30th March 2016
This week brings the end of March and the beginning of April, which here in Wales means that one thing is for certain, summer is on its way. With Easter now behind us and the clocks moving forward, the days are beginning to get longer and the temperature is climbing.
Summertime in Wales is a very tough time of year for the adventurous as there is literally so much to do. The campsites are open, events are planned and tour operators are ready for the season. With everything from festivals, cultural events and sightseeing in the countryside and along the coast, to top end extreme sporting activities, there is something to suit all tastes in Wales.
The south to south west of Wales is famed for its incredible beaches which offer areas of complete solitude, to perfect conditions for pursuits such as kayaking, surfing, walking, bushcraft and rock climbing. Gower became the first area in the United Kingdom to be designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is situated just one hour from Cardiff, making day or weekend trips very easy from the capital.
As you head North, Wales becomes more and more mountainous, with breathtaking views of the Brecon Beacons and Snowdonia National Parks. This rugged terrain offers everything from beautiful walks to extreme activities. Recent additions among the rolling hills include the longest zip line in the Northern Hemisphere, which flies over an old slate quarry, and one of the top ten artificial wave pools in the world for surfing and other water sports.
Due to the location of Cardiff, where Celtic English Academy is situated, there is not only a wealth of summer options in the city itself, but there is also a fantastic transport network hub to these incredible places. Not only does Cardiff have excellent rail, bus and coach networks, but there are also many independent transfer companies and even Cardiff International Airport just 20 minutes from the city to get you anywhere you need to go.
2016 has been deemed the year of adventure here in Wales and from looking at what is in store for this summer, it really is just that. For more information on the 2016 events in Wales, please see the Visit Wales website to plan an enjoyable and exciting summer in this beautiful, diverse and thrilling land.
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