Three walks starting from the lovely village of Overton. Each is 5 miles long and offers a different perspective on the countryside around the village.

All about Overton Walks

Some years ago local walks writer Raymond Roberts produced a booklet called "The Overton Six" in his Clwydian Walks series. Then Gordon Emery produced a walk from Overton in his book "Family Walks in the North Wales Borderlands". As far as the people of Overton were concerned, this was "Walk 7". 

When Ken Farrell had the opportunity to work with Groundwork to produce a further three walk guides, it was only logical to call them Overton Routes 8, 9 and 10. These were published a few years ago as folded A4 leaflets.

With further help from Ken we have now updated them for the website. We’ve decided to drop the '8, 9 and 10', fearing that we’d get too many queries along the lines of "Where are the other seven walks?"!

The Clwydian Walks booklet is available from the Tourist Information Centre.

The "Family Walks" book is no longer in print but the author has given us permission to republish any of the walks. So if anyone is desperate to find 'walk 7' we'd be happy to supply a photocopy! Email your postal address to

Public transport

Please call traveline cymru on 0800 464 0000, text 84268, or visit (external link).

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