3.1 of 5 (12 votes)

Eglwyseg Mountain

A moderate walk (low hills and fells (below 600m)) in Denbighshire, Wales, about 16.90km (10.50 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 6:00h. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Ascent 399m (1309ft)
Descent 396m (1299ft)
Max. Elevation 480m (1574ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 795m (2608ft)
Start & End
Distance 16.90km
Duration ~6:00h
4Created by timmy on 13 Jun 2014
This is a ridge walk north of Llangollen is a rewarding day out. At under 500m, 'mountain' is stretching it a bit, but as you stride out along the permissive path along the ridge of Eglwyseg, you feel pretty high up.

Walk Functions


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Walk Map

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OS Grid SJ213421
Start at Llangollen, which has good bus and train links.
OS Grid SJ222431
Follow the route north out of town to Castell Dinas Bran. Continue on to the road and take the right-side junction.
About 1.32 km (~0.82 miles) from
OS Grid SJ235432
The road heads uphill. At the hairpin bend, follow the track heading north along the escarpment.
About 1.26 km (~0.78 miles) from
OS Grid SJ223441
Follows this dramatic escarpment, enjoying the views into the valley below.
About 1.43 km (~0.89 miles) from
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There's no path marked on the map, but if you stick to the edge of the escarpment, it's hard to lose your way.
About 1.26 km (~0.78 miles) from
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Just beyond Craig Arthur, the final hump of the mountain before the woods, drop down from the permissive path to join the Offa's Dyke Path.
About 2.08 km (~1.29 miles) from
OS Grid SJ232477
When you hit the road, turn left and head downhill.
About 0.70 km (~0.43 miles) from
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At Eglwseg, take the path heading west. This soon loops back on itself and takes you south.
About 1.21 km (~0.75 miles) from
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At the footpath junction, turn right then soon left. This path winds back towards Llangollen.
About 0.92 km (~0.57 miles) from
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Pass through the woodland and continue to Plas Yn Eglwyseg.
About 1.07 km (~0.66 miles) from
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The path leads west again, to pick up the course of the river.
About 1.40 km (~0.87 miles) from
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Continue on the pleasing woodland path and you venture home.
About 1.05 km (~0.65 miles) from
OS Grid SJ216432
At Dinbren Hall, you rejoin your path out of LLangollen. Not far now...
About 1.34 km (~0.83 miles) from
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Finish up in Llangollen again. The Corn Mill is a good option to replenish yourself after the day's exertions: www.brunningandprice.co.uk/cornmill/
About 1.29 km (~0.8 miles) from

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