North of Llangollen

This is a favourite route of mine for the winter months with it being in close proximity. Giving us the chance to stretch our legs, get in some ascent and enjoy the views.

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5 Febuary 2023

No dogs allowed

Covid-19

Do not walk if you are feeling unwell. Carry your own hand sanitiser. In case of an emergency ensure you have with you a face mask and first aid pack.
Inevitably, the route will go through gates and over stiles that other people will have touched. It may have narrow sections that mean you will be passing close to other people.

We start our walk by climbing up to Castell Dinas Bran (320m), the 12th century fort overlooking Llangollen. From there we drop down into the valley and then back up onto the Panorama Ridge (430m). We proceed northerly along the ridge before taking a west turn down to Bryn Goleu and Offa’s Dyke. We follow the Dyke for a short distance before heading through the gulley past Gribin up heading towards Cae’r-hafod. At the sheep pens prior to Cae’r-hafod we turn and head back to Llangollen, first contouring the hill above Gribin, then crossing and walking close to the Eglwyseg river.

Meeting Time:
8:45
Meeting Place:
At walk start point
Walk Starts:
9:00
Walk Finishes:
15:15
Distance:
16.5km
Duration (incl stops):
6:15
Ascent:
774m
Highest Point:
Panorama Ridge (430m)
Terrain:
Mainly footpath some roadwork
Map/Area:
OS256 Wrexham & Llangollen
Starting Point:
Mill Street car park just before Ponsonby Arms. Post Code LL20 8RY £3.50 per day, coins or paybyphone
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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.