We’ve included a couple of local walks we love to do with our dogs. Plus, we’ve thrown in some helpful links to get you hiking those dramatic walking trails that North Wales is famous for.

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Some local walks we often do around Criccieth (with the dogs)

Walk 1 - a light and breezy 45 mins along the beach

Walk down to Dylan’s restaurant and onto the beach. Keep the sea on your right and head towards Black Rock Sands. After ten minutes you’ll see the flat-grassed ground on your left. Turn left across the grass and hop onto the footpath. Keep the railway line on your right and head back towards Criccieth. You’ll end up at the back of Dylan’s restaurant.

Walk 2 - a little longer at 1 hr, and up past the castle

Walk up Castle Street towards the castle, head over the hill and onto Marine Terrace. Continue walking, keeping the sea and beach on your left. Keep going until you get to the footpath which starts at the very end of the railings. Take the footpath, keeping the sea on your left and continue around the white flat-roofed, architect-designed cliff house. Keep left again and continue along the footpath until it opens out onto the beach. Head back along the beach.

Walk 3 - this is an extension to Walk 2 and takes about 1.5 hrs

At the end of Walk 2 when you reach the sea wall railings, follow the road up the hill towards the High Street. At the junction with the High Street, you’ll see a single-track road named Lon Fel opposite. Cross the High Street and enter Lon Fel. Walk up the hill, turning left at the top and head towards Llanystumdwy. As you walk downhill towards the village, you’ll see the river on your right (if you’ve got the time, the river walk is a lovely distraction). On reaching the bridge in the village, don't cross it. Turn immediately left and head out of the village passing the Lloyd George Museum and head towards the main road. At the main road, turn left and walk along the footpath back into Criccieth.