Walking in North Wales

As we are in the Berwyn range there are plenty of walks and trails straight from the holiday cottage through the valley. If you want to hop in the car, the Snowdonia National Park is 20 miles to the west and the Clwydian range 20 miles to the north. So you have three great hill walking areas to explore close by. Lots of information, guide books and maps are provided at the cottage to help you discover some fantastic walks. There are walks for all abilities.

Lake Vyrnwy

A hidden gem of Mid Wales, Lake Vyrnwy is a lovely place to visit at any time of the year. Autumn is particularly spectacular as the trees change colour. There are great walks, waterfalls, wildlife, boating, bird watching, a kids playground and sculpture park. A nice way to spend a couple of hours is to cycle around the lake. It is an easy flat circular route and bikes are available to hire. Facilities include a good cafe, toilets and RSPB shop. There is also a short walk to some impressive waterfalls which older kids can climb up.
Lake Vyrnwy

Llangollen and the Ceiriog Valley

We are based in the Ceiriog Valley, one of the best kept secrets in North Wales. We have some fantastic walks straight from the door of the cottage heading up into the Berwyn Range or along the Ceiriog Valley. 

Hop over the hill into the next valley and you are in Llangollen with easy walks along the canal to the Horseshoe Falls, Pontcysyllte Aqueduct or Chirk Aqueduct. Or perhaps walk up to the ruined castle at Dinas Bran.

View from Dinas Bran

Snowdonia National Park

While walking up Snowdon is a big draw, there are other mountain ranges that are equally impressive including Y Carneddau, Y Glyderau and Cader Idris. Snowdonia is so diverse there are walks for all ages and abilities. We find the scenery around Bala, Dolgellau, Betws y Coed and in the forest at Coed y Brenin particularly attractive.
Coed y Brenin

Clwydian Range AONB

Lots of fantastic walking in an area of outstanding natural beauty. A nice contrast to Snowdonia as it never gets that busy.

Pistyll Rhaeadr

A spectacular waterfall with nice walks in the area and good tea room. A short drive from the cottage. A more strenuous walk from here takes you up to Cadair Berwyn, the highest point in Denbighshire

Walk part of Offa's Dyke path

Following the English / Welsh border for 177 miles alongside the 8th Century Offa’s Dyke, this national trail passes through some stunning countryside.  Can be easily accessed around the Chirk area.

Glyn Valley Tramway

Short National Trust walk, follows the route of the old Glyn Valley tramway. About a five minute drive from the cottage.

Other walks in the area

Mud and routes is a great website for finding walks in North Wales.