Walking Holiday Breaks
The Llangollen Round
The Llangollen Round is an exhilarating walking holiday over the summits and hilltops encircling the beautiful Vale of Llangollen on the Welsh borders.
The 33 mile circular route takes you through a huge variety of interesting scenery and countryside and the views are terrific. Snowdon and the mountains of North Wales to the Shropshire Hills can be seen in the distance.
Large areas of the hillsides are AONB and protected SSSI’s. You walk through open heather moorland, along dramatic limestone cliffs, woodlands, old drover’s trails, along sections of Offa’s Dyke Path and quiet country lanes. You may see curlews, golden plover, peregrine, merlin, and the elusive black grouse, suddenly startling you as it flutters loudly out of the heather.
Below you the River Dee carves its way through the lovely Dee Valley, towards the spectacular Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, recently added to the list of World Heritage sites (now ranking alongside the Great Wall of China!).
The aqueduct, part of the Llangollen canal linking Shropshire and North Wales began in 1795 and has a 1,007ft span, stretching 127ft above the Dee Valley.
You stay in the old border market town of Llangollen where the River Dee flows under it’s 13C bridge. The ancient town is famous for its International musical Eisteddfod held every year. You can visit Plas Newydd, the fascinating little Welsh Manor House of the Ladies of Llangollen, or visit nearby Chirk Castle with its outstanding gardens.
The Llangollen Round is suitable for all walking ages and can completed in 2, 3 or 4 days according to your daily preferences.
Celtic Trails will take and collect you each day the short distance to and from your location on the Round.
Length of Walk: 33 mls with individually tailored daily distances between 7 and 17 mls
Grade: Mostly moderate sections with some easy sections.
|Llangollen Round (based on two sharing)|
|LLR 1||3 Night Walking Break. 3 nights / 2 walking days||£235 pp|
|LLR 2||4 Night Walking Break. 4 nights / 3 walking days||£280 pp|
|LLR 3||5 Night Walking Break. 5 nights 4 walking days (21 mls)||£350 pp|
|Single person supplement £25 per night|
4 Star High Standard Bed and Breakfast.
Your accommodation on bed & breakfast basis, packed lunches, detailed maps and route descriptions, transfers on the walk where required. Dinner can be booked at either your accommodation or nearby Inns.
Getting there couldn’t be easier. There are direct rail services to Ruabon from London, or with 1 change at Shrewsbury, depending on time of arrival. From the north change at Chester for Ruabon.
If coming by car ‘off road’ parking is available at your accommodation.