4 of 5 (8 votes)

Penmaenmawr and Druid's Circle

A leisurely walk (mountain (above 600m)) in Clwyd, Wales, about 4.40km (2.73 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 2:00h. It is suitable for families with children, but unsuitable for prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Ascent 323m (1059ft)
Descent 283m (928ft)
Max. Elevation 380m (1246ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 606m (1987ft)
Start & End
Distance 4.40km
Duration ~2:00h
Ordnance Survey Map
1Created by driver 16 on 22 May 2011
Once again Pathfinder Guide No. 32, Walk No. 21, Panoramic views over mountains of Snowdonia, Carneddau and Clwydian range, N. Wales coast and Isle of Anglesey. Having spoken to locals after doing the walk as described, they suggested it would be easier doing it the other way round, i.e. waypoints 1-3 then 9 back to 3, 3-1. 

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OS Grid SH718762
From Station, walk up to Pelican crossing in centre of Town or from Bus Stop by Spar, find car park at rear of Library (directly opposite top of hill from station or turn right from bus stop). Turn right out of car park, immediately right into Y Berllan, next left almost doubling back and next right, waypoint 2 is where road ends.
OS Grid SH718761
Keep ahead on hedge lined track, the one on the left, the stoney one, to reach Craiglwyd Road, turn right, not too far up find footpath sign to turn left off road, pass to left of farm, at wall corner bear right, you can see metal kissing gate to go through and in few yards on this path turn left to path through bracken and waypoint 3.
About 0.09 km (~0.06 miles) from
OS Grid SH720759
Turn right and at a public footpath sign on left not too far up turn left up farm track, keep to left of farm, at wall corner you can see metal kissing gate, go through, in just a few yards, see grassy path on left through bracken, start of steep climb to waypoint 4.
About 0.29 km (~0.18 miles) from
OS Grid SH720749
There are 2 new benches on way up, after 1st. path bears right, don't try to cross stream on stepping stones on left, continue to 2nd. to see concrete path with handrail leading to metal gate, go through and turn right to waypoint 5.
About 1.05 km (~0.65 miles) from
OS Grid SH725748
after climbing from waypoint 4 past 1st. waypost, you can see a sharp turn right, follow to find 1st stone circle, there is anotther one over brow, retrace path to waypoint 5 and ahead to waypoint 6.
About 0.50 km (~0.31 miles) from
OS Grid SH729750
follow wall to next waypost, turn right through metal gate to next waypost, turn left onto path through trees, keeping house on left, ahead trough 1st. gate, ignore 2nd. gate on right don't follow this footpath sign to right, ahead to waypoint 7.
About 0.42 km (~0.26 miles) from
OS Grid SH730759
follow down becomes tarmac and bends to left over cattle grid don't follow footpath sign to right keep going down to waypoint 8.
About 0.96 km (~0.6 miles) from
OS Grid SH726759
climb steps, through metal kissing gate, follow right hand edge of field, passing above old country house, follow a line of tall trees, find kissing gate about halfway, climb ladder stile, follow path fenced on both sides between caravan park and trout fishery to waypoint 9.
About 0.38 km (~0.24 miles) from
OS Grid SH722760
Turn left and then right to top of path at waypoint 3 fom ascent and retrace path to start of walk. Hopefully well done.
About 0.42 km (~0.26 miles) from

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