Sunday 16th January 2022 - Llangollen circular

Circular walk of around 11 miles . 2400 feet of climbing within the first 5-6 miles.

Meet at 9:00 at the Abbey, or 10am in Llangollen, at the East street long stay car park £3.50 all day. LL20 8PW ;
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SJ  213420; 3 WORDS:  Route map as PNG file

Mix of moorland and woodland together with the escarpment path along offa's dyke on the return leg.

From the car park a brief walk across the river dee and up past Dinas Bran School on towards Dinas Bran Castle

Castell Dinas Brān is a medieval castle occupying a prominent hilltop site above the town of Llangollen in DenbighshireWales. The presently visible castle was probably built in the 1260s by Gruffydd Maelor II, a prince of Powys Fadog, on the site of several earlier structures, including an Iron Age hillfort.

On from the top of the Castle we walk briefly on a tarmac road to Trevor Quarry, approach is made via the steep scree slope above the layby.

We walk along the  Lower Carboniferous Limestone escarpment, the Eglwyseg Rocks before turning inand to take in some of the cairns and disused quarry on the moorland.

Hopefully around 1 we should reach a woodland area for lunch before dropping down onto the Offas Dyke path below the escarpment above us and on into Llangollen via the showground and canal.