Short walks in North Wales Coast & Dee Estuary

Flint Castle and Dee Estuary

Flint Castle was the first castle to be built by King Edward I and he went on to become quite a property developer leaving behind a network of castles in Wales. This is a lovely spot to explore which also takes in a walk along the Dee Estuary, home to thousands of wading birds in the winter. Find out more about the Flint Castle and Dee Estuary walk. 

Little Orme
0.5 miles / 0.8 km

A newly surfaced wheelchair access path. The path takes you out to Angel Bay which is great for bird and seal spotting. For more of a challenge, continue onwards over the Little Orme towards the town of Llandudno.

Great Orme Summit Trails
1 to 1.5 miles / 1.6 to 2.4 km

Scenic summit trails take in wonderful views over the elegant town of Llandudno and across to the Menai Strait and Anglesey. The paths are steep in places so if want you the view without the walk, you can reach the top by tram or cable car. The wide range of flowers on the Great Orme provides food for the clouds of butterflies that are seen in summer – and look out for the resident goats. Find out more about the Great Orme Summit Trails.

Conwy Mountain
3 miles / 4.8 km

Conwy Mountain, on the Coast Path’s inland option, stands proud to the west of Conwy and is served by a good network of paths which you can explore at your leisure. In summer the hill turns purple with bell heather. The summit has fine views and is the site of an Iron Age hill fort.

Llanfairfechan to Morfa Madryn
3 miles / 4.8 km

This circular walk takes you along the Llanfairfechan promenade towards the Local Nature Reserve of Morfa Madryn. This is a great spot to watch for oystercatchers, curlew and other wildfowl and waders. Find out more about Llanfairfechan to Morfa Madryn walk.

Talacre Beach to Prestatyn (via Gronant Dunes)
4.5 miles / 7 km 

Explore this beautiful section of the coast which takes in the Point of Ayr lighthouse. You will travel along the popular Talacre Beach and through a rich dune habitat before arriving at Prestatyn with its wonderful beaches and traditional seaside delights. (Bus)

Rhyl to Pensarn Beach
5 miles / 8 km

Enjoy the fun filled seaside town of Rhyl with its seemingly endless sands before continuing along the coast to Pensarn, near Abergele. You’ll travel through Kinmel Bay which is a popular spot for watersports enthusiasts. (Train or Bus)