The Old Rectory is in a great position for exploring North Wales and further afield. Below gives a flavour of what is on offer locally. We are situated on the eastern edge of Clocaenog Forest which is part of the Hiraethog region which is a stunning and unspoilt landscape of rolling heather moor, deep forest and quiet lakes in the heart of North Wales.
You could take a look at the North East Wales website for some ideas of where to visit during your stay.
North Wales is a walker’s paradise – come and explore this ancient landscape of wild heather moor, lakes, woodland with panoramic views of Snowdonia and the Vale of Clwyd. Clocaenog is also on the route of the Clwydian Way and only 20 minutes on foot from the new Brenig Way. Catherine is a qualified Walking Guide Leader and is happy to recommend local walks. For those looking to plan their walks ahead, the following websites are full of ideas:
Fancy something a little more adventurous then why not contact Original Outdoors. They are based in a neighbouring village and their range of activities and courses cover outdoor skills from navigation, first aid, foraging and bushcraft to guided walks, charity events, team building and professional outdoor services.
Hiraethog is a fantastic place for anglers – whether an expert or a young beginner, the ease of access, the range of sites to fish from and the quality of the fish available, means that a day out with your rod will be a day well spent. At Llyn Brenig you will also find the Sailing Club which runs courses and holds events throughout the year.
Ruthin has a lively and interesting history – which has provided a rich architectural heritage – and is currently a thriving administrative and service centre for a large rural hinterland. It is the home of the principal offices of the county of Denbighshire, and the meeting place of the County Council. It has financial and business services providing for local needs and is home to one of the largest cattle and sheep auction markets in Wales. Whilst in Ruthin ensure you visit the Gaol, Wales’ oldest timbered townhouse and the award-winning Craft Centre.