Green Walks in Wales North / Gogledd Cymru

This region comprises Wales to the north of the railway line between Machynlleth and Middletown (which is situated between Welshpool and Shrewsbury stations).

Neighbouring regions and areas are

Note also some of the most convenient hubs for multi-day walking on different routes.


Cross Britain Way

Length >60km
Max transport gap > 30km

A 449km walk between Boston and Barmouth.

Llwybr Clawdd Offa
Offa’s Dyke Path

Length >60km
Max transport gap >20km

A walk of 286km between Chepstow and Prestatyn.

Image: Devil’s Pulpit, looking towards Tintern Abbey

Llwybr Clawdd Wat
Wat’s Dyke Way

Length >60km
Max transport gap <20km

A 99km path between Llanymynech and Holywell.

Llwybr Dyffryn Dyfrdwy
Dee Valley Way

Length <60km
Max transport gap <30km

A 21km walk between Corwen and Llangollen.

Llwybr Glyndŵr
Glyndŵr’s Way

A National Trail of 229km between Welshpool and Knighton via Machynlleth, it does not qualify as a Green Walk because of the long gaps in public transport connections.

Llwybr Gogledd y Berwyn
North Berwyn Way

Length <60km
Max transport gap <30km

A 24km walk between Corwen and Llangollen.

Llwybr Hafren
Severn Way

Length >60km
Max transport gap > 30km

A 338km walk between the river’s source on Pumlumon Fawr and the upper boundary of the Bristol Channel at Severn Beach.

Llwybr Lechi Eryri
Snowdonia Slate Trail

Length >60km
Max transport gap <20km

A walk of 134km between Bangor and Bethesda.

Llwybr Mawddach
Mawddach Trail

Length <20km
Max transport gap <10km

A 15km railbed walk between Barmouth and Dolgellau.

Llwybr y Gogledd
North Wales Path

Length >60km
Max transport gap <20km

A 97km walk between Bangor and Prestatyn.

Taith Pererin Gogledd Cymru
North Wales Pilgrim’s Way

Length >60km
Max transport gap >20km

A walk of 214km between Holywell and Aberdaron.

Taith Tegid
Tegid Way

Length <60km
Max transport gap <20km

A 29km walk between Cynwyd and Bala.


Some places lend themselves to being hubs, where you may pitch up for a few days’ car-free walking, fanning out on a different route (or part of a route) each day. The hub becomes a walking-place for recreation at walking pace. Hubs in this area include

BangorBangor will serve as a gateway to the coast, parts of Anglesey, and the north-western corner of Snowdonia.
BarmouthThe coast between Machynlleth and Pwllheli, and the south-west of Snowdonia, are accessible from Barmouth.
Betws-y-CoedBetws-y-Coed has transport links radiating through the various valleys in its area, and is a prime hub for central Snowdonia.
CaernarfonCaernarfon may act as a hub for the coast from Bangor to the northern part of Llŷn, and for western Snowdonia.
LlangollenLlangollen’s position in the Dee Valley makes it a good hub for the north-eastern hills of Wales, with good transport links to Bala, Barmouth and Betws-y-coed (towns with other initial letters are also available) for multi-hub breaks.
MachynllethA town on the hinge of North and South Wales, Machynlleth is a hub for the coast in both directions, and into the south of Snowdonia.
WrexhamA good alternative to Llangollen for the Clwydian area, Wrexham is also handy for areas on the English side of the border between Chester and Shrewsbury.

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