Walking at a relaxed pace, following good paths and tracks. Walking experience isn’t necessary as distances are reasonably short and gradients generally easy although there may be some sections over rough or steeper terrain so you should have a generally good level of fitness. Our two easy to moderate walks are available on the following breaks. Walking days are Saturday and Sunday on weekend breaks and Tuesday and Wednesday on midweek breaks.
Try one of our new guided walking breaks. Discover the beauty, history and landscape of some of our most scenic areas. Accompanied by a qualified and knowledgeable walking guide you can expect great views, fresh air and a choice of walks to suit regular walkers and novices alike.
Every walking break features two walks. A packed lunch will be provided on each walking day and transport from your hotel to and from the walk start and finish where required.
For your comfort and safety, your footwear, clothing and equipment need to be suitable for the conditions likely to be encountered.
- Sensible walking shoes or boots, most of our walks are on well-worn paths, tracks, trails or woodland and pastoral land.
- A waterproof jacket and over-trousers.
- Several layers of clothing, which can be added or removed dependent on the weather.
- A warm hat and gloves are useful additions, for walks in the autumn.
What else should I bring?
- A small rucksack
- A water bottle.
- Some walkers find walking poles useful although these are not essential to enjoy any of the walks.
- Insect repellent, a sunhat, sunglasses and sun cream may also come in handy.
Please note you will need to add your walking package supplement (£50 per person) to your break at the time of booking, they can be found in the add-ons section of the booking journey.
Bodelwyddan Castle easy to moderate guided walks
Country and coast
The walk is 6.5 miles and will take about 3 hours. We’ll depart Bodelwyddan Castle after breakfast at around 10am. The walk starts from the village of Dyserth and takes bridle ways to Trelawnyd. From there we climb Gop Hill, a strange man-made mound, or cairn, built sometime during the Neolithic period, on a high hill overlooking Trelawnyd. Our route then takes us across farmland to the ancient village of Gwaenysgor which together with its church is mentioned in the Domesday Book. Finally, we return along the Offa’s Dyke path via Graig Fawr with excellent views over the coast.
Village and views
The walk is 5.5 miles and will take about 3 hours. We’ll depart Bodelwyddan Castle after breakfast at around 10am for a pleasant walk starting from the attractive Village of Henllan nestled in a valley northwest of Denbigh. The village is notable for St Sadwrn's Church and Bell Tower, the haunted Llindir Inn and tranquil bee garden behind the Church Hall. This walk is through rolling farmland and village tracks and also offers a view of Denbigh Castle which crowns a steep hill above the medieval town.
What to expect
Bodelwyddan Castle moderate to strenuous guided walks
Prestatyn to Rhuallt
This walk is approx 9 miles and will take around 5 hours We’ll depart Bodelwyddan Castle after breakfast at around 10am. The walk starts from the beach at Prestatyn and follows the Offa's Dyke path. Proceeding up the high street to the hills above Prestatyn, weather permitting this walk offer splendid views of the bay stretching to the Great Orme, a limestone headland near Llandudno. The route then proceeds inland across fields with fabulous views of the heather clad, Clwydian range of hills, before descending to the village of Rhuallt.
Penycloddiau Circular/Moel Arthur
This walk is approx 9 miles and will take around 5 hours We’ll depart Bodelwyddan Castle after breakfast at around 10am. The walk starts at the Scots Pine trees car park reached from the rural hamlet of Afonwen. This is an area of outstanding natural beauty lying on the west side of the Clwydian Range. The walk proceeds along the level byway to “London Bridge” following the drovers trail with wonderful views over the lovely Vale of Clwyd. The route proceeds along a bridle way to the car park at the Iron Age hill fort of Moel Arthur, before returning over Moel Arthur and picking up Offa’s Dyke path over Penycloddiau where you can enjoy dramatic views of the Dee valley.
What to expect
Due to the distance and time spent walking these longer walks will require a reasonable level of fitness and are probably best suited to those who have enjoyed walking longer routes before. Routes follow well-defined paths and bridleways though these may be hilly or steep in sections. Our two moderate to strenuous walks are available on the following breaks. Walking days are Saturday and Sunday on weekend breaks and Tuesday and Wednesday on midweek breaks.