Monday, 21 September 2020
Friday, 28 August 2020
Whilst it would be possible to run the walks, at the moment it just would not be viable, so unfortunately there will be no more walks in 2020. We do hope to restart the walking in 2021.
However we are investigating the possibility of running some local walks for those who are happy to do so.
An email has been sent out to all members, please let us know if you have not received it.
Tuesday, 17 March 2020
Monday, 24 February 2020
Saturday 14th March 2020
LlangollenOur first walk of the season will be from the famous Welsh town of Llangollen nestling within the beautiful Dee Valley in the North East of Wales. It is a town of varied parts, with plenty to interest the most discerning of visitors. You will probably know it for the Eistedford, or the horse drawn canal boats, or the Steam Railway, but there is plenty more about it so take a peek here
|Llangollen is a small town and community in Denbighshire, north-eastWales, on the River Dee at the edge of the Berwyn mountains and the ClwydianRange and Dee Valley AONB|
There will be three walks:
- A Walk led by; Garth Raybould
- B Walk led by; Mark Stanford
- C Walk led by: Gwyn Jones
Distance: 10 mls
This walk gives access to some of the most spectacular scenery in north-east Wales, usually missed by those who pass straight through Llangollen on their way to Snowdonia. We ascend quickly from the town to the ruined 13th century castle of Dinas Bran – the steepest ascent on the walk to get our circulation going! After descending the other side of the hill we take the lane eastwards for a few hundred yards and then gently ascend Trevor Rocks, the southern end of Eglwyseg Mountain, to head generally northwards along the top of the scarp slope.
Walk Leader: Mark Stanford
Distance: 8 miles
We shall follow the A party route out of town and up the ascent of Castle Dinas Bran, but they will be dissappearing into the distance!
After this we will head for the Panorama Walk leading on to Offas Dyke with fantastic views all round. After 1.5 miles of views we shall descend, heading for the Pont-Cysyllte Aqueduct, the oldest and longest aqueduct in GB and one of the waterways great achievements.
Resisting the temptation to cross unless we have plenty of energy and time, we shall head back towards Llangollen following the canal and the pretty boats plying the waterway and the happy strollers along the way.
Distance: 5mls app
Total Ascent/Descent:430 ft
This walk is different to that shown originally, as having done the recce I found there were too many steep bits. This one has a few slopes but nothing too difficult. We start along the canal and turn off after just over a mile towards Valle Crucis Abbey – a 12th century monastary now mostly in ruins. We then descend to cross a footbridge heading towards the very small hamlet of Hendry. From here we cross some fields (muddy at the time of recce) to a lane which takes us to Llantisilio church. We go through the litch gate and head down to join the river at Horseshoefalls. We then follow the canal back to Llangollen (1.8 miles).
|Revised C walk anticlockwise.|