Walking in Denbighshire doesn’t all have to be about long distance challenges – there are a number of shorter day walks across the county or short walks that will only take an hour or so. These often link communities and explore some of Denbighshire’s most special places. The Denbighshire Rural Walks series presents the best of walking in the county in one booklet with a range of walks to choose from – from the short and very easy to the more strenuous. Also look out for Discover Corwen’s Countryside and Explore Prestatyn for short walks around Denbighshire Countryside Service’s Sites – or the Community Miles series that are community based walks linking villages and other places of interest.
Denbighshire really is a beautiful county and this is never more apparent than when exploring it on foot. There are plenty of walks to choose from, whether you are looking for mountains and vales, woodlands, riversides or coast.
A beautiful 4.3 mile circular walk around the village of Llandyrnog, taking in a largely unexplored part of the Vale of Clwyd.
A beautiful 4.7 mile circular walk around the picturesque hamlets of Llanynys and Rhewl, taking in a largely unexplored part of the Vale of Clwyd.
A choice of circular walks around the medieval market town of Denbigh, taking in the town and the surrounding countryside.
A three mile circular walk from Tremeirchion, that links into the Offa's Dyke Path National Trail whilst taking in the wide panoramas of the Vale of Clwyd.
Sun Bank Walk
A stunning 4.5 mile circular walk from Llangollen which climbs just enough to provide brilliant views of the Vale of Llangollen, as well as enjoying the tranquility of the canal.
A 5.8 mile circular walk from the village of Graigfechan, which links to Offa's Dyke Path National Trail and takes in views of the Vale of Clwyd and beyond.
Llangynhafal and Hendrerwydd
A choice of interesting circular routes, which take in the Vale of Clwyd, Moel Famau Country Park and Offa’s Dyke Path National Trail. The routes pass a number of historic features, including the sites of eight abandoned farm houses, a magical holy well and the striking St Cynhafal’s church.
A 2.5 mile circular walk in the beautiful countryside around Llandrillo.
The Old Railway
Enjoy this gentle stroll in the beautiful Dee Valley along the old railway line near the amazing Pontcysyllte Aquaduct.
A 4.2 mile circular walk from the Village of Henllan.
Nestled in a valley north west of Denbigh, Henllan is a designated conservation area because of its narrow roads, with rows of houses openingstraight out onto the road.