Walks in North Wales

Walks in North Wales

Walks in North Wales

Mud and Routes features literally hundreds of quality free Walks in North Wales, from family friendly easy low level walks, to circular coastal walks and the best hill walking routes. That’s not to mention the Mountain Biking and trail running routes. There are so many beautiful areas to visit in North Wales you’ll be hard pushed to know where to start!

The spectacular Snowdonia is world famous for it’s it’s summits, with the best mountain walks in Wales on offer. Check out our Snowdonia page for all your options, from the big names such as Snowdon, Tryfan and Y Glyderau to easier low level walks for families, such as the Aber falls and Cwm Idwal to name but a few.

Coastal walks in North Wales can be found in abundance with three of the official Wales Coast Path sections surrounding the area. Two of which deserve their own pages on the site, the isle of Anglesey and the Llyn Peninsula.

There’s also good walks in North East Wales, with the Offa’s Dyke National Trail passing through, as well as the Clwydian Range of hills, which has the very popular Moel Famau as a particular highlight.

Mountain bike fans are spoilt for choice, with centres in Coed y Brenin and Llandegla, as well as routes all across the region.

All our North Wales routes come with Ordnance Survey mapping, downloadable GPX files for GPS devices and either a detailed description written by ourselves, or a link to our carefully curated routes on selected partner websites.

To see our full selection of walks in North Wales scroll below.

The Panorama Walk – Barmouth

A nice steady route from Barmouth that ensures you get a superb view over both the Mawddach Estuary and across it to Cadair Idris. If you want a walk from Barmouth that’s not too challenging, yet provides a lot for the effort, then the Panorama walk does just that. Starting off from the Station, you’re …

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Welsh 3000s – Walking the Welsh 14 Peaks Challenge Guide and Map

The walk across the Welsh 14 peaks challenge is one of the toughest walks in Snowdonia National Park. An absolute must if you’re fit enough. OS Map Required Explorer 017, BMC Map, Landranger 115 Welsh 3000s – Walking the Welsh 14 Peaks Challenge Route Description The route above takes you up Crib Goch initially and then over Garnedd Ugain …

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Rhinog Fach Cambrian Way Stage 14 – Barmouth to Maentwrog – The Rhinogydd

Rhinogydd Traverse

If you don’t think any of the Rhinogydd routes are sufficiently challenging, then this one might be! Featured in a Mud and Routes article on the most challenging Snowdonia Walks, this is a composite route from our other Rhinogydd walks. You’ll need excellent navigational skills to complete this route, not to mention a decent level …

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Eryri Way Coast To Coast Challenge

A 70km challenge through the Eryri hills, passing over no tops but following the ancient passes. Starting in Penrhyndeudraeth on the Dwyryd, via Beddgelert and Capel Curig and finally the flanks of the Carneddau to arrive in Conwy and a pint on the harbour front. Difficulties: Distance Activity Type: –Epic Walk —-LDP Submitted by: daveroberts …

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Mynydd Mawr from Rhosgadfan

This walk is a Simple out and back from a backroad between Waunfawr and Rhosgadfan up one of the outlying peaks. You cross the heathery moorland of the Gwyrfai Common and you can appreciate why the locals on one side of the mountains call this Mynydd Grug – Heather Mountain. From this walk, unlike from Rhyd …

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Southern Rhinogydd from Nantcol

Having explored the north of these rugged hills, I couldn’t keep away from collecting the full set. Compared to the northern Rhinogydd, these are much easier underfoot but can still spring a surprise or two! Getting to the start of this walk can either be by the old gas guzzler into Cwm Nantcol, or you can start …

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Nercwys Forest and Bryn Alyn

A shorter route with an optional dog leg out to the limestone pavements at Bryn Alyn. Difficulties: Activity Type: Walks —-Easy Walk Submitted by: daveroberts The Route You can download an excellent leaflet and map at the link below for full details of this walk. More Information

Moel Findeg from Loggerheads

A country ramble with a hill and a pub or two in the middle!  Can be extended with some of these other Clwydian Routes. Woodland and open country with good views Difficulties: Activity Type: Walks —-Easy Walk Submitted by: daveroberts The Route You can download an excellent leaflet and map at the link below for full …

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Moel Famau from Moel Arthur Car Park

A route up Moel Famau that starts by descending to Cilcain before ascending to the summit. Follows the Offa’s Dyke path for a significant distance. Can be extended with some of these other Clwydian Routes. Contrasting views, ancient history and rolling hills Difficulties: Activity Type: Walks —-Moderate Walk Submitted by: daveroberts The Route You can download an …

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Caerwys to Ysceifiog Walk

A walking route from Caerwys in the northern Clwydian Range, to Ysceifiog and back to your start. Woodland, lakes and rolling farmland Difficulties: Activity Type: Walks —-Easy Moderate Walk Submitted by: daveroberts The Route The Route You can download an excellent leaflet and map at the link below for full details of this walk. More …

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Trelawnyd to Gwaenysgor Walk

Another walk in the northern Clwydian Hills that can be connected with this or this for a harder walk. Wide views, ancient history and rolling farmland Difficulties: Activity Type: Walks —-Easy Moderate Walk Submitted by: daveroberts The Route The Route You can download an excellent leaflet and map at the link below for full details of …

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Gwaenysgor to Llanasa Walk

A walk at the northeren end of the Clwydian Hills that can be extended via this and this walk. Contrasting views, ancient history and rolling hills. The Route The Route You can download an excellent leaflet and map at the link below for full details of this walk. More Information 

Cader Idris Minffordd Path

Gwaenysgor Walk

A short walk along parts of the Offa’s Dyke Way near Prestatyn that could be extended with this and this walk. Difficulties: Activity Type: Walks —-Easy Walk Submitted by: daveroberts The Route You can download an excellent leaflet and map at the link below for full details of this walk. More Information

Pen y Cloddiau

Along the Offa’s Dyke Path, another jaunt in the Clwydian hills that can be coupled with either this or this walk in order to make it a more challenging day. Can also be extended with some of the other Clwydian Routes. Difficulties: Activity Type: Walks —-Moderate Walk Submitted by: daveroberts The Route You can download an excellent …

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Foel Fenlli and Moel Famau Walk From Bwlch Pen Barras

Moel Famau from Bwlch Pen Barras

Another Route to the summit of the Clwydian Range and the Jubilee Tower that could easily be coupled with this or this walk for a tougher challenge. Or any of our other Clwydian Routes. It follows the Offa’s Dyke path for a fair distance and the ascent is initially easy. Be warned though, that you lose the …

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Bryn Alun from near Llanarmon-yn-ial

Short route with the main interest being the limestone pavement that part of the walk crosses. Note that the route is slightly longer, 7.7km than noted in the description linked to below! Difficulties: Activity Type: Walks —-Easy Moderate Walk Submitted by: daveroberts The Route You can download an excellent leaflet and map at the link …

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