Your travel bucket list for a memorable autumn break in North East Wales

As the Ceiriog Valley is painted with rich hues of orange and red it is time to celebrate the sights and sounds of autumn before the rush of the festive season sets in.  There are many reasons you should add an autumn break in North East Wales to your bucket list before 2021 ends. From walking trials, to local food festivals, wherever your itinerary might entail, make The West Arms your final destination for that refreshing pint of local Big Hand Ale and cosy night’s sleep. 

A foodie’s paradise 

Food festival season is a must this autumn in North East Wales and there are plenty of digestible foodie events through to Christmas. These include the Ruthin Artisan Markets held in the courtyard of Ruthin Gaol showcasing the best in local food, drink and crafts. Or if you don’t mind to travel further a-field try the Portmeirion Food & Craft Festival

Autumn Walks 

No autumn break in North East Wales is complete without a crisp walk in the Valley. The Ceiriog promises plenty of hidden paths, challenging trials and of course crunchy leaves beneath your feet. So don’t hang up those walking boots just yet. The West Arms country inn is perfectly positioned to offer you access to a mountain of pathways both adrenaline pumping and ‘mindful’, allowing you to reconnect with nature and explore your surrounding.  Feeling more ambitious? Then check out the Snowdonia Walking Festival or the Barmouth Walking Festival.  

From field to fork  

Autumn in North East Wales never tasted so good! Dine like a king and savour the delicious food served up in the Valley from the many organic farms found in this hidden part of North Wales. The West Arms use local suppliers including Dolwen Welsh Lamb and Beef who farm just opposite the inn. Nothing comes closer to a truly authentic Welsh experience than this. Trust us. 

Apple harvest at Erddig 

Throughout October you can celebrate with an apple display at the historic stables at Erddig estate.  Join the experts at Erddig in one of their scheduled talks and garden tours to find out everything you need to know about this humble fruit.  You can even bring along your home-grown unknown apples to be identified by their very own Head Gardener on the 2 and 3 October. 

Whatever your reason, book your pre Christmas autumn break in North East Wales with a stay at the award winning country inn The West Arms.