The West Arms

Walking in Wales – Walk your way to a longer life

winter walking in wales

Walking in Wales break for 2023 

Walking in winter has its adventurous perks as well as plenty of health benefits. From being able to take in an early sunrise or sunset to exploring new wildlife, walking in Wales this the winter could put you on the path to a longer and healthier life.  

Our village in North East Wales is well placed to give you the perfect little spot to come and enjoy some of the best winter walks in Wales. Here are a few reasons you should consider a winter walking break in Llanarmon. 

Walking is better for you 

Adults who regularly walk for more than 30 minutes a day tend to have a lower body mass index than those who take part in sports or go to the gym, particularly the over-50s*. 

A brisk 20-minute walk a day could significantly reduce your chances of early death**.  

When you are exposed to the cold the human immune system is activated which enhances the ability to fight off infections.  

Nature spotting at its best 


Walking is the perfect time to put mindfulness into action.  Take in the nature that surrounds you. Shorter days make it easier to admire the sunrise or sunset. You might spot snowdrops or other early spring flowers, and frost can add a different beauty even on the very coldest days. 

Winter is a great time to spot birds as the bare trees leave them exposed to view. There are many species that migrate to the UK for the winter, including fieldfares, redwings, waxwings, bramblings, geese and swans.  

Across Wales you’ll find nature reserves and country parks with well-marked wildlife trails specially designed to help you spot the wonderful wildlife living in the area. 

Walking trails around Llanarmon 

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From our Welsh country inn, you can step out into our wonderous valley and be on a one of the best winter walks in Wales within seconds. Take your pick from a fresh forest stroll or a more adventurous hike. 

There are plenty of trails to choose from and we can provide you with your a local map when you stay with us. Read more. 

Post-Christmas R&R 

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Sometimes you just need to get away after the chaos of Christmas, there is only so much mistletoe and wine one can take. Escaping to a spot where you can access plenty of outdoor space is a great way to recharge your mind, body and soul in any season. 

Book a stay at The West Arms to enjoy the best winter walking in Wales.

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01691 600 665

Need more convincing? 

The British Heart Foundation have some great tips about walking in the winter.

* The annual Health Survey for England. 

**according to a study of 334,000 European adults Researchers at the University of Cambridge.