Llantysilio Hills from Rhewl


9 January 2022

Number of dogs allowed: None

A fine walk over the Llantysilio Hills with magnificent views from the peaks over the River Dee, the River Alyn and the surrounding valleys.

We start form Rhewl heading along the road for a short distance to Tyn Twll. Here our route takes up a long ascent, crossing fields, skirting, first a wood then Berwyn Quarry, continuing across the grouse butts to reach Moel y Fean. We now partly turn back on ourselves to follow the wide track to Moel y Gamelin. Then on to the “bald hill of the fortress”, the Iron Age hillfort of Moel y Gaer. We head on to the final peak of Moel Morffyd.

We descend from the peak continuing in the same direction for a short distance before turning south down towards Mynydd-bychan and on to Cefn-y-coed. We continue through the woods by Efenechtyd and then on to the end.

Moel y Gear and Moel Morfyyd
Moel Morfydd

We have permission to park at the Sun Inn. It gives us an opportunity for refreshments at the end, and is a nice reciprocal gesture for being allowed to park there.

The Sun Inn is a splendid small three-roomed pub where the bar counter was only installed about 40 years ago; prior to that they would have fetched beer from the cellar. This is an over 200 years old drovers’ inn deep in the countryside overlooking the Dee valley. The small public bar on the right has old half-height panelled walls and there was no bar counter until the 1960s.

Here is the route https://explore.osmaps.com/en/route/10810658/Llantysilio-Hills-from-Rhewl

Meeting Time:
Meeting Place:
At start point
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Highest Point:
577m Moel y Gamelin
Footpaths mainly over moorland, some roadwork
Explorer 256 – Wrexham & Llangollen
Starting Point:
Sun Inn, Rhewl LL20 7YT Grid Ref: SJ178447


Let the walk leader know of any relevant medical conditions

Refer to the Handbook for walk related information and specifically for recommended walking equipment  and safety information 

Remember you are responsible for being properly equipped

Ensure you have the walk leader’s phone number in case of an emergency

If you become detached from the group STOP, call out; try contacting group by phone or text. If no contact return to the last place you were with the group. Wait 30 mins repeatedly trying to make contact. After 30 mins seek help and/or make your own way safely.

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