PLEASE NOTE

The Club operates a car sharing system, see meeting points and departure time for walks. Please turn up 10 minutes before the departure time. If you don't have your own transport you should contact the leader three days in advance. Note that there may not be anybody at the any of the Meeting Points. It is therefore important if you think that the leader may not be present to contact him or her in advance.
For all day walks (except those with pub lunches) bring food and drink. Boots are essential for mountain and strenuous walks.
The leader has the right to refuse to allow members or potential members from taking part if, in his or her opinion, they are inadequately dressed or do not have suitable footwear.
Grading of Walks
Grading of walks is both difficult and subjective. These grade definitions are for guidance only. If in any doubt contact the leader of the walk for further information.
Easy - Pastoral and usually less than 8 miles/12.8kms. They do not involve any steep climbing but gentle ascents might be included. Easy walks of less than 4 miles/6.4kms are within the capabilities of most people and are usually taken at a slow pace. The longer walks need a slightly greater degree of fitness but should also be within the capabilities of most people. Several stiles may be encountered on these walks. Equipment required are waterproofs and lightweight boots or shoes with a good sole. A packed lunch is essential on walks of over 6
miles/9.6kms unless it is planned to take lunch in a pub or café. A drink however should always be carried.
Moderate - Walks of more than 9 miles/14.4kms, although can be less if this involves climbing. Total ascents during the walk will generally be less than 1,000 feet/300m. Equipment as for easy walks a packed lunch and drink are essential.

Moderate Mountain - These walks involve at least 1,000 feet/300m of climbing but less than 2,000 feet/600m. They are usually on terrain that is more exposed than the easy walks. Spare clothing and good quality waterproofs and boots, together with a packed lunch and drink, are essential.
Duty of Care
Leaders and members owe a duty of care to all the other members of the group.
Members participating in walks do so at their own risk.
Members are expected to be appropriately dressed and prepared for the walk. If the leader believes that someone is inadequately dressed or prepared then s/he has the right to refuse to allow the member on the walk.
Members are advised to carry their own personal first aid kit, whistle and where appropriate survival equipment. They should also make the leader aware of any medical condition and any implications that could cause problems during the walk.
The leader can question the fitness of any member wishing to attempt the walk and can decline to accept him/her on the walk.
Leaders
Club walks are led by volunteer members who may or may not have received leader training. They are expected to be appropriately dressed and prepared for the walk which they are leading. They are not however expected to carry any specialised equipment.
Walks leaders may not have had any first aid training. Leaders (and members) are advised to carry a first aid kit but it is not a condition of leading a walk.
For Health and Safety reasons leaders have the right to cancel a walk if three or less people turn up at the meeting point and the leader has not received notification from anyone else that they will be going directly to the start or, if appropriate, Junction 29 or Northop.

Note some walks contain Post Codes for the Start of the walk. These should be treated as a guide and with caution. Some Post Codes cover very large areas. If in doubt phone the leader.

 

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Click here to view our 2020 walks programme.

 

Thurs 5th Dec        Moor and Marsh                    Walk Start: 10.00

Starting from Abakhan in Mostyn (Park at the far end of the Car Park) we follow a bridleway to Llwyn Ifor. We then cross over the Moor to Bryn Celyn. The return is via the Greenfield Valley and the Coast Path. Dogs welcome.

Grade        Easy/Moderate                    Gtid Ref: SJ 265 209
Length       5.5 miles                         Ascent: 500 ft
Leader       Ron                               Meet Point: Aberkhan
Telephone    01352 715 723                    Meet Time: 09.50
             07967 513 268

 

Sun 8th Dec.         Whitegate Way                     Walk Start: 10.15

This is an easy relatively flat walk along the old railway track now known as the Whitegate Way.  Starting from the old station car park the walk follows the line through delightful countryside. This circuit should suit most members of the club and as it is low level weather conditions at this time of year should not cause a problem!

Grade        Easy                            Grid Ref: SJ 615 679
Length       6 miles                           Ascent: None.
Leader       Maureen                           Meet Point: Holywell/Northop
Tel          01352 761018                      Meet Time: 9.00(H)/9.15(N)

 

Thurs Dec 26th       Boxing Day Walk                   Walk Start: 11.00

The usual Boxing Day format of 4-5 miles ramble starting from Ysceiflog village and après walk to the Fox Inn for chip butties and refreshments.

Grade        Easy                              Grid Ref: SJ 172 715
Length       4-5 miles                         Ascent: Negligible
Leader       Elfed                             Meet Point: Ysceifiog Village
Telephone    01352 780435                      Meet Time: 10.50

 

Sun 29th Dec.        Moel Arthur & Penycloddiau (2)   Walk Start: 10.00

From the Llangwyfan Forest Car Park we set off by walking back along the road. After exploring the slopes and dykes of the mountain we eventually reach the summit. We continue over to Yr Eifft. The star back along two little used bridleways. Finally we skirt the slopes of Moel Arthur before returning to the start. Dogs welcome.

Grade        Mod/Mountain                     Grid Ref: SJ 139 668
Length       7 miles                           Ascent: 1,400ft
Leader       Ron                               Meet Point: Holywell
Tel          01352 715 723                     Meet Time: 9.30(H)
             07967 513 628

 

Thurs 2nd Jan 2020            Coastal path – Barkby Beach to Talacre    Walk Start: 10.00

 

A bracing winters walk along the coastal path from the car park at Barkby Beach (LL19 7HS) (Parking charges apply) along the paths through the dunes and along the beach to the lighthouse at Talacre.  Depending on weather conditions this walk can be shortened to 5 miles on the day.  Dogs are welcome. 

 

Grade                   Easy                                                    Grid Ref:  See post code

Length                  7.4 miles                                            Ascent:  Minimal

Leader(s)             Gill & Jane                                         Meet point:  Holywell

Telephone           07871 0338024                                Meet Time:  9.15

                              01352 713972

 

              

Sun 5th Jan                          Brynford Common                                         Walk Start 10 30

 

A gentle walk to blow away the Festive Season Blues.   Starting from Brynford Cross Roads this is a ramble largely on the Common.  Dogs welcome. (Post Code CH8 8AG)

 

Grade                   Easy                                                                   Grid Ref:  SJ 178 746

Length                  about 6 miles                                                   Ascent: less than 300 ft

Leader(s)             Ron                                                                    Meet point:  Brynford Cross Roads

Telephone           01352 715723                                                 Meet Time 10 20

                              07967 513268

 

 

Sun 12th Jan                                       Pincyn Llys                                                        Walk Start 10 00

 

The walk starts from  Forest Car Park and Viewpoint on the B5105 beyond Clawdd Newydd, The walk follows forest tracks and footpaths to the summit of Pincyn Llys the highest point in the Glocaenog. There are no stiles on this walk Forest. The leader will be at Holywell and Northop. Dogs welcome.

Grade                   Moderate                                                         Grid Ref:  SJ 055 520

Length                  8  miles                                                             Ascent:  800ft

Leader(s)             Ron                                                                    Meet point:  Holywell/Northop

Telephone           01352 715723                                                 Meet Time: 9.00/ 9.15

                              07967 513268

 

  

Sat 18th Jan                                       Willaston                                                          Walk Start: 10.15

Starting from the car park at Hadlow Station we walk into Willaston and onto Willaston Mill. We then head along the Wirral Way returning to Willaston from where we follow a 4 mile route on the other side of the village. If weather conditions are poor the walk can be stopped after 5 miles.

 

Grade                   Moderate                                          Grid Ref:  SJ 330 773

Length                 9 miles                                               Ascent:  Minimal

Leader  Maureen                                            Meet Point:  Holywell/Northhop

Telephone           01352 761018                                  Meet Time:  9.15(H)/9.30(N)

 

 

Sun 26th Jan                                     Gop circular                                                     Walk Start: 09.00

 

Meet at Trelawnyd High St. car park, behind church, first turning on right after passing the Crown Inn, when approaching from Holywell direction. Dogs welcome.

 

Grade                   Easy/Mod                                          Grid Ref:  SJ 0907 7985

Length                  8.5 miles                                            Ascent:  1,721ft.

Leader                  Mel                                                     Meet Point:  Trelawnyd High St. Car Park

Telephone           07834 824665                                  Meet Time:  8.45                          

  

 

Sun 2nd Feb 2020                              Foothills of the Clwydians                            Walk Start: 10.00

We walk across fields to Llanbedr DC then explore the old church of St Peters, now a ruin, but with lovely views over the vale. We then climb slightly to the lower slopes of the Clwydian hills and head north to the hamlet of Hirwaen and return to Ruthin along the Afon Clwyd.  Please note that Janet will be at the craft centre.

 

Grade                   Easy                                                    Grid Ref:  SJ 125 585

Length                  6.5 miles                                            Ascent:  643ft.

Leader                  Janet                                                  Meet Point:  Car Park, Ruthin Craft Centre

Telephone           01745 890453                                  Meet Time: 9.50

                              07423 829682

 

 

Wed 5th Feb                       Thurstaston Common & Arrowe Park                       Walk Start: 10.30

 

This is a pleasant winter walk through pasture land, a country park and finishing with a stroll across the lowland heath of Thurstaston common before a gentle climb over Thurstaston Hill.  This should offer some fine views, weather permitting, over the coast and beyond.  Refreshments available afterwards in the Cottage Loaf pub.  Dogs welcome.

 

Grade                   Easy                                                    Grid Ref:  SJ 245 844

Length                  5.5 miles                                            Ascent:  250ft.

Leader(s)             June & George                                 Meet points:  Holywell/ Northop

Telephone           01352 840809                                  Meet Time:  9.30(H)/9.45(N)

 

 

Sun 9th Feb                                        Nant y Plwm Waterfalls & Caves Walk Start: 10.00

 

Park in the car park behind the toilets in Llansannan. We will follow the Afon Aled north east for a few kilometres over a bridge and onto a bridleway. We then divert south for a short distance to seek out our first waterfall and the caves. From here we head north west towards Llanfair Talhearn. The rest of the walk follows a southerly direction along the Nant Barrog river which takes us past a series of waterfalls near to Llansannan. Dogs are welcome. Toni will be at Holywell.

 

Grade                   Mod/Mountain                                Grid Ref:  SH 933 658

Length                  9.5 miles/15.5kms                           Ascent:  1,770ft/540m

Leader                  Toni                                                    Meet Points:  Northop/Holywell

Telephone           07767 323649                                  Meet Times:  9.00(N)/9.15(H)

 

 

Sat 15th Feb                                       ODP & NWP                                                     Walk Start: 10.00

This walk takes in parts of the Offa’s Dyke and the North Wales Paths. Park in the Offas’s Dyke Path Car Park at the start of Gwaenysgor Hill in Prestatyn and we walk along the Offa’s Dyke  path to Rhuallt. Return along the road for 250m then along the forest track* to Cwm on to Dyserth and back to Prestatyn along the North Wales Path. This follows a disused railway track and we leave this to go through Bishops Wood back to the start. There are some short but steep ascents and descents on the ODP. Dogs welcome.

 

Grade                   Moderate                                          Grid Ref:  SJ 072 821

Length                  11 miles/17.6kms                            Ascent:  984ft/300m

Leader                  Vaughan                                            Meet Points:  Northop/Holywell

Telephone           01745 857365                                  Meet Times:  9.00(N)/9.15(H)

                              07739 151650

 

 

Sat 22nd Feb                                      Circuit of the Clwydians                 Walk Start: 10.00

Starting from the Clwyd Gate we skirt the flanks of Moel Gyw and Moel Llanfair.  Over Moel y Plas, loop over Fron-heulog and on to Graigfechan.  Return past Sinet and Plas y Nant woods.  Scenic throughout with good views.  Good paths and tracks and some lanes.  Dogs very welcome. 

 

Grade                   Mod/Mountain                                Grid Ref:  SJ 164 582 (Clwyd Gate)

Length                  11 miles                                             Ascent:  2,200ft

Leader                  Peter                                                  Meet Points:  Holywell/Northop

Telephone           01352 716886                                  Meet Times:  9.15(H)/9.30(N)

 

                

Sun 1st March 2020                         The Sandstone Ridge                                     Walk Start: 10.15

Starting at the Peckforton Poacher pub car park, on the A534, we walk up into the woods across Bulkeley Hill.  From here we turn first east and then south on the Sandstone Trail.  We traverse Rawhead and following the Trail around the contour of the escarpment should be offered some fine views across Merseyside and N Wales, weather permitting.  Having walked over Maidens Castle we circle around the open heathland to finish the walk across arable land.  Refreshments are available in the pub afterwards.  Dogs are welcome.

 

Grade                   Mod/Mountain                                Grid Ref: SJ 525 545

Length                  9 miles                                               Ascent:  1,800ft.

Leader                  George                                               Meet Points:  Holywell/Northop

Telephone           01352 840809                                  Meet Time:  9.15(H)/9.30(N)

                              07478 223246

 

Wed 4th March                   Ffrith y Garregwen                          Walk Start: 10.00

Starting from Caerwys Square this walk goes towards Caerwys Hall and Plymouth Copse. We then cross Ffrith y Garregwen. The return is via Marian Prysiau. Lunch will be at a local pub or café. Dogs Welcome (Please park carefully.)

 

Grade                    Easy                                                    Grid Ref:  SJ

Length                   4.5 miles                                              Ascent:  200ft

Leader(s)              Ron                                                      Meet points:  Caerwys

Telephone             01352 715723                                     Meet Time  09 50

                              07967 513268      

 

Sun 8th March                    Cilcain and Surrounding Area                Walk Start 10 30

 

Park on the roadside at Cefn just north of the villgage. A circular walk we start by going through Coed Du woods then making our way through where the leader grew up and down through Garreg Boeth and on through an old disused quarry and on through Ty Isaf then up a green lane that was reputed to of been used as a feeder route to join the drovers, we then continue on through Gors Farm and on to the village of Cilcain where beverages can be taken if requested, we then continue down narrow lanes to return to the start. (Post Code CH7 5HR)

Grade                   Easy/Moderate                                Grid Ref: SJ 186 665

Length                  6.5 miles                                            Ascent:  500ft

Leader                  Eric                                                     Meet Point:  Holywell

Telephone           01352 711648                                  Meet Time: 10 00

 

 

Sat 14th March    YHYD I Glan – yr Afon Cerdded Tafarn                                  Walk Start: 09.30

 

Starting from the car park by YHYD (The Stag pub) we ascend Gadlys Lane to Y Wern.  Then via fields toward Dolphin and rest at Glan –yr Afon tafarn (pub).  Here walkers may enjoy their usual packed lunches or partake of a pub meal.  Please let Alison know if you want pub grub, as she’ll contact the owners as a courtesy.  After the repast we will descend to the car park with another stop at the Blossoms pub for those wearing their beer goggles.  The Blossoms is optional as we’ll be close to The Stag car park and your vehicles.

 

Grade                   Easy/Moderate                                Grid Ref:

Length                  6 miles                                               Ascent:  500ft

Leader                  Alison                                                 Meet Point:  The Stag car park, Bagillt

Telephone           01352 331064                                  Meet Time: 9.25

 

 

Sun 22nd March                Humps and Bumps                           Walk Start 10 15

 

We explore some lovely countryside on the Welsh side of the border south of Welshpool with Corndon Hill (1683 ft) our highest point of the day – a superb viewpoint. We also take in Lan Fawr and the twin tops of Roundton Hillfort. Not a long walk but with  some short but  steep ascents – the first straight out of the car park!

 

Grade                   Moderate                                                         Grid Ref:  SO 293 946

Length                  6 miles                                               Ascent:  1700ft

Leader                  John                                                    Meet Points:  Holywell/Northop

Telephone           01352 757366                                  Meet Times:  9.00H)/9.15(N)

                              07954 272561

 

 

Sat 28th March                  Snowdon via Cynghorion and Llechog                      Walk Start: 10.00

 

We meet at the bus interchange in Llanberis (there are several car parks close by) and head for the youth hostel and the path to Bwlch Maesgwm. After ascending Moel Cynghorion, we pick up the Snowdon Ranger path to the summit of Snowdon. We then retrace our steps to Bwlch Glas and walk across to Garnedd Ugain and down to Clogwyn station. Keeping to the grassy ridge away from the crowds, we head to Llechog before joining the Llanberis path further down and making our way back to the cars. There are several options to shorten the route and almost all of the walk is on grass or good paths. Dogs welcome.

 

Grade                   Strenuous                                          Grid Ref:  SH 582 599

Length                  19kms                                                Ascent:  1,311m

Leader                  Margaret                                           Meet Point:  Junction 29

Telephone           01352 720477                                  Meet Time:  9.00

                              07972 040127

 

 

Thurs 2nd April 2020                         Babell- Ysgeifiog- Lixwm                              Walk Start: 10.15

 

Starting from the the Blend 92 at the Black Lion in Babell we walk towards Lixwm and then onto Ysgeifiog where we head back to Babell passing the lake. Walk made up of fields and quiet lanes. Lunch available at the Black Lion, arrive earlier if you want a drink before the start of the walk.

 

Grade                   Easy                                                    Grid Ref:  155 734

Length                  5 miles                                               Ascent:  300ft

Leader                  Maureen                                            Meet Point: Babell

Telephone           01352 761018                                  Meet Time:  10.00

 

 

Sun 5th April                                       Hills around Llanfair TH                  Walk Start: 10.00                            

We will explore the area to the south of the village with fine views in all directions.  It may be possible to explore the open access area of Mynydd Y Gyrt. If this proves to be the case I will amend the details nearer the time. The walk starts from the car park at Llanfair TH. The leader will be at the start.

 

Grade                   Moderate                                          Grid Ref:  SH 927 702

Length                  8 miles                                               Ascent:  1,637ft.

Leader                  Janet                                                  Meet Point: Northop/ Holywell/29

Telephone           01745 890453                                  Meet Time:  09 00N/H/0920 Jct 29

                              07423 829682

 

 

Sun 12th April                     Tegg’s Nose and Macclesfield Forest                       Walk Start 10 15

 

This walk is on the edge of the Peak District National Park. Starting from Trentabank Reservoir Car Park (Pay) the walk takes us first through the  forest and then on to  the Tegg’s Nose ridge which is followed to Windy Way. The return is through the National Park to the start. The leader will be at Holywell and Northop. Dogs Welcome (Post Code SK11 0NS)

  

Grade                   Moderate                                                         Grid Ref:  SJ 960 712

Length                  7.5  miles                                                          Ascent:  1800ft

Leader(s)             Ron                                                                    Meet point:  Holywell/Northop

Telephone           01352 715723                                                 Meet Time 08 45/09 00

                              07967 513268

 

 

Sun 19th April                     Mere Meanders                                                             Walk Start: 10.15

 

This is a pleasant moderate walk following the Ellesmere to Colemere Countryside Heritage Trail via the Llangollen branch of the Shropshire Union canal.

 

Grade                   Easy/Moderate                                Grid Ref:  SJ 399 345

Length                  7 miles                                               Ascent:  Negligible

Leader                  Flo                                                       Meet Point:  Northop

Telephone           01244 534445                                  Meet Time:  9.15

 

 

Sat 25th April                                     Eaton, Cotebrook & Little Budworth         Walk Start: 10.15

 

This is a satisfying and varied walk starting from the village of Eaton (CW6 9AZ), proceeding to the summit of Luddington Hill.  Then on to the village of Cotebrook, where there is a Shire horse centre.  We then carry on to Budworth and walk on the fringes of Oulton Park before returning to Eaton.

 

Grade                   Easy/Moderate                 Grid Ref:  SJ 574 632

Length                  8 miles                                               Ascent:  300ft.

Leader(s)             Sandra & Phil                                    Meet Point:  Northop

Telephone           01352 741750                                  Meet Time:  9.30

 

 

Wed 29th April                   Nantlle Ridge Linear                                                     Walk Start: 10.00

                             

A taxi will take us from the car park at Talysarn to Rhyd Ddu and we walk back over the ridge to Talysarn.  The taxi is no longer subsidised, however the cost is not much greater than it was when the subsidy was in place.  The walk goes over one of the best ridge walks in the British Isles.  It involves three steep climbs and some scrambling.  A good head for heights is required.  Two of the descents are steep and can be slippery.  Dogs are welcome.  Please contact Vaughan a couple of days before the walk to confirm the taxi arrangement.

 

Grade                   Strenuous                                          Grid Ref:  SH 488 529 (Talysarn C P)

Length                  10miles/16kms                                 Ascent:  3,500ft/1067m

Leader                  Vaughan                                            Meet Points:  Nhop/Hwell/J 29

Telephone           01745 857365                                  Meet Times:  8.30(N)/8.45(H)/9.00(J29)

                              07739 151650