Llangollen Walking Holidays

Our Llangollen Walk is a short, single-centre Welsh walking holiday over the summits and hilltops encircling the beautiful Vale of Llangollen on the Welsh borders.

  • Chirk Castle, Grade 1 listed building, part of Edward 1st's 'Iron Ring' of castles
  • Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, Walk across one of Thomas Telford's most incredible projects
  • Castell Dinas Bran, Medieval fortress sat upon a hill with far-reaching views over the Dee valley
  •  A great many photo opportunities in the atmospheric ruins of the Valle Crucis Abbey
  • Return to the Llangollen each night, a genteel market town
  • Picturesque scenery on the Llangollen Canal
  • 3 to 5 nights
  • 33 mls (view km)
  • Llangollen, North Wales
  • Easy to Moderate
  • Mar to Oct
  • £200

Short Walking Holiday Breaks

The Llangollen Round is an exhilarating Welsh walking holiday over the summits and hilltops encircling the beautiful Vale of Llangollen on the Welsh borders.

The 25 mile route takes you through a huge variety of interesting countryside, where you have far reaching views of Snowdon and the mountains of North Wales before you, and the Shropshire Hills and Wenlock Edge behind you.

Walks in Llangollen cover large areas of hillside AONB and protected SSSI’s. You walk through open heather moorland, along dramatic limestone cliffs, woodlands, old drover’s trails, along sections of Offa’s Dyke Path and quiet country lanes. The area is a known habitat of curlews, golden plover, peregrine, merlin, as well as the elusive black grouse.

Pontcysyllte-Viaduct-walks in Llangollen-Round, Below you the River Dee carves its way through the lovely Dee Valley, towards the spectacular Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, recently added to the list of World Heritage sites (now ranking alongside the Great Wall of China!).

The aqueduct, part of the Llangollen canal linking Shropshire and North Wales began in 1795 and has a 1,007ft span, stretching 127ft above the Dee Valley.

You stay in the old pretty border market town of Llangollen where the River Dee flows under it’s 13C bridge. The ancient town is famous for its International musical Eisteddfod held every year. You can visit Plas Newydd, the fascinating little Welsh Manor House of the Ladies of Llangollen, or visit nearby Chirk Castle with its outstanding gardens.

The Llangollen Round is suitable for all walking ages and can completed in 2, 3 or 4 days according to your daily preferences.

Celtic Trails will arrange all transfers, taking you the short distance to and from the path each day.

Path Walkthrough

Walking Holiday Map for our LLangollen Short Break
Our Llangollen Walking Holidays take you across the Dee Valley and Dinas Bran

Field paths and heather moorland make up the routes terrain as you walk through the Dee Valley, with long stretches across hills and open field tops. There are some steep ascents, but from the climb up you should be able to pick out various distinctive mountains and hills of the Clywdian range (some claim that on a clear day you can make out Snowdon).

There are many sections on this path which are gentle and easygoing. Stretches that drop alongside the river Dee, running from Bala Lake - these are even paths, sedate and easygoing underfoot, even from the heights of the walk along the Pontcysyllte aqueduct. Using the abbey as a landmark, the route follows meadow and field before following the trail into the hills, with a steep climb to Castell Dinas Bran.

Walk Gallery

Our Llangollen Round Walking Holiday Itineraries

Prices are per person, based on 2 people sharing, single person supplements apply.

no itinieraries

All itineraries include a  transfer to the start of the walk on day 2 and day 3

  • What's Included?

    We Include:

    • Your accommodation (rural B&B's)
    • Map, route notes and guides
    • Transportation(s) to the start of the walk
    • Your hosts will provide lunch, supplied from the the town's various bakeries and delis

    Please note that dinner is not included and may be taken in one of various pubs or restaurants in Llangollen, or at the B&B - where your hosts will have a home cooked meal waiting for you.

  • Price Info.

    Solo walker supplement: £35 per night

    Single occupancy supplement within a group: £25 per night. Where singles are walking as part of a larger group and are willing to share a Walk Pack, single room occupancy supplements apply.

    Rest days: From £45 per person per night.

    Postage overseas: £5.00 (Europe), £10.00 (Rest of the World) per walk pack

    Bank holidays & short notice bookings may incur extra charges.

  • Getting There

    Travelling by train 

    The nearest train station to Llangollen is Ruabon, trains depart from London Euston travelling via Chester or from Marylebone via Shrewsbury. The duration of the journeys vary from 3 – 4 hours.



    Ruabon train station to Llangollen - £12

    Travelling by air ~ Manchester and Liverpool are the closest airports.  Transfers can be arranged.

    Travelling by car ~ there is ‘off road’ parking at the accommodation.

  • Best Time to Travel

    Weather can be unpredictable, as is often the case across the UK. The best policy is have waterproofs in your day pack, or visit between Mar/Oct - you've a far less likely chance of running into prolonged rainfall.

    Walkers are asked to bear in mind that in the more mountainous areas of your route, the weather can change quickly and mobile reception can become patchy. Having an extra layer of clothing and waterproof with you is always a good policy.


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What Happens Next?

We will check your details and come back to you within two working days with a personalised estimate based on your requirements. We will then formally request a deposit of £100 per person (£150 for solo walkers) and book all your arrangements - find out about our full booking porcess here.

Please note this does not constitute a booking confirmation, we kindly ask you to refrain from booking any travel until we have confirmed all your arrangements.

Still Have Questions?

If you are still unsure on any of your requirements, please do enquire with us first and one of our friendly team will be happy to help you with any queries you have.