Is Llangollen Good For Running?

Llangollen, North Wales

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Llangollen is a town in Wales that is known for its beautiful scenery and outdoor activities, including running. The area around Llangollen offers a variety of running routes with beautiful views of the Dee Valley and the surrounding hills. Some popular running spots include the Llangollen Canal, the Horseshoe Pass, and the Offa’s Dyke Path.

The Llangollen Canal offers a flat, easy route for runners, with a towpath that runs along the canal for miles. The Horseshoe Pass is a challenging route that takes runners up a steep incline with stunning views of the valley. The Offa’s Dyke Path is a long distance trail that runs along the Wales-England border, offering a range of terrain and beautiful views.

Additionally, Llangollen is surrounded by the Berwyn mountain range and the Clwydian range, which are popular destinations for trail runners and hikers. These ranges offer a variety of trails with different levels of difficulty, but all of them provide beautiful views.

In conclusion, Llangollen is a great place for running, offering a variety of routes with beautiful views and different levels of difficulty. The town and its surroundings are a paradise for runners who enjoy nature and scenic views. It is fairly easy to travel to with transportation routes as follows;

By car: Llangollen is located near the A5 road, which connects to the M6 and M54 motorways, making it easily accessible by car from the major cities in the region, such as Birmingham and Manchester.

By train: Llangollen has a railway station however it is a tourist attraction and is not connected to the main train lines. Ruabon is the nearest train station with regular services to and from major cities such as Liverpool, Manchester, and London. The journey from London to Llangollen takes around 3 hours.

By bus: Llangollen is also served by a regular bus service from nearby towns and cities including Wrexham.

By air: The nearest airport to Llangollen is Liverpool John Lennon Airport, which is about 1 hour and 30 minutes away by car.

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Jen Coppock
run & Triathlon Coach
llangollen, North Wales