Wales’s Wild Year of Adventure

A new way to discover the wonders of Welsh wildlife...

Wales is one of Europe’s best wildlife watching secrets which can rival anywhere in the world. Whether it's amazing ospreys, a feeding frenzy of red kites or gannets, frolicking dolphins, foraging otters, or elusive water voles and amazing insects and reptiles. Why not just go for a relaxing stroll through an enchanting Welsh rainforest carpeted in bluebells? Or be on the lookout for our beautiful summer visitors such as pied flycatchers or redstarts. Or if strolling sounds like too much work, why not just sit in a field full of orchids, and admire the view?

The magic is not just restricted to the spring and summer – there are amazing wildlife displays in autumn and winter such as rutting stags, leaping salmon, hypnotic startling displays, seals pups aplenty or the return of thousands of birds to our estuaries. Why not saunter through an wonderful autumnal woodland? You'll see amazing colours with leaves turning from green to gold and bronze to foxy red.

Wales has it all – but knowing where to go is the key to unlocking its secrets. That’s why the Wildlife Trusts have teamed up with Visit Wales to develop an interactive guide to help you explore Wales’s wonderful wildlife. In Wales’s Wild Year of Adventure, the brochure offers you just a taster of what's on offer – a peek – and invites you to explore further.

Most of the sites are free to enter and all we ask is for you to help us protect these amazing places by following the countryside code – so come and explore the natural wonders of Wales.

Take a look at what's on offer by clicking on the image below. The brochure is best viewed when using a desktop or tablet. If using a smartphone, please turn the screen to landscape.