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The Dee Way Walk

At 204 km / 127 miles this route passes through Cheshire, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Gwynedd and Wrexham

The main Dee Way traces the River Dee upstream from Connah's Quay on the shores of the Dee Estuary to the 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.

Public Transport

Please call traveline cymru on 0800 464 0000, text 84268, or visit www.traveline.info.

Send us your photos!

Email your favourite digital photos taken on this walks - a selection of the best will be used to illustrate this walk page. Your name will be credited to the pictures. People, buildings, landscapes, wildlife - all sorts of images will be considered, as long as they are taken on the walk. Be sure to state on which walk your photos were taken. See disclaimer. Send to rightsofway@wrexham.gov.uk.