Walking is an integral activity to do when visiting our corner of North Wales. It is the best mode of transport to experience our stunning landscape and really escape from all stresses with nature as your soundtrack.
Make sure you visit these areas on your next walking trip to North East Wales.
The Dee Valley lies within the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and features so many stunning walks for you to enjoy on your next holiday.
If you are looking for a moderate hike with breathtaking view of the Dee Valley then a trip up to Castell Dinas Bran is a must as it towers right in the heart of the Dee Valley and gives you stunning 360 view of the range (sometimes above the clouds).
However if you are looking for a more leisurely walk then the 11 mile World Heritage Site from Horseshoe Falls to the borders of England will see you walk across the vast North East Wales landscape, and with many things to do along the way it is the perfect walk to clear your head.
The Clwydian Range is an iconic part of the North East Wales landscape. With the designation of Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty it’s full of wildlife and stunning views….so don’t forget your camera.
With the iconic Moel Famau being the centre-piece of the Clwydian Range it is easy to miss all the other stunning mountains that are in the range. Hike up Moel Arthur (Moel Famau’s neighbour), Moel y Gyw or Moel Fenlli and so many more which all give a unique perspective of the Clwydian Range.
Within the Clwyidan Range you have the quaint market and historic towns of Denbighshire such as Denbigh, Ruthin and Rhuddlan which can be explored through the town trail, making sure that you don’t miss a historic landmark on your visit.
We boast a stunning coastline at North East Wales. With blue flag beaches and the sea as the soundtrack to your walk you can truly relax as you stroll across the sand (or path) along our coast.
With coastal towns such as Rhyl, Prestatyn, Talacre and Connah’s Quay neighbouring the sea they offer many things to do along the way for all ages. From fun water-sports of Pro Kitesurfing at Rhyl, feeling the sand between your toes at the Blue Flag Beaches at Prestatyn or visiting the picturesque lighthouse at Talacre (which is assumed to be haunted by a previous keeper!) our coast is the perfect weekend getaway for any couple or family.
A truly peaceful walk is through a magical forest, and we have plenty of those in North East Wales.
With the lush forest at Plas Power Woods in Wrexham being shown in the film it truly is a magical and tranquil place. This ancient woodland stretching along the Clywedog Valley is one of the Trust’s most popular Welsh sites. It’s home to some wonderful wildlife and its diversity of plant species make it a botanist’s paradise. What’s more, it’s packed with historical interest and contains one of the most impressive sections of Offa’s Dyke.
We cater for all ages at our country parks as well, with Wepre Park being the highlight in Flintshire. With lush forest walks and visitor centre you can make a day of exploring a forest and maybe see some wildlife in their natural habitats.
Explore the walking offer we have in North East Wales under some expert guidance and learn more about the landscape through our walking events and challenge yourself physically and also mentally to learn new things.
With a host of walking festivals taking place in our corner of North Wales then they are a must do for any walking enthusiasts. With Llangollen, Corwen, Wrexham and Prestatyn all holding their annual walking festivals you can join the crowds and explore different areas of our rugged landscape. Also with the Moor to Shore challenge you can walk the perfect Route to the Sea and learn about the stunning wildlife that inhabits this part of North Wales.