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The Best Walks to Enjoy in North Wales This Summer

24 May 2016

The pleasure of a long walk through the countryside of North Wales is hard to beat. The delightful views of the Denbighshire landscape, the area’s greenery, and changeable weather conditions combine to wonderful effect.

The Best Walks in North Wales

As the summer approaches, it’s the perfect time to start planning some rambles through the hills. Here is a round-up of hiking options near ParcFarm Holiday Park - some of the best walks North Wales has to offer.

Walks in Coed Llandegla Forest

The Coed Llandegla Forest is a managed woodland that produces sustainable Welsh timber. The forest management team encourage bio-diversity so the woodland is more varied and visually appealing than many. Recreation is also encouraged and there are many maintained mountain biking & walking trails within the forest.

Walks in Llandegla Forest
Attribution: © Francis C. Franklin / CC-BY-SA-3.0

Four circular walking trails (ranging from 2 miles to 7 miles) wind their way through the forest, so there is something for all abilities. The forest contains a variety of wildlife so you may be lucky enough to see lizards, pipistrelle bats, or even the UK’s smallest bird - the goldcrest.

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Walks in Loggerheads Country Park

Situated within the Clwydian Range the Loggerhead Country Park is the perfect place for an easy stroll in the sunshine. The park contains many well surfaced and easily accessible trails including the Cliff Top Trail & Riverside Trail.

Walks in Loggerheads Country Park
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The Cliff Top Trail

This circular walk is one and a half miles long and navigates its way up onto the top of the park’s limestone cliffs. Be sure to stop at the viewpoint and take some time to enjoy views of the Clwydian Range. This walk does include some steep steps, so please bear this in mind when choosing your route.

The Riverside Trail

This path works its way down each side of the River Alyn. Be sure to look out for dippers as they whiz along the river looking for bugs to eat. This path is circular, half a mile long and suitable for wheelchairs. More information about walks in the park can be found at the Clwydian Range Center which is located at the park’s entrance and car park. Next door is Caffi Florence which is a great spot for lunch or a well earned post-walk cup of tea.

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Walks in Llanarmon-yn-Iâl

Llanarmon-yn-Iâl is the closest village to our ParcFarm Holiday Park. It’s situated in the limestone valley of the River Alyn and is surrounded by brilliant walking routes.

Llanarmon.com has PDF guides to 9 popular walks in this area. These range from 3 to 5 miles and all lead you through the lovely countryside around the village. Pick your route, print off the guide, pack up your lunch and off you go!

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  • Llanarmon-yn-Iâl is less than a mile from Parc Farm Holiday Park.

Walks in Clwydian Range

The Clwydian Range is located in the very north of Wales. It stretches 35km from north to south and is made up of a series of undulating hills. The range encompasses many of the other areas we have focused on in this post.

Walks in The Clwydian Range

The 160 square km Clwydian Range offers untold numbers of excellent short walks but some of the best walks are on long-distance footpaths. The most famous of these is the Offa’s Dyke National Trail.

Based on the earthwork built by King Offa of Mercia in the 8th century the Offa’s Dyke National Trail is a huge 177-mile route. It runs from Prestatyn through the Clwydian Range before heading off down the Welsh/English border to Cheapstow. The full route takes about 3 days to complete, but if you are feeling a little less energetic walking a small part of the route is possible.

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Other walks in Denbighshire

The county of Denbighshire, where ParcFarm Holiday park is located also offers excellent walking routes.

Again, if you want to walk long distances there are a number of options. These include The Dee Valley Way, navigates its way along the banks of the River Dee through beautiful countryside, and the mountainous North Berwyn Way. Both of these clock-in at around 15 miles.

Shorter walks are plentiful too. A rural walks booklet has been produced containing 33 of the best walks in the region. These range from 1 mile to 10 miles so you should be able to find something to fit your ability level. The walks are documented online on the Denbighshire Countryside website.

Stay at ParcFarm Holiday Park

If our roundup of information about the best walks in North Wales has inspired you to grab your walking boots and head to the area, be sure to check out ParcFarm Holiday park. It is perfectly situated to give you easy access to all the walking mentioned in this post and has fantastic on-site facilities including an indoor heated swimming pool.

We hope to see you soon!