South Wales is an incredibly diverse area of the UK. It is a land of big skies and snow-capped mountains, lush green countryside, idyllic wooded river valleys, and towering waterfalls; all fringed by a fabulous coastline with golden beaches and turquoise waters.
There are two national parks here; the rolling hills, serene lakes and wild mountains of the Brecon Beacons whilst the county of Pembrokeshire in south west Wales is the only coastal national park in the UK, with 186 miles of rugged rocky coastline home to quaint fishing harbours, secret coves and award winning beaches.
It is a landscape shaped by thousands of years of history, myths and legends. Everywhere there are historic links to the past: the remains of iron age forts, bronze age burial chambers and prehistoric stones with many medieval castles standing amongst the picturesque landscape. Here’s a collection of 10 of the best places to visit for landscape photography,
#1 Pen y Fan
This magnificent mountain range in the heart of Wales needs no introduction. A magnet for tourists, walkers and photographers alike, it truly is the crowning glory of the Brecon Beacons National Park. At 886 metres stands Pen y Fan, the highest mountain in south Wales and southern Britain. Along with neighbouring summit Corn Du (873m), they both have very distinctive flat tops. Anywhere along this ridge line is a fabulous place to spend a day and take in the panoramic views that give that feeling of being on top of the world. Visit in winter for true snow conditions.