Walking


Rights of way

All public rights of way are highways in law, a defined route over which the public have a right to pass and repass.    In Flintshire there are 1056.2 km of public rights of way.  Find out where they are using our online interactive Rights of Way map

Rural Walks Booklet

The Rural Walks in Flintshire booklet recommends 25 of the best walks in the county and is illustrated with maps, route directions and colour photographs, as well as lots of local stories. As well as the Clwydian Range mentioned below, you can explore the quiet riversides, wooded valleys and rolling farmland of Llanasa, Ysceifiog, Whitford and Caergwrle. Discover the wildlife-rich coasts at Talacre and along the Dee Estuary. Or for an alternative stroll, why not uncover the rich stories of industrial heritage at Halkyn, Greenfield and Buckley?

The Walkabout Flintshire Programme

The 'Walkabout Flintshire' project instigated as part of the Walking the Way to Health initiative, has devised a series of walks to help people control weight, keep fit and stay well. The walks are graded in terms of distance, number and degree of inclines and type of surfacing, to suit all abilities, and are led by volunteer walk leaders.  View further information about the Walkabout Flintshire Programme 

The Clwydian Range

The area was designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1985 and is characterised by sweeping moorland, heather clad hills, limestone crags and valleys which provide wonderful views and quiet trails.  Whether you are walking or cycling the Clwydian Range is the ideal get away, with something suitable for all abilities, from families to the enthusiast. 

The ClwydianRange AONB website provides all the information you might need to plan your visit to the area.  

The Dee Estuary and Flintshire

The silvery tidal estuary on the eastern edge of the Irish Sea between the Clwydian Range and the Wirral Penninsula is of international importance for birds, flora and fauna. The wide beaches and sandy hills at Talacre are a popular destination for walkers.  The Dee Estuary Birding website describes the best Dee Estuary birdwatching areas with detailed maps and latest bird news for dedicated twitchers and casual birdwatchers alike.

Walking North Wales

The Walking North Wales website provides a number of downloadable leaflets and information about walking the North Wales Borderlands.

Wales Link Path - Press release and map

Road safety

Whenever you walk – stay safe, find out more in The Highway Code which contains rules for pedestrians.

Further Information

General advice on walking can be found on the  walking pages within the Gov.uk - public services website