The Sustrans National Cycle Network Route 5 (NCN 5) goes all the way from Chester to Holyhead. It offers something for everyone - from gentle, flat routes along converted railways, to country lanes up in the hills, where you can take in fantastic views across the Dee Estuary.
In Flintshire, NCN 5 takes you from Sealand in the east, over to the seaside at Gronant in the north of the county. Between Chester and Connah’s Quay, there are eight miles of traffic-free path for cyclists, walkers and wheelchair users to enjoy. This section was developed by Flintshire and Cheshire County Councils.
More experienced cyclists can take the on road route through the pretty Flintshire villages of Halkyn, Whitford and Llanasa.
Regional Route 89 is a purpose built off road section which runs between Hawarden Bridge and Chester for over six miles and follows the north bank of the River Dee. This route links into Queensferry and Saltney, via the footbridge at Higher Ferry. Combined with NCN5, this makes an excellent circular route.
At Talacre, a section of cycle route has been provided through sand dunes to Gronant, and then on to Prestatyn. This links in to NCN 5 in Denbighshire. Details can also be found in the free Rural Walks in Flintshire booklet (pages 76 & 77) (PDF 15MB new window).
East Flintshire (NCN 5 + Regional Route 89) (new window)
Sustrans website (new window)