Latest News: The LDWA 50th Hundred Read more

Heather moor/blue river graphic and name on white discNorth Berwyn Way


24 km / 15 miles
A linear trail that climbs and traverses the wild North Berwyn Mountains to the south of the River Dee between Llangollen and Corwen. It is a challenging route for experienced walkers and it is essential to be properly equipped. The route is split into five sections that start and finish at easily accessible points. It crosses a major area of upland heath - high heather moorland - passing the walk's highest point (Moel Fferna, 630m, not the highest point in the Berwyns) across a landscape used for centuries for slate quarrying and grouse shooting and more recently forestry.

It can be combined with the Dee Valley Way to form a circular walk of some 30 miles, or using link paths shown there are shorter options. Details of both walks (schematic maps) are obtainable from the website below.

Photograph by Eirian Evans.


Waymark: Heather moor/blue river graphic and name on white disc
Path Type: Other Paths
Waymark: Heather moor/blue river graphic and name on white disc
Attributes: Challenging
Start: SJ214420 - Llangollen, Denbighshire View on StreetMap
Finish: SJ080435 - Corwen, Denbighshire View on StreetMap
Open Date: 2007
Web Sites: Denbighshire County Council - North Berwyn Way Dee Valley Walks - Walking the North Berwyn Way

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook North Berwyn Way  (Llangollen Tourist Information Centre  - 2007 )
External download Walk the North Berwyn Way  (Denbighshire County Council  - 2007 ) Download


You can use the interactive controls to zoom in and out and to move around the map, or click on a path or a marker for more info.(interactive map help)

Show Connected Path Outlines
Paths Marked on OS mapping
Other Paths
Anytime Challenges

Show Accommodation
Hostel Accommodation

Show Points of Interest
Walkers are Welcome

Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:
OS Landranger 117, 125
OS Landranger Active 117, 125
OS Explorer 255, 256
OS Explorer Active 255, 256

Accommodation within 5 km of this Path:

Hostel Accommodation
< 1 km
< 1 km
Walkers are Welcome
< 1 km
24 km

Connected Paths:


Reminder: Material downloaded from this website is for personal use only. Commercial use, reproduction, modification of all content is strictly prohibited without prior approval by the LDWA. Please Contact Us if you have any requests.

Route Profile:

24.8 km (15.4 miles)
838 m (2,749 ft) ascent
612 m (2,008 ft)  maximum height

This website uses cookies

To comply with EU Directives we are informing you that our website uses cookies for services such as memberships and Google Analytics.

Your data is completely safe and we do not record any personally identifiable information.

Please click the button to acknowledge and approve our use of cookies during your visit.

Learn more about the Cookie Law