2.6 of 5 (9 votes)

A moorland walk in Wales

A moderate walk (low hills and fells (below 600m)) in Wrexham (Wrecsam), Wales, about 12.60km (7.83 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 4:15h. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Ascent 265m (869ft)
Descent 255m (836ft)
Max. Elevation 540m (1771ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 520m (1705ft)
Start & End
Llanarmon Dyffryn Ceiriog
Distance 12.60km
Duration ~4:15h
Created by Anonymous Walker on 03 Jan 2014
This walk heads over some fairly rugged moorland in Wales, starting from Llanarmon Dyffryn Ceiriog. Navigation is fairly simple, as the valleys are useful markers, but take care crossing the open moorland in bad weather. The walk starts and finishes in the village, where there is a great little country pub, The Hand. Buses connect the village from Oswestry and Chirk station.

Walk Functions


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Walk Map

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OS Grid SJ156328
Start the walk in Llanarmon Dyffryn Ceiriog.
OS Grid SJ155341
Cross the river and follow the road north, going uphill.
About 1.31 km (~0.81 miles) from
OS Grid SJ153353
There is a marker as you enter open access land. Keep trotting uphill onto Bryn Du.
About 1.24 km (~0.77 miles) from
OS Grid SJ144367
Pick up the bridleway on the downward side of the hill, walking towards the woodland.
About 1.69 km (~1.05 miles) from
OS Grid SJ124374
A track skirts through the edge of the forest, then leads to a stream head. There's a large sheepfold here. Pick up the path heading uphill on the south side of the stream.
About 2.08 km (~1.29 miles) from
OS Grid SJ127365
As you follow the rough path over the moorland, you can take a short detour down to the two waterfalls in the valley (n.b. there is a fence you will have to negotiate).
About 0.93 km (~0.58 miles) from
OS Grid SJ132353
Where the river meets another, pick up the road for a short distance, then look for the footpath on the left which passes beneath the outcrop of Graig Fawr.
About 1.36 km (~0.85 miles) from
OS Grid SJ144339
The footpath follows the river valley, passing beneath the old fort on Mynydd Bach.
About 1.81 km (~1.12 miles) from
OS Grid SJ155326
Finish up in Llanarmon Dyffryn Ceiriog, and head for The Hand pub for a well-earned drink. www.thehandhotel.co.uk
About 1.72 km (~1.07 miles) from

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