Get to know The North Wales Way

The North Wales Way follows an old trading route for 75 miles (120km) along our northern coast into Anglesey. It’s the trio of huge castles that immediately grab your attention: Beaumaris, Caernarfon and the walled citadel of Conwy. Together with Harlech, this cluster of immense 13thcentury fortresses forms a UNESCO World Heritage site.

There are plenty of loops and diversions too. From here you can explore the mountains of Snowdonia, the Menai Strait, and our largest island, Anglesey. It’s the gateway to the Vale of Conwy and the Vale of Clwyd, where a string of handsome market towns line the route down to Llangollen. The North Wales Way also links easily with its sister Ways, public transport, and long-distance cycling and walking routes.

The North Wales Way: North East Wales

Taking in 25 miles/40km of The North Wales Way from the border with England to the seaside resort of Rhyl. North East Wales is home to sandy beaches, wooded river valleys, medieval castles and handsome market towns. Wander off the beaten track to find dramatic Iron Age hill forts, remnants of industrial heritage and a stunning Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.


Suggested itineraries to help you get the best out of the North Wales Way, with the following themes.

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North Wales Way brochure - English

The North Wales Way
English, 7.1 MB PDF

North Wales Way brochure - Welsh

Ffordd y Gogledd
Welsh, 3.5 MB PDF

North Wales Way brochure - Dutch

De North Wales Way
Dutch, 2.8 MB PDF

North Wales Way brochure - French

Le North Wales Way
French, 7 MB PDF

North Wales Way brochure - German

Der North Wales Way
German, 7.1 MB PDF