North Wales Path

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North Wales Path

The North Wales Path (Welsh: Llwybr y Gogledd) is a long-distance walk of some 60 miles (97 km) that runs close to the coast of northern Wales between Prestatyn in the east and Bangor in the west.[1] Parts of it overlap with the Wales Coast Path.[2] The path runs along parts of the Clwydian Range Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).[AONB 1] The path was devised, implemented and maintained by the then Countryside Council for Wales (now succeeded by Natural Resources Wales) and three councils: Gwynedd, Conwy, and Denbighshire.


The route mostly follows existing public footpaths and is waymarked with its own logo.

The route's logo

The path can easily be broken up into smaller, accessible sections, and many of these are well used. Popular sections include the Prestatyn–Dyserth Way, a former railway trackbed, the Great Orme and Little Orme at Llandudno, Mynydd y Dref (Conwy Mountain) between Conwy and Sychnant Pass, and Aber Falls.

Interconnecting paths[edit]

The Wales Coast Path, an 870-mile (1,400 km) long-distance walking route around the whole coast of Wales from Chepstow to Queensferry,[3] also covers the North Wales coast. In places, both paths take the same route, but the North Wales Path takes more detours inland while the Coast Path tends to keep as close as possible to the coast, as might be expected.[citation needed]

The path joins the Offa's Dyke Path at Prestatyn.

See also[edit]

Long-distance footpaths in the UK


  1. ^ "North Wales Path".
  2. ^ North Wales Coast (Click on "Bangor to Prestatyn" for .pdf file) Archived 19 February 2015 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ BBC News Wales – All-Wales coast path nears completion Retrieved 2 January 2012
  1. ^ "Clwydian Range AONB". Denbighshire CC. Retrieved 8 October 2013.

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