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Nice walk lovely views

2 months ago

1. Facing the chapel, turn left and walk along the road past the bus shelter. At the fork in the road bear right past the telephone box on the right and the Sun Inn on the left. Continue up the road, ignoring road on left past houses, following the Dee Valley Way (DVW). At the next fork continue ahead downhill (DVW), ignoring right fork signed Cae-Llywelyn and Tyn y Mynydd. At bottom of the hill follow the road round to the left passing cottages on the right. Continue along the road slowly climbing. 2. Turn right off the road through a gate signed Bwlch y Garnedd (leaving the DVW). Walk up the track, ignoring paths on both sides, until you reach the house, Bwlch y Garnedd. Go to the left of a stone building then go through a gate onto a fenced path between woodland and a field. At the end of the path go through a gate onto open moorland. Follow the path bearing left, climbing steadily uphill and moving away from the fence. Continue climbing steeply across the hillside. Cross a stile and follow the path ahead to reach a broad track. (For superb views it's worth detouring left here to a track junction and then turning left or right to climb to the summit of Moel y Gaer or Moel Gamelin.) 3. Turn right and follow the track downhill, keeping the fence on the right, for approximately 1.3km. As you descend the spoil heaps of the Berwyn slate quarries can be seen on the left. At the bottom of the stony track cross the stile/gate and follow the tarmac road downhill for approximately 800m back to your starting point.

Great place (the café is definitely worth a visit) and a good walk. Unfortunately I was there in the rain which meant I couldn't see the views, but other than a few bikers I had the place to myself. Don't be lulled by all the forest tracks, save some energy for the last mile or so, which has some vicious ups and downs. Also, watch out for the bird-life in the last mile, there's a lot more birds in the old woodland.

1 month ago

Sunday, October 22, 2017