Out of Town Walks


From time to time, we will publish details of special or out-of-town walks on this page. 

We will also post notices on our Facebook page to advise that extra walks have been arranged.

Here are some of our previous walks

Orchid Walk to Minera Quarry Nature Reserve near Coedpoeth 

Directions to Minera Quarry (LL11 3DE  Grid Ref SJ 258520  ) 
Drive into Minera village along either the B5430 or the B5426 and 
opposite the primary school and by the bus shelter, turn off into Church Road. 
Go past the Tyn-Y-Capel Restaurant (on your left), round the S-bend and 
about 200 m further on up the hill and just past the houses on the left, 
turn left into Maes-Y-Ffynnon Road. 
Drive down this narrow rough road to the Nature Reserve car park at the end. 

Plas HafodGwernymynydd

Starting from the Plas Hafod hotel in Gwernymynydd and
follow a circular route over moorland, woods and meadows.
You can walk on an ancient drover's road known locally as “The Twmpath”.
If it's a clear day you can view Cheshire, Merseyside, Halykyns and Clwydian range.


Start Point - Llangwyfan Forest Car Park, LL16 4NB, highpoint on the Llangwyfan to Nannerch road
Details - 4½ mile circular walk over Penycloddiau and then back through Llangwyfan Forest

Penycloddiau is the largest of many Iron-Age Hillforts in our AONB.
 The route will also be along several miles of the Offa’s Dyke Long-distance Path.
 This Long-Distance Path celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.

Moelfre, Anglesey

4.5 miles circular walk from Moelfre, Anglesey.

Start: Car park Moelfre grid reference SH 511 862, nearby post code LL72 8HD Coastal Café & Fish Bar.

Directions:  From the A55 cross the Britannia bridge & take the A5025 Benllech at junction 8 (not 8a).
Stay on the A5025 pass through Benllech to Llanallgo at the roundabout take the 2nd exit A5108 to Moelfre.
Take 1st left after Coastal Café & Fish Bar then next left into car park.

Points of interest:
Lligwy Neolithic burial chamber 5,000 years old.
Din Lligwy settlement from the 4th century.
Hen Capel Lligwy. Early 12th century.
Old fish trap on Lligwy beach at low tide.
Royal Charter Monument.
Wreckage from the `Hindlea` lost on 27th October 1959, visible at low tide.
`Hindlea` monument seat.
RNLI lifeboat station.
Seawatch Centre. RNLI shop & the old lifeboat `Birdseye`.

West Kirby to Hilbre Islands

Details of this walk can be found on the Friends of Hilbre Island website


Cemaes Bay Anglesey

Walk Start-point - Traeth Mawr car park, Cemaes Bay, Anglesey, (near the Harbour Hotel at LL67 0NN) SH 373 936 for map readers

Distance - 4.5 miles

Terrain - Rocky shore, some steps, 2 stiles & a few ups & downs.
Facilities - Car park £2, or possibly free street parking, toilets nearby

The walk follows the Anglesey Coastal Path to Dinas Gynfor hillfort passing St Patrick’s Church & the ruins of Porth Llanlleiana china clay works & returns through farmland & lanes

Directions: Cross the Britannia bridge & stay on A55 & follow signs for Holyhead. Leave A55 at junction 3 for Valley, at Valley turn right at the traffic lights onto A5025 toward Amlwch for about 11 miles. This route is usually the fastest.
Or cross the Britannia bridge & take junction 8 onto A5025 sign posted Benllech & Amlwch for about 18 miles & turn right into Cemaes.

Nercwys Forest

 A walk of around 4.5 miles with a few inclines and a few stiles.

Start at the northern car park of the Nercwys Forest  - grid reference  SJ 217 593.

One way of getting there is to turn south off the A494, Mold to Ruthin road, at the top of the Gwernymynydd hill onto the Glyndwr Road. Pass the Owain Glyndwr pub, turning left then right, then at the next cross roads keep on to Cae Newydd Road. Pass Cae Newydd Farm, CH7 4AY, then take first right for the car park. It’s about 2..25 miles from the A494 turn off to the car park.

Lady Bagot's Drive, Rhewl, Denbighshire.
Starting from The Drovers Arms Rhewl

This is a gentle walk of just under 5 miles and follows Lady Bagot's Drive along the banks of the Clwyedog River towards Bontuchal. 
Turn right up through Coed Nant and continue into Coed Orllwyn. The first part of the walk is along a surfaced track whilst the second part will be a woodland path with some exposed roots and 3 stiles. There is one stretch with a climb.

Start at the car park of the Drovers Arms in Rhewl. This is on the right hand side of the A525 from Ruthin to Denbigh.
 Post code is LL15 2UD.

Alternatively parking and toilets are available at the Sugar Plum tearooms at the start.
Post code is
LL15 1TN

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