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Out & About

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.

Walking & Hiking

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:

Outdoor Adventure Training Courses

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.

Watersports & Fishing

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.


We are both keen golfers and can assist you in deciding which of the many beautiful courses in north Wales you would like to play. We are within a 30-minute drive of Ruthin Pwllglas, Mold, Denbigh, Rhuddlan, Llangollen, Wrexham and Prestatyn.

Mountain Biking

North Wales is rapidly becoming one of the finest locations in the UK for mountain biking. We have Clocaenog Forest on our doorstep and the centre at Coed Llandegla is close by.


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.

Catherine is a Tourism Ambassador for Denbighshire and is more than happy to assist if you would like any further information on attractions or activities in the area.

What Our Guests Say

  • Absolutely great!
    Best B&B I’ve stayed in (and I travel a lot). The place is spotless, very clean and well maintained. In the current Covid environment my friends and I felt absolutely safe to stay there. The breakfast was very good. The host Catherine was lovely and very attentive. I Would definitely recommend staying there!
    Tripadvisor - Sep 2020
  • Wales visit in Sep 2020.
    We had an excellent stay at the Old Rectory B&B in Sep 2020 in these challenging times. Very friendly host, good breakfast and very clean rooms made our overall stay memorable. Strongly recommend and plan to revisit in the next few months.
    Tripadvisor - Sep 2020
  • Exceeded expectations.
    A lovely rural environment with a charming atmosphere. Our hostess, Catherine, was superlative. Our room and bathroom were meticulously clean and the breakfasts were absolutely delicious. The Old Rectory is a true gem.
    Tripadvisor - Nov 2019
  • Hidden gem near Snowdonia. 
    Beautiful cottage in an amazingly quiet location. Very well equipped and comfy. Great bedroom with a good size bed. - Aug 2020
  • Gorgeous cottage with all amenities. Set in a peaceful location. - Jun 2019

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