The Clwydian Range

The hills stretch from the beautiful Vale of Clwyd in in the west to the foothills of the Dee Estuary in the east; from Prestatyn Hillside in the north to the Nant-Y-Garth pass in the south.

In 1985 this was designated by the European Community as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Vale of Clwyd offers open heather moorland dominating small hedged fields and coppice woodland on the lower slopes. In places, limestone rock outcrops are exposed in attractive wooded escarpments and on the fringes of the area highly fertile farmland gives a soft pastoral foreground to the hills, with the Offa’s Dyke National Trail following the entire length of the ridge crest.

Experience the traditional atmosphere of Welsh villages, tea rooms, craft centres, allied to the history of the area with evidence of Bronze Age people, through the Roman, Dark Ages and Medieval periods to the Present Day.

With its unique geology, extraordinary biodiversity, plus various adventure activities, this unspoilt area of Wales offers a memorable walking experience capable of satisfying many interests.

For more information about this wonderful part of the country, please also visit Clwydian Country