Following last week’s blog about Offa’s Dyke 50th birthday we thought it would be good to highlight some of the shorter walking routes within North East Wales as current restrictions only allow walking from home right now.

photo of walkers boots and nice view of denbighshire

Walking doesn’t all have to be about long distance challenges – short walks that will only take an hour or so are sometimes all we need to raise our hopes and help enhance our wellbeing.  These walks often link communities and explore some of our most special places.  The Denbighshire Rural Walks series presents the best of walking in our rural area in one booklet with a range of walks to choose from – from the short and very easy to the more strenuous.  Our Community Miles series that link villages and other places of interest. 


North East Wales is such a beautiful area and this is never more apparent than when exploring it on foot because it has a little bit of everything mountains and vales, woodlands, riversides, coast and it is steeped in history.

Please remember with current restrictions in place we are only allowed to exercise within walking distance of home and please respect the Countryside Code.

Here is our series of Community Walks please click on the titles to download each walk so you can print out and enjoy.

photo of waymarker Clwydian range and dee valley AONB


A beautiful 4.3 mile circular walk around the village of Llandyrnog, taking in a largely unexplored part of the Vale of Clwyd.

Clywedog Clwyd

A beautiful 4.7 mile circular walk around the picturesque hamlets of Llanynys and Rhewl, taking in a largely unexplored part of the Vale of Clwyd.

Denbigh Town

A choice of circular walks around the medieval market town of Denbigh, taking in the town and the surrounding countryside.


A three mile circular walk from Tremeirchion, that links into the Offa’s Dyke Path National Trail whilst taking in the wide panoramas of the Vale of Clwyd.

Sun Bank Walk

A stunning 4.5 mile circular walk from Llangollen which climbs just enough to provide brilliant views of the Vale of Llangollen, as well as enjoying the tranquility of the canal.


A 5.8 mile circular walk from the village of Graigfechan, which links to Offa’s Dyke Path National Trail and takes in views of the Vale of Clwyd and beyond.

Llangynhafal and Hendrerwydd

A choice of interesting circular routes, which take in the Vale of Clwyd, Moel Famau Country Park and Offa’s Dyke Path National Trail. The routes pass a number of historic features, including the sites of eight abandoned farm houses, a magical holy well and the striking St Cynhafal’s church.

Ceidiog Walk

A 2.5 mile circular walk in the beautiful countryside around Llandrillo.

The Old Railway

Enjoy this gentle stroll in the beautiful Dee Valley along the old railway line near the amazing Pontcysyllte Aquaduct.


A 4.2 mile circular walk from the Village of Henllan.

Nestled in a valley north west of Denbigh, Henllan is a designated conservation area because of its narrow roads, with rows of houses openingstraight out onto the road.