"If walking is your passion and you never tire of stunning views, if you want a warm welcome at the accommodation of your choice, whether it be B&B, self-catering or hotel, if you want a hearty meal and liquid refreshment to settle the dust after a long, hard day on the trail, then you need go no further than Llangollen. If you have passed through the Vale of Llangollen and thought about walking in the area, take it from me, you won't be disappointed." James Thompson, Beaujolais, France, May 2013
Llangollen is a 'Walkers are Welcome Town'.
Welcome to Dee Valley Walks. This series of waymarked and graded routes takes in the beautiful scenery, wildlife and history of this stunning area of North East Wales.
The Dee Valley Way and The North Berwyn Way links the two towns of Corwen and Llangollen. The routes are 15 miles/24km in total but if you prefer to pace yourself it can be walked in separate sections.
The Llangollen History Trail links the fascinating historical landmarks in the area through a 6 mile/9.5 km waymarked walk.
Corwen walks is a series of short circular walks exploring the Wildlife and History of the area, including the rich connections with Owain Glyndwr. The leaflet can be downloaded from the main Dee Valley Walks website on: www.deevalleywalks.com
Clwydian Range & Dee Valley: https://vimeo.com/channels/669687
Llangollen Lift free minibus service runs at weekends until the end of September and Mondays in August. 10.00am, 11.30am & 1.30pm to Panorama, Horseshoe Falls & World Heritage Site and 11.00am, 1.00pm & 2.30pm to Plas Newydd from outside the Llangollen Museum in Parade Street. More information: http://www.clwydianrangeanddeevalleyaonb.org.uk
Dee Valley Tourist Guide App www.deevalley.com/app
The Llangollen Round is a small book produced by the Llangollen Cancer Research UK committee, detailing a 33-mile circular route taking in all the summits around the Vale of Llangollen. Price £4.00 from local bookshops and Tourist Information Centre. www.thellangollenround.info
Offa's Dyke is a linear earthwork which, more or less, follows the Welsh/English boundary. It consists of a ditch and rampart, originally about 27 metres across and 8 meters high from the ditch bottom to the bank top. It was built in the late 8th century AD by Offa, King of Mercia from 757 to 796 AD. There is evidence that it went from Treuddyn, near Wrexham to Sedbury Cliffs, near Chepstow, and was probably built as a result of a border dispute, to keep out the Welsh. Offa's Dyke Path opened in 1971 is 177 miles long and follows a route from Sedbury, Near Chepstow to Prestatyn through the Welsh borderlands known as the Marches, taking on the spectacular landscapes around Llangollen and the Eglwyseg Escarpment. For about 70 miles, the path follows the course of the Offa's Dyke earthwork. More information: www.offasdyke.demon.co.uk