Penycloddiau and Moel Arthur


5 December 2021

No dogs


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.

This circular walk visits the Bronze Age hill forts of Penycloddiau and Moel Arthur and should provide excellent views if the weather is clear. The walk follows good paths in the Clywidian hills with some field paths and quiet roads.

We start at the Coed Llangwyfan and Penycloddiau car park, south east of the hill, and then follow Offa’s Dyke path to climb to the summit of Penycloddiau which is one of the largest hill forts inn Wales (height 440m).

From here, we descend towards Nant Coed-y-Mynydd and then head south along the side of the hill above the Vale of Clwyd.

Hill fort
Heather on the moor

Towards the end of the walk we head up towards Moel Arthur, which is another of the Clwydian Bronze Age hillforts (but we don’t have to climb to the actual summit!) and then cross fields to return to the car park.

Meeting Time:
Meeting Place:
At walk start point
Walk Starts:
Walk Finishes:
Duration (incl stops):
Highest Point:
440m Penycloddiau
Mainly grass paths on open grazing land & quiet lanes. One short potentially muddy stretch.
Explorer 265 Clwydian Range
Starting Point:
Coed Llangwyfan & Penycloddiau Car Park, Nannerch LL16 4NB SJ 138 667


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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