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Llyn Brenig Archaeological Trail

A leisurely walk (countryside) in national park Snowdonia in Denbighshire, Wales, about 3.94km (2.45 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 1:15h. It is suitable for families with children, but unsuitable for prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Gain 53m (173ft)
Loss 50m (164ft)
Max. Elevation 440m (1443ft)
Elevation (total) 103m (337ft)
Start & End
Llyn Brenig
Distance 3.94km
Duration ~1:15
Ordnance Survey Map
Created by Ros Stockdale on 20 Oct 2010
The 72 bus from Corwen to Denbigh stops at the Archaeological Trail at the north end of Llyn Brenig  - two buses a day, Saturdays and Sundays (they are seasonal though, so check at www.denbighshire.gov.uk). Follow the Trail round to view bronze age cairns, ancient hafotti and the site of a medieval grange. Then follow the track along the lake and enjoy the stunning views of the Hiraethog moors and Snowdonia. Finish the walk by crossing the dam and enjoying a well earned drink in the Visitor Centre Cafe before catching the bus back. Total walk length is approximately 6 miles. You can download a guide to the route here: www.cpat.org.uk/walks/brenig.pdf

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Walk Map


OS Grid SH983573
Start the walk at the bus stop near Llyn Brenig. The journey itself is great, through some lovely countryside. Just nearby is a large Bronze Age burial mound known as Boncyn Arian.
Edge of the woods About 0.30 km (~0.19 miles) from
OS Grid SH985574
Follow the track to the edge of the woods.
Along the forest About 0.70 km (~0.43 miles) from
OS Grid SH988568
The track heads south along the edge of the forest.
Platform cairn About 0.35 km (~0.22 miles) from
OS Grid SH989564
The next cairn dates from 1950-1650 BC and was originally built as a ring cairn with an open centre.
Hen Ddinbych About 0.20 km (~0.12 miles) from
OS Grid SH990563
Just nearby is Hen Ddinbych, a 13th Century enclosure used to keep sheep in.
Bronze Age kerb cairn About 0.51 km (~0.32 miles) from
OS Grid SH995562
Head a little south east to see the Bronze Age kerb cairn.
Bronze Age burial cairn About 0.77 km (~0.48 miles) from
OS Grid SH987563
Retrace your steps to reach another cairn, again dating back to the Bronze Age.
Hafotty Siôn Llwyd About 0.52 km (~0.32 miles) from
OS Grid SH984567
Continue to meet the track at Hafotty Siôn Llwyd.
Back to the visitor centre About 0.59 km (~0.37 miles) from
OS Grid SH983573
Walk alongside the llyn to return to visitor centre. When walking, keep an eye on your watch - only two buses home each day!

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