Trails and Tours
Explore Flintshire with it many trails exploring picturesque market towns, paths through Country Parks and stunning countryside, beautiful woods, valleys and uplands. Flintshire also has a wealth of historical and cultural trails and tours, whether on foot, cycle or by car, all ages and abilities are catered for.
The Leisure Tour is 83 miles of countryside, coastline, market towns and historic attractions broken down into nine manageable sections. You won’t do it all in a day. But you’ll have fun trying. You can hop out and explore off-trail along the way when you feel like it.
Discover the rich heritage of Holywell, from the 7th century to the industrial revolution, on this fascinating heritage trail through the town. Beginning in the High Street, the trail leads you through the Greenfield Valley, then joins the ancient pilgrims’ trail to Basingwerk Abbey and St Winefride’s Well taking in rich wildlife and lovely views along the way.
Explore Mold’s fascinating past on this town trail. Beginning at the statue of ‘Father of the Welsh Novel’ Daniel Owen, and shows you the town’s many historic points of interest including the tomb of landscape artist Richard Wilson, the Assembly Hall, the Old Court House and the ruins of the Norman ‘Motte and Bailey’ castle at the top of Bailey Hill.
Follow the way-marked sculptures and information points on this heritage trail to explore Buckley’s industrial past and beyond. The trail takes in many sites of interest celebrating the town’s former pottery and brock-making industries, as well as Back Lane, a peaceful track which was once a busy trade route between England and Wales used by Romans.
This trail highlights the important contribution Connah’s Quay made to the local economy and aims to preserve this Industrial Heritage for future generations. Discover the often untold story of the areas industrial heritage.
Pilgrim’s Way, North Wales
The Pilgrim’s Way runs for 130 miles from Holywell, the “Lourdes of Wales”, to Bardsey Island, the legendary “Island of 20,000 Saints”, off the Llyn Peninsula. A pilgrimage route in the Middle Ages, it was re-established in 2011 linking shrines connected with St Winefride. The eight-day, 64 mile walk starts at the ruins of Basingwerk Abbey and finishes at Llanfairfechan on the Conwy Bay coast. The cost of £599 includes three-star accommodation, most meals, transport and a tour leader.
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