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Walking in North Wales

The beauty of North Wales and the experience of walking in North Wales will leave you breathless standing still

Sublime mountain views, forest paths, lakeside trails, neolithic settlements, tumbling waterfalls. each carefully detailed walk contains its own wealth of delights.

Walking in North Wales Walking in Snowdonia. In true Welsh fashion you'll have a song in your heart as you set foot into the Conwy Valley to enjoy the walks detailed here.

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Fresh air. Open spaces. Four walking regions. Hundreds of miles of paths and trails.

No wonder walkers love to visit North Wales. They come here to find themselves (or lose themselves) in our great outdoors. But sometimes you have to walk – just because there’s no road.

So, first things first: where do you want to go?

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Snowdonia Mountains and Coast has a whopping 142 miles of coastal walks all told. And you can notch up long-distance miles with a walk out to sea on the The Edge of Wales Path (don’t worry, there’s a boat). Inland there are 100 big lakes to discover. 840 square miles of National Park. 90 different mountains. And no fewer than six different walks to the top of the highest one in England and Wales, Mount Snowdon.

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Anglesey, Wales’ biggest island, has 60 Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Four National Nature Reserves. A walking festival in summer. A local population that includes sharks, rays and bottlenose dolphins. More shipwrecks than anywhere else in Europe. Oh, and the Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path which spans 125 miles. Mostly through an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.


Coastal North Wales has more clean beaches than you can wave a blue flag at. A string of seaside towns. Better weather on average than anywhere else in the UK. And 60 miles of sea views from the North Wales Path – a route that starts (or ends) in Wales’ first Walkers Are Welcome town, Prestatyn. Where, as it happens, you can join the start (or end) of Offa’s Dyke Path to see Britain’s longest ancient monument.

The North Wales Borderlands is great for going off-road. So, once you’ve explored the Ceiriog Valley, first Welsh Prime Minister Lloyd George’s ‘little bit of heaven on earth’. Walked the Alwen Trail to the Hiraethog Moors near Denbigh – home to Wales’ largest red squirrel population.

And scaled Moel Famau, the highest point in the Vale of Clwyd. You’ll be just about ready to sit and admire the incredible views over North Wales. Get a good look at where you’ve just been. And where you want to go next.

There are hundreds of reasons to walk in North Wales – these are just a few of them. Our approved walker-friendly accommodation is another reason. Take a look at our guided walks and tailored packages if you prefer someone else to do the hard work for you. Then again, you could always find your own way around North Wales.

Your guide to good walking. Useful tips and guidelines to follow to enjoy your walking safety. Be Safe and Sensible!

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