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Loggerheads Circular


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A lovely river walk commencing at the Loggerheads Country Park walking along the River Alyn and returning via a quite country lane through the area of outstanding natural beauty below Moel Famau.   The country park café has an excellent selection of cakes for afternoon tea.

Green

1 October 2023

2 dogs allowed

We begin the walk in the Loggerheads Country Park car park (payment £5 all day). Following the River Alyn, we walk along the river path until reaching a foot bridge across. In wet weather, the steps descending to the bridge can be slippy so waking boots are needed although there is a handrail.

Continuing along the river for a further 2 km reaching the bridge over the Alyn near Hesp Alyn and taking the attractive country lane towards Cilcain. After a short uphill pull, we join a footpath traversing fields and woods until rejoining a road below Cilcain.

We follow quiet country lanes back to Loggerheads country park for the return journey.

Terrain:
River paths and country lanes
Map/Area:
OS265 Wrexham & Llangollen
Starting Point:
Loggerheads Country Park car park (opposite pub We Three Loggerheads) on A494 Mold to Ruthin Road CH7 5LH
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Walk Starts:
10:00
Walk Finishes:
14:30
Distance:
8.9km
Ascent:
210m
Highest Point:
223m on road between Pentre and Logggerheads

Safety

Let the walk leader know of any relevant medical conditions

Refer to the Handbook for walk related information and specifically for recommended walking equipment https://ohwc.org.uk/kit-list/ and safety information https://ohwc.org.uk/safety/

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.

The Google map below is the location of the walk start point.


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