by Gower Activity Centres, whose mission is to ensure you have as much fun as possible around the beaches of Gower.

If you're prepared to potentially soak up some rich Welsh mud, the hidden gem of Challenge Valley at Clyne Farm Centre is an assault course with a difference. It's loads of fun for kids and groups, and the charming farmhouse complex itself also offers indoor climbing facilities.

Indoor cliff hanging

Indoor climbing centres are always a good option if you're a little unsure about learning outside or weather conditions aren't great. The LC Climbing Wall in Swansea has eight lines and 20 different routes to choose from, as well as an automatic mechanism which allows everyone to be safely lowered to the ground once they've reached the summit.

The indoor sessions are comprehensive enough to leave you with a thorough grounding in the basics. If you are feeling confident, you can head out to the sea cliffs with Morfa Bay Adventure to learn the essentials of climbing movements and rope skills. No previous experience is necessary, and all the equipment is on hand. You can choose the height you start at before abseiling down, and there's ample bunkhouse accommodation if you feel like sticking around.

LC Climbing Wall

Pembrokeshire's a great place to climb 

The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park is a brilliant place to visit. Conveniently, it's also the home of Rock Up Climbing and TYF Adventure, who are both expertly poised to give families an amazing, extremely safe day out.

Both activity operators work across Pembrokeshire and always match locations to climber skills. Choose from a range of courses - from family friendly and gentle introductions to more technical multi-pitch and learn-to-lead climbing courses.

Learning to climb has never been easier.