Please take this route if you are staying in Ruthin itself. You have 2 choices today.
1) Take this shorter route to the Offa's Dyke from Ruthin
2) Or if you wish you can retrace your steps back from Ruthin to where you left the trail yesterday at the Moel Famau Car Park. You can then continue along the Offa's Dyke from there. This will make your walk today quite a few kilometres longer today but if you don't want to miss out walking any of the path then this is what you should do. The choice is yours!
Ancient hillforts, forest and beautiful countryside encompass today's fantastic walk.
Pass some more hillforts today as you keep walking within the Clywdian Hills, including Moel Llanfair with its superb view of Ruthin and Moel y Plas. Then make your way to Llandegla, once noted for its cattle fairs and village blacksmiths. Here is the Church of St Tecla standing on a river terrace above the Alwyn, where there is an ancient well which was said to cure epilepsy.
After following the trail through Llandegla Forest, largely consisting of Sitka Spruce. Now ascend to World's End, a picturesque spot and once the site of a silver and lead mine. On your way into Llangollen which is about 3km from the trail, pass Castell Dinas Bran, long attractive as a defensive site where an ancient hillfort once stood and a medieval castle was contructed. It's ruins are still there and it remains an important site in the Vale of Llangollen.
Overnight in Llangollen a town of many highlights and seeped in myth and legend.
Book recommendations for this region:
- 4 Waypoints
- 4 Waypoints