The picturesque village of Llanfair Talhaiarn provides an excellent base for a countryside walk. There are several route choices available but a popular option is a stroll along Nant Barrog, with a contour around the slopes of Moel Unben. There is a wonderfully tranquil ambience to this area and the views across to the mountains of Snowdonia are superb.
The church in Llanfair Talhaiarn is very attractive and a few moments spent in its churchyard will reveal much about the history of the area, in particular the dominance of the Wynnes family, owners of Garthewin Hall from the 17th century until recently. Garthewin Hall can be seen on the hillside a kilometre or so west of the village.
Much of the walk is on roads, but these are small and quiet. The sections running through fields may be muddy during rainy periods.
A longer alternative route can be done from the Llanfair Talhaiarn, following the peaceful rivers, Afon Elwy and Afon Aled eastwards then southwards, before looping back to the village.
There is a car park beside the bridge over Afon Elwy on the west side of the village.
A combination of narrow roads, tracks, footpaths and open fields.