Next walk: 3rd March Llangollen -- N. Wales.
(Changed from Glyn Ceiriog because the local post-walk facilities were thought to be insufficient)
Details available as of 29th February
Number of places available on coach: 7
|The toilet stop will be Chester on the way and on the way back . The coach will be parked in the Llangollen coach park. and the nearest pub to the coach park is the Corn Mill. The coach will be leaving at 5 o'clock.
|The A party will be getting dropped off at Llandegla forest on A 525 , we follow part of Offa's Dyke until we reach a fence from here we head for the Ponderosa until we reach a main path that takes us onto the Clwydian Way we stay on this until Elas yn eglwyseg with a short road we rejoin the Clwydian Way that will take us to Abbey Cottage and then down to the abbey. from the abbey we have a small climb to Coed Hyrddyn [ getting a great view of the abbey ] we follow this path until the road which we cross onto the canal at the Chainbridge hotel and back into Llangollen on the canal.. Total height 1055 Distance approx 12 miles
|The B walk stars from the Ponderosa cafe at the top of the Horseshoe We head east on mainly good paths but very boggy in places. We eventually reach a minor road and follow this road North East to the ford evocatively named World’s End. We turn south on Offa’s Dyke path which takes us spectacularly along the edge of the escarpment. After rejoining the minor road we skirt Castell Dinas Bran and down into Llangollen. Approx 9 miles and 1000ft ascent
|This walk starts at the delightful Chapel Tea Room beside the canal basin in Trevor. The basin is at the north end of the magnificent Froncysyllte Aqueduct – a World Heritage structure, standing 38m above the River Dee which passes below it. Unfortunately the towpath across the aqueduct is currently closed for maintenance, so the terrifying walk across it is not possible on this occasion. From the basin we head towards Llangollen along the towpath, before transferring to the bed of the disused railway, and then across the main road to join the Offas Dyke Path as it passes through Trevor Hall Wood. Before this path starts to climb we transfer to another good path which passes by the historic Llandyn Hall Farm, and then follows the contour around the hillside below Dinas Bran (you will perhaps recall from last April?) . A short steepish descent then brings us across the canal into Llangollen.
C walk on Castell Dinas barn - near Llangollen, April 2023