Promenades and Piers Extend Over this North Wales Coastal Walk

A beautifully preserved part of the world, where coast path links nature reserves and ancient structures with the time-honoured holiday destinations that span these shores. Arguably one of the less strenuous, more accessible sections of the Welsh coast – the North Wales Coast Path makes for a fitting introduction to anyone taking the Wales Coast Path journey.

Highlights  
  • Over on the western shore of Conwy you have Bodlondeb Wood, an area of national trust parkland and a popular destination for walkers
  • Ample opportunity for Hikers to take in the panoramic views given from the tip of Great Orme
  • Conwy Castle, breathtaking views from the fortress battlements
  • St Trillo’s Chapel - which with a capacity of six people, is the smallest chapel in the British Isles
  • Charming Victorian seaside resorts at Llandudno and Colwyn Bay
  • 7 to 9 nights
  • 79 mls (view km)
  • Chester, North Wales
  • Easy - Moderate
  • Mar to Oct
  • £625

Gateway to the Shape of a Nation on the North Wales Coast Path

Travelling out of England, with Liverpool sat parallel across the estuary as you depart, the North Wales Coast Path steers a close course to a winding coastline, scattered with a succession of Victorian seaside resorts. Between the coastal towns, there are many historical sites of interest - such as Bronze/Iron age settlements and Medieval Castles - all bearing testimony to human activity in this region throughout the ages.

The promenades and piers that stretch over the sands are a bright and promising prospect as they appear over the winding hills towards Bangor. One of the most distinctive landmarks of our North Wales walks, the limestone headland of Little Orme lies on the outskirts of Llandudno. Overlooking the Irish sea, the picture postcard seaside town is brought beautifully into view from its peak.

Path Walkthrough

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Our North Wales walking route takes along the coast from Chester to Bangor

Your route follows the Dee river through Flint, whereupon it widens into an estuary - meeting the coast at Flint Castle. From the mouth of the estuary at Talacre lighthouse the journey is predominantly coastal path as you follow the Gronant dunes out at Prestatyn. The trail through the Victorian resorts along the coast is fairly easy going, with the route through Prestatyn to Llandudno is characterised by promenades, beaches and fields.

The Orme section approaching Conwy is comprised of hill and headland, where you have steep ascents and descents towards Llanfairfechan. The final section of the path is considerably less challenging, with the route skirting around nature reserves and through woodland ares, taking a disused railway line toward the city of Bangor.

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North Wales Walking Holiday Itineraries

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

Chester to Bangor

Length: 79 miles/ 127 km | Difficulty: Easy - Moderate

Code
Duration
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NWCP1
9 Nights / 8 Days
£785 pp

Chester to Bangor

9 Nights / 8 Days
Holiday Code: NWCP1
From: £785 (pp)
Solo walker supplement: £40 (pn)
Single occupancy (groups): £30 (pn)
DaysLocationDistance
Day 1Arrival Chester
Day 2Chester to Flint13 miles/21km
Day 3Flint to Ffynnongroew11 miles/17.7km
Day 4Ffynnongroew to Rhyl12.5 miles/20km
Day 5Rhyl to Colwyn Bay10 miles/16km
Day 6Colwyn Bay to Llandudno6 miles/9.5km
Day 7Llandudno to Conwy8.5 miles/13.5km
Day 8Conwy to Llanfairfechan9 miles/14.5km
Day 9Llanfairfechan to Bangor9.5 miles/15.2km
Day 10Depart Bangor

Itinerary Information: 9 nights accommodation with 8 walking days. Arrive in Chester on day 1, walk from day 2 and depart from Bangor on morning of day 10.

Departure Dates: This itinerary can be walked any time between Mar to Oct. You simply choose which day you would like your holiday to start on.

Rest Days: Should you wish, rest days can be taken at stops along the route, view details.

What's Included: view full details.

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NWCP2
7 Nights / 6 Days
£625 pp

Chester to Bangor

7 Nights / 6 Days
Holiday Code: NWCP2
From: £625 (pp)
Solo walker supplement: £40 (pn)
Single occupancy (groups): £30 (pn)
DaysLocationDistance
Day 1Arrival Chester
Day 2Chester to Flint13 miles/21km
Day 3Flint to Ffynnongroew11 miles/17.7km
Day 4Ffynnongroew to Rhyl12.5 miles/20km
Day 5Rhyl to Colwyn Bay10 miles/16km
Day 6Colwyn Bay to Conwy14.5 miles/23km
Day 7Conwy to Bangor18 miles/29km
Day 8Depart Bangor

Itinerary Information: 7 nights accommodation with 6 walking days. Arrive in Chester on day 1, walk from day 2 and depart from Bangor on morning of day 8.

Departure Dates: This itinerary can be walked any time between Mar to Oct. You simply choose which day you would like your holiday to start on.

Rest Days: Should you wish, rest days can be taken at stops along the route, view details.

What's Included: view full details.

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Price based on two people sharing, single supplement costs apply

  • What's Included?

    We include:

    • Accommodation provided in high standard B&Bs, farmhouses and small local inns, with en-suite or private facilities where available
    • Breakfast included in price
    • Flexible itinerary with choice of daily distances to suit requirements
    • Walk pack including Trail Guide, itinerary, accommodation directions, local interest leaflets and holiday planning
    • Daily luggage transfers
    • Information about packed lunches and getting food locally

    Optional:

    • Rest days, where you can explore the area at your leisure
  • Price Info.

    Solo walker supplement: £40 per night

    Single occupancy supplement within a group: £30 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 £50 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.

    Please note that it may be necessary to stay at some locations for 2 nights.  This is due to accommodations only accepting 2 night bookings at busy times or where there is no accommodation in remote areas. In such cases, transfers between the path and your accommodation will be included in your holiday cost

  • Getting There

    By Train

    From Chester, there are regular, direct services to Cardiff as well as London Euston.

    From Bangor, there is an eastbound, hourly train with alternate services extended to Birmingham International and Cardiff Central. Change at the eastbound service at Chester for London Euston.

    By Bus

    From Chester, the next biggest town/city easily gotten to by bus is Liverpool.

    From Bangor, you can reach Aberystwyth, Porthmadog, Machynlleth and Anglesey by bus.

  • Best Time to Travel

    We run walks on this route between Mar - Oct, part of the reason being that the Victorian Seaside Resorts along the North Welsh Coast are truly at the best when the days are longer and brighter.

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Walker Reviews of Our North Wales Coast Path Walking Holidays

Our past clients rated this walk 5 out of 5; read a selection of 2 reviews below.

Celtic Trails are much better than other companies - friendly service, efficient, reliable and personal. We would recommend them to a friend.

5 out of 5

May 2019

"We loved the diversity of accommodation. Excellent choices and different types of people and home! Very kind people, warm welcome and conditions of stay!"

4.9 out of 5

June 2018

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