2 to 9 nights
20 to 79 mls (km)
North Wales
Easy to Moderate
Mar to Oct

Promenades and Piers Extend Over this North Wales Coastal Walk

  • 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

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.

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

Path Walkthrough

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.

Our North Wales Coast Path Itineraries

  • Chester to Bangor
    Distance: 79 miles (127km)
    9 Nights, 8 Days
    from £1015 pp
    NWCP1 ~ Chester to Bangor ~ 9 / 8 classic
    Day 1Arrival Chester
    Day 2Chester to Flint13 miles/21km
    Day 3Flint to Ffynnongroyw11 miles/17.7km
    Day 4Ffynnongroyw 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

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    What's Included:
    8 walking days
    9 nights accommodation
    9 breakfasts
    7 Nights, 6 Days
    from £795 pp
    NWCP2 ~ Chester to Bangor ~ 7 / 6 classic
    Day 1Arrival Chester
    Day 2Chester to Flint13 miles/21km
    Day 3Flint to Ffynnongroyw11 miles/17.7km
    Day 4Ffynnongroyw 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

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    What's Included:
    6 walking days
    7 nights accommodation
    7 breakfasts
  • North Wales Coast Path – Captivating Conwy
    Distance: 19.5 miles (31km)
    3 Nights, 2 Days
    from £340 pp
    NWCP-CON1 ~ North Wales Coast Path – Captivating Conwy ~ 3 / 2 classic

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    What's Included:
    2 walking days
    3 nights accommodation
    3 breakfasts
    2 Nights, 2 Days
    from £255 pp
    NWCP-CON2 ~ North Wales Coast Path – Captivating Conwy ~ 2 / 2 classic

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    What's Included:
    2 walking days
    2 nights accommodation
    2 breakfasts

    Single centre break based in Conwy, exploring the North Wales Coast Path.

    • Good standard accommodation at a mixture of Guesthouses, Farmhouses, local Inns and B&B’s with en-suite or private facilities wherever possible
    • Breakfast
    • Luggage transfers
    • Personal transfer between accommodation and path that form a part of our standard package
    • Route planning
    • Walk pack including Trail Guide and mapping, itinerary, accommodation directions and route notes, lunch and dinner information, restaurant recommendations and holiday planning details

    You choose which day you would like your holiday to start on. We will book your holiday in accordance with your requirements.

    Our North Wales Coast Path holidays are available to walk March to October.

    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.

    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.

    Looking for different mileages or a different number of nights? Please contact us to discuss how our itineraries can be adjusted to meet your specific needs. Call one of our helpful team on +44 (0)1291 689774 or e-mail us here.

    North Wales Coast Path Client Reviews

    4.8/5 based on 5 reviews
    Celtic Trails were very helpful - they worked towards solutions, not problems. They are experienced and efficient. Would recommend. This was a wonderful experience in Wales, with an abundance of exercise and fresh air.
    - June 2022
    Celtic Trails are a good way to enjoy a walking holiday - straightforward booking, good organisation. We would recommend them.
    - April 2022
    I've only walked with Celtic Trails. I would recommend them because everything is as described.
    - June 2019
    Celtic Trails are much better than other companies - friendly service, efficient, reliable and personal. We would recommend them to a friend.
    - 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!"
    - June 2018
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