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North East Wales Heritage Trail

North East Wales Heritage Trail

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  • Holiday type
    Self-guided walking
  • Duration
    6 nights
  • Accommodation
    hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • From £949per person, tour only
  • NEW FOR 2021  
  • Departures
    Mondays from 2 Nov '20 to 22 Nov '21
  • What your holiday price includes
  • 6 nights hotel-to-hotel accommodation in a mix of hotels
  • All breakfasts and 2 evening meals
  • Management by your local Headwater-appointed agent
  • Route directions and maps
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Walking Transfers
  • Headwater Navigation App
  • 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
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Ms Caine says...
This was a wonderful walking holiday through stunning and varied countryside, with very good accommodation and some wonderful eating to boot. The Headwater ...
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Great Britain: Wales

North East Wales Heritage Trail

  • 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 Boutique guesthouses, all offering a warm Welsh welcome along with a hearty breakfast to set you up for the day.



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If you have any questions about this holiday call our sales team on 01606 720199, use our live webchat (we're open from 9am today) or email sales@headwater.com

Day-by-day itinerary



We're here to help

If you've any questions about this holiday call our sales team on 01606 720199 , or email sales@headwater.com

Day 1: Arrive in Ruthin

Arrive in the historic town of Ruthin, surrounded by hills.
Stay overnight at Manorhaus, 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 Manorhaus, 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 Manorhaus, 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 Manorhaus, 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 (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.
Stay overnight at West Arms (Breakfast and evening meal included)

Day 7: Depart 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 01606 720199, use our live webchat (we're open from 9am today) or email sales@headwater.com


Find out more on the hotel website.
Read customer reviews on Tripadvisor.

Manorhaus, Ruthin

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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.


Find out more on the hotel website.
Read customer reviews on Tripadvisor.

Manorhaus, Llangollen

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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.


Find out more on the hotel website.
Read customer reviews on Tripadvisor.

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

Our aim is to provide holidays that are unbeatable for choice and flexibility. We've listed our most popular travel options below, however you aren't limited to these - we can tailor-make virtually any holiday to suit.

To find out more about the travel options available call our sales team on 01606 720199, use our live webchat (we're open from 9am today) or email sales@headwater.com

Standard travel

This holiday does not include any flights or rail

Tour only

Alternative transfers
If you require alternative transfers (because you will be arriving at a different time to our standard flights), then we can usually arrange these for you (there may be an additional charge).

Holiday extras

Should you require overnight airport accommodation, airport parking or even a uniformed chauffeur to take your car from your departure terminal and park it for you, we can arrange this for you through Holiday Extras. You can book airport parking, airport hotels and executive lounges directly through their website - or call us on 01606 720199 for further details of all the services on offer. Early booking is recommended to obtain the best availability and prices.

Reviews

Everyone who goes on a Headwater holiday will be emailed a link to our post-holiday questionnaire where they can give us an honest assessment of all aspects of their holiday - everything from how quickly we answer the phone to how clean the hotels were - plus an overall rating and comments about their holiday.

Any feedback collected is posted to our website, so that people can make an informed decision based on past experiences before heading off on holiday. We don’t edit the reviews, the only thing we do is proofread them and alter any typos, where necessary, to ensure they are easy to read for everyone. All reviews will be published (except in certain extreme circumstances), and a member of the Headwater team will respond to any constructive criticisms/comments under the reviews, at their discretion. So, for the real tales, twists and turns of our holidays, look no further than the reviews from our previous travellers.


Ms Caine, 10/09/2020

This was a wonderful walking holiday through stunning and varied countryside, with very good accommodation and some wonderful eating to boot. The Headwater app worked very well to guide the walk, we loved it's little oh-oh when we went off track, as much as its hurrah when we found our way back. Encountered few other walkers en route, im the main, which made it all the more special.



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 hotels

All breakfasts and 2 evening meals

Management by your local Headwater-appointed agent

Route directions and maps

Luggage transfers between hotels

Walking Transfers

Headwater Navigation App

Steam Train Transfer (Apr-Oct)


How to book:

For further details, or to check availability, speak to our sales team on 01606 720199 (we're open from 9am today) or complete our holiday enquiry form (we'll contact you at a time that's most convenient for you).

Complete our holiday enquiry form - we'll get in touch when it's most convenient for you
Speak to our sales team on 01606 720199 - we're open from 9am today
Use our live chat to ask us a question

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The prices quoted for each individual departure supercede those published in our current brochures. Air prices are subject to change and we advise early booking to obtain the best prices. Please see our Planning your holiday and What's included in the price? pages for additional information.

Holiday details

Singles
Add £364 single supplement. Plus a Solo traveller supplement of £112

Children
Please contact us for child prices.

Holiday type
Self-guided walking Managed locally by Headwater appointed agent.

Departures
Mondays from 2nd Nov 2020 to 22nd Nov 2021, for 6 nights. All dates are subject to availability, please contact us to check.

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

For further details, or to check availability, speak to our sales team on 01606 720199 (we're open from 9am today) or complete our holiday enquiry form (we'll contact you at a time that's most convenient for you).

Complete our holiday enquiry form - we'll get in touch when it's most convenient for you
Speak to our sales team on 01606 720199 - we're open from 9am today
Use our live chat to ask us a question

Please note: The prices and travel options shown are provided for customers based in, and travelling from/to, the UK. We are happy to arrange holidays for non-UK customers however, if you are travelling from USA, Canada, Australia or New Zealand, we recommend that you contact your local agent as they can provide appropriate transport options and advice.



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