The Clwydian Range and Dee Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, whose hills are topped with a line of Iron Age hillforts, have miles of waymarked footpaths. Upland paths traverse Mynydd Hiraethog and the Berwyn Mountains, and a range of gentler walks on forest paths, lanes and byways suit all abilities.
For those with more time and energy, the 177 mile Offa’s Dyke Path starts (or ends) at Prestatyn, the North Wales Way crosses the region from Chester westwards, and the Wales Coast Path hugs the shoreline.
Country Parks at Loggerheads and Moel Famau, Cefn Mawr, and Greenfield Valley combine the great outdoors with industrial heritage – and fun activities for kids.
Prefer to stroll? Town Trail leaflets guide you through the many pretty villages and small towns, noted not only for their history and culture but also for art and craft workshops, specialist shops, artisan food and drink producers, and restaurants serving the best of local fare.