Walking in North Wales
In a nutshell. Long walks, short walks, town walks, country walks.
Rocky mountain paths and sand-between-your-toes strolls.
Forest footpaths and heritage trails.
Easy rambles for families, tough upland challenges for enthusiasts.
Walking is our most popular outdoor activity – from the list above it’s easy to see why.
Want a breezy, blow-the-cobwebs-away kind of walk along beaches and promenades?
Then follow sections of the Wales Coast Path.
Our countryside is pretty good, too.
Trails in the lovely Vale of Conwy wander through green, lush scenery and – in the case of Trefriw, for example – throw in some history and heritage along the way.
Some head up into the Gwydyr Forest Park, one of our most popular walking areas.
Mynydd Hiraethog on the opposite flank of the valley is a brooding moorland of purple heather, forest and lake.
It’s a very different – and very compelling – part of North Wales, undiscovered by many.
Start your exploration at the Llyn Brenig Visitor Centre.
At Bodlondeb Woods Nature Reserve near Conwy you can go orienteering or wildlife watching. And no visit to North Wales is complete without a walk in Snowdonia.
Betws-y-Coed, its gateway, is a thriving inland resort – call into its Visitor Centre for walking advice.
For more information on walks and walking across the region go to our Countryside Service.