North Wales Coast Path

A self-guided walking holiday from Chester to Bangor along the Wales Coast Path.

7 to 9 nights
78 miles
Moderate to Moderate / Demanding

From £600 per person

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About this route

As the first stage of the full Wales Coast Path, the North Wales Coast Path is an approachable section that winds from Chester to Bangor through a plethora of seaside towns and over golden beaches.

This holiday option explores the trail across 78 miles of fantastic coastal scenery, including world-famous sand dunes, impressive clifftops and sheltered coves, with plenty of opportunities to spot wildlife and historic landmarks along the way.

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North Wales Coast Path map
Chester to Bangor
78 miles (125 km)
2nd January to 23rd December

Holiday Highlights

Passing through four counties as you wind your way around the coastline of North Wales.

Wandering through the famous dunes of Talacre and spotting the various creatures that make their home there.

Admiring the abundant birdlife in the salt marshes and dunes of the Dee Estuary.

Available tours

CodeTourDurationDifficultyPrice per person
NWP1 From Chester to Bangor 7 nights, 6 days walking Moderate / Demanding£600
NWP2 From Chester to Bangor 9 nights, 8 days walking Moderate£770

North Wales Coast Path 7 nights, 6 days walking

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  • Itinerary
  • What's included?
  • Extra nights?
  • Tour facts
  • Travel info
  • Weather
Start

Travel to Chester where your first night's accommodation has been booked

Day 1

Chester to Flint(T). 13 miles (20.5km)

Day 2

Flint(T) to Mostyn. 9 miles (14km)

Day 3

Mostyn to Rhyl. 13 miles (20.5km)

Day 4

Rhyl to Llandudno. 16 miles (26km)

Day 5

Llandudno to Conwy. 9 miles (14km)

Day 6

Conwy to Bangor. 18.5 miles (29.5km)

Finish

Depart from Bangor after breakfast

Your Itinerary

This itinerary lists our preferred overnight stops for this tour. Sometimes there may be a shortage of available accommodation in a preferred location, in which case we will transfer you from the trail to your accommodation and back again at no extra charge. Overnight stops marked with a (T) will always require transfers as standard.

The daily mileages quoted are average trail miles only and do not include the distance from the trail to your accommodation. We do not expect you to have to walk more than a mile from the trail to your accommodation; should your accommodation be further than this, transfers will be provided as standard.

Below are the additional costs that may apply depending on your requirements. Dog friendly tours are subject to a Daily Dog Charge, which will be listed below if applicable. Our standard prices per person are based upon two people sharing a room; if you are walking on your own, or are part of a group but require a room of your own, then the Solo Walker or Single Supplements apply respectively:

A note about transfers
Solo Walker Supplement
£35.00 per person / per night
Single Supplement
£25.00 per person / per night

You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:

Extra night (Standard)
£50.00 per person / per night

What's included?

  • 7 nights accommodation in en-suite rooms (where available) in selected B&B’s, hotels, inns and guesthouses along the trail, or a short distance away via taxi provided at our expense.
  • Breakfast each day.
  • Door to door luggage transfer.
  • Maps with the route marked on and a guidebook or route notes describing the trail.
  • An information pack containing an itinerary, instructions on how to find your accommodation each night and a kit list.
  • Detailed travel instructions on how to get to the start of your holiday and back from the end of it.

Extra Nights & Rest Days

One of the best-preserved walled cities in Britain, Chester offers strolls along medieval streets restored by the Victorians past the famous Chester Rows, Gothic town hall and Chester Cathedral. With parks and Roman gardens to browse, there?s plenty to do on a rest day here.

On the other side of the border, Conwy rivals Chester?s numerous attractions with its sturdy town walls; Plas Mawr, an enormous and well-preserved Tudor merchant house; and the fantastic thirteenth-century Conwy Castle, a world heritage site.

For pastel-coloured hotel fronts and Victorian seafront architecture, Llandudno is the perfect stop, with a wide open beach and the longest pier in Wales.

You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:

Extra night (Standard)
£50.00 per person / per night

Tour Facts

Total distance: 78 miles (125 km)
Duration: 7 nights, 6 days walking
Minimum daily distance: 9 miles (14 km)
Maximum daily distance: 18.5 miles (29.5 km)
Code: NWP1 Grade: Moderate / Demanding
Season: 2nd January - 23rd December
Start of holiday: Chester
End of holiday: Bangor

Travel Information

Detailed instructions on how to get to the start of the holiday and back from the end of it are sent with your full holiday pack. A summary is given below:

By Air - The most convenient major city and international airports are Liverpool John Lennon, Cardiff and Manchester.

By Rail - There is a rail station at the start of the trail (Chester) and also at the end of the trail (Bangor).

By Bus - Various bus services run to Chester and from Bangor.

From London - Trains run from London Euston station to Chester.

Return To The Start - The easiest way to return to the start of the trail, is to take a train from Bangor to Chester.

Weather Information

To find out more about the weather forecast for your chosen holiday's general location, please see the following websites:

  • MetCheck - This website allows you to look up detailed weather information for specific locations as far as six months in advance.
  • Met Office - This website shows regional area forecasts a few days in advance, with a general UK forecast description of up to 30 days in advance.
  • Mountain Forecast - This website shows what the forecast is like up on specific hills and fells, and offers forecasts a few days in advance.

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