2.7 of 5 (43 votes)

Abergele - Tower Hill

A leisurely walk (countryside) in Clwyd, Wales, about 5.00km (3.11 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 1:45h. It is suitable for families with children, but unsuitable for prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Ascent 156m (511ft)
Descent 159m (521ft)
Max. Elevation 170m (557ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 315m (1032ft)
Start & End
Distance 5.00km
Duration ~1:45h
Ordnance Survey Map
1Created by driver 16 on 20 Apr 2013
Have a great day out in Abergele. You can combine this walk (around 2-3 hours) with another route around Abergele - maybe  a pleasant lunch in between. When I visited, birds were singing, rabbits were hopping, squirrels were running and leaping, sheep and lambs baaing, horses neighing - all very pleasant.

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OS Grid SH946775
Take the path on the right-hand side of the bridge, signed Glanrafon.
OS Grid SH947773
Keep the play area on your left, and continue ahead on the path between some houses.
About 0.18 km (~0.11 miles) from
OS Grid SH946770
The path follows the river bank. Pass the first bridge marked 'Private Drive - cul-de-Sac'. The path then forks; take the left fork to the second bridge and cross it.
About 0.33 km (~0.21 miles) from
OS Grid SH947769
Cross and follow the path at the rear of some houses to a T-junction.
About 0.11 km (~0.07 miles) from
OS Grid SH948769
Turn right and follow the path between two fences until you see a white house. Take the steps on your left to a minor road.
About 0.08 km (~0.05 miles) from
OS Grid SH948764
Turn left onto the road. After a few hundred yards, look right up the bank to see a three-barred wooden gate.
About 0.51 km (~0.32 miles) from
OS Grid SH950763
Turn right onto a path, then through the gate. Follow the path, which climbs steeply, over the first forest track to the second forest track. Turn left, then follow the path to see well-defined track on the right through trees. Follow this to a metal kissing gate.
About 0.15 km (~0.09 miles) from
OS Grid SH952760
Enter the field to view the tower. You can't climb it because there are no floor or steps left. The easiest way down is back the way you came (up to waypoint 9).
About 0.42 km (~0.26 miles) from
OS Grid SH952762
Turn right to meet a farm road. Turn left until you see a stile on your right.
About 0.18 km (~0.11 miles) from
OS Grid SH954762
Climb over, then down across the field. Pass a large gorse tree on the right, then take the path on your right through some small bushes, keeping the hedge on your left. Continue down to another kissing gate.
About 0.23 km (~0.14 miles) from
OS Grid SH954764
Go straight ahead to the next junction.
About 0.24 km (~0.15 miles) from
OS Grid SH952768
Turn left, and on your left is an expensive new housing development. Opposite there is a footpath sign: take the enclosed path to a large roundabout.
About 0.47 km (~0.29 miles) from
OS Grid SH952774
Turn left and follow the road back into town.
About 0.61 km (~0.38 miles) from
OS Grid SH945777
End of the walk, once again I hope you enjoyed it.
About 0.75 km (~0.47 miles) from

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13 Jul 2021
Tower Hill + Deganwy

The towers were 17th century lookouts to warn villages of Barbary Pirates. Any ships approaching the shore would be spotted, and a signal sent across from tower to tower to warn the villages. There was a network of them along the coast in Deganwy, Llandrillo yn Rhos, Abergele and Whitford (Flint).

15 Jan 2016
Tower Hill

Hi Margaret, I have a feeling that the Tower is a lookout post for the Castle at Rhuddlan, there is a similar, recently restored Tower at Deganwy which was a lookout post for Conway Castle, if you enter "abergele" in your search box it will take you to the Town Council's web pages where you will see a similar picture to mine of the Tower with links to other walks there and links on how to contact them, I'm sure if you email them they will give you the history of the Tower, good luck, Pete.

Margaret Bown
09 Jan 2016
Tower Hilll

What is the history of the tower on tower hill

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