North East Wales Heritage Trail

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Discover rolling hills and heather clad moors in this region rich in history; hill forts, castles, old quarries and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal.

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All about the North East Wales Heritage Trail.

The Clwydian and Berwyn ranges are two of the best known hill ranges in North East Wales, yet you’ll feel like you have them all to yourself. Their rolling hills, heather-clad moors and limestone outcrops are iconic of the region. As you hike these hills you’ll discover a region rich in history. The presence of numerous hill forts, castles, old quarries and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal demonstrates the region’s importance throughout the Iron, Bronze and Industrial Ages. Starting from Ruthin you’ll stay in Boutique guesthouses, all offering a warm Welsh welcome along with a hearty breakfast to set you up for the day.

  1. Day 1 Day 1: Arrive in Ruthin

    Arrive in the historic town of Ruthin, surrounded by hills.

  2. Day 2 Day 2: At Ruthin (18km/11.5mi)

    From Ruthin enjoy a circular walk in the Clwydian range. Head out to the Iron Age site of Foel Fenlli, on to the Jubilee Tower atop Moel Famau and to Gellifor from where you return along the riverside.

  3. Day 3 Day 3: Ruthin (Horseshoe Pass) to Llangollen (12km/7.5mi)

    In the morning explore the medieval town of Ruthin, including its Pentonville-style gaol and the oldest timbered house in Wales, Nantclwyd Y Dre, restored to share the 7 ages of this 15th century house and home to the award-winning Lord’s Gardens. A transfer (included) will then take you to the top of the scenic Horseshoe Pass. You’ll descend down through the valley towards the riverside town of Llangollen and pass through lush green fields, scree slopes and limestone escarpments along the way.

  4. Day 4 Day 4: At Llangollen (20km/12.5mi)

    Enjoy a circular walk to Horseshoe Falls and the start of the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct Canal World Heritage Site. Head up to the 13th century Castell Dinas Bran and out along the limestone escarpment to the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, returning along the Llangollen Canal.

  5. Day 5 Day 5: Llangollen (Glyndyfrdwy) to Llanarmon DC (12km/7.5mi)

    Take the steam train from Llangollen to Glyndyfrdwy (included Apr-Oct). Here you’ll begin your first hike in the quiet, soft rolling hills of the Berwyns. Hike through sheep-strewn grassland and rolling moorland clad with dense heather. These moors are synonymous with the Berwyns and the purple haze of flowering heather in late summer creates a real spectacle in the evening sunshine. Your next overnight stop is at Llanarmon DC.

  6. Day 6 Day 6: At Llanarmon DC (11km/7mi)

    Located in the heart of the Berwyns, your guesthouse is perfectly positioned for one of many circular walks today. Heading south from the village, a moderate 11km route will take you up and over Cefn Hir-fynydd hill standing at 464m.

  7. Day 7 Day 7: Depart after breakfast
Where you stay
Manorhaus
In the centre of Ruthin, the Manorhaus is a Grade II listed Georgian Townhouse. Rooms are individually designed and feature flat-screen TVs with DVD player. The Manorhaus also boasts an award-winning restaurant, a private cinema, a sauna and steam room.
Manorhaus
Manorhaus is an historic townhouse in the heart of Llangollen, with original features blended with modern interior design and facilities such as free WiFi and a rooftop hot tub. Each room has an en-suite wet-room with rain-head shower, 32-inch HDTV, tea/coffee making facilities, iPod docking station, a hairdryer, full length mirror and de-misting mirror.
West Arms Hotel
The West Arms dates back to 1570 when it was built as a farmhouse, and was to become a place of rest and refreshment 100 years later. You’ll find inglenook log fires and original timbered ceilings, all set off by period furnishings, along with an Award-winning restaurant.
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