LOWA Military Boots National Parks Spotlight: Wales


 light rays coming through onto Llyn Gwynant, Snowdonia

Snowdonia is home to the most famous walks in Wales, Mt Snowdon. Did you know that you can enjoy a high tea at the summit cafe? Surely, that alone is worth a visit to reward yourself after a successful trip to the top of Snowdon? Another exhilarating activity that Snowdonia is home to is 'Zip World'. Located in what used to be the largest quarry in the world, is the fastest zip line in the world, where you can travel at over 100mph. So, if you’re looking for a thrill-seeking activity to do during your time in Snowdonia, you have to go here! Although, if you’re looking for something a little more relaxed than this, you can also experience the beautiful sights of the area on their Quarry Karts or truck Quarry Tours. We guarantee you won’t be disappointed. 

For more information on the other activities that you can experience in Snowdonia, including horse riding, white water rafting and trampolining in the Llechwedd slate caverns (yes, you read that correctly), check out this great guide of the area by Visit Wales.

Brecon Beacons 

Lake and forest in the Brecon Beacons

No matter what level of experience you have in trekking mountains, the Brecon Beacons have a number of different tracks and walks to choose from based on your confidence in the area and your trekking ability. These are separated into grades to help you easily identify the best grade of walk for you. Ranging from Grade 1 (being the easiest), with barrier-free routes, solid or compacted ground and seats, to Grade 5 (being the hardest), containing routes with stiles and steps, steep and soft boggy ground for the more experienced hikers. 

Never visited the Brecon National Park before and not sure where to start planning? Don’t worry, there are plenty of routes to choose from that range in distance and grade for you to review to plan your visit. The Brecon Beacons National Park website is a great place to start looking to begin planning your stay in Wales, your walking routes as well as any other activities you’d like to do whilst there. 

Pembrokeshire Coast

Pembrokeshire Coast

As the name suggests, the Pembrokeshire coast is on the coast of West Wales and is the only coastal park in Britain. So, the coastal path would be the first place we would suggest visiting for a scenic hike of the area. The Pembrokeshire Coast lends itself perfectly to coasteering, where you can enjoy this adrenaline-fuelled activity with a fully trained professional. They know exactly the areas you’ll love to visit and the safest spots to coasteer. As you can see the key areas to explore around the Pembrokeshire coast highly involve the water, another few activities that are no exception to this is surfing and diving. Both of which are popular activities, with the surf in Pembrokeshire receiving the same swell as Cornwall, if you don’t live close to Cornwall and would like to try surfing, the Pembrokeshire Coast is worth a visit. From May to July, Skomer Island is almost guaranteed to show you a range of different wildlife homes. If you’d really like to get up close and personal with the animals here, why not try diving in Pembrokeshire and you might get a chance to play with the seals off of the island. 

At Taskforce Distribution, we are on the doorstep of Dartmoor and love to visit the UK national parks on our hiking adventures. We would recommend the Welsh national parks to anyone looking for an adventure-filled holiday or weekend getaway. If you’re looking for a new pair of boots to ensure that you're comfortable on your trip, be sure to check out the great range of LOWA boots that we have available to suit your needs. Struggling to find the best boots for you? Get in contact with our team, who will happily advise you on the options available.