The West Arms

Best summer activities in North East Wales


Whisk the special man in your life away to a hidden corner of North East Wales this summer where you can wash away the lockdown blues with some refreshing local Gins and Ales or race to your hearts content through the wilderness on two wheels.  Here are some of the best summer activities in North East Wales which are guaranteed to put a smile on his face. 

Fish on the lakes 

Llandegla Fishery, Llyn Gweryd and Chirk fishery are just a few of the beautiful local fisheries which offer carp and trout lake fishing. The River Dee and Lake Vyrnwy are also popular fishing spots.  Enjoy a relaxing day out casting and catching up amongst stunning Welsh country views with a picnic freshly prepared by us to take with you. 

Take a walk on the wildside 

When it comes to activities in North East Wales, there is nothing better than walking. There are hundreds of walking routes right from the doorstep of The West Arms. Set off on the popular Ceiriog Valley Walk or the timeless Wayfarer’s. Explore the sleepy village of Llanarmon DC, discover the remains of late medieval farms and the birthplace of famous Welsh poet John Ceiriog Hughes.  Here are six short local walks from our inn to get you started.

Tee off together 

Just a 30 minute drive from our country inn hotel in North East Wales, Henlle Park Golf Course is a high specification Premier Course which offers over 130 acres of lush Welsh countryside.  This award winning Greens built to USGA standards ensures good quality playability. Get your competitive hats on and enjoy an afternoon of teeing together. 

Picture perfect 

Set out early to catch a glowing sunrise or visit a special location to capture picture perfect moments in one of most photographic places in North Wales including the famous Pistyll Rhaeadr waterfall.  Find out about more picturesque places here. Did you know The West Arms was also voted one of the most instagrammable pubs in North Wales?  

Wild forest cycling  

North Wales is the capital of outdoor adventure so what better way to bond with someone than to experience an exhilarating forest adventure together on two wheels.  Choose your level and pedal away the stresses of everyday city life.  Check out  

Drink and dine in Llanarmons’s new garden

After a memorable day out in the Ceiriog return to the cosy comforts of The West Arms.  Feel at home and enjoy a selection of local gins, cask ales and beers in our new look garden. Fancy a bite? Chef has created a delicious summer menu using local ingredients sourced from our Valley partners.  Favourites include our Dolwen PGI Welsh Black Beef, Ale Pie served with HandCut Chips & Peas and a selection of lighter dishes as well as something for the little people in your life.  

Book your special summer break in North East Wales this summer