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walks near Plas Isaf

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November 21, 2023 · 10 MIN READ

Whether you are an owner at Plas Isaf Lodge Retreat or you are planning a holiday to the resort this blog will be perfect for you.

As the resort is surrounded by the beautiful North Wales countryside whilst still being close enough to the A55 you are in the perfect location for trying out a range of different walks. But if you aren’t from the area, it can be hard figuring out which walks are worth it or not, so we’ve done the research for you and put together this blog with a range of different walks to enjoy during your stay. Have a read and see which ones take your fancy the most.

Moel Famau - walks near Plas Isaf

1-5km walks

Moel Famau

start: Moel Famau Car Park – 23 min drive from resort

distance: 5.5km

duration: 1.5-2hrs

Enjoy this out and back style route that will take no longer than 2 hours to complete. Moel Famau is the highest hill in the Clwydian Range. Sitting 555m above sea level you will be able to enjoy stunning views across the Range from the start of the walk to the end. There are various paths that go off through woodland and over to the other hills in the area if you are wanting to make the walk longer.

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St Asaph, River Elwy and Cathedral Circular

start: St Asaph Library – 14 minute drive from resort

distance: 5km

duration: 1-1.5hrs

This 5km circular loop takes you from St. Asaph and along the River Elwy before looping back round. It will not take longer than 1 and a half hours and is an easy route that anyone can enjoy. The route goes along pavements and grassy paths so a great walk all year round mostly. It’s a great walk to get you outdoors to enjoy the history of St. Asaph.

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The Dinorben Arms and Moel y Gaer Circular

start: The Dinorben Arms 6 minute drive from resort

distance: 4.8km

duration: 1.5-2hrs

This 4.8km circular route takes no longer than 2 hours to complete and takes you around the Denbighshire countryside. Overall you will be walking on country roads with inclines in some places but the views you can enjoy along the way are worth the steeper sections. And since it starts and ends near The Dinorben Arms you could enjoy a bite to eat there when you’re done.

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Wen-y-Gaer and Moel-y-Gaer

start: Mold, CH7 6WF – 15 minute drive from resort

distance: 1.6km

duration: 30mins-1hr

This out and back walking route takes you from Rhosesmor and around the fields nearby. It’s a short walk which can be challenging at times but it is worth it for the views you will see along the way. To complete the walk you won’t need much longer than an hour so it’s a great addition if you are short of time.

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Clwydian Range - walks near Plas Isaf

6-10km walks

Ddol Circular

start: Ddol 3 minute drive from resort

distance: 7.7km

duration: 1-1.5hrs

The Ddol Circular walk is just down the road from the resort and is a great medium length route if you have a couple of hours. The trail takes you through the Welsh countryside along plenty of green fields and country lanes where you can really take in the beauty that North Wales has to offer. And with this being so close to the resort it’s a quick and easy one to enjoy.

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Moel Findeg

start: Mold, CH7 5LL – 18 minute drive from resort

distance: 8.2km

duration: 2-2.5hrs

This 8.2km countryside trail takes you around Cadole, Maeshafn and Gwernymynydd as you make your way up and around Moel Findeg. Most of the route takes you along open fields, woodland areas and some country lanes. As you get to Maeshafn you will find The Miners Arm, a country pub serving plenty of food and drink options if you are wanting to stop for a rest halfway round.

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Cilcain Circular

start: Cilcain Car Park – 14 minute drive from resort

distance: 7.4km

duration: 2-2.5hrs

This walk starts at The White Horse Inn in Cilcain and takes you on a 7.4km circular trail around the area. As you make your way around you will be able to enjoy the incredible countryside views through the fields and lanes that you will be walking on. Some of the fields may have livestock so be careful with dogs in those areas.

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Glasfryn and Gwysaney Circular

start: Glasfryn 17 minute drive from resort

distance: 8km

duration: 2-2.5hrs

This circular walk starts and ends at the Glasfryn pub in Mold. You will start by heading around the surrounding hills on the outskirts of Mold before making your way back to Soughton where you will go down the lane back to the Glasfryn. You will go along a range of fields, woodland and stone tracks so make sure you wear suitable footwear.

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Vale of Clwyd - walks near Plas Isaf

10km+ walks

Halkyn Mountain Circular

start: Pentre Halkyn, CH8 8HZ 12 minute drive from resort

distance: 10.8km

duration: 2.5-3hrs

This 10.8km walking route starts in Pentre Halkyn and takes you across Halkyn Mountain where you will go through the moorland passing Moel y Gaer, Pant Quarry and Pant-y-pwll-dwr Quarry. It’s a great circular walk that you can enjoy with great views of the Clwydian range and beyond. There are various paths that fork off too so plenty of opportunities for exploring.

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Penycloddiau and Moel Arthur South Circular

start: Moel Arthur Car Park – 14 minute drive from resort

distance: 12.4km

duration: 3.5-4hrs

Enjoy this 12.4km walking route that takes you around Penycloddiau and Moel Arthur. Overall it is considered a moderately challenging route and will take no longer than 4 hours to complete. During the walk you can explore the ancient hill forts and take in the breath taking views across the Clwydian range.

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