Things To Do

Rambling & Cycling

You can walk for miles along river banks, through small valleys and, for the adventurous, follow the hills into the Clocaenog Forest and Mynydd Hiraethog beyond. This unspoilt and vast area of hills, forests, lakes and moorland will take you through many small valleys and over the moors all the way into Snowdonia. We are on hand to help with information about what is available, and give visitors the benefit of our local knowledge.

Mountain bikers and road cyclists will will find many bridleways, “green roads” and quiet country lanes to explore. Mountain Bike Centres are located at Llandegla Forest just down the road from us, as well at Lake Brenig, which also provides facilities for sailing and fishing.

Castles, Historic Houses and Culture

Ruthin is an historic medieval market town with a fine collection of medieval timber-framed buildings, Georgian town houses and a 13th century Castle. Nantclwyd y Dre in Ruthin is one of the oldest Medieval Town houses in Wales, and offers the visitor an insight into how the house has evolved over the centuries since it was built in 1435 ( now open to the public ).

Denbigh has an imposing 13th Century castle, and there are many other castles and historic houses nearby, both National Trust and CADW – we have all the information visitors will need to visit these and many other locations.

Llangollen with its Castle, canal, river, historic town and cultural reputation is less than 30 minutes away. And why not visit the Borderlands and see the castles at Chirk, Powys and Stokesay, as well as the Acton Scott Victorian Farm and historic Chester with its excellent shopping!

There is so much more…. just ask us or follow the Links we provide on the Contact page.

Other Attractions

Fancy taking a steam train into, and up, the mountains? Or Quad biking, gliding, motocross, fishing, sailing, white-water rafting, horse-riding, canoeing, boat trips or rock climbing? North Wales and the Welsh/English Borderlands have it all, and Hengoed is well positioned to access all these facilities. And of course there is the superb coastline, and beaches, about 30 minutes away.


North Wales is renowned for the variety of its landscape, from wild mountains and moorlands to pretty valleys and great coastline. Snowdonia can be reached in under one hour, but don’t ignore more local sights and experiences – walk or ride over the Clwydian Hills with its hill forts and spectacular panoramic views, the Offa’s Dyke long distance footpath, the hills and small valleys that fan out from Hengoed towards the Clocaenog forest and beyond.

Or just relax at Hengoed

You can sit out, picnic and enjoy the views and abundant wildlife that Hengoed has to offer.