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The great outdoors

Our rich history has shaped the architecture of the town and is all around you in the town square. Today 600-year-old buildings are still in use as banks, shops and civic buildings. Did you know that the first copies of the Welsh national anthem were printed in what is now the Siop Nain tea room and gift shop in Well Street?

Outdoor training courses, activities and skills provider based just outside Ruthin. Specialists in foraging, bushcraft, navigation training and outdoor event management. Read more ›

 

Original Outdoors is an established North Wales outdoor training, events and activity business. We work in the mountains and forests of North Wales and Snowdonia, and also operate in locations across the UK with our team of experienced, enthusiastic and professional outdoor instructors.
Our range of training courses cover outdoor skills from navigation, foraging, bushcraft, survival skills and tracking courses to guided walks, charity events, team building and professional outdoor services.
The courses and activities we run are mostly based in North Wales but we can offer our services for events across the U.K., as well as bespoke courses for groups, individuals or organisations.

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Phone: 01824 703121
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Web: originaloutdoors.co.uk
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Maes Gwyn
Rhewl
Ruthin
LL15 1UL

Bathafarn Hall Coarse Fishing Read more ›

 

The fishery consists of two pools stocked with carp, tench, bream, rudd and roach. They are located in a peaceful setting with views towards the Clwydian hills.

Day ticket details can be obtained via the web site and from the above address.

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Phone: 01824 702397
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Web: bathafarnhall.co.uk


Llanbedr Dyffryn Clwyd, Ruthin, Denbighshire, LL15 2UU

Fabulous forests and verdant valleys in easy reach of Ruthin
The landscape around Ruthin is one of the things that makes the town special. Ruthin lies in the heart of the Clwydian Range which is a designated area of outstanding natural beauty. Read more ›

 

Fabulous forests and verdant valleys in easy reach of Ruthin. The landscape around Ruthin is one of the things that makes the town special. Ruthin lies in the heart of the Clwydian Range which is a designated area of outstanding natural beauty.
Being an area of outstanding natural beauty means the area has been recognised as having a landscape with a character and beauty so special it is our best interest to safeguard it.
There are three other such areas in Wales, and 46 in total throughout the United Kingdom covering 18% of the British countryside, and many of them are working landscapes cherished by those living and working within them.
The Clwydian Range is North Wales’ only area of outstanding natural beauty and is known for its purple hilltops formed by acres of heather, and is has one of the most diverse and varied landscapes around. It’s home to dramatic cliffs, lush grasslands, verdant valleys and fabulous forests from the Dee Valley to the Vale of Clwyd.
Walking along the Clwydian Range, you’ll see open moorlands, hedged fields, wooded-valleys and huge slabs of limestone jutting out from the ground. You’ll experience undulating ground, rivers cut deep into the colourful valleys and many man-made impacts on the landscape that have shaped it irreversibly.
The landscape in and around Ruthin is among the most rich and interesting in North Wales. Fabulous forests and verdant valleys are within easy reach of the town, as are some of the best views in North East Wales.

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There’s something for cyclists of all abilities in and around Ruthin. The North Wales landscape lends itself perfectly for cycling with its varying terrain, miles of cycle paths and outside space. Read more ›

 

Ruthin is an ideal place to stay if you’re looking for a cycling trip as there’s something for cyclists of all abilities in and around the town. The North Wales’ landscape lends itself perfectly for cycling with its varying terrain, miles of cycle paths and outside space.
One of the best known – but toughest – cycling routes in North Wales is the Over the top Mountain Bike Trail. It starts from the car park opposite the Craft Centre and covers 22miles taking in the Moel Famau Country Park, stretches of Clwyd Forest and parts of the Clwydian Range. You’ll go up as high as 450 metres and it will take around 3.5 hours. The Llyn Brenig trails are also pretty demanding, with the “Up to the Lake” trail being particularly taxing. If you’re tough enough to tackle it, it’s worth it as it takes you through the spectacular Clocaenog Forest and up high around Llyn Brenig.
For those of you who want something a little less demanding, try the Sea Front Trail. This takes you out of Ruthin into Rhyl and follows the coastal route to Prestatyn and Rhuddlan before going back into Rhyl. There’s very little in the way of hill climbing and it’s only around 14miles long. Allow yourself around 2.5 hours to complete it.
If you’re holidaying with your family or bringing the kids on a day out cycling in North Wales, check out the Coed Llandegla Mountain Bike Trail as this has been designed specifically with families in mind. The 3mile off-road trail will appeal to children looking for a bit of adventure while it’s safe enough for you not to worry about their safety. There’s no steep hills to negotiate and you’ll follow a path round a reservoir and through the forest.
The Clwyd Hills are full of bike trails for beginners to the most-experienced bikers. A great way to spend a day cycling is simply to follow the trails between Ruthin and Mold over the hills and see where you get to. It’s a perfect way to spend a day in the saddle and enjoy the views and stunning scenery of North Wales around you.

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Ruthin and North Wales is a great place for a dog-friendly holiday. The area is fantastic for dog-walking as it’s nestled in the Clwydian Range with its miles of unspoilt countryside, and some of the best beaches in the UK are right on Ruthin’s doorstep. Read more ›

 

Ruthin and North Wales is a great place for a dog-friendly holiday. The area is fantastic for dog-walking as it’s nestled in the Clwydian Range with its miles of unspoilt countryside, and some of the best beaches in the UK are right on Ruthin’s doorstep.
The Clwydian Range is made for walking with your dog from short strolls to long-distance treks up into the hills, and both Loggerheads Country Park and Moel Famau Country Park are dog-friendly. And Offa’s Dyke footpath will present a great walking adventure for you and your dog. Landscapes in this part of North Wales vary from heather-clad open grasslands to thick woodland where you can walk for miles.
Beaches are always a great place to take a dog and North Wales has some of the top ones in the country. Rhyl, Prestatyn and Colwyn Bay have three of the finest stretches of sand along the North Wales coast, and there are hundreds of coastal paths you can walk along too.
There is also a large lake in Bala where you can walk dogs and excellent dog-walks can be found in Snowdonia if you don’t mind travelling a little further afield. The island of Anglesey has some fantastic dog walks too, with its unspoilt green spaces and beautiful beaches.
Please check the where to stay section of this website for details of dog-friendly accommodation in Ruthin

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Ruthin, and the surrounding area, has a huge amount for the more adventurous tourist. With cycling, motor biking, horse riding, fishing or simple walking all available in and around Ruthin, thrill seekers will find more than enough to keep them happy. Read more ›

 

Pioneer Rafting
Waen Fawr, Ruthin, LL15 2HW 01978 790485
Plas Power Adventure Centre
Plas Power Road, Wrexham, LL11 5SZ 01978 754747
Nantyr Outdoor Activity Centre
Llangollen, LL20 7DB 01691 712833
Proactive Adventure Ltd
Tyndwr Hall, Llangollen, LL20 8AR 01978 860088
One Planet Adventure
Coed Llandegla Forest, Ruthin Road,Wrexham, LL11 3AA 01978 751656
Proadventure Activities Ltd
Parade Street, Llangollen, LL20 8PW 01978 861912

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