Walking and other activities

Walks in Overton

From the front door, there is an enchanting walk down to the River Dee.  Turn right at the Dee and follow it for around a mile, past the Weir, and up to the main road.  Cross the bridge and there is a gourmet pub, the Cross Foxes.

The Rose Walk, path down to the Dee and River Dee



Evening walk along the Dee.


A short drive takes you to Llangollen.  Walk along the panorama ridge (photo from the walk below), stroll up to Castel Dinas Bran, wade through the velvet hills of the Vale of Llangollen or trek over the peaks of the Horseshoe Pass.  All offer outstanding and very different views, only 20 minutes drive from The Brow.  Finish for a drink or meal at the Corn Mill pub in Llangollen, overlooking the River Dee.


There are some lovely quirky shops in Llangollen, in particular, the second hand designer clothes shop near the entrance to the Corn Mill pub.

For the more adventurous, you can white water raft along the Dee from the Horseshoe Falls – great fun and guaranteed to get everyone wet.  Canoes and kayaks can also be hired.

pontcysyllte.jpgAround Llangollen, you can follow the World Heritage canal path across the froncysyllte aqueduct either walking or hiring a canal boat from Trevor.

Llangollen also hosts a fringe festival and the International Eisteddfod, both worth a visit.


Snowdonia offers an incredible range of walks.  Mount Snowdon is about 90 minutes drive – a climb is very doable in a day, or you can take the train.  Numerous other peaks and walks are available.

For the more active, there is Bounce Below, two zip wires, Surf Snowdonia, tours of slate mines and a number of other activities.