GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

St Asaph River Walk

4 miles (6 km)

Enjoy a nice waterside walk along the River Elwy on this walk in the historic North Wales city of St Asaph. The settlement is notable as thesecond-smallest city in Britainin terms of population andurban area. This circular walk takes you around along the river paths in the city centre, visiting St Asaph Common on the way.
The walk starts on the bridge over the river, just to the east of the cathedral. The noteworthy cathedral dates back 1,400 years, while the current building dates from the 13th century. From the bridge you can pick up the riverside footpaths on both sides of the Elwy.
Two long distance, waymarked walking trails run past the city. You pick up the epic Clwydian Way and follow it to the nearby town of Rhuddlan where you can visit the 13th century castle and enjoy a walk along the River Clwyd. You can also pick up the North Wales Path here and head to Rhyl or Prestatyn.

St Asaph OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

St Asaph Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near St Asaph

  • North Wales Path - Explore hills, coast, valleys, mountains and the beautiful coast on this stunning walk through North Wales
  • Clwydian Way - Explore the Clwydian Range of mountains on this circular walk through north east Wales
  • 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
  • Prestatyn - This seaside resort is located in a great spot on the North Wales coast in Denbighshire


After your walk head to the The Talardy Hotel for some post walk refreshments. The Georgian hotel has a nice landscaped garden to sit out and relax in during the warmer months. It's located just to the north east of the city centre at postcode LL17 0HY.
The Farmers Arms is another good option. It's located a little way out of town but is set in extensive grounds with ample car parking and landscaped gardens. You can find it just to the east of the city centre at postcode LL17 0DY.


Bank of River Elwy in St Asaph - - 605340

Nice footpaths along the bank of River Elwy in St Asaph. View from the road bridge looking northwards.

Pont Begard - foot and bicycle bridge over the Elwy, St Asaph - - 608398

Pont Begard - foot and bicycle bridge over the Elwy, St Asaph. The bridge, named Pont Begard after St. Asaph's twin town, is designed to connect east and west St. Asaph. It's certainly built to last which is wise given that, in the recent past, floodwaters have risen as high as the bicycle path that is shown on the photo. It's strong enough and wide enough to take a vehicle in an emergency.

St Asaph, Cathedral

St. Asaph Cathedral. Partly built using local purple sandstone, with details in yellow sandstone from Flint. It was built in the 13th Century and houses William Morgan's first Welsh translation of the bible. It is sometimes claimed to be the smallest Anglican cathedral inGreat Britain.

River Clwyd St. Asaph - - 24628 (cropped)

The River Clwyd viewed from the footbridge towards the North

St Asaph Recreation Ground - - 609105

St Asaph Recreation Ground. Running parallel with the river Elwy, the land for the recreation ground was donated by Mr Charles Hughes, Grove House

Fountain at St. Asaph Business Park - - 24983

Fountain at St. Asaph Business Park. Landscaping at St.Asaph Business Park including a lake and fountain


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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