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The rolling, green hills of Denbighshire provide some of the most beautiful places to go walking in North Wales.  Oak View Lodge Park at Bryn Morfydd is situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty, and is surrounded by stunning panoramic views stretching to the Welsh coast to the north and the Hills of Snowdonia to the west.

Walking Routes in North Wales

North Wales boasts a wide variety of walking routes for all abilities and moods – so we’re lucky enough to be surrounded by superb walks at Oak View.

The best way to find routes on our doorstep or very close to Oak View Lodge Park, is by visiting this All Trails page or by downloading the All Trails app and entering Denbighshire into the search bar.

(Image: Lawnt Circular, All Trails)

Walks in Snowdonia

If you feel slightly more adventurous, Snowdonia National Park is little over half an hour’s drive away and Snowdon itself around an hour, opening up endless hikes, trails and world-class outdoor experiences. What better way to experience one of the UK’s great national parks, being able to return to the comfort of your luxury lodge at the end of the day?

Pet Friendly

For many of us, any relaxing break in the great outdoors would not be fulfilled without the company of our four-legged companions. For this reason, our park is pet friendly.

With so much countryside surrounding our park, Oak View is the perfect place to bring along your dog to enjoy long walks among the green hills of the Vale of Clwyd and beyond.



Walks with Waterfalls in North Wales

Aber Falls

Aber Falls is moderate in length and tame in terrain – making it a perfect half-day family walk. The route is circular and takes you from Abergwyngregyn to the incredible Rhaeadr Fawr Water Falls. The scenery on the Aber Falls walk features panoramic views of Anglesey and Menai Strait.

…We like this route because it is perfect for a relaxed family walk. We’re certain you’ll be in awe of the stunning waterfall en-route!

Duration: 3 hours
Length: 6.5 km

Starting point: Bont Newydd Car Park – LL33 0LP

Click here for directions from Oak View Lodges to Aber Falls

Clocaenog Forest – Rhyd y Gaseg

Rhyd y Gaseg car park is the starting point for this gentle walk in Clocaenog Forest, Ruthin. Although a couple of spots feature steep climbs and descents, the majority of the walk is gentle in incline and terrain. The waterfall features about half way through the route!

The whole family will love exploring the large area of woodland, open moorland and rivers. Whether you want to spend a couple of hours or the whole day in Clocaenog Forest, you’re sure to find some lovely walking routes and plenty of things to see  within the 6,000 hectares setting. With the Rhyd y Gaseg woodland only accounting for 15 hectares, we definitely recommend exploring!

…We like this route because of its conveniently short duration and setting within the forest.

Duration: 45 minutes
1.6 km
Starting point:
Rhyd y Gaseg car park

Click here for directions from Oak View Lodges to Ruthin

Moderate Walks in North Wales

Cwn Idwal

Cwn Idwal is famed for its bowl-like rock formation! Located in Bethesda, this route features tricky uphill climbs which are rewarded by amazing views of the Llyn Idwal waters within the hollow bowl! The circular route follows the lake path.

…We like this route because of its position in the oldest National Nature Reserve in Wales. So much history in that rock formation!

Duration: 3 hours
Length: 3 miles (4.8 km)

Starting point: Ogwen Cottage, Nant Ffrancon, Bethesda, LL57 3LZ

Click here for directions from Oak View Lodges to Cwn Idwal


Ty’n y Coed Uchaf and Cwm Eidda

Ty’n y Coed Uchaf and Cwn Eidda walk has it all – open farmland, rivers, ancient woods, and of course stunning scenery. Picturesque views over Moel Siabod and Snowdon make perfect picture opportunities in every direction you look. The terrain can be steep and uneven, and boggy in places, but it’s categorised as a moderate route. In skiing terms, we’d label this as a ‘steep red’! A walk well-worth taking for competent hikers craving a fantastic view.

…We like this route because of the range of terrain and incredible views of Snowdon and Moel Siabod!

Duration: 3 hours
Length: 5 miles

Starting point: Ty’n y Coes lay-by on B4406 (Grid ref. SH80519)

Click here for directions from Oak View Lodges to Betsw-y-Coed

Challenging Walks in North Wales

View Down to the Lakes

View Down to the Lakes – Ruines at Llyn Lldaw Loop from Nant Peris is THE walk for expert hikers with very good fitness. The route features mostly accessible paths, but steady footing is a must due to the varied difficult terrain.

The higher the climb, the better the view. Your efforts will pay off with incredible views of Glaslyn and Llyn Lldaw lakes, Little Waterfall, Ruines and Llyn Teyrn!

…We like this route because of its challenging route and rewarding views!

Duration: 6 hours
Length: 16.4 km

Starting point: The footbridge over River Glaslyn – LL55 4LU

Click here for directions from Oak View Lodges to Pen-y-Pass

Watkin Path

Watkin Path is the toughest route on this list, and is regarded of one of most difficult routes up Snowdon – in fact, it’s known as the hardest of the ‘classic six’ routes up the giant. Created by the famous Edward Watkin to get from Snowdon Slate Quarry to the summit in the late 1800s, Watkin Path is for experienced hikers with very good fitness and proper equipment.

Although the path may not seem incredibly long at 8 miles, you cover an ascent of over 1,000 metres, which includes some very tricky terrain – so take care!

…We like this route because it is as satisfying as it is beautiful. You’ll be hard pressed to find a better route up Snowdon!

Duration: 7 hours
Length: 12.8km
Starting point: Pont Bethania car park – LL55 4NR
Click here for directions from Oak View Lodges to Watkin Path

Family Friendly Walks in North Wales

Gelert’s Grave Walk, Beddgelert

Gelert’s Grave gets its name from a famous legend featuring Welsh Royals. King Llywelyn thought his beloved dog Gelert had killed his child, so he put him down. In actual fact, Gelert was trying to protect the prince from an aggressive wolf – and killed the wolf in doing so. When the king realised, he was overcome with remorse and buried his best friend Gelert in Beddgelert. It’s not certain if this is real or a marketing ploy, but it’s certainly a good story to think about as you walk this circular route.

At only an hour long, this walk is perfect for families and those with limited time. It takes you from the local village, along the Glaslyn River to Gelert’s Grave.

…We like this route because of its curious history!

Duration: 1 hour
Length: 1.6 km

Starting point: The footbridge over River Glaslyn – LL55 4LU

Click here for directions from Oak View Lodges to Beddgelert

Lady Bagot’s Drive Walk

Lady Bagot’s Drive is a lovely, gentle walk in local Ruthin, Denbighshire. The route is gentle and features a range of terrain and sights. The whole family will enjoy the forest, river and fields on this circular gorge walk. Adults especially may enjoy the fact that the walk finishes at the pub.

After your walk, may we recommend a visit to The Drovers Arms, a lovely pub that serves hearty food, a carvery, and a good selection of drinks. Children and adults alike will love the beer garden. With the pub acting as the start and finish point of the walk, it’d be rude not to at least nip in!

…We like this route because of the varied gentle terrain of the walk (and the charming pub)

Duration: 4 hours
Length: 6.9 km

Starting point: The Drover Arms, Ruthin – LL15 2UD

Click here for directions from Oak View Lodges to Ruthin

Fancy a round of golf instead?

We are very lucky to have a wide range of excellent golf courses in the local area. From championship courses to quaint independent clubs, the perfect course exists for all levels and style of golfer… with guaranteed panoramic views across the board.

Find out more about golf courses in North Wales here.