Wales and its great outdoors is the ultimate adventure location. From coastline to countryside, Wales has it all with activities to suit everyone.

An open-top kayak rests on a beach just above the surf.

Surfing and Watersports

The Welsh coastline is the perfect playground for surfing and watersports including kitesurfing, kayaking, coasteering and stand up paddle boarding.

Watersports in Wales

Adventure Sports

Looking for that hit of adrenaline? Wales is home to some of the best extreme and adventure experiences in the world. Climbing, zip lining, underground trampolining and gorge walking — Wales has it all.

Adventure in Wales

Silhouette of a man leaning out from a cliff as he holds his abseil rope.

A path leads through moorland grasses along a ridge at sunset.


As a student in Wales, you’ll find some of the most superb scenery in the world on your doorstep, whether coast, mountains, valleys or hills. Fancy a challenge? Three Welsh peaks in 24 hours — give it a go!

Walking in Wales

Cycling and Mountain Biking

Mountain biking centres in Wales offer world-class singletrack trails, freeride hot spots and wild backcountry rides for beginners and pros. Also, the National Cycle Network in Wales provides over 1,200 miles of freewheeling adventure.

Cycling in Wales

A mountain bike lies on its side on a rocky outcrop.

A young man walks down a hillside path towards a long expanse of beach.

The Gower Peninsula

Just a short drive from Swansea, the Gower Peninsula was designated as the UK’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1956.

The Gower Peninsula

Pembrey Country Park and Beach

Located near Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, Pembrey Country Park and Beach offers five hundred acres of glorious parkland including a superb award winning beach, dry ski slope, toboggan run, train ride, pitch and putt, adventure playground, crazy golf, visitor centre and cafe.

Pembrey Country Park and Beach

The silhouettes of two horses and riders stand on a beach at dusk.

A small white lighthouse is perched on a rocky island in a calm, blue bay.

Cardigan Bay

Cardigan Bay is the largest bay on the Welsh coast with a wide sweep made up of several smaller bays between the headlands of Pembrokeshire and the Llŷn Peninsula.

Cardigan Bay

Castles of Wales

There are 427 castles in Wales so you’re almost certain to see one while studying here.

Castles of Wales

A modern wooden pedestrian bridge leads across a moat towards the castle's large and imposing western gatehouse.

Bluebells crowd a slope in a spring woodland.

National Botanic Garden of Wales

Set in the beautiful Carmarthenshire countryside, the Garden is a fascinating blend of the modern and historic.

National Botanic Garden of Wales