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.

Liberty Hall Walk from Corwen

Liberty Hall Walk from Corwen

The northern end of the Berwyn Hills are part of the Clwydian and Dee Valley AONB, and the Liberty Hall Walk from Corwen takes you up onto Bryn Llys and to the old hunting lodge of Liberty Hall.  Corwen is a small town which is known for it’s links to Owain Glyndwr who declared himself …

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Best Mountain Walks in Snowdonia

Crib Goch Scramble from Pen y Pass

Crib Goch is the hardest route up Snowdon and starts from Pen-y-Pass along the PYG Track. It’s an exposed grade 1 scramble that should only be attempted if you’re confident in your abilities. NOTE – Distance above is for one way only. You’ll need to double up if you descend the same way – but we don’t recommend …

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Llanferres to Maeshafn Walk

A gentle countryside ramble in the Clwydian Range from Llanferres to Maeshafn in former lead mining country. There are a couple of pubs on the way with the Miner’s Arms in Maeshafn and the Druid Inn in Llanferres. It’s a straightforward circular walk with a good mix of woodland walking, countryside and gaining just enough …

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Moel Gyw from Llanarmon-yn-ial

Moel Gyw from Llanarmon-yn-ial

This is a short walk in the Clwydain Range up Moel Gyw from Llanarmon-yn-ial.  The walk follows the Offa’s Dyke National Trail for much of the route. The walk starts from the village, heading initially for the small picturesque lake at Llyn Gweryd. It then heads uphill to join the Offa’s Dyke National Trail which …

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Best Walks from Llangollen

The picturesque town of Llangollen can be found in the county of Denbighshire in North East Wales, and falls within the Clwydian and Dee Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Sitting alongside the River Dee, with the Eglwyseg mountain to the north and Berwyn Mountains to the south, the setting is as stunning as you …

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Llangollen Round

Llangollen Round Challenge Walk

The Clwydian Hills around Llangollen are probably one of the best kept secrets in North Wales. While there are many easier walks around Llangollen, the Llangollen Round is the ultimate circular route that explores the entire skyline. It was devised as a challenge walk to raise money for Cancer Research with more information on joining …

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Ceiriog Valley Walk

The Ceiriog Valley Walks is a waymarked trail from Chirk on the English border deep into the Berwyn Hills of North Wales. The Ceiriog Valley Walk was devised by the Chirk and Ceiriog Valley Partnership in order to connect all the villages in the valley. It’s also devised around public transport, so even if it a …

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The Maelor Way

The Maelor Way

The Maelor Way is a walking trail in North East Wales that is largely within the county of Wrexham, but following the border with England for a large distance. It starts at Castle Mill near Chirk, where it joins with both Offa’s Dyke National Trail and the Ceiriog Valley Walk local trail. The Maelor Way …

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The Rhyd Ddu Path up Snowdon

The Rhyd Ddu Path up Snowdon

The Rhyd Ddu Path up Snowdon is one of the traditional routes, and originally started from Beddgelert as a pony track. It’s now one of the quieter paths up, reasonably easy to follow and with an excellent airy walk over Bwlch Main to reach the summit. Full Route Description Snowdon Rhyd Ddu Path 1 From the Car …

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Walk up Cnicht from Croesor Circuit - Cambrian Way

Walk up Cnicht from Croesor Circuit

Cnicht from Croesor aka the Welsh Matterhorn, is one of those essential hill walking routes to include on your Snowdonia Itinerary, and it certainly deserves better than a simple up and down. There are much better options for ascending Cnicht, with a number of circular route options from Croesor. This Cnicht Circular Route continues along …

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Snowdon via The Watkin Path

All the Walking Routes up Snowdon

Yr Wyddfa* , or Snowdon, (it’s never Mount or Mt Snowdon ) is one of the most popular mountains in the United Kingdom, let alone Snowdonia. It’s sometimes climbed as one of the National 3 Peak Challenge, the Welsh 3 Peaks or during the 14/15 Peaks. With the coming season people will be flocking to ascend Snowdon …

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The Brenig Way

The Brenig Way is a mid level walk in North Wales that takes you from Corwen to the upland reservoir of Llyn Brenig. It has been established by Denbighshire council and is a promoted route for walkers in this quiet and rural part of the county.  Starting off along the Dee Valley, and visiting the …

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