Maps £1.40 each
Easy to use walking maps, supplied in a plastic wallet. All the information required for a safe walk including times, distances and ascents as well as photo clues with clear directions at every junction. Map size: 420mm x 205mm. Folded size: 80mm x 205mm.
Walking in Llangollen
Situated in the north east corner of Wales, Llangollen has a wide variety of walking, from the high moorland of the Horseshoe Pass, to the wooded valley of Worlds End and the rocky outcrops of the Eglwyseg Escarpment.
Bypass the crowds of Snowdonia and find peaceful walks in Llangollen’s vast moorelands and scenic hills.
Llangollen, perhaps most famous for the Eisteddfod, is located in the Dee valley in North East Wales and boasts beautiful circular walking routes suitable for a range of walking abilities.
This popular Welsh town offers stunning sites to see including the impressive Berwyn mountains, the fast flowing River Dee, the tranquil Horseshoe Falls, the historic Llangollen canal, the medieval Castle Dinas and the Grade I listed romantic Valle Crucis Abbey. If you travel by car or like to cycle, remember to experience the winding Horseshoe pass with magnificent views of the surrounding valley, or leave the car in the town centre and take the vintage steam train along the old railway opened in 1861.
With a variety of pubs, cafes, restaurants, hostels, hotels, B&Bs and camping, there is something for every type of adventurer even those with pets as Llangollen is regarded as a dog-friendly town.
Where to Walk in Llangollen.
The Eglwyseg Valley set in the Clwydian Hills is a prominent limestone escarpment. Find old quarries and prehistoric burial cairns, ancient fossils and take in views of limestone cliffs and open moorlands.
The Panorama is often considered the best viewing point in North East Wales. Home to the limestone cliffs known as ‘The Seven Sisters’ and offers impressive views of the medieval Castle Dinas and the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct.
The World’s End located between Wrexham, Llangollen and Denbighshire is part of the Offa’s Dyke walking route. This scenic spot is known for housing protected wildlife such as Black Grouse.
The Horseshoe pass is carpeted in thick moorland heather best viewed in late summer. Catch a glimpse of the area’s slate mining past, and walk where the old tramline and winch house used to live.
Llantysilio Mountain is a collective name given to a group of 4 steep peaks. With remains of an Iron Age Hill Fort and a large burial chamber dating back to the Bronze Age, it’s an area for history lovers. For the twitchers, Merlin, Golden Plover and Ring Ouzel can be seen soaring above the peaty hills.
Parking in Llangollen
All of our recommended walks offer easy parking options. Please note Llangollen Town Centre can be extremely busy during the peak season May – September.
– Market St Car Park, 148 Spaces, £7 all day
– East St Car Park, 59 Spaces, £3.50 all day
– National Pavilion, Abbey Rd, 93 Spaces, £3.50 all day
– Hall St, 20 Spaces, £3.50 all day
– Mill St Car Park, 70 Spaces, £3.50 all day
– Brook St Car Park, 26 Spaces, £3.50 all day
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