Our Recommended Dog Walks in North Wales!

Are you looking for new and exciting dog walks within North Wales? You could take in some breathtaking sea views, enjoy historical trails or amble along the coast, with our 10 Dog Friendly Walks in North Wales.

Below, we suggest a range of dog friendly walks that vary in length and difficulty. We always suggest that you wear the correct dog walking clothing when out and about, including wearing the right footwear, wearing a waterproof jacket and using a rucksack to carry water, a picnic and, of course, poo bags!

10 dog friendly walks in north wales

Walk No. 1: Nant Mill Wrexham

This is a 6.5 mile walk through breathtaking countryside with views from Minera Lead Mines, Bersham Iron Works, the Heritage Centre and Erddig Estate. Amble through ancient woodlands following the River Clywedog and enjoy the wildlife, including squirrals, bank voles and many more!

To download the Nant Mill map, click here.

Walk No. 2: Nercwys Forest Circular Walk

The Nercwys Forest circular walk is a 3 mile really pleasant trail, which is relatively flat and is popular with walkers, cyclists and dog walkers alike. Enjoy wildlife such as buzzards, gold crest and coal tits, and relax to catch your breath by the small lake, Llyn Ochyn.

For more information visit the Natural Resource Wales website.

Walk No. 3: Moel Arthur Penycloddiau

If you are looking for a more strenuous walk, where the calves are stretched, then Meol Arthur walk is the one for you. A dog lead must be used, as this trail takes you through fields where you’ll find sheep or cattle. Enjoy breathtaking views and the Moel Arthur Hillfort, too!

To download and print the Moel Arthur Penycloddiau walk map,  click here.

Walk No. 4: Talacre Beach

Enjoy walking through the Gronant Dunes and take in the beautiful sections of the coast including the Point of Ayr lighthouse on this 4 mile ‘easy to do’ walk. If you prefer a shorter walk, then try the Talacre 2 miles (3.2 km) circular walk. This circular path is a flat and easy walk that can be enjoyed early evening and dogs of all ages should really enjoy this too!

To view and download the Talacre circular walk click here.

Walk No. 5: Llanfairfechan – Glan y Mor Elias

Take your time and enjoy the breathtaking coastal views at Llanfairfechan. This is a short 1 hour walk (approximately) along pavements, tarmac promenade and grass paths. This walk is also suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs.

For more information visit the Conway Borough Council website here. There are 4 beautiful walks available in Llanfairfechan and to download the routes and maps for all four walks, click here.

Walk No. 6: Llyn Mair – Maentwrog

Llyn Mair is a beautiful lake, nestled in the Vale of Ffestiniog. There is a lot to see on this walk including old estate paths, the river Dwyryd, the Ffestiniog Railway, stone walls and buildings, lakes and also wildlife. Follow the footpath through forests and woodland and enjoy this tranquil location with your family and dog.

There are many walks available in the Maentwrog area. For more information on this and other walks, visit the Snowdonia National Park website.

north wales dog walksWalk No. 7: Llanrwst Walk

This is a 3.5 mile circular walk through woodlands, along tracks and lanes. Enjoy the fantastic views of the Carneddau mountains and the Conway Valley and you can delight at the wild garlic, bluebells and red campion in the Spring and Summer.

For more information on the Llanrwst walk, visit the Conway Borough Council website.

Walk No. 8: Ty Mawr Country Park

No matter what the weather or season, there are dog walks you can enjoy at Ty Mawr Country Park.  Take in the organic wildlife farm on the Ty Mawr Trail and marvel at the Pontysyllte Aqueduct whilst on the Viaduct Walk. You’ll experince towpaths, bridges and the canal on the Ty Mawr circular walk.

For illustrated maps and further details about these three walks at Ty Mawr Country Park, click here.

Walk No. 9: Old Colwyn to Llanddulas

Enjoy this fairly easy coastal walk along the Colwyn Bay promenade. Take in the breathtaking views pf the Little Orme, the Great Orme and the panoramic views of the Bay of Colwyn.  Delight at the site of the quarry boats, the various sea birds and the sea views. Along the route you may see Anglers fishing from the promenade, Cormorants perched on the jetty at Llanddulas and boats loading up with limestone aggregate at the Llanddulas jetty. There’s lots to see on the Old Colwyn to Llanddulas walk.

For more information click here.

Walk No. 10: Poet to Mynydd y Gaer

The ‘Poet to Mynydd y Gaer’ walk is a moderate walk through field paths, tracks and over stiles. This walk was devised by the poet Gerard Manley Hopkins who wrote a poem about the Welsh landscape in his poem entitled In the Valley of the Elwy.   You can visit an ancient Iron Fort, enjoy the beautiful landscapes and also take in the sea views that inspired the great poet Gerard Manley Hopkins.

For more information and a route map, visit the AA website here.

At Cherry Tree Country Clothing, we have a great range of dog walking boots that are really suitable to wear when walking your dog in a whole range of different areas.

You could also consider a ‘Countryside Dog Walks – North East Wales’ book that offers 20 stunning walks, which are easy to follow and include detailed maps.

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Countryside Dog Walks – North East Wales


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Have a great time out and about in fantastic North Wales!

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