Great activities to do in summer 

Summertime in Wales means paths to walk, kayaks to paddle, ponies to ride and mountains to climb. It also means summer holiday season, so here are five of our favourite summertime activities to try.

  • Sea Kayaking off Pembrokeshire coast

    Sea kayaking near St David's, Pembrokeshire Coast

    A kayak is the ultimate craft to explore the coast of Wales and calm seas in summer let you get up close. With an expert activity operator you’ll explore caves and secret bays around St David’s Head or paddle through monster arches near Stackpole. You might see seals on otherwise inaccessible beaches and skies filled with seabirds. It’s an adventure that deserves a day at least. Actually, set aside several.

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  • Pony Trekkers riding across bridge in Llanthony, Brecon Beacons
    Pony Trekkers in Llanthony, Brecon Beacons

    Summertime is one of our favourite seasons for a day in the saddle. This is also the season that the Brecon Beacons, the National Park where pony trekking began, comes into its own. Drier weather lets you head into the hills for picnics with a view and longer days open up distance rides such as the Three Rivers Ride.

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  • Family coasteering off cliffs, near Rhossili, Gower

    Coasteering, Holy Island, Anglesey

    Coasteering for most of us is best in summer sunshine. Although it's famous in Pembrokeshire, Holy Island, with the most spectacular coast of North Wales, is just as good for the ultimate aquatic adventure. It has deep clean water, hidden beaches and cliffs. But it also has the largest sea cave in Wales and far fewer coasteering groups, and that means more adventure. 

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  • Couple walking on Hawthorn Hill, Offa's Dyke Path

    Hawthorn Hill, Knighton, Mid Wales

    Because most holidaymakers rush to our National Parks the border country can seem like a secret. Summer is when the Wye Valley woods are at their lushest. And early summer is when heather dusts the Clwydian range with purple. There’s no better walking escape than a summer evening in a sleepy village after a day in the hills.

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  • View of mountains and valley at Llanberis Pass, Snowdonia

    View over Llanberis Pass to Elidir Fawr and Carneddau, Snowdonia

    The kids want adventure. You want scenery. We have the solution. A qualified climbing operator will show your budding Edmund Hillarys the ropes, whilst you sit back and enjoy the view. They’ll learn mountain safety and how to scale the crags and mountain sides in places like Llanberis Pass, a cradle of British climbing. Better still many of these crags are open to sunshine.

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