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Llangollen and Dee Valley Walks and Festivals

Llangollen Walking Festival

Held at the end of April / beginning of May, this festival has guided walks for all levels. Some even providing free beer.

https://www.llangollenwalkingfestival.co.uk/

Corwen Walking Festival

Just 12 Miles away up the River this festival has lots of picturesque and historic walks in September each year.

https://www.corwenwalkingfestival.co.uk/

Bala Challenge

With options from a 3 hour guided walk to 20 miles in the hills around Bala Lake (Llyn Tegid), this is run by The Rotary Club in May.

https://www.rotary-site.org/bala-challenge

Wrexham Walking Festival

Several of the walks in this week long festival visit the Llangollen area, this runs in June each year.

https://www.walksinwrexham.com/walking-festival-2016.php

The Offas Dyke Path

Running from Chepstow in South Wales through to Prestatyn in the North this National Walking Trail takes in several local walks including Trevor Hall Woods, and the Llantisilio escarpement, with great views over the Dee Valley and Dinas Bran.

https://www.nationaltrail.co.uk/offas-dyke-path

The Llangollen Round

A combination of elements of the Dee Valley Way and North Berwyn way, this is run as a Bi annual one or two day sponsored challenge for runners and walkers.

https://www.thellangollenround.info/

The Dee Valley Way

Following the hills north of the River Dee

https://www.denbighshirecountryside.org.uk/dee-valley-way/

Riverside Walks

More of a canal side walk, but finishing at the river, walk from the centre of town to Horseshoe Falls on the Llangollen Canal.

Castle Dinas Bran

You can not pass through Llangollen without seeing the ruins of Castell Dinas Bran atop the hill overlooking the town. A 40 minute climb will give you a taste of the areas long history as you walk to the 14th century ruin. You’ll need to take a long hard look to spot some of the carbon fibre rods holding some of the ruins together.

North Berwyn Way

The Berwyn Mountain Range is never busy, but is the home to many Raptors and is consequently a Special Area of Conservation.

https://www.clwydianrangeanddeevalleyaonb.org.uk/north-berwyn-way/

There are many other local walks exploring Llangollen’s Natural, human and industrial history. The town and Valley include a World Heritage site and three Special Areas of Conservation, beautiful views of Mountains and the River Dee, woodland walks and much more.

Just pop into our shop in the middle of town, for advice, guidance and maps.