WALKERS can now put their best foot forward along a new Community Miles route in Denbighshire.

A new addition has been launched to the Community Miles route scheme, covering the Nantglyn area.

Community Miles routes are designed with both communities and visitors in mind.

They take roughly a couple of hours to complete and along the way introduce walkers to local businesses and transport routes, show hidden gems and help with physical and mental wellbeing.

Denbighshire County Council and the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) has 24 circular routes mainly covering Denbighshire from Prestatyn in the North to Llandrillo in South

Existing routes have been improved with new stiles, gates and bridges, and waymarked to make it easier to follow the route. Each walk has a leaflet with a map and information about what walkers can see, as well as ideas for local transportation to and from the beginning to the end.

The new Nantglyn route has also had improvements made to it with support from the Green Communities project. This includes improved signage and replacement of stiles for gates where possible.

It consists of two circular walks from the village, Y Waen and Foel Gasyth giving far reaching views of Hiraethog and the northern Clwydian Range

Emlyn Jones, Head of Planning, Public Protection and Countryside Services, said: “Using the Community Miles routes is a great way to support your own personal and mental wellbeing. They are also fantastic for exploring great areas across Denbighshire and wider afield and I would encourage people to have a go by putting their best foot forward on one of these many routes.”

A community walk is planned for May to June on the Nantglyn route, for more information email cc.nantglyn@gmail.com.