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.
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.
Click here to view our walks programme.
Sun 16th Dec. Foel Fenlli from Ruthin Walk Start: 10.00
This walk starts from the car park at the Craft Centre in Ruthin. From Ruthin we head west and pick up a path which gradually ascends through Wernog onto the Offa’s Dyke Path. We walk alongside Gyrn then Moel Eithinen. We can then choose to go over, or to contour around Foel Fenlli and the route then takes us back into Ruthin. Dogs are welcome.
Grade Moderate/Mtn Grid Ref: SJ 125 585
Length 9.5 miles Ascent: 1,500ft
Leader Toni Meet: Northop/Holywell
Telephone 07767 323649 Meet Time: 9.00(N)/9.15(H)
Wed 26th Dec. 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: Neglible
Leader Elfed Meet Point: Ysceifiog Village
Telephone 01352 780435 Meet Time: 10.50
Sun 30th Dec. Penycloddiau & Moel Arthur Walk Start: 09.30
The walk starts from the layby near the Llangwyfan Bus Stop on the Nannerch to Llandyrnog road. Firstly we walk the byway towards Moel y Parc. We make our way to join the Offa’s Dyke Path which is followed over Penycloddiau and Moel Arthur. We then return to the start.(Note this walk may be taken in the opposite direction).
Grade: Mod/Mountain Grid Ref: SJ 121 657
Length: 8 miles Ascent: 1,600ft
Leader: Ron Meeting Point; Holywell/Northop
Telephone: 01352 715723 Meet Time: 9.00(H)/9.00(N)
Sat 5th Jan. Coastal Path – Holywell to Flint Walk Start: 10.00
This easy winter walk will start in Holywell and will go through the Greenfield Valley down to the docks and along the Coastal Path to Flint Castle. We will take in the points of interest and sculptures on route. This will be a linear walk and we will board a bus in Flint to return to the start point. (Remember to bring your bus pass).
Grade Easy Grid Ref: SJ 187 760
Length 8 miles(can be shortened) Ascent: Minimal
Leader(s) Jane & Gill Meet Point: Tesco Car Pk, Holywell
Telephone 01352 713972 Meet Time: 9.50
Sun 13th Jan. Coast Path, Penyball and Llwyn Ifor Walk Start: 10.30
Starting from Abakhan we follow the Coast Path to Greenfield. From here we walk to the Greenfield Valley. We then pick up the Pilgrims Way over Penyball. The return is via Carmel and Llwyn Ifor.
Grade Mod Mountain Grid Ref: SJ 176 792
Length 7.5 miles Ascent: 1,000ft
Leader Ron Meet Point: Abakhan LLanerchymor
Telephone 01352 715723 Meet Time: 10.20
Sun 20th Jan. Eglwysbach Walk Start: 10.00
There is no car park in the village. Park near the church or near the toilets. The walk starts from the church. Meet there at 10.00.
The walk consists of a steady uphill for the 1st half and a steady downhill for the 2nd half using footpaths and narrow lanes. There are magnificent views of the Conwy valley and Snowdonia for most of the walk. This walk is within the abilities of most members. Janet will be at J29.
Grade Moderate Grid Ref: SH 803 705
Length 6.5 miles Ascent: 1,342 ft.
Leader Janet Meet Point: Holywell/J29
Telephone 01745 890453 Meet Time: 09.00(H) & 09.15(J29)
Sat 26th Jan. Whitford Walk Start: 10.15
Starting from the church we walk towards Downing Hall and Rhewl. We then head to Maen Achwyfan and return to the start. Most of the walk is field and woodland paths, tracks and lanes with approx. a dozen stiles. The walk has very little ascent.
Grade Moderate Grid Ref: SJ 146781
Length 7.5 miles Ascent: 150ft
Leader Maureen Meet Point: Whitford Church
Telephone 01352 761018 Meet Time: 10.15am
Sun 3rd Feb. Craig y Forwen Walk Start: 10.00
A relaxing winter walk from Llanddulas. We park at the beach and use the North Wales path to ascend the limestone crag – Craig y Forwen – from where we’ll have splendid views both out to sea and over the hills to the south. We continue via lanes and fields down to Old Colwyn where we join the coast path for the return to the start.
Grade Moderate Grid Ref: SH 890 792
Length 7.5 miles Ascent: 1,200 ft
Leader John Meet Point: Northop/J 29
Telephone: 01352 757366 Meet Time: 9.15(N)//9.30(J29)
Wed 6th Feb. Halkyn Mountain Walk Start: 10.00
Starting from the Britannia Inn, Halkyn where we have permission to park, the route takes us on to Halkyn Mountain via Windmill. From here we explore some of the many paths that crisscross the open hillside. The return route is via Castle Wood to the Britannia for lunch. There is also an option for those members who might prefer a shorter walk of about 3 miles.
Grade Easy Grid Ref: SJ 212 712
Length 5 miles Ascent: 200m/650ft
Leader Barry Meet Point: Britannia Inn
Telephone 01352 840204 Meet Time: 10.00
Sat 9th Feb. Moel Famau and Foel Fenlli circular Walk Start: 10.00
We park in the middle car park, loose change needed, to begin our walk up the flank of Moel Famau on a little used path. This gives a more gentle start to our climb before traversing across the shoulder of the hill to join the more traditional route to the summit. We then follow the Offa’s Dyke Path south to round the western flank of Foel Fenlli. Turning north we follow the eastern flank of Fron Hen and back to the cars. Good views aplenty, weather permitting. Dogs welcome.
Grade Moderate Grid Ref: SJ 174 627
Length 6.5miles Ascent: 1,500ft
Leader George Meet Point: Northop
Telephone: 01352 840809 Meet Time: 9.30
Sun 17th Feb. Ponderosa Llantysilio Citcuit Walk Start: 10.00
Starting from the parking area opposite the Ponderosa, we head west past the Moel y Faen quarry then contour around Moel y Gamelin. Walking past another quarry, Berwyn quarry, we head south to Llandynan and then take a northerly route to make our way to the Horseshoe pass and back to the start. Dogs are welcome.
Grade Mod/Mountain Grid Ref: SJ 192 482
Length 8 miles Ascent: 1,500ft/460m
Leader Toni Meet Point: Holywell/Northop
Telephone 07767 323649 Meet Time: 9.00(H)/9.15(N)
Sun 24th 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 Parc and on to Graigfechan. Return past Sinet and Plas y Nant woods. Scenic throughout with great views. Good paths, tracks and some lanes. Dogs very welcome.
Grade: Moderate Grid Ref: SJ 164 582 (Clwyd Gate)
Length 9 miles Ascent: 1,700ft
Leader Peter Meet Points: Holywell & Northop
Telephone 01352 716886 Meet Time: 9.15 (H)/9.30 (N)
Sun 3rd Mar. Betws Y Coed – forestry & mining. Walk Start: 10.00
We start with a climb up from Betws to Llyn Y Parc in Gwydyr Forest to join a minor road. We follow this for ½ mile to the old mine workings and then begin our descent into the Llugwy valley, following the river back to Betws. Please note that Janet will be at the start of the walk.
Grade Easy/Moderate Grid Ref: SH 794 565
Length 6.5 miles Ascent: 1,500ft
Leader Janet Meet Point; Holywell/J 29
Telephone 01745 890453 Meet Time: 9.00(H)/9.15(J29)
Thurs 7th March. New Brighton/Northop/Sychdyn Walk Start: 10.15
Starting from the Beaufort Hotel car park in New Brighton we follow the Wat’s Dyke Way for a short length and then head towards Northop via Soughton Hall. From Northop we follow a track which crosses the Wat’s Dyke and on to the Gwasaney Estate (this section can be muddy). We then return via Black Brook and Sychdyn. Lunch available at the Beaufort.
Grade: Easy Grid Ref: SH 255 657
Length: 5 miles Ascent: 100ft
Leader: Maureen Meet Point: Beaufort Hotel car park
Telephone: 01352 761018 Meet Time: 10.00am
Sat 9th March. Eglwyseg Mountain Walk Start: 10.00
Please park near the cattle grid above the ford. We set off towards Craig y Cythraul and follow the path along the top of the escarpement to Creigiau Eglwyseg and down to the minor road at Trevor Rocks. We will return either via Prospect Place and Eglwyseg Mountain or along Offa’s Dyke path (a shorter option). Please note that Margaret will be at the walk start. Dogs welcome.
Grade Strenuous Grid Ref: SJ 282 434
Length 13 miles/21kms Ascent: 680 m
Leader(s) Margaret Meet Point: Northop
Telephone 01352 720477 Meet Time: 9.00
Sat 16th March. Moel Findeg, Nercwys Forest Walk Start: 10.00
& Bryn Alyn
Starting from the Plymog car park on the A494 we walk through the woods, known as “Big Covert” to walk up Moel Findeg for our first views of the day. Dropping off we walk through fields to enter Nercwys Forest and visiting the cairn for our second panoramic view. Further fields will bring us to Bryn Alyn and our third viewing opportunity. All weather permitting of course. Dogs welcome.
Grade Moderate Grid Ref: SJ 188 597
Length 8.5 miles Ascent: 1,600 ft
Leader George Meet Point: Northop
Telephone 01352 840809 Meet Time: 9.30
Sat 23rd March. Cwmorthin and its Nuttalls Walk Start: 10.30
We start by walking through Cwmorthin quarry and up to Allt Fawr, then follow the ridge to Ysgafell Wen. Heading towards Llyn yr Adar we pick up the path to Clogwyn Brith and the disused quarry buildings. After ascending Moel yr hydd we drop back down to the car park. Dogs welcome.
Grade Strenuous Grid Ref: SH 683454
Length 8.5 miles/14kms Ascent: 874m
Leader Margaret Meet Point: J 29
Telephone 01352 720477 Meet Time: 8.45
Sun 24th March St Asaph to Rhuddlan Walk Start: 9.35
We meet at the Penyffodd lay-by near Rhuddlan to catch the 9.35 bus to St Asaph. The walk follows firstly the Clwydian Way and then the North Wales Path. Post Code of lay-by LL18 6HY.
Grade Easy Grid Ref: SJ 028 767
Length 8 miles Ascent: 700ft
Leader Ron Meet Point: Holywell/Rhaddlan
Telephone 01352 715723 Meet Time: 9.00(H)/9.30(R)
Sat 30th March. Craigiau Gleision Walk Start: 10.00
We start from the Crafnant car park above Trefriw and walk along the side of Lyn Crafnant to the end of the valley. Following the steep path at the end of the valley we turn left in the pass to go over Crimpiau and Craig Wen. We then walk on to Craigiau Gleision and return to Lyn Crafnant via the forest. We follow the lakeside road back to the start. Dogs welcome.
Grade Strenuous Grid Ref: SH 756 618
Length 8.5 miles/13.7km Ascent: 2,500ft/760m
Leader Vaughan Meet Point: J29
Telephone 01745 857365 Meet Time: 9.00
Wed 3rd April. Christleton Walk Start: 10.00
Circular walk starting from Cheshire Cat car park. A pleasant easy walk leaving car park and going along canal towards Christleton. We return through fields and then back to Cheshire Cat for lunch. The walk is about 5/6 miles.
Grade: Easy Grid Ref: Not given
Length: 5/6 miles Ascent: Negligible
Leader Flo Meet Point: Cheshire Cat pub car park
Telephone: 01244 534445 Meet Time: 10.00
Sun 14th April. Cnicht and the Moelwynion Walk Start: 10.15
A great circuit from the village of Croesor, we’ll climb five peaks over 2000 ft including Cnicht, Moel yr Hydd, Moelwyn Mawr – the highest at 2526 feet - Craig yr Ysgafn and Moelwyn Bach before returning to Croesor for tea and scones. On the walk we’ll see some of Wales’ most fascinating slate quarrying history and amongst the best of its smaller mountains.
Grade Strenuous Grid Ref: SH 631 446
Length 9.5 miles Ascent: 3,650ft
Leader(s) John Meet Point: Northop/J29
Telephone 01352 757366 Meet Time: 8.45(N)/9.00(J29)
Sun 21st April. Bunbury Walk Start: 10.00
Parking is by the Green in front of the church in Bunbury. This countryside walk takes in St Boniface church, the river Gowey, Beeston Market, Shropshire Union Canal, Bunbury Locks and Bunbury Mill. Refreshments later will be at the nearby Dysart Arms in the village.
Grade Easy Grid Ref: SJ 570 581
Length 7 miles Ascent: not given
Leader(s) Sandra & Phil Meet Point: Northop
Telephone 01352 741750 Meet Time: 9.15
Sat 27th April. Plassey – Overton Circular Walk Start: 10.00
We park in the Plassey craft centre for the start of our walk down the main driveway. Then down lanes and fields, past Old Hall and Erbistock Hall until we meet the Wats Dyke Way at Lower Farm. At this point, I will offer the additional mileage which takes us through a broad woodland track which will give us the first view of the River Dee and then meadowland until we re-join the Wats Dyke Way at the point we left earlier. It’s then following closely to the river until we arrive at The Boat Inn at Erbistock. A refreshment break will probably be taken here. We then walk through the gardens behind the pub and through fields and lanes to the bridge at Overton. More fields and woodland follow hugging the river bank until we join lanes from Eyton Hall Farm back to the Plassey. Here an après coffee / cake can be taken in the craft centre cafe.
I will be at Northop. If going direct to Plassey please let me know – text or email = firstname.lastname@example.org, Thanks. Dogs are welcome.
Grade Easy/Moderate Grid Ref: SJ 35060 45326
Length 8.75/10.3 miles Ascent: 760 -900 ft
Leader Lawrence Meet Point: Holywell/Northop
Telephone 01352 762162 Meet Time: 9.00(H)/9.15(N)