Rhuddlan To Rhyl - River and Coast Walk
This nice walk from runs from Rhuddlan To Rhyl along the River Clwyd and the North Wales Coast. The route runs for a distance of just over 4 miles, using good waymarked paths.
Start the walk on the bridge in Rhuddlan just to the west of the castle. Rhuddlan castle was erected by Edward I in 1277, following the First Welsh War. It makes for a lovely photo with the castle river and church viewable from the southern side of the river.
From the bridge you can pick up the North Wales Path and follow it west along the river to the coast at Kimmel Bay. The waymarked path heads round the marine lake on the outskirts of Rhyl before picking up the coast path and following it along the Rhyl seafront.
To extend your walking around Rhuddlan you could follow the Clwydian Way south to visit the historic city of St Asaph. There's more nice riverside footpaths along the River Elwy to enjoy here. Heading west along the coast path will take you to Abergele. Here you could visit the woodland, gardens and viewpoint at Gwrych Castle. The Grade I listed castle became famous in 2020 when it was used as the setting for the 20th series of I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!
Rhuddlan To Rhyl - River and Coast Walk Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
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Rhuddlan To Rhyl - River and Coast Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Rhuddlan To Rhyl - River and Coast Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
To the west of Abergele you could visit the small village of Rhyd y Foel where you can enjoy a climb to the Pen y Corddyn Mawr hill fort. There's photogenic limestone scenery and more fine views over the River Dulas valley from this interesting ancient site.