Flintshire leg of the Offa's Dyke Path Big Welsh Walk a success

Walkers enjoying break on Big Welsh Walk

Ramblers Cymru’s staged their Big Welsh Walk in the stunning Moel Famau area with a set of three specially designed volunteer led walks.

The walks included a challenging 11 miles, a mid-range 6 mile walk and a family friendly walk to the peak of Moel Famau.

Angela Charlton, director of Ramblers Cymru said: “The beaming smiles on the faces of the participants really made it a special and memorable occasion. We lucked out on the weather conditions too!

“I would love to say a huge thank you to everyone who joined us for the walks and the volunteers who helped out on the day. We are looking forward to the next set of walks in Knighton next Saturday.”

The Big Welsh Walk moves on to its second celebratory Saturday at Knighton in Mid Wales, with a similar set of fun and challenging walks for people to sign up to, before finishing in Tintern, Monmouthshire on the final Saturday.

One of the attendees from the weekend said: “What an amazing day. This was my first venture back into the hills since having a heart operation in May, and to say I was nervous would be an understatement. My mental health hasn't been great recently and, combined with the added worries about if my heart was up to it, I was pretty stressed on the drive into Cymru. But I really shouldn't have been, the guys at Ramblers Cymru, and everyone else on the walk, were really welcoming.”



I live in a rural area surrounded by farmland where too many footpaths have become unpassable following the constant churning of the soil without reinstatement of the paths. Our village has no shops but is only one mile away from a local butcher with a public footpath leading to it that is inaccessible by anyone with a pushchair, large dog, disability or infirmity because of stile construction and or ploughing. During the pandemic this concern has been highlighted even more.

Ken Chisholm

A must for all our well being.

Norman Blaby

Whilst applauding the Government's recognition of the benefits for all of us of connecting with nature it is regrettable that, so far, they have failed to make that a priority and to invest in the infrastructure that enables everyone to enjoy walking in nature. Covid-19 has shown us the importance of getting out into nature for our health and well-being, so I would urge the Government to recognise the need to strengthen the environment to include the above.