Local Walks

This is the place to be for beautiful walks right outside of Walden Cottage gate! We are situated between the sea and the mountainside and are right on the edge of the Offas Dyke Path which starts/ends in Prestatyn and continues right to Chepstow! so whether you are looking for a coastal stroll or a hike up the mountain, you are sure to find something to suit you.


If you turn right out of the gate and walk along Bishopswood Road, you will pass a number of houses, at the end of the road just in front of the last row of houses you will see a set of steps with an old metal handrail, if you take the steps down (careful they are a bit wonky)! This will bring you to the local Golf Course of St Melyd – head down the golf course (watch out for golfers)! You will see the Golf Club House ahead of you, (they do a great Carvery on a Sunday and it is open to Non Members).


When you get to the tarmac you will be on the Prestatyn to Dyserth Walkway (an old railway track) turn left and you can head off to Dyserth (approx 4 miles). Or you can turn right for a shorter route and head back to Prestatyn – this will take you to the back of the bus station area – if you go this way and want to make your way back to the cottage you will need to cross over into town and head up the high street until you reach the Cross Foxes Pub then up Fforddlas until you reach the top of the hill and Walden Cottage is just around the corner on the right hand side.

Another nice local walk to do is walking through Bishopswood. Turn right out of the gate and walk along Bishopswood Road to the end. Go through the kissing gate and you have entered the woods, if you continue through the woods you will end up in a village called Meliden, (you will find a nice pub called the Red Lion) there are numerous routes you can take from here – you can turn left after the last gateway and head up the hill towards the “Bryniau” there is a mountain called “Meliden Mountain” it’s worth taking a walk up to the top on a clear day for a breath taking view of the coast line.

If you are interested in any of the walks but are not sure, then please feel free to ask us and we will be happy to explain in more detail!

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