Top 10 Walks: North Wales Coast

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Top 10 Walks: North Wales Coast


Top 10 Walks: Wales Coast Path: North Wales Coast

Circular walks along the Wales Coast Path

by Tony Bowerman

This handy little guide book gives you the ten very best short circular walks along the North Wales Coast section of the Wales Coast Path

The North Wales Coast stretches for some 80 miles/125 kilometres from the Welsh border close to the walled city of Chester, to ancient Bangor on the Menai Strait. It takes in the northern mountains of the Snowdonia National Park, and runs through four Welsh counties: Flintshire, Denbighshire, Conwy and Gwynedd.

For a while, the coast traces the broad, wildlife-rich Dee Estuary before heading past a string of traditional seaside towns, to Llandudno and the dramatic limestone headland of the Great Orme. Beyond Conwy and its medieval castle are heather and gorse-clad Conwy Mountain, Penmaenmawr and its stone circles, and the mighty Aber Falls.

All in all, it’s a delightful coast with some unexpected but unmissable walks.


Top 10 Walks: Wales Coast Path: North Wales Coast

One of ten books in the new Top 10 Walks: Wales Coast Path series

This attractive and cleverly structured guidebook gives walkers the ten best walks on the North Wales Coast section of the Wales Coast Path, in a popular pocketable format.

With clear information, an overview and introduction for each walk, expertly written numbered directions, Ordnance Survey maps, superb, eye-grabbing panoramic photographs, and interpretation of points of interest along the way, these guides set a new standard in clarity, appeal and ease-of-use.


  • The Wales Coast Path: an introduction
  • Top Ten Walks: Wales Coast Path: North Wales Coast: a photo mosaic
  • Holywell & Basinwerk Abbey
  • Talacre & Gronant dunes
  • Prestatyn to Graig Fawr
  • Rhyl to Rhuddlan Castle
  • Little Orme loop
  • Around the Great Orme
  • Conwy Mountain
  • Above Penmaenmawr
  • Aber Falls
  • Lavan Sands loop
  • Useful Information

What they say …

This book is handy in every way: robust covers on front and back with folds to tuck into the page you’re going to refer back to; sections of Ordnance Survey maps that avoid the need for carrying a full sheet; enough background information to whet the appetite, and clear directions.

Natur Cymru magazine