The West Arms

Breath-taking walking routes for your walking holiday in North Wales  

Walking holiday in North Wales

Walking is one of the best ways to improve your overall wellbeing and mental health and a walking holiday in North Wales could be the best thing for you and your family to do this summer.  

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The village of Llanarmon DC is a walker’s paradise.

Our country inn in Llanarmon DC is surrounded by the beautiful Berwyn hills some of the most jaw-dropping landscapes in North Wales. We have access to some of the most amazing walks and mountain biking straight from our doorstep, so come armed with your boots, maps, compasses and picnics this summer for the walking holiday of a lifetime.  

There are six immediate local walks which will take you around our village, Llanarmon Dyffryn Ceiriog, but if you want to venture further a-field we have handpicked three walking trials to take you to breath-taking heights.  

“A more ideal retreat for the town dweller, who desires to rest both brain and body amid the lullaby of the bubbling streams and the soothing moods of joyous nature, it is not to be found in the whole of North Wales”.

Liverpool Daily Post – Circa 1916  

Beautiful Berwyns – Llanarmon walk 

Cross wild moorland and heather up on the Afon Ceiriog.

A challenging walk, taking you from Llanarmon Dyffryn Ceiriog up to the Afon Ceiriog, across wild moorland, forest and more heather moorland to return via an old drovers’ road. Look out for black grouse!  The walk is 8½ miles long and there is a stream to cross, so be prepared with good boots.  It is quite a strenuous walk so allow at least 5 hours. 

For more information on this walk visit 

Ceiriog Valley walk to Chirk 

The hamlet of Pandy which name means “fulling mill”.

Setting off from Llanarmon D.C this route takes you through Tregeiriog to the famous ‘Pandy Rock’ and up to Glyn Ceiriog with its breathtaking views. Be prepared for vast meadows and dense woodland, youre sure to spot some incredible wildlife. Your trail will take you across to the English border and over to Chirk Aqueduct before reaching your final destination across the stone bridge of Pont Faen into Chirk. 

Here is the route from Chirk back to our village.  

Llanarmon Dyffryn Ceiriog to Cadair Berwyn  

Cadair Berwyn is the highest point in the Berwyn mountain range. The name means Chair of the White Summit, as the ridges give the mountain a chair like appearance.   This is a 13 and half km climb reaching up to 700 metres, which will take you about 4 hours.  The route is popular with mountain bikers and 4x4s so care must be taken as it is still technically a ‘road’.  

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Photo by Richard Law.

You can also pick up our local walking maps or guide books from reception. Just ask Nicky or Mark. 

Relax and refuel in a walker’s paradise

After a wonderful summer walk return to our charming 16th Century country Inn where you will find plenty of cosy corners, warming fireplaces and a friendly pub and restaurant where you can rest and refuel with delicious food and drink. 

For those wanting more of a cultural fix, nearby attractions include National Trust’s Chirk Castle, the last Welsh castle from the reign of Edward I and 400-year-old stately home, Erddig. 

Explore the surrounding area of Llangollen, a UNESCO World Heritage Site which includes Valle Crucis Abbey, Chirk Aqueduct and Dinas Bran Castle. 

To book your Summer walking break in North Wales email or phone on 01691 600 665.  Discounts for multiple room bookings in May.