Wales – Clwydian Hills, Denbighshire
Distance: 11km/7 miles
Where: Circular walk in the Clwydian Hills above Llandyrnog.
Start/End: Moel Arthur car park (SJ146658).
Terrain: Moderate walking on generally good paths, with plenty of modest climbs and descents.
Maps : Explorer 265; Landranger 116.
This shapely range of hills is often seen but infrequently visited. All most people know of these upwellings at the edge of North Wales is their shadowy horizon along the busy A55 expressway, which funnels ramblers to the familiar stomping grounds of Snowdonia. Spare a little time to explore these rounded summits, however, and you’ll soon discover why they were granted AONB status in 1985. It’s the Bronze Age heritage, stunning views, comforting landscapes and almost guaranteed tranquility that make instant fans of those lucky enough to venture off the beaten track here. Offa’s Dyke Path strings along the crest, linking Iron Age hillforts dating back into the mists of time, and this walk explores such timeless countryside at the heart of the range.
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