Unspoilt North Wales

Wales

Holiday overview

Destination

Wales


Type

Self Guided


Difficulty

Moderate


Month

Jan - Dec


Price

£ 395 pp


Duration

2 nights


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A walking holiday through a beautiful and untouched part of North Wales.

We offer a walking holiday through this astoundingly beautiful and unspoilt area of North Wales, taking in the wonderful Clwydian Range, the lush and attractive Vale of Clwyd through to the dramatic Dee Valley nestling under the Berwyn Range of mountains.The aim has been to provide a wonderful journey through this area. The Routes, developed to take advantage of the scenery, have all been developed, walked, and comprehensively tried and tested. The Bed and Breakfast establishments on the route have been carefully chosen for their quality, comfort, and their great breakfasts. All are 4* and provide en suite or private facility with Walkers Welcome assured. We provide luggage transport, route notes, and maps along with a delicious homemade picnic with choices of menu.Transport back to car (or station) from the end of the walk is provided.About the Walks:There are stiles to cross. (Routes without stiles may be provided – please contact us). Daily mileage is approximately 10-11.5 miles (see itinerary), though on the second leg there is an option to shorten to 6 miles by taking a bus or taxi. On Day 3, there is an option to take a steam train for part or all of the route. Fares for buses, taxis, and trains are not included.

 

Price: 

5 nights accommodation, routes and 3 picnics – £395 per person, based on two people sharing. Single supplement add £43.

4 nights accommodation, routes and 3 picnics – £340 per person, based on two people sharing. Single supplement add £39.

3 nights accommodation, routes and 3 picnics – £290 per person, based on two people sharing. Single supplement add £35.

2 nights accommodation, routes and 3 picnics – £240 per person, based on two people sharing. Single supplement add £30.

 

Not Included: Transportation to and from home. Evening meals, drinks, insurance, and anything else not specified in the programme.

Day 1: Begin by arriving in area and a nights accommodation ready to begin journey next day.

 

Day 2: the walk begins in a small village nestling in a valley east of the Clwydian range. From here you will cross the hills and spend a night (or two) in the pretty medieval town of Ruthin in the Vale of Clwyd.You can choose:

A more strenuous route taking you on a steep climb out of the valley and along hillsides before descending to Ruthin. 

A less strenuous route takes you along the valley before a more gradual climb into the hills and then down into Ruthin. 

Another route takes advantage of the lowest pass through hills and then a gentle descent into Ruthin through fields and woodland.

All routes approximately 10 miles.You will stay in accommodation in the centre of Ruthin for 1 or 2 nights. If staying for 2 nights, you may choose to pass some time taking an extra circular walk from Ruthin along the picturesque Lady Bagot’s Drive to Clocaenog Forest Wildlife Hide.

 

Day 3: A less strenuous route through meadows, woodland with streams, and along country lanes. Then, a moderate and gradual climb before descending into the dramatic Dee Valley beneath the remote Berwyn Moutnain Range. You will stay in a village alongside the River Dee. Approximately 11.5 miles.

 

Day 4:  to Llangollen.

Choose from:

A mountainous route, with climbs from the River Dee up into the Llantysilio mountains, (start at 130m, highest point 437m, with the option to climb furtherto summits).

A less demanding route following the river along the valley (mainly on quiet lanes).

A route which offers a short climb before returning to the valley.

There are 3 points along the river from which you can opt to take the steam train on the restored railway either all or part of the way to Llangollen. (runs April to September)

All routes are approximately 10 miles. Accommodation in the centre of Llangollen.

NOT INCLUDED:

Transportation to and from the home. Evening meals, drinks, insurance, or anything else not mentioned in the programme.

 

ABOUT THE WALKS:

There are stiles to cross. (Routes without stiles may be provided – please contact us.)

Daily mileage is approximately 10-11.5 miles. On the second leg, there is an option to shorten to 6 miles by taking a bus or taxi. On the third day, there is an option to take a steam train for part or whole of the route. Fares are not included.

 

GETTING THERE:

By rail to Chester, or Wrexham. Transportation from station to accommodation can be arranged at an extra charge. The nearest international airports are Manchester and Liverpool.

 

HIGHLIGHTS:

All these routes to Llangollen are extremely pretty, rural, peaceful and with spectacular views. From the summits you can see far and wide across to the Snowdonia mountain range and across to England. In the vales the views of surrounding hills are outstanding There is a plethora of wildlife which notes will tell you what you can look out for. You will come across ancient historic sites of which information will be given. You will be given a translation of Welsh names which will enlighten and sometimes amuse. The package has been designed to give you freedom to walk at your own pace, stop for breaks when you want and spend as long as you want exploring the villages, towns or sites of historical interest along the trail.

 

INSURANCE:

We recommend that you take out appropriate holiday insurance covering you against illness, injury, and loss or damage to luggage. This insurance should also cover the possibility of you having to cancel your holiday for any reason.