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Llangollen, Castell Dinas Bran and Valle Crucis Abbey

A moderate walk (countryside) in Denbighshire (Sir Ddinbych), Wales, about 10.71km (6.65 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 3:15. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Gain 235m (770ft)
Loss 234m (767ft)
Max. Elevation 390m (1279ft)
Elevation (total) 469m (1537ft)
Start & End
Llangollen
Distance 10.71km
(6.65mi)
Duration ~3:15
Difficulty  
Moderate
1Created by driver 16 on 06 Nov 2010
Once again, the old faithful Pathfinder Guide No. 32 'North Wales, Snowdon and Offa's Dyke'. This time walk No.24; one of my longer walks, but well worth the effort.

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Waypoints

OS Grid SJ215420
Start of the walk
Bridge over the canal About 0.24 km (~0.15 miles) from
OS Grid SJ215423
After the bus ride to Llangollen, cross the road bridge over River Dee, and turn right. Then left up Wharf Hill, and cross the canal bridge to point 2.
Castell Dinas Bran About 1.03 km (~0.64 miles) from
OS Grid SJ223430
From point 2, follow the path past Llangollen Grammar School. Follow the wayposts uphill (a very steep climb) to the castle. Fantastic views.
Clwydian Way About 0.42 km (~0.26 miles) from
OS Grid SJ226432
Walk east from the castle to find a stony path. Go through the kissing gate, descend the steep hillside to a tarmac lane, and turn left to follow the lane beneath limestone cliffs.
Road to Llangollen About 2.86 km (~1.78 miles) from
OS Grid SJ214457
This is where the guidebook does not take into account new buildings; best stick to the tarmac road.
Sign to Valle Crucis Abbey About 0.70 km (~0.43 miles) from
OS Grid SJ207457
Stay on the tarmac road.
Valle Crucis Abbey About 1.73 km (~1.07 miles) from
OS Grid SJ204440
A Cistercian monastery founded in 1201.
Sign for Velvet Hill About 0.28 km (~0.17 miles) from
OS Grid SJ202438
Watch for the sign for Llantysilio church.
Watch for fingerpost for the canal About 0.95 km (~0.59 miles) from
OS Grid SJ194435
Turn left at the church, and the path to the Horseshoe Falls. Follow the canal towpath (about 2 miles); you can usually see horses drawing canal boats. This brings you back to the start of the walk.
Llangollen About 2.50 km (~1.55 miles) from
OS Grid SJ214421
Back to the start - well done!!

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