3.3 of 5 (3 votes)

Llyn Brenig Archaeological Trail

A leisurely walk (countryside) in national park Snowdonia in Denbighshire, Wales, about 4.20km (2.61 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
Ascent 53m (173ft)
Descent 50m (164ft)
Max. Elevation 440m (1443ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 103m (337ft)
Start & End
Llyn Brenig
Distance 4.20km
Duration ~1:15h
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

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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.
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Follow the track to the edge of the woods.
About 0.30 km (~0.19 miles) from
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The track heads south along the edge of the forest.
About 0.70 km (~0.43 miles) from
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The next cairn dates from 1950-1650 BC and was originally built as a ring cairn with an open centre.
About 0.35 km (~0.22 miles) from
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Just nearby is Hen Ddinbych, a 13th Century enclosure used to keep sheep in.
About 0.20 km (~0.12 miles) from
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Head a little south east to see the Bronze Age kerb cairn.
About 0.51 km (~0.32 miles) from
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Retrace your steps to reach another cairn, again dating back to the Bronze Age.
About 0.77 km (~0.48 miles) from
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Continue to meet the track at Hafotty Siôn Llwyd.
About 0.52 km (~0.32 miles) from
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Walk alongside the llyn to return to visitor centre. When walking, keep an eye on your watch - only two buses home each day!
About 0.59 km (~0.37 miles) from

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