Watch amazing ospreys, a feeding frenzy of red kites, frolicking dolphins, countless seabirds, or just sit in a field full of orchids. Go for a walk in enchanting Welsh rainforests or bluebell woodlands. The magic is not just restricted to spring and summer. Autumn and winter in Wales bring rutting deer, leaping salmon, hypnotic starling displays, seal pups, the return of hundreds of thousands of birds to our estuaries, and autumnal woodland colour.
Knowing where and when to go is the key. That's why the Wildlife Trusts and Visit Wales have developed this interactive guide to some of the most spectacular and interesting sites in Wales.
Most of them offer free entry and all we ask is that you help us to protect these amazing places by following the Countryside Code.
Thanks to the photographers who allowed us to use their magical photos in this guide - we are sure that it will inspire you and your family - and make you want to visit again. So come and explore Wales's natural wonders.
CEO, Wildlife Trusts Wales
Enjoy the outdoors - Please be aware that some sites have protected species and habitats so please be aware and stick to paths and follow local advice and signs. While some sites have good facilities and can cater for large numbers, other sites are rural and only have limited facilities, signage and parking – therefore, please plan ahead and be prepared.
Respect other people - Please consider the local community and other people enjoying the outdoors.
Please leave gates and property as you find them and follow paths unless wider access is available.
Protect the natural environment - Leave no trace of your visit, take your litter home, and if you take a dog, please keep them under effective control.