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North East Wales Heritage Trail

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  • Holiday code
    W06WA
  • Holiday type
    Self-guided walking
  • Duration
    6 nights
  • Accommodation
    hotel-to-hotel
    and
  • Activity level
  • Call usfor dates and prices
  • Departure months
    JFMAMJJASOND
  • What your holiday price includes
  • 6 nights hotel-to-hotel accommodation in a mix of and hotels
  • All breakfasts and 2 evening meals
  • Briefing at the start of your holiday
  • Headwater navigation app
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Walking Transfers
  • Steam Train Transfer (Apr-Oct)
  • Optional Upgrades
  • Suitable for
  • Solo travellers
  • Couples
  • Excellent choice for
  • Food lovers, flora & fauna, bird spotting opportunities, art & history, vegetarian meals, lake & river routes

United Kingdom: Wales

North East Wales Heritage Trail

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  • Medieval towns, hill forts and castles
  • Rolling hills, heather-clad moors and limestone outcrops
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal

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 a range of accommodation, all offering a warm Welsh welcome along with a hearty breakfast to set you up for the day.



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Walking information

The walks on this holiday highlight the very best of the Clwydian and Berwyn hill ranges with walking across heather-clad moors and over rolling hills. There is nothing overly strenuous but some of the longer routes can take up to 5 hours to complete.




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Day 1: Arrive in Ruthin

Arrive in the historic town of Ruthin, surrounded by hills.
Stay overnight at Sarum House, Ruthin (Breakfast included)

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.
Stay overnight at Sarum House, Ruthin (Breakfast included)

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 North 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, with perhaps a detour to 13th century Castell Dinas Bran, before continuing towards the riverside town of Llangollen passing through lush green fields, scree slopes and limestone escarpments along the way.
Stay overnight at Riverbanc, Llangollen (Breakfast included)

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 and out along the limestone escarpment to the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, returning along the Llangollen Canal.
Stay overnight at Riverbanc, Llangollen (Breakfast included)

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.
Stay overnight at West Arms (Breakfast and evening meal included)

Day 6: At Llanarmon DC 12km / 7.5mi

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 12km route will take you up and over Cefn Hir-fynydd hill standing at 464m.
Stay overnight at West Arms (Breakfast and evening meal included)

Day 7: Leave Llanarmon DC

Depart Llanarmon DC after breakfast.

Where you stay

During your holiday you stay at the following hotels. If you'd like to extend your time at any of these or, if you'd like to enhance your stay with an upgraded room, just let us know at the time of booking.

To find out more call our sales team on 0044 1606 720199, use our live webchat or email sales@headwater.com


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Sarum House, Ruthin

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Sarum House is a 17th century grade II listed Georgian town house in the centre of the historic market town of Ruthin. Rooms are spacious and have TV, hospitality trays and hairdryers. It is a two minute walk from local pubs and restaurants.


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The Riverbanc, Llangollen

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The Riverbanc is perfectly located in the centre of the small town of Llangollen which is steeped in myth and legend. It is also best known for hosting the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod every July. The rooms are modern and comfortable.


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West Arms Hotel, Llanarmon DC

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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.

Travel

Call now to speak to our specialist team at 0044 1606 720199 or email us at sales@headwater.com for enquiries or to book your trip.

Reviews

Here at Headwater we thrive on feedback and pride ourselves on our excellent customer service. Below is a small selection of reviews we've received from our satisfied customers.


John Mcgirr, 10/01/2024

Exemplary


03/11/2023

We both enjoyed our trip to Amalfi. Hotel was great although at first were a bit disappointed staying in the annex. However the food and staff were fantastic, we were really looked after. The walks were varied, were pretty demanding with the long stretches of steps. The walk via the nature reserve was our highlight, off the beaten track, stunning backdrop.


26/05/2023

very good service from all concerned in Croatia.


Annette Macdonald, 12/03/2023

Used Headwater for last two cycling holidays, the service and accuracy of the routes was brilliant and all accommodation top notch

Dates and prices

You can be confident that our pricing includes all the standard requirements of your holiday and many additional extras. Always ensure that you are comparing like for like when booking your holiday.

This 6 night self-guided walking holiday includes:

Hotel-to-hotel accommodation in a mix of and hotels

All breakfasts and 2 evening meals

Briefing at the start of your holiday

Headwater navigation app for your smartphone

Luggage transfers between hotels

Walking Transfers

Steam Train Transfer (Apr-Oct)


How to book:

To book this holidays speak to our sales team on 0044 1606 720199 or click on the appropriate 'book now' or 'check availability' button below.

To book this holiday call our sales team on 0044 1606 720199 or click on the appropriate 'Book now' or 'check availability' button below.

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Holiday details

Solo travellers
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Children
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Holiday type
Self-guided walking Managed by Headwater rep.

Departures

Meals
All breakfasts and 2 evening meals

Other details
For departures in November the Rail transfer on Day 5 is replaced with a taxi transfer.
Transfers from Manchester Airport or Chester Train Station are available at a supplement.

Tailor-made travel

This holiday does not include any flights or rail.

How to book

To book this holidays speak to our sales team on 0044 1606 720199 or click on the appropriate 'book now' button above.

If you need further information before you book simply complete our Holiday Enquiry Form and a member of our sales team will get back to you.

To book this holiday call our sales team on 0044 1606 720199 or click on the appropriate 'Book now' or 'Check availability' button below.

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