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Dee Way

Cheshire, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Gwynedd, Wrexham

204 km / 127 miles
This cross-border route follows the river Dee along both sides of its estuary, through the historic city of Chester, the borderlands, the stunning Dee valley, past Llyn Tegid to its source high on Dduallt above Llyn Tegid in Snowdonia National Park. It passes the historic Roman city of Chester and through a succession of attractive towns and villages: Aldford; border communities of Farndon; Bangor-on-Dee, Overton and Chirk, then Llangollen, Carrog, Corwen, Llandrillo, Y Bala and Llanuwchllyn.

Borderland flood plains lead from the tidal limit at Chester weir. There are broad wooded valleys, and steep-sided valleys between Llantysilio Mountain and Moel Ferna (Berwyns). En route are castles, old churches, ancient bridges, and canal and railway engineering. The long tidal estuary, with its mudflats, saltmarshes, sand dunes and low cliffs, is renowned for its birdlife.

In addition to the continuous long-distance walk, the guidebook includes a 57½-mile estuary walk between Hoylake and Prestatyn and a 14-mile upland circuit of Llyn Tegid, Wales' largest natural lake, plus 23 linear day walks linked to public transport.

The route incorporates the waymarked Dee Valley Way, which runs for 15 miles between Llangollen and Corwen. The walk elevation profile below shows the 142 mile route between Prestatyn through Chester and Llangollen to the source of the Dee.

Map by permission of 'Contours Walking Holidays' and image of Carrog on book page by David Berry.


Details:

Path Type: Other Paths
Attributes: Canal
Coastal
Forest/Woodland
Lake/Reservoir/Loch
Moorland
River
Urban
Heritage
Industrial History
Start: SJ060837 - Prestatyn, Flintshire View on StreetMap
Finish: SH813275 - Dee source on Dduallt, Gwynedd View on StreetMap
Open Date: 2005
Web Sites: Denbighshire County Council - Dee Valley Way

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook Dee Way  (Kittiwake Press  - 2016 )
External PDF Dee Valley Way  (Denbighshire County Council ) Download
External PDF Walk the Dee Valley Way  (Denbighshire County Council ) Download

Maps:

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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 108, 116, 117, 125, 126
OS Landranger Active 108, 116, 117, 125, 126
OS Explorer 18, 23, 240, 255, 256, 257, 264, 265, 266
OS Explorer Active 18, 23, 240, 255, 256, 257, 264, 265, 266

Walking Support Providers:

Support Providers
Self-Guided Walking Holidays (Contours Walking Holidays)
Support Providers
Baggage Handling and Self-Guided Walks (Walking Holiday Company)

Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

 
 
From
Path
Along
Path
Walkers are Welcome
1 Km
< 1 Km
Walkers are Welcome
< 1 Km
45 Km
Other
Oakenholt Farm  (bookable online)
1 Km
70 Km
B & B Accommodation
Rowland House  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
99 Km
Self-catering
Chester, Canal View  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
100 Km
Hotels
Chester Town House Hotel  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
103 Km
B & B Accommodation
Grove Villa  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
104 Km
Self-catering
< 1 Km
105 Km
Bunk House
< 1 Km
105 Km
Hostel Accommodation
< 1 Km
105 Km
Hotels
The Bear's Paw Inn  (bookable online)
3 Km
122 Km
Hotels
Grosvenor Pulford Hotel & Spa  (bookable online)
3 Km
122 Km
B & B Accommodation
Worthenbury Manor  (bookable online)
1 Km
155 Km

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Route Profile:

110.8 Km (68.8 miles)
1,080 m (3,543 ft) ascent
134 m (440 ft)  maximum height

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