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The Countryside of Wales

Wales is a country of great natural beauty much of it mountainous, from Snowdon in the north to the Brecon Beacons in the south. Wales is also home to many beautiful beaches, spectacular coastlines and lush valleys.

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Where to go in Wales - Rough Guides
Explore places to visit in Wales with Rough Guides: find out when to go, view itineraries and read about prehistoric sites, crumbling castles and wild landscapes.

Campaign for the Protection of Rural Wales
Since 1928, CPRW has worked tirelessly to safeguard the quality and diversity of all Welsh landscapes and seascapes.

Natural Resources Wales – Days Out
Looking after our environment for people and nature. Out and about. Find places to go and things to do in the outdoors. We’ve got lots of information to help plan your visit.

Wales - National Trust
National Trust Wales – Looking after special places in Wales for ever for everyone.

Visit Wales: the land of adventure & culture - VisitBritain
Discover Wales and its contemporary culture. A land of adventure where you can explore its majestic castles and breathtaking scenery.

Environment and countryside – gov.wales
Find out about the environment, rural development and regeneration, farming, animal health, forestry, fisheries and food production.

Visit Wales | Wildlife & Nature
Explore or search for nature reserves, wildlife sites and countryside at Show Me Wales.

BBC Wales Nature & Outdoors
Archived but with a wealth of information and articles at the BBC.

RSPB - Wales
Our work in Wales helps protect the landscapes, habitats and wildlife.

Wales Biodiversity Partnership
Learn about the partnerships work, the species of Wales and more.

Countryside - Visit Wales
Lots of articles to inspire ways to enjoy the Welsh countryside.

We are WWF Wales
WWF is the world’s leading independent conservation organisation.

Protected areas of land and seas
Natural Resources Wales presents details of all the protection designations in Wales.

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  • Race for Wildlife 2020

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    Date / Time Start date:  Thu, 19/12/2019 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm Come and join us at Newport Wetlands National Nature Reserve where we will connect with nature and ourselves. Hannah and Andrea (counsellors and outdoor life coaches) will guide a mindfulness and sensory walk as a taster session to forest bathing […]

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    Date / Time Start date:  Mon, 18/11/2019 - 2:45pm - 5:00pm Come and join us at Newport Wetlands National Nature Reserve where we will connect with nature and ourselves. Hannah and Andrea (counsellors and outdoor life coaches) will guide a mindfulness and sensory walk as a taster session to forest bathing […]

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  • Abergavenny Community Orchard

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  • Starlings - A Star Act

    Date / Time Start date:  Tue, 12/11/2019 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm Robert Magee of Gwent Wildlife Trust presents an intriguing talk about these masters of murmuration and mimicry. With their undeserved reputation for being argumentative and greedy, the Starling is one of our most interesting birds. Highly sociable […]

  • The Three Giants of Gilfach

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