Walking North Wales
Fresh air. Open spaces. 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.
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.
For the best 'Trails with Tails' go to www.towntrailswales.co.uk
The Welsh Coastal Path is due to open in May 2012
The Wales Coast Path – the longest continuous coastal path around a country, 870 miles of stunning coastal landscape - from the outskirts of Chester in the north to Chepstow in the south east.
Your exploration will take you from the mouth of the River Dee, along the North Wales coast with its seaside towns, over the Menai Strait onto the Isle of Anglesey, from the Llŷn Peninsula down the majestic sweep of Cardigan Bay, through Britain’s only coastal National Park in Pembrokeshire, along miles of golden sand, via Gower with its stunning scenery, along the waterfront of Cardiff Bay and Cardiff, the capital city of Wales, to the market town of Chepstow.
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.
Want more information? see www.walkingnorthwales.co.uk