There are plenty of breath taking walks right on the doorstep of Llys Onnen without having to drive anywhere. For example, Nercwys Forest with its circular walks is less than a mile away, and you can extend your walk a few miles further to take in the stunning limestone pavement of Bryn Alyn.
We also supply a wide selection of booklets as well as a local OS map centered on Llys Onnen for your use.
If you fancy venturing further afield there is the Clwydian Range – a chain of purple heather clad summits, topped by Britain’s most dramatically situated hillforts. The range runs from the beautiful town of Llangollen (13 miles away) to the seaside town of Prestatyn (30 miles away) and is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Most of the spectacular views can be enjoyed from the Offa’s Dyke National Trail which crests the highest hills in the Range.
At 554m (1818ft) Moel Famau (pronounced Moil Vameye) is the highest peak in the chain of hills that make up the Clwydian Range and is distinctive for the Jubilee Tower at the summit. The short walk to the top of Moel Famau is rewarded with spectacular views across the Wirral and Merseyside to the east and across to the coast, Snowdonia and the Dee Valley to the west and south. It is also possible to see the chain of Iron Age Hillforts that follow the range, huge earth ramparts constructed around many of the peaks over 2500 years ago when the tops of these hills were occupied and defended. On a clear day you can see the Blackpool Tower! – although you will need a pair of binoculars. Moel Famau carpark is just 7 miles for Llys Onnen.
The following is a list of some other useful resources & maps for local walks within the area:-