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