With the weather promising sunshine for the last month of Summer, Style of the City shares with you the top locations to have a peaceful and scenic picnic in Wales.

  • Pontneddfechan, Brecon Beacons
Photo credit: www.walkingenglishman.com

You’re spoiled for choice when it comes to beautiful riverside picnic spots in the Brecon Beacons. Enjoy the most atmospheric views of all the falls when eating your picnic. There are also plenty of footpaths to discover.

Location: Pontneddfechan, Neath, SA11 5NP

  • Elan Valley, Rhayadr
Photo credit: www.visitmidwales.co.uk

72 square miles with historic landscapes and thriving wildlife. The dams and reservoirs, and the working legacy of Victorian engineering, is the perfect setting for a glorious day out. You can stroll, picnic, hike, cycle, bird watch, fish or safari at this beautiful location.

Location: Elan Valley Reservoirs, Rhayadr, LD6 5HF

  • Cosmeston Lakes Country Park, Sully
Photo credit: www.tripadvisor.com

The Country park has been open to the public since 1978 and gained Local Nature Reserve status in May 2013. Today Cosmeston Lakes Country Park is a haven for local wildlife. The perfect location for a family picnic, a peaceful setting where you’re able to feed the ducks and children have access to a glorious park.

Location: Cosmeston Lake Country Park & Medieval Village, 1 Upper Cosmeston Farm, Penarth, CF64 5UB

  • Three Cliffs Bay, Gower
Photo credit: www.visitswanseabay.com

The beach’s sweeping sands and quirky rock formations are often visited by locals and tourists. It’s no wonder the beach is a perfect location for magnificent views and a stroll along the sand after a couple of  sandwiches.

Location: Three Cliff Bay, Gower

  • Dyffryn Gardens, Cardiff
Photo credit: www.valeofglamorgan.gov.uk

Enjoy 55 acre gardens, which includes a Rose Garden, Pompeian Garden, several ponds and an arboretum. There is a variety of perfect spots to sit, relax and enjoy the scenery accompanied by a good old-fashioned picnic.

Location: Dyffryn Cl, St Nicholas, Cardiff, CF5 6SU

  • Ogmore Castle, Bridgend
Photo credit: www.castlewales.com

Have a historic picnic at one of South Wales’ oldest castles. Ogmore Castle is a Grade 1 listed castle ruin located near the village of Ogmore-by-Sea, Bridgend. It was in use until the 19th century for a range of purposes, including a court of justice and a prison, but is now a substantial set of remains and a local landmark.

Location: Ogmore Castle, Bridgend, CF32 0QP

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